Originally Posted by changy
Not to sound cliche but i think there is a NY for everybody Regular hotel or four seasons? Chicken and rice or Per Se? Uniqlo or Bergdorf? Rear mezzanine or Front orchestra? On a side note, the $20 entrance fee at the Met is recommened. If you are shameless like me you can get in for a dollar. Also, for the OP, check out a jazz club like birdland or bluenote. My new favorite is Jazz at lincoln center. Woody allen and his band plays at the carlyle hotel on monday nights, the cover is a little more expensive tho.
Agree 100%. I grew up in NYC, and there is so much variety. I've had really memorable meals in Chinatown for practically nothing, which are sometimes better than the $2k+ excursions to Alain Ducasse, Per Se, Daniel, etc. I've seen Wagner from the front orchestra in the Met, but some of the nosebleeds in Carnegie offer really great sound + views. I always walked through the park past the Met to get home from school... +1 for not paying $20 :P As for recommendations, my favorite restaurant in Manhattan is Aureole.