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Vanity- NYC trip...best tour(s) suggestion
ME ^ | Wobbly Bob

Posted on 06/14/2010 12:31:35 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

I did some searches on tours, so far Onboardnewyorktours.com looks to be a possible choice with their "See the Best" tour... I like Revolutionary War history and American history in general. (I also like pubs.)

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Any suggestions based on experience would be appreciated. It's a short trip(just for the weekend of 6/25) so I have to try to make the most of it.
1 posted on 06/14/2010 12:31:35 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’ve been there many times—it’s my favorite place on the planet to visit—but I’ve never done an organized tour. If I’m there just for a weekend, I always try to:

- Catch a Broadway show.
- Eat at Ellen’s Stardust Diner (Times Square).
- Spend some time just walking in Manhattan with no particular place to go.

NY has an energy in the air that I’ve never felt anywhere else.

MM (in TX)


2 posted on 06/14/2010 12:42:48 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Rent a video on NYC. Save yout money and time. It’s hot, stuffy and crawling with people that don’t speak English. Watch out for pick pocketers too.


3 posted on 06/14/2010 12:47:32 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
If you end up on the corner of Flat Bush and Grand, my aunt may be throwing a block party that weekend. Not to be missed! :)

PS. Make sure you tell her you know me, otherwise my cousin Cee Cee has a tendancy to break things. :)

4 posted on 06/14/2010 12:49:19 PM PDT by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Obama Fanatics Harlem Walking Tour

Community Organizing served as the platform for Barack Obama to rise to the Presidency of the United States. Walk through Harlem as we identify community organizers/organizations and their impact on Harlem. Sights include but not limited to: National Action Network, Harlem Children’s Zone, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Children’s Aid Society, Harlem Business Alliance + more. It’s all about community.

http://www.harlemheritage.com/tours/walking-tours/obama-fanatics-harlem-walk/


5 posted on 06/14/2010 12:49:52 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: MississippiMan

And you will still be energized long after you are back home.

Visit the Intrepid too.


6 posted on 06/14/2010 12:54:05 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ground Zero Mosque.

NYC is is more foreign than Baghdad.

Visit the US instead.


7 posted on 06/14/2010 12:54:18 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Liberals are right. The AZ situation is like Nazi Germany. Mexico is Germany and Arizona is Poland)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I’d spend some of your weekend downtown - See Clinton Battery, South Street Seaport, WTC. Fraunce’s Tavern (since 1762) may be reopened by then. All sorts of pubs in NYC.

I’d try to get a steak dinner at Peter Luger’s over in Brooklyn. One of the best steak houses in the country.


8 posted on 06/14/2010 12:54:49 PM PDT by Dogfaced Soldier
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Try to walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. If you walk from Manhattan to Brooklyn you will be near Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. There are 2 really nice parks on the Brooklyn side of the bridge—the Promenade is an elevated walkway along the Hudson/ East River entrance to NY Harbor—it is a restful place to sit and see the skyline—also Brooklyn Heights (Montague Street) is right there—good restaurants for breakfast’ lunch, or dinner. There is also a really nice park under the Bridge itself in DUMBO (acronym stands for Down Under Brooklyn Manhattan Overpass). Or you could take a train to Brooklyn Heights from Manhattan, visit Montague Street and then walk back over to Manhattan. The bridge is less than 1 mile across but it is a beautiful piece of engineering. The walkway is delightful. (I am a lifelong city resident. Lived in Queens and Manahattan but Brooklyn is by far the most interesting borough. I live there now and love it.) Also try to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the eighties on the East Side—their medieval collection as well as the Impressionists are spectacular. Enjoy. Go to their website to see if there are any special exhibits. Then a walk in Central Park. If you have kids there is a great playground near the Met and the Central Park Zoo is down in the sixties also on Park Avenue.


