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Jul 2nd, 2014, 09:20 AM
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Quick NYC trip - July 5-7

I am going down for the weekend for a few baseball games (Mets are home this weekend!)

Sat morning
We are heading down to go to the 9/11 Memorial (may go to the museum too but not sure as 1 of us has been there)

With it being July 4th weekend, how busy will it be around the Memorial?

We got a great deal on the Doubletree Metropolitan (569 Lexington Avenue At 51st ) for $120 per night via Last Minute Travel. Any experience with this hotel?
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Jul 2nd, 2014, 09:48 AM
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It will be insanely busy around the Memorial this weekend. And if you haven't yet reserved tickets to the museum, I doubt very much that you'll get in. I haven't checked lately, but it's been booking up far in advance.

That's an amazing deal and a nice location. If you have time pop across the street and eat at L'Entrecote (prix-fixe steak dinner with salad and fries and cheap wine).
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Jul 2nd, 2014, 09:55 AM
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Agree - that this weekend it will be mobbed - kids out of school and a gazillion tourists from both inside and outside the US.
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Jul 2nd, 2014, 10:04 AM
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There are tickets available to the museum but no tours available. May end up putting this off to a different weekend

Plans are very fluid at this point and we may be opting for a Brodway show (Rocky) with Rush tickets so we would have to go to the theater in the morning to hopefully get tickets for the 8pm show so we definitely are flexible. Adding in the potential of a hurricane so even getting to NYC on Friday (via Metro North) could be difficult.
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Jul 3rd, 2014, 03:54 AM
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I truly don't think this will be the best time to visit the 9/11 Memorial. This is probably one of the most busy weekends of the year in New York so you should either reschedule if you can or prepare for hassle and crowds.
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Jul 3rd, 2014, 04:48 AM
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Discount tickets for Rocky are available. Check playbill.com and boadwaybox.com for the offer. Then, print oout a copy of the offer and take it to the box office.
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Jul 3rd, 2014, 05:54 AM
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The Memorial will be crowded but there should be plenty of Mets tickets. Saturday is Mets Floppy Hat Game, which should attract at least two or three extra fans.
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Jul 5th, 2014, 12:34 PM
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Its been a great weekend so far. I need to come to NY more often! Bit my wallet couldnt handle it! City is packed but we have had a blast. Will post a trip report at one point.
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