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I'm planning to visit New York City this summer

Is it a fun place to vacation in? What places would you recommend? What do you think of New York City?

by Anonymousreply 5205/09/2013

I went to NYC a few summers ago, and while I like it, I couldn't find any good gay bars/clubs. Maybe I just didn't know the "it" places, but the places that I went to were either dives or were extremely "cliquey" where nobody talked to you if they didn't already know you.

by Anonymousreply 105/06/2013

The Bronx is beautiful in the summer time.

by Anonymousreply 305/06/2013

We'll be waiting for you in the Balcony at Studio 54!

by Anonymousreply 405/06/2013

Here.

by Anonymousreply 505/06/2013

Shakespeare in the Park, Lincoln Center Festival, Bike on Hudson River Park, Yankee Game, Bway tickets at TKTS booth, Therapy, G or The Gym, Chinatown dinner, Cyclone atConey Island, Pizza at Tontonno's, steak at Lugar, Panorama at Queens Museum, NY Botanical Garden, Highline, outdoor movies in Bryant Park, Fire Island, Old Merchants House Museum, Ground Zero Memorial, walk across Brooklyn Bridge, brunch on Stone Street, Letterman taping, Gay Pride in June (Dance on Pier), Fireworks on the 4th of July, Tango lesson in Central Park, Bronx Zoo, Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria.

by Anonymousreply 605/06/2013

I don't like summers in NYC, it's too hot and humid, the subway is like an oven, the trains have AC but most stations are not so you will sweat your balls off. And it's smelly too.

by Anonymousreply 705/06/2013

What R6 said, plus Williamsburg if hipsters don't annoy the crap outta you.

by Anonymousreply 805/06/2013

With all due respect, the last thing that NYC needs is the "stench" of the flyover. Please just stay home and enjoy your local mall. Seriously.

Thanks in advance on behalf of all New Yorkers.

Have a nice day!

by Anonymousreply 905/06/2013

Watch out for the C.H.U.D.s!

by Anonymousreply 1005/06/2013

r9 should give you an idea of the trash that's been migrating here of late, so steer clear, OP.

by Anonymousreply 1105/06/2013

R11 = Trash from F*ckwad, Nowheresville USA.

by Anonymousreply 1205/06/2013

Posting from Spring Street, around the block from the apartment I grew up in, but nice try, arriviste trash at r9/r12.

by Anonymousreply 1305/06/2013

OP, why bother? Go to a real city - London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin.

by Anonymousreply 1405/06/2013

Hello Faux Naive Troll.

I hear Paris and London also aren't bad places to vacation.

by Anonymousreply 1505/06/2013

go to Berlin!

by Anonymousreply 1605/06/2013

Three Lives Bookstore, Drinks at Julius', Gay Pride sculpture in Sheridan, Maries Crises, Jacob Riis Park, Alice Austin house on Statin Island, blow out dinner at a place like Per Se or Grenouille, Rockerfeller Center, Louis Armstrong House followed by Italian Ice and bocce in Corona Queens, first floor of Henri Bende, Museum of the City of New York and the Conservatory Garden across the Street, Rockerfeller Center, backstage tour of Radio City, the Intrepid (better than I thought it would be), Washington Square Park, Saint Mark's Place, Green Market in Union Square, Eataly, Museum at FIT.

by Anonymousreply 1705/06/2013

R13 Born and raised on the Upper Eastside; schooled at Dalton and Columbia. Work midtown; live in Tribeca. Sorry to disappoint my sad, sad friend.

Maybe you should return to Jersey or the sub-basement you were spawned in flyover land. It truly upsets me that my hard earned tax dollars (e.g. your welfare payments) are being spent on internet access. Get a job.

by Anonymousreply 1805/06/2013

Boys, boys--You're both insecure assholes.

by Anonymousreply 1905/06/2013

R19, they're typical New Yorkers. And to the "Tell me about NYC troll", OP. You know that the narcissistic New Yorkers are going to fall for your troll posts every time.

by Anonymousreply 2005/06/2013

The Cloisters. Not what you'd expect.

by Anonymousreply 2105/06/2013

Take a boat ride on the Gowanus Canal. You'll think you're in Venice!

by Anonymousreply 2205/06/2013

Do you have a rolling suitcase?

by Anonymousreply 2305/06/2013

I'm sure you're being bitchy, R22, but there you're not the first to compare the Gowanus to Venice. And there's going to be a regatta there this summer.

by Anonymousreply 2405/06/2013

[quote][R19], they're typical New Yorkers.

