Is it a fun place to vacation in? What places would you recommend? What do you think of New York City?
I'm planning to visit New York City this summer
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||05/06/2013|
The Bronx is beautiful in the summer time.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/06/2013|
We'll be waiting for you in the Balcony at Studio 54!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/06/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||05/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||05/06/2013|
What R6 said, plus Williamsburg if hipsters don't annoy the crap outta you.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||05/06/2013|
Watch out for the C.H.U.D.s!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/06/2013|
r9 should give you an idea of the trash that's been migrating here of late, so steer clear, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/06/2013|
R11 = Trash from F*ckwad, Nowheresville USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/06/2013|
Posting from Spring Street, around the block from the apartment I grew up in, but nice try, arriviste trash at r9/r12.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/06/2013|
OP, why bother? Go to a real city - London, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Berlin.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/06/2013|
Hello Faux Naive Troll.
I hear Paris and London also aren't bad places to vacation.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/06/2013|
go to Berlin!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 17||05/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||05/06/2013|
Boys, boys--You're both insecure assholes.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 20||05/06/2013|
The Cloisters. Not what you'd expect.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/06/2013|
Take a boat ride on the Gowanus Canal. You'll think you're in Venice!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/06/2013|
Do you have a rolling suitcase?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||05/06/2013|
[quote][R19], they're typical New Yorkers.
No they aren't. I am.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/06/2013|
Why are there quotation marks around "cliquey"?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/06/2013|
Any of the steam rooms available throughout the city.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/06/2013|
On a beautiful summer night, go to Lincoln Center and sit around the fountain and people watch. It's magical.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/06/2013|
You say that like it's a good thing [R25)
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/07/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 30||05/07/2013|
I eat old people's excrement, on a bed of saffron infused sauteed couscous.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||05/07/2013|
Walk The High Line.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/07/2013|
Another idiot tourist!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/07/2013|
r32 = The poster child for a "Theater Queen"
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 36||05/07/2013|
OP, don't go near Madison Square garden if the Knicks are playing. If you do, bring your super large purse.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/07/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||05/08/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||05/09/2013|
The Bronx Zoo, next to the Botanical Garden is also free on Wednesdays.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/09/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||05/09/2013|
I'm surprised most people didn't know the admission fee to the Met was "recommended" and not mandatory.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/09/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 43||05/09/2013|
The campus at Hudson University is breathtaking. You definitely need to add it to your "places you MUST see" list.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/09/2013|
r14 nails it and NYers on this thread prove his point.
Visit a real city. NY is ovah!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/09/2013|
I pray your Samsonite luggage has a tow strap and wheels on the bottom.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/09/2013|
Sure, OP. Sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/09/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 48||05/09/2013|
Can anyone recommend a restaurant?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/09/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 50||05/09/2013|
[quote]Can anyone recommend a restaurant?
Mama Leone's for the BEST Italian food!!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/09/2013|
Alice Austin played our team.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/09/2013|