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Chelsea Market is shit. I have no idea why people like it.

Chelsea Market makes me want to do murder.
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Also, are Broadway shows hyped or worth it?

kind of depends on the show, but most are awesome. Don't come to see Phantom of the Opera.
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Chelsea Market is shit. I have no idea why people like it.

 

Pecorino Toscano Fresco.  Not that aged hard crap (Pecorino Romano).  And it's $6.99/lb, not like flyover country where it's $22.  And it's always in stock, unlike StinkyBKLYN (which is an otherwise-excellent joint - mmmm Prosciutto Crudo).

 

Is Lobster Place fish any good?  Or are there better choices below 34th?


Edited by NickCarraway - 3/1/15 at 6:43pm
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OK three questions on everyone's favorite "Why New York Sucks" topic: apartments:

 

1.  Why are agencies listing apartments on their websites that are already rented?  Is this a variation of the car salesman bait-and-switch?

 

2.  Can someone recommend a - stifle your derisive laughter - reputable apartment broker (via PM if you like)?

 

3.  Good strategy or not: grab a short-term (say, through Memorial Day) furnished place and use that time to look at A LOT of long-term options.

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The "Meow Parlor".
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Also, are Broadway shows hyped or worth it?

kind of depends on the show, but most are awesome. Don't come to see Phantom of the Opera.

+0.5

A lot of big Broadway shows are comically expensive tourist bait. The better ones will end up in London where tickets are often to be had for half the cost. Given that it is easily possible to drop 1K+ on a pair of Broadway tickets, you might well be better off all around just flying over and catching the West End version. Having said that, one of the great regrets of my life is not having seen "Spiderman: Turn off the Dark" in previews.

But some of the smaller Broadway shows and some off-Broadway theater can be fantastic. While all your friends will be expecting you to go see "The Lion King" you know, in your heart, that you'd really rather see "Clinton: The Musical."
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I think we need 2-3 more really good snowstorms before this winter ends.
post #8843 of 11473
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Also, are Broadway shows hyped or worth it?

Totally. They're a blast, and I'm not one of those people.
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I vote we turn this thread into a point-counterpoint between SH and Hayward on the merits of different Broadway shows.
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my wife saw a 5 hour play last Friday. Apparently it was fantastic, and apparently it featured Nathan Lane.



but damn, 5 hours and 3 intermissions.
post #8846 of 11473
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A lot of big Broadway shows are comically expensive tourist bait. The better ones will end up in London where tickets are often to be had for half the cost.

this is why you have to prioritize the list of "to see" shows. There's a bunch that have been running long enough that they're now doing national tours (The Book of Mormon comes to mind). Instead of spending $300 on a Book of Mormon ticket, wait for a tour and buy a $50 ticket.

Spend the money to see shows like Sideshow or Hedwig or an Act of God or Aladdin (which I hear is very good).
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Is Cats still playing?
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A lot of big Broadway shows are comically expensive tourist bait. The better ones will end up in London where tickets are often to be had for half the cost.

this is why you have to prioritize the list of "to see" shows. There's a bunch that have been running long enough that they're now doing national tours (The Book of Mormon comes to mind). Instead of spending $300 on a Book of Mormon ticket, wait for a tour and buy a $50 ticket.

Spend the money to see shows like Sideshow or Hedwig or an Act of God or Aladdin (which I hear is very good).

Aladdin? Oh, please. How much hipster street cred are you going to get from seeing Aladdin? No, BambiF*cker/Kaffeehaus, is the only way to go. For extra points, it was produced by Kickstarter. Plus, it's in Brooklyn -- where else? -- so you can attend the performance without contributing to global warming by having to take the subway or something.

Kidding aside, this actually sounds perverse enough to be interesting. And it is the kind of thing that can be tough to find in other theater markets. I would be much more inclined to see something like this than I would some corporate mega-spectacle that had been focus-grouped and polished within an inch of its life.
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my wife saw a 5 hour play last Friday. Apparently it was fantastic, and apparently it featured Nathan Lane.



but damn, 5 hours and 3 intermissions.

You survived Iceman Cometh?! The show is supposedly very depressing and doesn't let out until past midnight.
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Though I am not Mickey Kramer, I saw this production of Creditors about when this article was written.
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