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New York City Guide: Offbeat destinations for adventurous visitors

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

  1. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Well-Known Member

    Cheers noted, think I'll do that and look for flyers in record shops (do you know any good ones?). Tried to google gigs there but Time out is shit and slow, and couldn't find another decent one.
     
  2. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I have been trying to google for gigs too without much success...found some big name folk but not much else. I have now applied for my passport...I need to now book Statue of Liberty tickets and choose a Broadway show.
     
  3. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Well-Known Member

    Check out the city pass, it gets you free access to lots of tourist attractions, MoMA, etc
     
  4. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    i live in manhattan every day.
     
  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    So tell us what's new and what's good!
     
  6. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    Its hardly free access when you have to buy the City Pass in the first place is it. You are able to queue jumo with it tho so good from that point of view.
     
  7. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Well-Known Member

    No, but you save a bit if you 3 attractions
     
  8. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Well-Known Member

    Thanks editor for tipping us off about the high line
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I can't wait to check it out for myself soon!
     
  10. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Well-Known Member

    It's definitely worth a visit but is a work in progress, not all of it is open yet.
     
  11. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    posit questions, plz. will do my best, though i've reached an age where i may not know all that's new.
     
  12. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    you must be flush. :)
     
  13. DeadManWalking

    DeadManWalking Well-Known Member

    I had a great time out there, highlights were the circleline boat trip round the island, did it on the first day and the guy doing the commentary was excellent, after that we knew every landmark and it's history. Other highlight was Chinatown and little Italy. Unfortunately I didn't get time to do Coney Island or Harlem
     
  14. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    actually, i survive on a schoolteacher's salary, thanks to socialism :D
     
  15. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'


    My wife's a NYC school teacher. If you can afford to live in Manhattan on a teacher's salary, then good luck to you.
     
  16. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    thank you.
    btw i think we've met on another forum.
     
  17. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Did we? MATB? I think I posted 8 posts in about 3 years.
     
  18. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    it'd be libcom. you're in bklyn?
     
  19. imposs1904

    imposs1904 Thread Killa'

    Yeah, Brooklyn. It's been a while since I've been over at Libcom but it could be me.
     
  20. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    2 weeks today I shall be in the air. I feel under prepared for my week...still not got my to do list sorted......
     
  21. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I should be back in NY sometime around the end of Nov/early Dec. Can't wait!
     
  22. davesgcr

    davesgcr Reading books

    More subway shots please Ed ? (tilework and some R32 trains on the C line - the old ones with the ridged sides)

    You know you have a willing audience :)
     
  23. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I leave in 6 days...this time on Wednesday I shall be checked in at airport...:) I have my visa thingy now just need some dollars and to remember to pack warm clothes.
     
  24. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    No No No. Dont pack loads of warm clothes, leave loads of space in your suitcase and buy loads of lovely new stuff over there cheap as chips if you know the right places.
     
  25. petee

    petee i'm spartacus

    dollar's weak right now, good for you!
     
  26. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    It's not as good as it was a few years ago!
     
  27. snowy_again

    snowy_again Slush

    Hmm, I'm trying to hunt down Christmas time flights. It's not cheap is it?
     
  28. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You can usually bag a cheapish one if you're really flexible as to flight times and airports but you've got to get in quick. When we were looking at November flights, prices would go from £360 to £1,200 on the same day!
     
  29. 1927

    1927 Funnier than he thinks he is.

    BA from Heathrow out 0n 22nd back on 28th £440 return, pretty good I reckon.
     
  30. moonsi til

    moonsi til worked it out now!

    I think I'm packed , camera is on charge and got my dollars. Rate was $1.50 to £1.

    A big thank you to 1927 for advice about accomodation and for PM about the neighbourhood. Now I just need to get out of bed at 5.30am...luckily I'm flying from B'ham and the check is one hour before though I'm aiming to be at airport by 7.30am with flight leaving 9am.

    WOO HOO...:D:cool:
     

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