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Aug 19th, 2011, 09:21 PM
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NYTimes 36 hours in Downtown Manhattan

Here is an article from the Sunday Travel Section of the NY Times.

It offers different views of downtown.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/08/21...attan.html?hpw
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Aug 20th, 2011, 04:39 AM
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Great Article! I'm off for a few more feet of City Streets and another Fringe show after a HOHO day. Performances have ranged from interesting to really great! Must catch up on reviews though.

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Aug 20th, 2011, 05:26 AM
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Thank-you, Aduchamp! I really enjoy this area of Manhattan and it is often dismissed on this forum. May I include your link on another thread?
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Aug 20th, 2011, 07:07 AM
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Sure Bowspirit

I do not think Downtown is dismissed on this forum. South Street seaport is.

The architecture of downtown is interesting with the Muni Bulding, Brooklyn Bridge, Boss Tweed Courthouse, Woolworth Building and now the Geary residence. And there are better restaurants.

The area is more attuned to the imagination as there is a great deal of historical and economic history downtown.

I have not been to the Native American Museum in 6 years, but if it has not improved it is not worth the visit, although if you enjoy Beaux-Arts, it is worth a stop. That highly romantic interpretation of the world has an allegory of the continents as part of the front ornamnetation, all four continents.
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Aug 20th, 2011, 07:27 AM
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"12) IN MEMORIAM

On Sept. 12, the National September 11 Memorial and Museum opens, with its pair of one-acre reflecting pools in the footprints of the fallen towers, names of victims inscribed in bronze panels, and rustling swamp white oak trees overhead. The on-site museum will have exhibitions on the original World Trade Center and the day of the attacks. Visitors can reserve free passes at 911memorial.org. No pass is needed to visit the “Unwavering Spirit: Hope and Healing at Ground Zero” exhibition at St. Paul’s Chapel nearby (209 Broadway; trinitywallstreet.org). St. Paul’s became a refuge for rescue workers in the days after the attacks. Now it houses photographs, testimonials and artifacts from those weeks after the city changed irrevocably. "

Someone needs to give St Paul's Chapel they are being offensive.
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Aug 20th, 2011, 11:34 AM
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Thank-you, Aduchamp. I'll include the link on that other thread if I can find it!
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Aug 20th, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Adu

Keep posting links to the NY Times because I have used up my 20 articles for the month!!!. There is still another 10 days to go. I will go and read your latest link now.
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Aug 20th, 2011, 05:51 PM
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You are welcome Sue, Bowspirit and Nelsonian.

Nelsonian-We have the NY Times delivered to the door every day which grants us unlimited access to the on-line site. I beleive that if you do not have a subscription you can use the site 20 times a month without payment.

The travel articles are usually taken from the Sunday paper but appear electronically on Friday.

I am glad you find them useful.
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Aug 20th, 2011, 07:01 PM
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Adu, you can read 20 articles on-line in a month, and then you have to subscribe. I have managed to get around it by registering a different e-mail on another computer. I don't go there a lot but just like to keep in touch with what is happening in NYC now my daughter is living there.

When we were there a few years ago now we enjoyed the South Seaport downtown area.
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Aug 20th, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Nelsonian

Understood. I am sure your daughter knows the City very well by now, especially if she is a musician. They usually have gigs in the parts of the city where there are many activities.
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Aug 20th, 2011, 08:38 PM
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A home delivery to the Sunday NY Times gives youu total free NYTweb access too. Thanks for the link.
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If you clean your browser's cache frequently you can read unlimited NYTweb articles.
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Aug 21st, 2011, 07:52 AM
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Auduchamp, thanks for posting the link to the NY Times article. I love downtown and have stayed in Tribeca a few times, financial district a few times, and many more times in very lower Soho (I guess it isn't technically downtown but I can walk to Tribeca and get downtown easily from there).

On my trip a few wks ago w/my 21 yr old son, I spent time at night in the LES. I was taken by surprise re how active the area is at night! Lots of music clubs, and we ran across very interesting performance art on Orchard St. (around 152 Orchard where we were waiting to get into Tammany Hall). I can't even describe the performance art but it was very interesting to say the least.

In early Oct. my husband and I are staying at Thompson LES, my 1st time staying in the LES. I won an auction for 2 nights at that hotel. We are going to try to stay in the LES and downtown area the whole weekend, so that NY Times article really helps.
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Aug 21st, 2011, 08:12 AM
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LES starts on Thursday night and ends on Sunday AM about 4 AM, for those who do not know where the after hours clubs are located.

Here are some of my favorite places, we live just north of LES:

Kossars-store made bialys
Donut Plant-could be best donuts in the city
Economy candy-they have almost every packaged candy plus licorice, turkish delight, chocolate, nuts, by the pound.
Pickle Guys-that is what they sell. If you can swing it, buy the pickled pineapple it is absolutely addictive.
Il Labotorio del Gelato-Could be sold in Florence. The hazelnut is especially good.
Essex Market-an odd combination of Latino provisions and hipster food kiosks.

And for watches which are all made by hand and unlike each other, Dedrgumo. Out of our price range but beautiful designed and crafted watches.

http://www.dedegumo.com/store-information

The pastami at Katz's lives up to its reputation and a fun place for lunch is The Meatball Shop.


Enjoy the neighborhood.
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Aug 21st, 2011, 08:47 AM
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Have been to Economy Candy many times when the kids were younger, love it.

I will definitely try the Pickle Guys. I haven't had pickles in the LES since Guss' defected. Will also put Kossars, the Gelato, and lunch at the meatball Stop on the walking list for the weekend. Thanks for the recs. I thought about brunch on Sunday at Essex but it sounds like it could be a zoo.

We've done all the tours at the Tenement Museum, so this time we may do one of the LES History Project tours. I've seen good reviews of those tours.
http://LESHP.org/

I was able to get tickets to the 9/11 Memorial also. Should be a great weekend downtown.
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Aug 21st, 2011, 08:58 AM
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Essex is a zoo, and a place we like better called Clinton Street Bakery. If you can go during the week they have table service and some of the best bisquits, scones, and pancakes in the city.

Also for a snack try a bomboloni at Falai.
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Aug 21st, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Thanks for that link, Adu. We can no longer get the NYT delivered, so we get it through the mail, if you can believe it. My husband will not give up the feel of paper in his hands and the opportunity to coat everything with printers' ink It's really expensive and we don't take the Sunday times anymore because of it, so all I do now is read the book review section online on Sundays. I would have missed this article had you not posted it. Leah's Dress Shop onthe LES was one of my favorite places to shop for clothes when we lived in NYC, now long gone but not forgotten. We used to go to Orchard Street to buy my son's blue blazers and grey flannels for school... how I miss those days!
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Aug 21st, 2011, 11:51 AM
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There is a lot of schlock on Orchard Street. There are only one or two quality places left but there are more and more stores opening with unique products like the Japanese watch store described above and MastihaShop where they sell products from the isle of Chios made of mastiha.

http://www.mastihashopny.com/default...ContactUs&la=2

Ironically we visited Chios last year here is a picture of a woman separating mastiha.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...Zls?feat=email
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If you clear your cookies you can continue using NYT online. It might not be a totally honest thing to do, but I take the karma hit on this one.
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