Not to hijack the thread, but how much do you guys personally spend when you go to NY and how long do you stay? Not to sound cliche but i think there is a NY for everybody Regular hotel or four seasons? Chicken and rice or Per Se? Uniqlo or Bergdorf? Rear mezzanine or Front orchestra? On a side note, the $20 entrance fee at the Met is recommened. If you are shameless like me you can get in for a dollar. Also, for the OP, check out a jazz club like birdland or bluenote. My new favorite is Jazz at lincoln center. Woody allen and his band plays at the carlyle hotel on monday nights, the cover is a little more expensive tho.