NYC Suggestions - Six Week Trip…?

Old Nov 4th, 2015, 07:27 PM
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Sue,
Many thanks for your fabulous additions which I missed and apologies for the delay in replying. I really appreciate you interesting suggestions. I have a global membership at the Met and MOMA and I agree it is the way to go.

We love street and mural art and the Audubon's project looks fascinating. We're planning on doing a self guided walking tour of Jacob Lawrence's NY and perhaps we could combine this with the birds. Welling Court looks fascinating too and looks like another great reason to head to Queens.

The Society of illustrators looks great, it's not somewhere I'm familiar with at all. I'd love to go to lunch My husband was thinking of taking a drawing class and I see they have drop in life drawing a couple of times a week so thanks very much for the suggestion.

So far the tdf membership looks like it's working out, but I'd be interested in a theatre club invite.
My contact details are on my blog www.somuchmoretosee.com

I'm hoping to get together with Progol who I met up with in Bangkok, but if IMD or any other other NY Fodorite fancy getting together just drop me a line....
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Old Nov 5th, 2015, 04:08 PM
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Will check your blog and be on to the invite (Note - your global membership at MOMA probably doesn't get you in for members hour) MOMA was a zoo today but Woody Allen and his child wife were wandering the exhibit hiding in plain sight..

oops didn't include the United Palace link

http://unitedpalace.org/film/661-the...-film-festival

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OK - I've sent the invite. Theater Club would have liked a first name. Hope they liked the one I gave you. But in reading your blog...

Have you ever been to the Masons here? http://nymasons.org/2015/hall-tours/
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Old Nov 5th, 2015, 09:43 PM
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Sue-Thanks for the Theatre Club invite!
We were in the city in August and renewed our MOMA membership, it looks like I changed it from the global to a dual membership just to get the early opening hours.
<Woody Allen and his child wife were wandering the exhibit hiding in plain sight> I wonder if he isn't the child in the relationship?

I haven't seen any Masonic sites in NY, thanks for the link. As you can see from my blog, I love something quirky!

All I can offer is my thanks and the promise of lots of recommendations should you find yourself in Rome, London or Paris!
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Old Nov 6th, 2015, 02:50 AM
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I agree with SueNYC - the Masonic Hall is fascinating! Great suggestion!

The Frugal Traveler did a piece on NYC this week; fun for a few ideas: http://nyti.ms/1MIdeg0

See you soon, wtb!
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There's an excellent show at the Neue Galerie, "Berlin Metropolis: 1918-1933, curated and designed by the same people who did the Degenerate Art show. A really good mix of painting, drawing, collage, film, and sculpture, and you can feel the tension of the growing impact of Nazism as the show progresses.
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Thanks Progol, we were in berlin this summer so it sounds fascinating.
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Old Nov 9th, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Walkingoffthebigapple.com is a great site for self guided tours by area or by theme.
Freetoursbyfoot.com has become very popular; you just tip the guide unless food or a bus are involved. They also have self guided routes posted.

When you're in Long Island City for the Museum of the Moving Image and Noguchi, Gantry Plaza is worth a look. The tram over to Roosevelt Island has great views if you handle heights. The Four Freedoms Park also has great views.
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Old Nov 9th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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Thanks mclaurie great ideas and much appreciated. I've spent the whole day packing and cleaning , we leave tomorrow so your suggestions are very timely!
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Have a great time in NYC! I love this thread -- so many ideas for future visits. See you in Bogota...
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Yes, everyone came up with so many great ideas, I'm exhausted just thinking about them. We arrived in NY this evening so perhaps it's time to start an ongoing trip trip report, not sure anyone does them in the American forum?!!

Yestravel - I still can't believe we just happen to be in Bogota at the same time!
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Welcome to the East Coast! Not sure if folks on the US board do them or not, but why not?
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Disclaimer:

I cannot stand B'way musicals.

But we like the Classical Stage Company as their sole mission is to present revivals. We have seen brand name actors in well-known productions at the most reasonable rates.

The are staging Mother Courage next month and during the week it is $61. It is an intimate theater without a bad seat.

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pesptpm/10041189/1025129

The joke in NY, is that every NY, living or dead has appeared in some incarnation of Law & Order. You will see that in the Playbill. This week there was an article about a well regarded actor who has not.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/01/ny...r-finally.html
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Hey Welltraveledbrit, Great idea. Singapore is a beautiful place to visit. Recently one of my cousin returned from a holiday to Singapore. She just loved the place. There are several places in Singapore that are worth visiting.

You can find several options to live in Singapore. The restaurants are quite affordable for rent. You can also opt for some highline condos for rent from http://www.fitzroy.nyc/#homes-and-details.
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