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post #6556 of 11479
I actually haven't been to the LES in a long time. It has changed so much down there even in the last 5 years.
post #6557 of 11479
i'm there every fortnight for my haircut. It has changed a lot.
post #6558 of 11479
No you're not. You just wanted to type "fortnight".
post #6559 of 11479
well it's usually every 3 weeks, but I did want to say fortnight. And you know what, I'm glad I did.
post #6560 of 11479
Better than bi-weekly.
post #6561 of 11479
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Originally Posted by ballmouse View Post

A bit of a silly question: might have the day off tomorrow, so what should I do in NYC?

Would rather not do any of the museums, and I've been to most of the parks already. Should I check out Coney Island? Go to the zoo? coffee shops? Astoria/Harlem (haven't seen either neighborhood)? ???

If you're from a place that has the out of doors, I'm not sure central park is that exciting. I know a lot of people love it and I get that compared to the rest of the city it's an oasis, but I'm not sure I get the draw for a visitor unless you're visiting from some place that doesn't have parks or outdoor scenery. I guess I'm not giving any credit to the people watching so maybe that's really where it's at.
post #6562 of 11479
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

If you're from a place that has the out of doors, I'm not sure central park is that exciting. I know a lot of people love it and I get that compared to the rest of the city it's an oasis, but I'm not sure I get the draw for a visitor unless you're visiting from some place that doesn't have parks or outdoor scenery.

Central Park does not equal "the outdoors" in random USA. Even if you limit your perspective to a purely landscape/fauna perspective.
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I guess I'm not giving any credit to the people watching so maybe that's really where it's at.

Bingo bongo.



Per Se is a fucking terrible restaurant (if you don't give any credit to the food or service).
post #6563 of 11479
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Per Se is a fucking terrible restaurant (if you don't give any credit to the food or service).

I appreciate the response but don't think it's apt. I assume most people are looking for unique experiences that they can't find where they're from, not looking for the same thing they can get at home. Central park is not that exciting to me for the same reason that the "best" mexican food in NY is not that exciting to me (or anyone who lives somewhere with halfway decent mexican food).
post #6564 of 11479
Central park is nice, but not the nicest park in the city by any means. Then again I'm not much of a park guy to begin with. Also, Mexican food sucks.
post #6565 of 11479
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Also, Mexican food in New York sucks.

fixed
post #6566 of 11479
I hate people who say that, which is everybody these days it seems. I think it is just an air of presumption and a fad. Seriously.
post #6567 of 11479
I wasn't ripping on mexican food in NY - I've had some decent mex there in the past. Just happens that I came back from a week in Mexico so I have it on my mind. Also, not knocking central park. If I lived in NY I'm sure I'd love it, but being from a place that's not outdoor challenged, I generally feel like my limited time in NY is better spent elsewhere.
post #6568 of 11479
Fair enough. But if you're into ladies, Sheep's Meadow on a sunny day is possibly the world's talent epicenter.
post #6569 of 11479
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I hate people who say that, which is everybody these days it seems. I think it is just an air of presumption and a fad. Seriously.

+1

could be the best mexican food in the world and people would say it sucks because it's in nyc and not some hole in the wall in mexico
post #6570 of 11479
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+1

could be the best mexican food in the world and people would say it sucks because it's in nyc and not some hole in the wall in mexicoSan Francisco
FTFY
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