Serious babage there any sunny weekend day.
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I've not run into "crazies" except for one handle-bar mustached guy who pretends to inspect your bags for booze.
Since our visitor is staying in Williamsburg, the ferry from there to Governors Island is A LOT less crowded than the one coming from FiDi. I'll be boarding the ferry at BKN Bridge Park; that's the same one that stops in WBurg.
No. There are many routes that will be much faster via cab. Order of magnitude more expensive in many cases though. As a rule of thumb, if you're going north-south in Manhattan the subway is a good idea.
At what time? We try to get to JALP just before opening (11) to get a prime blanket spot near the dance floor and in the shade.
I disagree about the burger itself. I prefer Shake Shack's. That said, they're both really good burgers, and I'm pretty happy whenever I have either of them.
What willy meant is that BJ is totally overpopulated with tourists holding guide books - so your point about avoiding the SS hype was a bit moot. Had you directed him to a place that hasn't been written about a million times, your post would have more weight, it seems.
I suggested 11:15 arrival. Pretty reliable.
My point was that Shake Shack is over-hyped. I don't remember exactly what I wrote. I think people see the bright lights on the sign and think "I'm an asshole, this must be amazing, let's line up."
Burger Joint is well known, but delivers (in my opinion). I put SS a notch lower, with Lucky's 52.
Any suggestions? My plans thus far:
Thurs - shake shack lunch, touristy brklyn bridge pics, then met, moma, guggenheim, and a stroll in central park. Then dinner at Frank's restaurant in manhattan. Dont know where to afterwards.
Friday - gf wants to see times square (i dont really care for it) and then she wants to see the 9/11 memorial. We will be at momofuku ko for dinner. No idea what to do after (maybe santos party house for a show?).
Saturday - evening dinner at frankies 457 in brklyn.
yeah, as others have said, don't do 3 big museums at once. Met + Central Park can take up an entire day if you plan on actually looking at stuff. I'd stick with these two since the Met is in the park.
Tip on the Met: don't just go to go ... look up exhibits to visit before hand, else it's just a maze.