9 posted on 06/14/2010 12:55:22 PM PDT by foreshadowed at waco
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Forgot to mention—great pub in Brooklyn on Atlantic Avenue not far from the Bridge called Pete’s Tavern—large selection of draft beers and they make a mean chili as well as terrific burgers and chicken fingers (mmmm...bar food)


10 posted on 06/14/2010 12:57:22 PM PDT by foreshadowed at waco
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Stay in Bayonne. It’s nicer.
Fraunces Tavern on the southern tip of Manhattan is the inn where Washington spoke his farewell address to his troops. Recent digs have unearthed a slave graveyard whose location escapes me. I think a Google will tell you where it is. The Natural History Museum is a must see, as is the Cloisters at the north end of Manhattan. Don’t miss McSorely’s Ale House. It’s old and historic and the beer and ambiance are incomparable. It historically barred women. It is where Karen DeCrow (notorious libber par *^&^&%$#) had a pint poured on her head. my2cnts. sd


11 posted on 06/14/2010 12:59:22 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

http://frauncestavernmuseum.org/


12 posted on 06/14/2010 1:01:00 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: NoLibZone

My main event that wknd is seeing our Twins play the Mets.


13 posted on 06/14/2010 1:01:33 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: MississippiMan

thanks, I believe we will be staying in Manhatten.


14 posted on 06/14/2010 1:03:02 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: jersey117

COOL. history and beer together. what could be better?


15 posted on 06/14/2010 1:10:21 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: Yehuda
>>>> "Rent a video on NYC. Save your money and time. It's hot, stuffy and crawling with people that don't speak English. Watch out for pick pocketers too." <<<<

LOL

16 posted on 06/14/2010 1:13:04 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: muawiyah
>>>> "I like Revolutionary War history and American history in general." <<<<

Offhand, do you happen to know any kewl spots in NYC for freeper WOBBLYBOB to tour over the weekend?

Thanks!

17 posted on 06/14/2010 1:14:48 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: jimbo123

I’ll pass on that one. ;)


18 posted on 06/14/2010 1:15:36 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Chinatown/ little Italy (they’re almost intermingled0
Chinese-16 Mott Italian- Umberto’s, Broome and Mulberry Sts
Take the ferry to Staten Island and back- total 1 hour great view of NY and Statue of Liberty
“Red Bus” tour of lower Manhattan
See a B’way show- South Pacific is GREAT
Have a nightcap at the Top of the Marriott


19 posted on 06/14/2010 1:16:10 PM PDT by captbarney
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To: WOBBLY BOB; Pharmboy
Pharmboy is your man for NYC and Rev War info.

He'll give you a list of sites. I can suggest Fraunce's Tavern down on Pearl and Broad Streets. That's where Washington gave his farewell speech to his officers. There is a museum on the 2nd floor. From there it's a 30 second walk to the Staten Island Ferry. You can ride that for free to Staten Island and back. Nice views.

As for tours, try Big Apple Tours. They are double-decker red buses and you can hop on and off wherever you'd like. They go all over the city.

20 posted on 06/14/2010 1:19:54 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: thefactor

free? how’s that possible?


21 posted on 06/14/2010 1:23:45 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WOBBLY BOB
I have not visited NYC in years.

A visit to McSorley’s Old Ale House is a must. Drink ales and eat aged cheddar with saltines, onion and pub mustard. mmm, mmm, mmm!

Get a real samich at the Carnegie Deli. You won't have to eat for a week.

Sit on a bench in Central Park and watch people.

22 posted on 06/14/2010 1:29:40 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: WOBBLY BOB; thefactor

The Staten Island Ferry isn’t free, but without a car the fare is nominal. The best buy in NYC...and, you’ve got freepmail.


23 posted on 06/14/2010 1:32:23 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Fraunces Tavern is really cool, but I think it’s temporarily closed for business. Be sure to call and check before you go. Have fun.


24 posted on 06/14/2010 1:36:14 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: WOBBLY BOB; Pharmboy

The SI Ferry has been free since 1997. No cars allowed anymore. It’s free because the bridge toll to Staten Island os so darn expensive! They want people to ride the ferry.


