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First time to NYC

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by hapyhar0ld, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Another New Yorker

    Another New Yorker Well-Known Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    I guess I might be speaking from that latter bias, being a native Mandarin speaker (although Cantonese will get you further) Flushing is far too out of the way for my convenience. My parents used to drive out there on occassion, but if you're more of a stereotypical Manhattaner, a trip out to Flushing is unthinkable.
  2. hapyhar0ld

    hapyhar0ld Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2009
    Bellevue, WA
    Thank you for all the advice. I went through this list with my wife and got A LOT of good ideas and made some reservations. One last thing. Where do you guys hang out on a Friday or Saturday night? Nothing too crazy, but maybe a nice bar where we could chill, have a drink and maybe hit the dance floor.
  3. dune

    dune Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2010
    Sorry to hop in your thread, but I have a related question: I'm going to NYC for a week with my younger brother and a friend, but I'm the only one of us three who is 21...though I'm the only one who doesn't actually drink. Any clubs that are halfway decent we could go to?
  4. fredfred

    fredfred Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2008
    New York City

    Since this is a killer thread, I'll tack on an answer to this for future viewers.

    My Friday night hangout is occasionally:

    Hudson Bar and Books (cigar bar) ... with great scotch and seriously interesting people. They play old James Bond movies and serve good cocktails. If you are under 25 you might not like it. But then again...

    This is followed by a very short wander over into the rest of the Meatpacking area. If you want to do the NYC glamour nightlife thing.. right now you go to.. Tenjune. Or the place right across the street from it. The crowd is 21 (or a bit younger with fake id) to 26 mainly. Loud music. Girls in damn short skirts/dresses. On Fri/Saturday you have to play the "bottle service" game, or slip the guy at the door about $100. OR be a group of hot single girls in shorts skirts and you get in free. It's that type of place.

    If you want a cool NYC jazz dive experience, find Small's jazz. In/out at any time - unlike the other places that have set times you have to adhere to.

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