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I'm visiting NYC for the first later this week (14th-21st). Gonna see the Statute of Liberty, probably go to the Guggenheim and Moma, see a play or two, but what else less obvious/touristy should I try to do? I feel like recommendations from locals are generally the  best.

 

I'd rather go to the Met over those other two. Take the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan and back for good views of the Statue while sipping on 4$ tallboys. Central Park in the fall is probably something you want to check out. I know it's touristy, but I also enjoy the High Line. The rest will probably depend on what kind of restaurants you like.

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I'm visiting NYC for the first later this week (14th-21st). Gonna see the Statute of Liberty, probably go to the Guggenheim and Moma, see a play or two, but what else less obvious/touristy should I try to do? I feel like recommendations from locals are generally the  best.

I'd rather go to the Met over those other two. Take the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan and back for good views of the Statue while sipping on 4$ tallboys. Central Park in the fall is probably something you want to check out. I know it's touristy, but I also enjoy the High Line. The rest will probably depend on what kind of restaurants you like.

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post #10893 of 11479
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I'd rather go to the Met over those other two. Take the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan and back for good views of the Statue while sipping on 4$ tallboys. Central Park in the fall is probably something you want to check out. I know it's touristy, but I also enjoy the High Line. The rest will probably depend on what kind of restaurants you like.

Really? I'd rather go to the Moma and the Frick. The Met is only good if you know exactly what you're going to look at.
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Originally Posted by ssortablaeht View Post

I'm visiting NYC for the first later this week (14th-21st). Gonna see the Statute of Liberty, probably go to the Guggenheim and Moma, see a play or two, but what else less obvious/touristy should I try to do? I feel like recommendations from locals are generally the  best.


You don't say what your interests are.....

-Hope you have Statue of Liberty tickets via :
http://www.statuecruises.com
-Walk the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn back towards the city.
-Take some great pics of the city skyline from the Brooklyn Promenade/Brooklyn Bridge park.
-St. Francis Men's Soccer Game:
http://www.brooklynbridgepark.org/events/st-francis-brooklyn-mens-soccer-game-1
-Check out the Brooklyn Flea's new Winter location:
http://brooklynflea.com/markets/winter-flea-smorgasburg-industry-city/
-Marco Polo Festival
https://www.facebook.com/events/984223104962321/
-Walk through the SOHO area. Loads to see/do and some cool shopping.
-Open House NYC:
http://www.ohny.org/weekend/overview
-New York City Wine & Food Festival
http://nycwff.org
-On the Line: Intrepid & the Vietnam War Opening
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/ontheline.aspx
-Rock Center ice skating rink has opened:
http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/the-ice-skating-rink-at-rockefeller-center-opens-this-saturday-100615?cmpid=NL_NY_100715
-Basketball/hockey game? Check the local schedules.
-Check out Chinatown in the morning when the vendors/stores are setting up.
-Walk through the Village area(Washington Sq Park, etc.)
-Comedy club?
-Music?
10/14/15 - Panda Bear / Image Man @ Bowery Ballroom

10/14/15 - Tobias Jesso Jr. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/14/15 - Steely Dan @ Beacon Theater

10/14/15 - Craig Finn @ Bearsville Theatre

10/14/15 - Catfish and the Bottlemen @ Terminal 5

10/14/15 - The Front Bottoms / The Smith Street Band / Elvis Depressedly @ Irving Plaza

10/14/15 - Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life Performance @ Prudential Center

10/14/15 - Ezra Furman / Juan Wauters / Drinks / Slim Twig / Sheer Agony / The Babe Rainbow / Gramma’s Boyfriends @ Knitting Factory

10/14/15 - Average White Band @ Cutting Room

10/15/15 - ChameleonsVox @ TBD

10/15/15 - Panda Bear / The Present @ Bowery Ballroom

10/15/15 - Tobias Jesso Jr. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/15/15 - Glass Animals @ Terminal 5

10/15 15 - Benjamin Clementine @ Highline Ballroom

10/15/15 - Dungen / Quilt @ Baby’s All Right ← Will be good!

10/15/15 - Mercury Rev @ Le Poisson Rouge

10/15/15 - Kamasi Washington @ BRIC House ← File this under Do Not Miss...

10/15/15 - Average White Band @ Cutting Room

10/16/15 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons @ Theater at Westbury

10/16/15 - Steely Dan @ Beacon Theater

10/16/15 - Shannon & The Clams / Shopping @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/16/15 - REO Speedwagon @ Paramount Theater

10/16/15 - Titus Andronicus / Ex Hex / Spider Bags @ Warsaw

10/16/15 - The Word @ Webster Hall

10/16/15 - Flow Tribe @ The Hall at MP Taverna

10/16/15 - Bettye Lavette @ City Winery (Late)

10/16/15 - Kamasi Washington @ Le Poisson Rouge ← File this under Do Not Miss...

