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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Manton

    Manton Well-Known Member

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    I was actually.
     
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  2. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    If one were absolutely staying at one of the three NY Ritz properties would the Central Park one make the most sense for a tourist?
     
  3. Churchill W

    Churchill W Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure where the third one is, but between Battery Park and Central Park, the Central Park one is more centrally located, but I guess it also depends on what you have planned for your trip.
     
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  4. dopey

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    Where are the three? How long is your stay? Have you done a lot of tourist stuff in NYC already?
     
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  5. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Never been to NYC.

    Central Park
    Battery Park
    Westchester

    Stay would be 4-6 nights.

    Would hope to meat up with some SF Illuminati for wine and food.

    Just in exploratory stages.
     
  6. Connemara

    Connemara Well-Known Member

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    Lol, philistine.
     
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    Spend 3/4 nights in CP, 1/4 nights in Battery Park just to check out 9/11 and Oculus.
     
  8. Churchill W

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    Forget Westchester if you are looking to visit NYC. Too inconvenient IMO. You have to take a commuter train into the city and it'll be further away form all three major airports.


    Eh, IMO, not worth the hassle of checking in/checking out and re-packing.
     
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  9. edmorel

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    My suggestion would be the one in CP but more importantly, rent the room next to yours for Connemara. Have him come in from upstate (you'll need to pay for his train fare) and he can serve as your guide to the best that DiBlasio's New York has to offer.
     
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  10. Piobaire

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    Should I send him the money to make the reservation himself? :confused:

    :laugh:
     
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  11. RedLantern

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    Your crumbling eastern backwaters are of little interest to us west-coasters.
     
  12. dopey

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    Central Park, then. Literally, centrally located, with plenty to do right there and super easy subway access to everywhere else.
    Battery Park is o.k. for a couple of days as there are enough touristy things nearby for a short trip (plus enough food choices, etc.). But it is a more limited experience, good if you just want to to the stuff nearby or if you have business reasons to be there. But for plain tourist stuff for a longer period, Central Park location is ideal.
     
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    Definitley CP - the RC downtown is just TOO far downtown, and in an inconvenient location. You will be isolated & unhappy. If you want to check out downtown sights take a quick subway trip. Plus, Conne is more familiar with midtown,
     
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    I know the best crumbling NYCHA buildings and the top five intersections to catch a homeless guy pissing in the street (with no repercussions)!

    Piob, will you take me to Kamakura?
     
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    Conne also knows the bartenders at Marie's Crisis Cafe pretty well, if it's show tunes and bottomless (no pun intended) appletinis you're after....
     
  16. Churchill W

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    Don't all good nights out consist of that.
     
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    WTF, Piob has never been to NYC?

    Definitely Central Park. There's no good reason to stay all of the way down in battery park unless you are there on business and want to be near the office.
     
  18. Piobaire

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    Trying to get this planned but scheduling is tough. Already have the week of Labour Day booked at the Ritz in Cancun. :)
     
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    I don't live in NYC, but I've visited and stayed overnight several times. I like staying in Midtown West/Hell's Kitchen. Very neighborhood-y feel (particularly compared to the rampant consumerism on the East side), lots of nice restaurants and bars, and centrally located for travel uptown and downtown.
     
  20. otc

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    It is NYC. Just pick a weekend and go.

    Go next weekend. It doesn't matter (unless you are trying to get specific tickets/reservations or something).
     

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