Romantic marriage proposal in new york city

Aug 13th, 2009, 07:45 AM
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Romantic marriage proposal in new york city

My son is planning Labor Day weekend in NYC with his girlfriend. He will be giving her the ring there. What are some great spots for him to propose...
They are flying in early Saturday morning and leaving Monday night. They plan on seeing a broadway play and staying in Midtown at a 4 or 5 star hotel.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 07:47 AM
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I suggest a proposal over drinks at the Rainbow Room. Great view of the city.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 08:49 AM
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The Boat House in Central Park... in a canoe if hes really brave... if not, over lunch at the restaurant overlooking the lake...
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Aug 13th, 2009, 08:51 AM
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Sorry, but the Rainbow Room has closed. It may reopen someday but not by Labor Day.

If you want a nice view, the bar area outside Asiate at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel is wonderful, though it's not a quiet, romantic place.

A lot of people think the River Cafe is one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. As is One If By Land Two If By Sea.

The Boathouse in Central Park might be a lovely spot for a proposal. Or any place in Central Park on a nice day. There's a beautiful wooden bridge that's been featured in a lot of movies.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 09:03 AM
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Well, it's a bit cliche, but an obvious place would be the top of the Empire State Building. If he doesn't mind loud and busy, he could also propose in the middle of Times Square.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Another cliche -- while riding a carriage through Central Park.

If you want to hear 10,000 people chant "Say 'Yes'" after the proposal, try Yankee Stadium. You'll also hear dozens of nearby fans saying, "***** congratulations, you *******" afterwards. Not recommended for everyone, but baseball fans will remember it always.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 09:46 AM
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On the Staten Island ferry coming back to NYClooking back towards the city skyline?

(Althogh I have to admit the idea of a public proposal at all is very odd to me - as is the idea that the whole family knows it's going to happen before it does. I've only been proposed to in private - and no one else knew before it happened - if they had I definitely would have rethought the candidate.)
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Aug 13th, 2009, 09:50 AM
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Either the River Cafe or the nearby Brooklyn Heights esplanade, preferably after dark.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 10:00 AM
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I know you are being kind, but with all due respect, I think I would be a little freaked out if my future mother in law had anything to do with planning the proposal.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Please post back and let us know where it happens. It sounds like it will be a great memory for them. When a friend of mine was proposed to, her finace had his friend nearby unseen to take photos of the proposal - kind of weird, but now they have photos of it.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 06:44 PM
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Sorry - I don;t get it. To me certain things are very private - just within the couple. And if someone is going to propose and where and how is definitely part of that IMHO.

No one else knew anything about any of my proposals beforehand - including me. (Not that I've had that many proposals - the first 3 were from the same guy - I eventually agreed, but luckily came to my senses in time. The last one is still pending. If only we could get married without having a wedding!)
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Aug 13th, 2009, 06:48 PM
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gyppielopu, I completely agree with you.

To me, what makes a proposal romantic is the very personal nature of it--not where it happens. To select someplace that reminds them of a significant event or moment, to say it in a way that's special just to them--to me, that's romantic.
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Aug 13th, 2009, 07:12 PM
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Water's Edge-Long Island City-take the ferry to get there and back-pop the question while out on the water
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Aug 13th, 2009, 07:58 PM
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thanks abram

a life commitment proposal is a very personal thing between two adults in love. no need for helicopter moms choreographing things
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Aug 13th, 2009, 08:10 PM
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OOOOOOhhhhh guess I hit some tender spots here. I am not an interfering mother in law to be. His idea is to give her tix to NYC and the ring and then be done with it and have a nice wknd in the City. Dad, & brothers and I are saying....nooooo make it romantic and something not to be forgotten. We girls talk about those things forever...(at least I did) So I told him I'd collect some Ideas and he could go from there. If I had my way I'd like to be proposed to on the steps of St. Pat's Cathedral or with Champagne at the Plaza. But hey, I'm OLD. As for me, my husband (dad) gave me the ring after I put him through law school and 3 kids plus 15 yrs of marriage, he said, I just bought you a great ring. Now you take me out to dinner and I'll give it to you. So, mom, dad and the brothers think the kid (29) needs a few suggestions to choose from. Please keep them coming.
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Hi again -

If your DIL to be enjoys art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a roof-top sculpture garden.
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What a fun thread. I love these romantic suggestions. I can second the rooftop of the Metropolitian Museum of Art. I had my engagement photos there and it's lovely. Plus you can find a quiet corner and have a more intimate moment. Some other sweet places in Central Park: the Bethesda Fountain or Bow Bridge. Another spot (slightly cliche) is walking over the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset with the city skyline looming over. Take a cab to the base of the bridge or it'll be a hike from Midtown!
And I'd advocate going to Top of the Rock instead of Empire State. ES has looooong lines (a big mood killer) and the nice part about Top of the Rock is you get to look at a view that includes Empire State. Just my two cents!
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I'd make her go down the big slide in Central Park just up past the Children's zoo... past the big rock and then to the right. (Ask someone and if interested let me know and I'll find exact location.) It curves so while she is up there she can wave to him, but as she curves down she wont see him so
When she comes down the slide, he is waiting for her on one knee with the box and opens it... she cries... memories forever...

No cliche...
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paisano -

Sorry - the idea of the whole family discusng this in adance is just really creepy to me.

My best - and the one I may fianlly accept - was on the balcony of our room in Sorrento, overlooking the Bay of Naples, at 2am. (Sort of public - but not really. And no one in my family kows about it yet. I'm not telling anyone until I actually decide on a date - seomtime.)
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