10/16/15 - Trey Anastasio Band @ Kings Theater

10/16/15 - The Men / Destruction Unit / Michael Rault / Celestial Shore / Dirty Ghosts / Beach Baby @ Baby’s All Right

10/16/16 - Spray Paint @ Union Pool

10/17/15 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons @ Theater at Westbury

10/17/15 - Steely Dan @ Beacon Theater

10/17/15 - John Grant / Villagers @ Le Poisson Rouge

10/17/15 - Emancipator Ensemble @ Best Buy Theater

10/17/15 - Marco Benevento @ Bearsville Theater

10/17/15 - The Wonder Years / Motion City Soundtrack / You Blew It! @ Webster Hall

10/17/15 - Destruction Unit @ Alphaville

10/17/15 - Trey Anastasio Band @ Kings Theater

10/17/15 - Charlie Hunter Trio @ The Hall at MP

10/17/15 - Børns @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/18/15 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons @ Theater at Westbury

10/18/15 - Chris Cornell @ Beacon Theater

10/18/15 - White Out w/ Nels Cline @ Le Poisson Rouge

10/18/15 - Subhuman @ Acheron

10/18/15 - The Wonder Years / Motion City Soundtrack / You Blew It! @ Webster Hall

10/18/15 - Man Man @ Brooklyn Bowl

10/19/15 - Chris Cornell @ Beacon Theater

10/19/15 - King Dude @ Saint Vitus

10/19/15 - Børns @ Bowery Ballroom

10/20/15 - Mark Knopfler and Band @ Beacon Theater

10/20/15 - Blur / Courtney Barnett @ MSG ← Well, if you caught MHOW in May, you won...

10/20/15 - Joywave @ Bowery Ballroom

10/20/15 - Tove Lo @ Paramount ← Watch her explain why she won’t stop flashing audiences...

10/20/15 - Mikky Ekko @ Rough Trade NYC

10/20/15 - Old 97s @ Brooklyn Bowl

10/20/15 - Battles @ Webster Hall

10/21/15 - Billy Joel @ MSG

10/21/15 - Telekinesis / Say Hi @ Bowery Ballroom

10/21/15 - Tove Lo @ Terminal 5 ← Watch her explain why she won’t stop flashing audiences...

10/21/15 - The Dear Hunter / Chon @ Irving Plaza

10/21/15 - Boys Life / Josh Berwanger (of The Anniversary) @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

10/21/15 - Leon Bridges / Kali Uchis @ Webster Hall ← Will be a good one...

10/21/15 - Old 97s @ Brooklyn Bowl

10/21/15 - Little May @ Baby’s All Right

10/21/15 - Mother Falcon & Ben Sollee @ Le Poisson Rouge

10/21/15 - Joe Jackson @ Town Hall

10/21/15 - Yuna @ Rough Trade nYc

10/21/15 - Danzig / Superjoint / Veil of Maya / Prong @ Best Buy Theater

10/21/15 - Majical Cloudz @ National Sawdust (Brooklyn)
-Hip hop?
http://www.barclayscenter.com/events/detail/tidal-x-1020-amplified-by-htc


Also check TONY on the Wed before you arrive:
http://www.timeout.com/newyork

Also check Skint:
http://www.theskint.com
Edited by ter1413 - 10/11/15 at 6:40pm
post #10895 of 11479
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-Open House NYC:
http://www.ohny.org/weekend/overview

Have not done Open House NY personally, but have heard good things. From what I hear, it's great because you get to take in sites like you really wouldn't be able to at any other time. Would definitely be on my top to dos for that weekend.
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Originally Posted by ssortablaeht View Post
 

I'm visiting NYC for the first later this week (14th-21st). Gonna see the Statute of Liberty, probably go to the Guggenheim and Moma, see a play or two, but what else less obvious/touristy should I try to do? I feel like recommendations from locals are generally the  best.

 

Start at Union Square Farmers Market, wander down Fifth Avenue to Washington Square Park, hang out there for a while, then zig zag through the side streets over to West Village.  Or start out at WSP and just go 30 minutes in any direction and soak in any of the adjacent iconic neigborhoods - SoHo, NoLiTa, LES, EV, Chinatown, Bowery, Gramercy, Flatiron, etc.

