New York City Guide: Offbeat destinations for adventurous visitors

Discussion in 'New York/US' started by editor, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. D

    D Well-Known Member

    It's GORGEOUS!

    Perfect Highline weather.

    I also really recommend a trip up to Fort Tryon Park. It's one of my fave places and you can check out Washington Heights and walk all the way down the length of Manhattan afterwards...
  2. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    The Cloisters up at Fort Tryon Park is well worth a visit .....

    Reccomend a subway trip to the Bronx too - elevated for much of the way so good views of what used to be a "warzone" (not now though) - Woodlawn cemetary at the end of the 4 / 5 line is supposedly worth a wander around.
  3. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Well-Known Member

    I'v just been up the Highline in the sunshine!:cool: Ridiculously cool. This is my fourth time in New York and it might be my favourite thing I've done here.

    Have allowed myself a cheeky beer, posting from a bar now, but off back out in the sun shortly.

    D - I notice that on the street in general, most people have their coats still on? Is it because it's the first sun for a bit or something?
  4. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Damn! I'm well jealous. I so want to take a walk along the High Line!
  5. D

    D Well-Known Member

    Most people have their coats on because, yes, it only just popped above 40 degrees at the end of last week. Yesterday and today have been the first signs of spring's eminent arrival.

    Also, while it's gorgeous outside, it's not really t-shirt weather yet. I'm wearing a thin wool shirt and a shell to bike around town today.
  6. D

    D Well-Known Member

    Incidentally, we get plenty of sun in NYC. It's just often freezing and sunny.
  7. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Well-Known Member

    I walked from 87th Street West to the starting point of The Highline in the Meatpacking District today and had to take my mac off because I sweating up. Perfectly warm in a thin shirt. Not that I'm disagreeing with you, I prolly have a lack of internal thermostat:D

    I was only here September and I'm still really excited to be here. :cool:
  8. Yelkcub

    Yelkcub Well-Known Member

    Be glad too though! As mentioned above, I've been here relatively recently recently and I'd never heard of it. But for your website, I wouldn't have been there and I really, really enjoyed it. So kudos and thanks.:cool:
  9. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I'm having to postpone my trip instead of going late April I will be going late October and will be there for Halloween. I have managed thankfully to book the same accomodation.. So my trip is now about 7 months away rather than one!!
  10. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Its seven weeks tomorrow till we set-off for NY! Looking forward to it immensely. :)
  11. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    4 weeks monday for me.
  12. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Well, after a long & very trying trip to get here, we have really enjoyed our first full day in Queens.

    Started off on foot at Corona Plaza to Flushing Meadows Park. Then on to Jackson Heights and wandered around that area for a few hours. Then Astoria and walked back to the hotel where I am now resting my aching feet - Guess what idiot got new boots the day before we left!

    Going out soon to find somewhere to watch the sunset over Manhattan. :)
  13. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Feel my envy! I love it over there.
  14. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Yup - I can see why. This part of the city is really vibrant and diverse place. Jackson Heights is the highlight so far. Colourful, human scale with the bonus of a good curry and a few beers to break the long day.

    After the suset, we spent the evening in a pleasant Irish bar in Woodside/61st area. Great.

    Now getting ready for a very early start tomorrow and some more upscale sightseeing.
  15. Flavour

    Flavour hang the bankers

    It really has been lovely in NYC for weeks now :cool: The high line isn't everything it's cracked up to be ed, don't worry
  16. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Perth, WA

    This thread makes me very jealous. I can't believe I've got to 40 years old and have never been to New York, or America even.:(
  17. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Three subway lines and a busy rail yard visible from our hotel window - this place is a trainspotters paradise. :)

    Well soudproofed too, although we left the window open last night to hear the trains rattling by

    Pissing rain today, so a museum or two I think?
  18. Epico

    Epico wordsmiff

    Off there for a week in September, cannot wait!
  19. D

    D Well-Known Member

    Have you been to MOMA? The Artist is Present is a must. And the William Kentridge is great (though I've not explored it as thoroughly).
  20. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Not been there but visited several other galleries & museums - to the point where we are probably saturated FTM.

    Bands & dancing tonight. :)
  21. D

    D Well-Known Member

    If you leave NYC without seeing The Artist is Present you will have definitely missed out on something extra super duper special.

    That is only my (VERY STRONG) opinion, of course. :D

    what bands and dancing where?

  22. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    A band we saw in a bar in Hells Kitcen earlier and dancing in a bar in Flatiron. We had a great night there a few nights before.

    MOMA tomorrow.

    Got back tonight to find police & a load of fire trucks scraping a couple of street racers out of a car behind the hotel. They rear-ended a VW & rolled. Messy! :(

    ETA - we may have got ourselves on Good Morning America on Friday morning, at a recording of something I am far too embarrased to own-up to even agreeing to be dragged along to. :oops:

    So I got my revenge by getting her to come to see Jefferson Starship last night - she ended-up leaving the place with Marty Balin's autograph! :D

    Actually, plans have just changed. We may head out of the city tomorrow & go to MOMA on Monday morning instead.
  23. D

    D Well-Known Member

    Hope you're having a grand time wherever you are!
  24. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    We had a spectacular time thanks. :)

    A bit of a delay at the end as BA cancelled out flight and didn't rebook-us. Nothing like the grief at the beginning of the holiday tho and TBH, we didn't mind having to stay-on a couple of days extra. ;) Then they couldn't give us a connection home as half the Heathrow-Scotland flights were off cos of the strike. But we still had a couple of days left on our Metrocards and JFK itself turned out to be an OK base for that end of the city.

    Possibly the worst post holiday blues ever set-in over the weekend, so we are resolved to be back as soon as we possibly can.

    Although it may well be a different kind of trip next time as we will also be taking her boy.
  25. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    It's now 7 weeks (on Wednesday gone) for my week long trip. I need to re-new my passport pronto though.
  26. mhendo

    mhendo Aussie in Connecticut

    Your trip just got 9 quid more expensive.
  27. editor

    editor hiraethified

    We'll be heading out later this year. Can't wait!
  28. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    Oh thank you for link & info...but grrr to visa fee.
  29. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Active Member

    I'm heading out on Monday, does anyone know a good online gig guide?
  30. editor

    editor hiraethified

    Not sure about online, but I always grab a copy of the Village Voice and the L magazine for gig listings.

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