Skip to comments.Vanity- NYC trip...best tour(s) suggestion
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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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)
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.
PS. Make sure you tell her you know me, otherwise my cousin Cee Cee has a tendancy to break things. :)
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 Childrens Zone, Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Childrens Aid Society, Harlem Business Alliance + more. Its all about community.
And you will still be energized long after you are back home.
Visit the Intrepid too.
Ground Zero Mosque.
NYC is is more foreign than Baghdad.
Visit the US instead.
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.
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.
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)
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
My main event that wknd is seeing our Twins play the Mets.
thanks, I believe we will be staying in Manhatten.
COOL. history and beer together. what could be better?
Offhand, do you happen to know any kewl spots in NYC for freeper WOBBLYBOB to tour over the weekend?
I’ll pass on that one. ;)
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
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.
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