25 posted on 06/14/2010 1:37:59 PM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Burp Castle is a pretty cool (but expensive) place to get a beer. It’s right by McSorley’s, too.

http://burpcastlenyc.wordpress.com/


26 posted on 06/14/2010 1:39:13 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Pharmboy
Staten Island Ferry IS free, unless they've changed things in the last two years. Cars are no longer permitted (since 9/11 I think).

ML/NJ

27 posted on 06/14/2010 1:39:50 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Pharmboy

thanks...got to check it from home .


28 posted on 06/14/2010 1:45:32 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: MississippiMan

I live here and love NYC.

If I were a vistor here is what i would see and these following are pretty close to each other. Start out EARLY!

1. City Hall - historic Site

Proceed to

2. 60 Centre Street - famous Court house scene from Law 7 Order and Godfather. Foley Square.

Proceed to

3. Brooklyn Bridge - right next to 60 Centre Street. You can walk half way on the foot path.

Proceed to:

4. WTC center site - which is about 6 blocks away. Its more built out now than 10 years ago obviously.

Go south to Battery Park

5. go on Statue of Libery trip but go EARLY! Gets crowded.

6. Take cab up west side to the Intrepid Museum. You only need an hour there.

7. Go on the Circle Line tour. Its a boat trip around manhattan. For 39.00 its worth it.

8. If you have time, go north to Grants tomb.

Save the Time Square, Madison Square Garden, Midtown stuff for the evening.

Central park is nice, but be careful at night. Its getting crazy lately.

I dont know how long you are staying, but the Bronx Zoo and Metopolitan Museaum of Art, museaum of Nat. History, are nice to go to.

Wall Street is what it is.

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, most peopel are firnedly.

Also, dont miss Grand Central Station.


29 posted on 06/14/2010 1:48:15 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: WOBBLY BOB
thanks, I believe we will be staying in Manhatten.

Oh, I forgot something important: DON'T RENT A CAR. YOU WILL NOT LIKE DRIVING THERE, and you also don't need it. Walk. Subway. Taxi.

MM (in TX)

30 posted on 06/14/2010 1:50:12 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: GlockThe Vote

just there 6/25-6/27

staying in Manhatten( I think) not sure on hotel yet...

is something like this worth the $25 payout?

http://www.bigapplevisitorscenter.com/itin.htm


31 posted on 06/14/2010 1:51:14 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Skip the organized tour. If you have a few days and you are in mid-town, take the number one subway down to Battery Park. Walk along the esplanade - you will see Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and a little to the West, you can see ground Zero. That’s half a day.

In mid-town, visit Times Square, take in a show if you can, and maybe visit the Intrepid. (I’d take a cab to the Intrepid.)

If you still have time, take in some of the museums. Moma and Museum of Natural History are my favorites.

NYC is a great city, despite the fact that socialist creeps run the place, like Emperor Bloomberg.

Oh, also - take ALOT of money. You’ll need it.


32 posted on 06/14/2010 1:54:06 PM PDT by dashing doofus (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Also - try to catch a Yankees Game. The new stadium is great and only a subway ride from Grand Central.

I would also rent a bike a and ride the pth along the West Side Highway.

I take my jetski down the hudson every weekend and always envision the black and white pictures of all the steam ships up and down the hudson in the harbor and imagine myself as part of that. Crazy me huh?

I would also check out Broadway just to walk around and get the feel of the hustle and bustle of the city.

and dont eat at the tourist traps! you will get ripped off!

Go to Little Italy and its not that expensive at all.


33 posted on 06/14/2010 1:54:20 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: MississippiMan

True. Dont rent a car. Waste of money unless you plan on going well into the outer bouroughs.


34 posted on 06/14/2010 1:55:36 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: MississippiMan; NYC GOP Chick; Tax-chick; Slip18; SoothingDave; LonePalm

I spent 4 weeks in NY once. Saw the parking lot and inside of a power plant in New Jersey across the river from the Statue of Liberty.

Does that count as a NYC tour? 8<)


35 posted on 06/14/2010 1:56:32 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: MississippiMan

I learned that from Tokyo. (not to even attempt)

Some places are meant for transit...


36 posted on 06/14/2010 1:57:14 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

They are ok. But you dont get the real feel of the city.

