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gran    Posted 02-16-2005 at 18:39:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Anybody out there live in,near,or visited New York city? Daughter and I going in May to celebrate our birthdays. Our odometers will turn to 0000 this year,it's a big one for both of us. She is my come lately and will turn 50. We want to see and do everything. Any sugestions will be appreciated. Will be there five days.

JK-NY    Posted 02-17-2005 at 15:01:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been there but not in quite awhile. I am in Central NY just about dead center in the middle of the state so NYC is 4 1/2 hrs away.IThe best advice I can give you is if you know anybody from there try to hook up with them and get them to show you around , other wise it might be either hardor very expensive to find your way around . If you plan on driving there you better have good insurance , lots of patience and a good ticker. The traffic can be real bad and people there all drive like their in the DAYTONA 500.

Rickstir    Posted 02-17-2005 at 10:58:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Before I saw anything in New York, I would go to Ground Zero and say a prayer.

bob ny    Posted 02-16-2005 at 19:41:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
i only go to the big apple for doctors i wouldn't even go for a visit if i could help it

Gran    Posted 02-16-2005 at 18:57:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
Please forgive me Burrhead.I forgot to thank you for the know how on hush pupppies. Some of the best food in the world is, as we say from"down south", Paula Dean is my favorite T V person. Her Georgia accent is pure joy.

Burrhead    Posted 02-16-2005 at 19:27:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
you're more than welcome Gran. I hope you enjoy it.

I ner noticed han accent rouncheers. Air ye shore sumbudy had one?? I heared sum folks down south have uh accent but not me. 8^)

Are you going to Rupert's Deli on yer vacation?

Hey gran    Posted 02-16-2005 at 18:57:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been there a few times for business and for fun.

Personally, I like the "people" part of NYC. I spent a few hours in Grand Central Station just watching people run from train to train and others are sleeping on benches. Its a strange but interesting place.

Chinatown is something you cannot miss. Its the South part of Manhattan Island. Right next to Little Italy (more on that down below). In Chinatown get there early in the morning. Its really neat to talk to the shop owners as they set up for the day's business. You get fresh "stuff" that time of the day too. Don't pass up a good Almond Cookie - they are really good from a Chinese bakery.

Little Italy - Next to Chinatown. The best cigars in NYC are available. The best Italian pastries. Talk to the shop owners, they are funny with that "Sopranos" talk.

SoHo - Which is South of Houston Street (the street that divides northern and southern Manhattan. SoHo is really artsy. Great art stores and people on the sidewalks. Don't miss SoHo. No more Twin Towers but there is still great attractions.

If you like museaums (like I do) you cannot miss the MOMA (Museaum Of Modern Art) and the Gugenhiem Museam. NYC has more museams that are worth visiting than anywhere in the world I have been.

Of course there is Broadway. I am not a fan so I cannot tell you much about it. Its quite a place though ... at least walking through it.

Be careful where you decide to eat. Its expensive. Food is great but costly. Hotels are unbelievable for what they charge.

Stay away from Harlem (northern Manhattan) - there is nothing good up there that I found. Its dangerous too.

All of what I described is Manhattan Island.

NYC is a great place to visit - wouldn't want to live there though. Great place to "people watch".

- Peanut

Gran    Posted 02-16-2005 at 19:17:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Peanut, will make a copy for my ny,trip file.I love to people watch, Once had to spend 5 hours at JFK while on a tour.I had a great time.
We will talk to every one, said daughter will talk to anything with a mouth. She can get the life story out of a mummy in a minute. Have taken some bus tours with her,second day out she knew everybody,and they all knew her.

Betty Oh    Posted 02-16-2005 at 21:04:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Grandson is having an Art show at columbia tomorrow, but think it is only for about a week. Amazing kid

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