No they aren't. I am.

by Anonymousreply 2505/06/2013

Why are there quotation marks around "cliquey"?

by Anonymousreply 2605/06/2013

Any of the steam rooms available throughout the city.

by Anonymousreply 2705/06/2013

On a beautiful summer night, go to Lincoln Center and sit around the fountain and people watch. It's magical.

by Anonymousreply 2805/06/2013

You say that like it's a good thing [R25)

by Anonymousreply 2905/07/2013

[quote]On a beautiful summer night, go to Lincoln Center and sit around the fountain and people watch.

Or reenact the "Tony!" scene from Valley of the Dolls.

by Anonymousreply 3005/07/2013

I eat old people's excrement, on a bed of saffron infused sauteed couscous.

by Anonymousreply 3105/07/2013

Last time I was there I saw eight shows in six days, so most of my time was spent either at the theater or in the TKTS line. (Go to the one at South Street Seaport instead of the one in Times Square.)

by Anonymousreply 3205/07/2013

Walk The High Line.

by Anonymousreply 3305/07/2013

Oh SHIT!

Another idiot tourist!

by Anonymousreply 3405/07/2013

r32 = The poster child for a "Theater Queen"

by Anonymousreply 3505/07/2013

The NY Botanical Gardens in the Bronx is free on Wednesday. Take the Amtrak (?) train not the subway. It's worth the extra bucks.

There is an area on 25th, 26th between 5th-6th (I think could be 6th and 7th) that is a block long antique and flea market garages.

Starting at Battery Park is a river walk. It's nice and roomy so you can walk at your own pace up to the Winter Garden "behind" the WTC or ground zero. I'm not sure but you may be able to walk all the way up the midtown.

Visit the library (I think on 5th ave)just to look at the architecture. You dont' have to pay admission and usually there is an exhibit.

by Anonymousreply 3605/07/2013

OP, don't go near Madison Square garden if the Knicks are playing. If you do, bring your super large purse.

by Anonymousreply 3705/07/2013

Taking a friend for their very first visit ever end of May from a Friday to Monday afternoon. Hoping to cover:

Most of Central Park, the Met Museum, Times Square, the 25th St. Flea Market mentioned above, Top of the Rock, Cruise around lower Manhattan and Liberty Island, Theater District, Herald Square/Empire State Building and Fifth Avenue from 59th to 42nd.

by Anonymousreply 3805/08/2013

New York is still a great city to visit, but if your looking for nitelife it does not compare with London or Berlin anymore.

by Anonymousreply 3905/09/2013

The Bronx Zoo, next to the Botanical Garden is also free on Wednesdays.

by Anonymousreply 4005/09/2013

If you go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue at 80th Street, please know the admission fee is whatever you want to give. The "suggested" donation of $25 is a scam recently exposed in several papers.

by Anonymousreply 4105/09/2013

I'm surprised most people didn't know the admission fee to the Met was "recommended" and not mandatory.

by Anonymousreply 4205/09/2013

[quote] Hoping to cover:Most of Central Park, the Met Museum, Times Square, the 25th St. Flea Market mentioned above, Top of the Rock, Cruise around lower Manhattan and Liberty Island, Theater District, Herald Square/Empire State Building and Fifth Avenue from 59th to 42nd.

Take one of the double decker bus tours you can pick up in Times Sq and get all that out of the way and then after you see them, you can decide to go back to wherever you want to spend more time at.

[quote]If you go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue at 80th Street, please know the admission fee is whatever you want to give. The "suggested" donation of $25 is a scam recently exposed in several papers.

What part of SUGGESTED do people not get? I've known since I was seven, the first time I went there that it was free. BUT payroll, electricity, upkeep and acquisitions cost money. When it's gone people will bitch too.

by Anonymousreply 4305/09/2013

The campus at Hudson University is breathtaking. You definitely need to add it to your "places you MUST see" list.

by Anonymousreply 4405/09/2013

r14 nails it and NYers on this thread prove his point.

Visit a real city. NY is ovah!

by Anonymousreply 4505/09/2013

I pray your Samsonite luggage has a tow strap and wheels on the bottom.

by Anonymousreply 4605/09/2013

Sure, OP. Sure.

by Anonymousreply 4705/09/2013

[quote]The campus at Hudson University is breathtaking. You definitely need to add it to your "places you MUST see" list.

It's to die for!

by Anonymousreply 4805/09/2013

Can anyone recommend a restaurant?

by Anonymousreply 4905/09/2013

[quote]Alice Austin house on Statin Island

Thanks R17/6, I do need to lower my cholesterol so this is definitely on my must-do list.

by Anonymousreply 5005/09/2013

[quote]Can anyone recommend a restaurant?

Mama Leone's for the BEST Italian food!!!!!

by Anonymousreply 5105/09/2013

Alice Austin played our team.

by Anonymousreply 5205/09/2013
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