I gave you a pretty good plan to go on to where all the places are not too far apart and can be done.

Check on the statue of liberty tour since those get packed as hell very early and you dont want to waste 4 hours standing in line.

The Circle Line is good to go on and you will go around the island on Manhattan on that. You will see the entire City that way from the water.

If you have a few days, you can definately see everything if you start out early with a plan.


37 posted on 06/14/2010 2:01:16 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Some places are meant for transit...

Amen, Bob.

MM (in TX)

38 posted on 06/14/2010 2:02:12 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: GlockThe Vote

What part of town do you live in, Glock?

MM


39 posted on 06/14/2010 2:04:15 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Go to upstate new york. Like Lake George or anywhere int he adirondacks. Or Finger Lakes. It is a whole lot nicer.

In NYC, You MUST do the Intrepid, it’s awesome. And chinatown/little italy. Everything else pretty much sucks. :)


40 posted on 06/14/2010 2:04:41 PM PDT by Travis T. OJustice (I can spell just fine, thanks, it's my typing that sucks.)
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To: MississippiMan

Bronx, N.Y., born and bred.

Lived here my whole life. i love it and hate it at the same time.


41 posted on 06/14/2010 2:06:20 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: ml/nj; WOBBLY BOB

Geez...thanks for the correction. The last time I was on the ferry was the weekend BEFORE 9-11 with my daughter and son-in-law, AND my car. Things have changed...it is indeed free and no vehicles.


42 posted on 06/14/2010 2:06:58 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: GlockThe Vote
Bronx, N.Y., born and bred.

Lived here my whole life. i love it and hate it at the same time.

How affordable is living in the Bronx as compared to Manhattan? I was considering a job in NY a few years back and was stunned by Manhattan apartment rent prices.

MM (in TX)

43 posted on 06/14/2010 2:09:31 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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To: GlockThe Vote

thanks again...I’m staying at
Club Quarters, Wall Street
52 William St
New York, NY


44 posted on 06/14/2010 2:10:08 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: MississippiMan

Its lower than Manhattan, but still insanly high compared to most other places across the nation.

While I would love to leave for a more rural setting, i still am drawn to the energy and 24/7 nature of things.


45 posted on 06/14/2010 2:10:58 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Ok. From there, if I were you, and you can map this out, wake up early and start and at City Hall (Historic) (20-30 min), go to 60 Center just to look around (10-15 Minutes), walk over to Brooklyn Bridge and go on pathway (30-45) min.

Walk across Chambers or Warren and make a left on Broadway and proceed down to WTC area. Take as long as you like over there.

From there you can go to either Battery Park to Statue of Liberty or mess around down there and make your way up the west side to the Intrepid. You need probably and 1 or 2 over there. After that, go to the circle line which is very close by. That is about 2 hours soup to nuts by the time you are on the boat, go around manhattan and come back. Once you come back, you can either go north to Grants’ Tomb or the Empire State Building. Its up to you.

I would save the Times Square stuff till night time.


46 posted on 06/14/2010 2:16:21 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote

I will be going to the Mets/Twins...may try to squeeze in a Yankee stadium tour if time permits.

Just as important as where to go...where should I avoid?


47 posted on 06/14/2010 2:17:47 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (drain the swamp! ( then napalm it and pave it over ))
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To: WOBBLY BOB

I would avoid the tourist trap resutrants in times square. They suck and are expensive. Better off eating at a small off the block type place.

I would also make sure if you want to go on the Statue of KLiberty tour, you get there crazy early.


48 posted on 06/14/2010 2:29:36 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: WOBBLY BOB

How can you go to Citi Field and not Yankee Stadium? LOL.


49 posted on 06/14/2010 2:30:11 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: GlockThe Vote
While I would love to leave for a more rural setting, i still am drawn to the energy and 24/7 nature of things.

I'd love to live there, even if for just a couple years. I think I would find that energy to be addictive.

MM (in TX)

50 posted on 06/14/2010 2:31:35 PM PDT by MississippiMan (http://gogmagogblog.wordpress.com/)
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