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post #7906 of 11479

Have to agree. They are pretty miserable to deal with.

 

lefty

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Tastes like a slightly better version of Burger King's Whopper.

Go to Little Owl instead.
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Four Suckers Are Spending $35,000 for an Outrageous Thanksgiving Meal at Old Homestead

http://ny.eater.com/2014/11/21/7262343/old-homestead-steakhouse-35000-thanksgiving
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http://gothamist.com/2014/11/24/nyc_subway_worst_ranking.php

ok list, but I'm not big on their rankings. The problem is frequency of occurances - I've never seen somebody taking a dump on a train, but backpacks annoy me every single day. One is way worse, one is way frequent.
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 38. Hanging Your Clothes On The Overhead Poles: See what's going on up there? Never do that.

I've actually done this before, but with a much longer garment bag. Only difference is, I sat right next to, and on the excess fabric of the bag instead of leaving a seat open that no one was obviously going to sit in. :embar:

post #7911 of 11479
and for the record, I think the guy taking a dump is hilarious.


"you've probably been drunk before, but have you ever been diarrhea on a subway drunk?"
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

and for the record, I think the guy taking a dump is hilarious.


"you've probably been drunk before, but have you ever been diarrhea on a subway drunk?"

That guy yesterday was about there...
post #7913 of 11479

In Tribeca, on two occasions, I've been stopped by a monk, and some random guy giving me blessings from Buddah, and Jesus. They both gave me a good luck charm/card, for "blessings."

I thought they were just being nice to me, seeing how my neutral face looks so sad and all (how naive of me). So as I was about to walk away with what they gave me, both times they stopped me asking for money. When I said I didn't have money on me, they took it back :( 

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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Very good, but not worth the stress of the line, seating, and dickhead workers.

Since he's staying there, he may be able to avoid much of that. I was there with my daughter for a week a couple of months ago. There was no way we were going to deal with the stupid lines, etc. But if you're open to grabbing your dinner or lunch at a non-peak time, staying at the PM lets you be opportunistic and duck in if there's no line.

Or you can just settle for breakfast at Norma's, which is pretty good as well (albeit overpriced, as any hotel breakfast joint is going to be).
post #7915 of 11479
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Since he's staying there, he may be able to avoid much of that.

That was the plan but it didn't work out because I ended up working past when they close and not I've moved onto a different part of town (was at the PM for a work trip that randomly hit a few days before my normally scheduled vacation). Never thought about going out of my way for burger joint but thought it was worth an opportunistic go. I am of the non line waiting San Franciscan variety so never considered waiting in line for a seat but the hotel said if there were a line that I wouldn't have any issues getting in.

Anyone have any tips for restaurants in Chelsea or Flat Iron?
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

Anyone have any tips for restaurants in Chelsea or Flat Iron?

Flatiron area: Union Square Cafe, Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, the Breslin, Aldea, 15 East, Tocqueville

More west into Chelsea: Barbuto, Caudette, Empellon, Blue Hill, Scarpetta, Kin Shop, Perla, Ushiwakamaru, Babbo
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Since he's staying there, he may be able to avoid much of that. I was there with my daughter for a week a couple of months ago. There was no way we were going to deal with the stupid lines, etc. But if you're open to grabbing your dinner or lunch at a non-peak time, staying at the PM lets you be opportunistic and duck in if there's no line.

Or you can just settle for breakfast at Norma's, which is pretty good as well (albeit overpriced, as any hotel breakfast joint is going to be).

Worst service I've ever had was at the famous Sunday brunch at Norma's. The only time I can remember leaving zero tip. Waiter dissappeared for an hour and no one else did anything about it. Bad enough that I'm never going back and tell others not to also.
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

Worst service I've ever had was at the famous Sunday brunch at Norma's. The only time I can remember leaving zero tip. Waiter dissappeared for an hour and no one else did anything about it. Bad enough that I'm never going back and tell others not to also.

Yeah, that would piss me off. As I noted, the fact that the PM is where I usually stay when I'm in NY makes the calculus very different. I can't imagine going out of my way to eat at either of those places if I weren't already staying in the building.
post #7919 of 11479
Thanks gome! Love Gramercy Tavern and Babbo but haven't been to any of the rest. Heard about the Breslin and hope to check it out but will look at the list and see what jumps out at us.
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Originally Posted by UnFacconable View Post

Thanks gome! Love Gramercy Tavern and Babbo but haven't been to any of the rest. Heard about the Breslin and hope to check it out but will look at the list and see what jumps out at us.

Breslin often has a fairly limited, but well curated, seasonal menu.

Barbutto is fantastic. I've yet to have a bad meal at Aldea but the prices keep creeping upward... particularly the wine list.
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