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Was going to also recommend flatiron. Lots of restaurants and bars, and the new rizzoli is worth a visit
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In all seriousness, that shooting there last night is not typical of that area.
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Thanks so much for the responses! This is awesome. Between posting and now, my buddy and I worked through a tentative itinerary.

 

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I'd rather go to the Met over those other two. Take the Staten Island Ferry from Manhattan and back for good views of the Statue while sipping on 4$ tallboys. Central Park in the fall is probably something you want to check out. I know it's touristy, but I also enjoy the High Line. The rest will probably depend on what kind of restaurants you like.

 

I somewhat quickly looked at what each had on exhibition and Moma and the Guggenheim seemed most interesting to me, but I'm definitely open to reconsidering.

 

The Staten Island Ferry was the plan. Did not know, however, that I could drink $4 tallboys while onboard. That is definitely good to know. 

 

 
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You don't say what your interests are.....


-Check out the Brooklyn Flea's new Winter location:
http://brooklynflea.com/markets/winter-flea-smorgasburg-industry-city/
-Walk through the SOHO area. Loads to see/do and some cool shopping.
-Open House NYC:
http://www.ohny.org/weekend/overview
-New York City Wine & Food Festival
http://nycwff.org
-On the Line: Intrepid & the Vietnam War Opening
http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/ontheline.aspx
-Rock Center ice skating rink has opened:
http://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/the-ice-skating-rink-at-rockefeller-center-opens-this-saturday-100615?cmpid=NL_NY_100715
-Basketball/hockey game? Check the local schedules.
-Check out Chinatown in the morning when the vendors/stores are setting up.
-Walk through the Village area(Washington Sq Park, etc.)
-Comedy club?
-Music?

10/15/15 - Kamasi Washington @ BRIC House ← File this under Do Not Miss...

10/16/15 - Kamasi Washington @ Le Poisson Rouge ← File this under Do Not Miss...

Also check TONY on the Wed before you arrive:
http://www.timeout.com/newyork

Also check Skint:
http://www.theskint.com

 

This is great, thank you! I assume you cut and pasted all of the concerts? Funnily enough, we're planning on going to Kamasi Washington, but at the Blue Note. Is there a reason see him at BRIC House instead?

 

Probably going to go to the NY Phil the next night.

 

The Open House thing sounds really cool as does the flea! I'll definitely keep those websites in mind as well

 

 

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Start at Union Square Farmers Market, wander down Fifth Avenue to Washington Square Park, hang out there for a while, then zig zag through the side streets over to West Village.  Or start out at WSP and just go 30 minutes in any direction and soak in any of the adjacent iconic neigborhoods - SoHo, NoLiTa, LES, EV, Chinatown, Bowery, Gramercy, Flatiron, etc.

 

Cool, thanks man! I definitely want to do a lot of walking and soaking-in

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This is great, thank you! I assume you cut and pasted all of the concerts? Funnily enough, we're planning on going to Kamasi Washington, but at the Blue Note. Is there a reason see him at BRIC House instead?

Probably going to go to the NY Phil the next night.

The Open House thing sounds really cool as does the flea! I'll definitely keep those websites in mind as well



Hell no(if you mean that I looked at what/who was playing each day and put it all together.)

A friend has a weekly music blog and I took it from there.

Re Kamasi Washington, both venues are great...so it's a toss up. You can booze it up more at the Blue Note however.
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I always feel a little sad for people who visit NYC and don't check out Grand Central Terminal.
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I always feel a little sad for people who visit NYC and don't check out Grand Central Terminal.


That should be a given.
It's just that the OP asked for less obvious suggestions.
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I always feel a little sad for people who visit NYC and don't check out Grand Central Terminal.

 

Including Campbell Apartment for a glass of Prohibition Punch.

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Including Campbell Apartment for a glass of Prohibition Punch.

Campbell Apartment is a good "tourist speakeasy," if there ever was such a thing, but I am always underwhelmed by their cocktails. The fact that the venue is so large and beautiful makes it worth seeing, especially since it's hidden inside of Grand Central.
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Campbell Apartment is a good "tourist speakeasy," if there ever was such a thing, but I am always underwhelmed by their cocktails. The fact that the venue is so large and beautiful makes it worth seeing, especially since it's hidden inside of Grand Central.

 

Yeah, the "sanctuary amidst the maelstrom" is part of its allure.  And "tourist speakeasy" is a good term, since it's obviously a totally different vibe from Back Room, Bathtub Gin, Apotheke, Raines Law, etc.


Edited by NickCarraway - 10/13/15 at 5:54pm
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