nyc + fear of tall buildings

Old Feb 9th, 2007, 09:06 AM
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nyc + fear of tall buildings

This is weird but I want to go to NYC see the art/ maybe a show/ eat. But I get so nervous/anxious around tall buildings. My plan is to find a neighborhood that would have less tall buidlings and I could stay in a hotel that is less than 20 (30)(10) stories high.
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Old Feb 9th, 2007, 09:16 AM
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and so? You want a reco of where to stay? The village has more low buildings. The Washington Square hotel is the only proper hotel there. Can't remember how many floors. washigntonsquarehotel.com

There are some nice b & b's in the village including west-eleventh.com and abingdonguesthouse.com

You can also stay in a b & b in midtown or uptown. 1871house.com or wymanhouse.com
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Old Feb 9th, 2007, 09:18 AM
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Old Feb 9th, 2007, 09:34 AM
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I don;t understand - are you afraid to go up in tall buildings? Or are you just afraid near them - that is - that they might fall on you or something?

This makes a big diffrence. You can certainly find a number of hotels that are not highrises. And you can ask to stay on a low floor. And most restaurants are on street level. But- some theaters are IN tall buildings - although on the ground floors. And the entire Times Square area - as well as most of Manhattan is full of tall buildings (30, 40 stories and up).

How tall is too tall? If you want only 5/6 story buldings you will do best staying in the village. But - to go anywhere else - and even residential areas you will be in places with many 20+ story buildings.

(I live in a residential area on the upper west side and our building is only 12 stories. On the sidestreets there are many brownstones/ prewar buildings that are only 5/6 stories - but on the avenues many buildings are 20 stories plus.)

You really can't visit New York and avoid seeing/being among lots of very tall buildings.
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Old Feb 9th, 2007, 09:39 AM
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If even walking down a sidewalk with tall buildings surrounding you will be a problem, I don't think you'll be able to enjoy NYC.
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