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Posted: 2/23/2010 11:21:59 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/23/2012 2:52:24 PM EST by rkbar15]
With spring just around the corner add your recommendations to the list (with a link if you have one).
From past threads:
Museums/Exhibitions/Things to Do



9/11 Memorial
American Museum of
Natural History

Beretta
Gallery

BODIES...
The Exhibition

Broadway TKTS Discount Booths

Broadway
Plays

Bronx Zoo
Brooklyn
Botanical Gardens

Central Park
Ellis Island
Empire State
Building

Hayden
Planetarium

Jones Beach State Park
IMAX - Mysteries of the Great Lakes

International Center of Photography Museum
Metropolitan
Museum of Art Arms & Armor Collection

Museum of Modern Art
(MoMA)

Museum of the City of
New York

New York City Fire Museum
New York City Police Museum
New York Mets Baseball
New York Yankees Baseball
NY Botanical Garden
(Bronx)

South
Street Seaport

South
Street Seaport Museum

Statue of
Liberty

The
Jewish Museum

Top of The
Rock


USS INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum

Restaurants
69
Bayard Chinese

Carmine's
Carnegie
Deli

Churrascaria Plataforma
Da
Nico

Dim Sum go go
Forlini's Restaurant
Il Giglio
Il Mulino
John's
Pizzeria

Katz's Delicatessen
L&B Spumoni Gardens Pizza
La
Bella Ferrara Pasticceria

Lederhosen
German Wurst & Bierhaus

Lombardi's Pizza
Peter Luger Steak
House

McSorley's
Old Ale House

Nick's Pizza in Forest Hills
New Wonton Garden
Patsy's
Pizzeria

Sambuca
Shanghai Cafe
Totonno’s Pizza
Vincent's
White Horse Tavern
Wo
Hop Chinese

Zaitzeff Burgers

All Museums List:









Alice
Austen House Museum

American
Craft Museum

American
Folk Art Museum

American
Museum of Natural History

American
Museum of the Moving Image

American
Numismatic Society

Americas
Society

Artists Space
Asia Society and
Museum

Bronx
Museum of the Arts

The Brooklyn
Botanic Gardens

The
Brooklyn Children's Museum

The Brooklyn
Museum of Art

Carnegie
Hall/Rose Museum

Central
Park Zoo/Wildlife Gallery

The
Children's Museum of the Arts

Children's
Museum of Manhattan

The Cloisters
Cooper-Hewitt
Dahesh Museum
Dia
Center for the Arts

The Drawing
Center

Ellis
Island Museum

Empire
State Building Lobby Gallery

Museum at FIT
Forbes
Magazine Galleries

The Frick
Collection

Grey Art Gallery
Goethe
House

Solomon R.
Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim
Museum SoHo

Rose Center
The
Hispanic Society of America

International
Center of Photography

Intrepid
Sea-Air-Space Museum

Isamu
Noguchi Garden Museum

Jewish Museum
LaGuardia and Wagner
Archives

Lower
East Side Tenement Museum


Madame
Tussaud's New York

Merchant's House
Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art
The
Morgan Library

Mount
Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Municipal
Art Society

El Museo
Del Barrio

Museum at
Eldridge Street

Museum
for African Art

Museum
of American Financial History

Museum
of Chinese in the Americas

Museum
of Jewish Heritage

Museum of Modern Art
Museum
of the City of New York

Museum
of the Moving Image

Museum of Television and
Radio

National
Academy Museum

National
Design Museum

National
Museum of the American Indian

New
Jersey Children's Museum

New
Museum of Contemporary Art

New
York Botanical Garden

New
York City Fire Museum

New
York City Police Museum

New
York Hall of Science

New
York Historical Society

New
York Public Library

New
York Transit Museum

Nicholas Roerich Museum
PS1 Contemporary Art Center
Pierpont
Morgan Library

Queens
Historical Society

Queens Museum of
Art

Rose Center for
Earth and Space

Schomburg
Center

Seaman's
Church Institute

Snug
Harbor Cultural Center

Sony Wonder
Technology Lab

South
Street Seaport Museum

Staten
Island Institute

Studio
Museum in Harlem

Taipei Gallery
Theodore
Roosevelt Birthplace

Ukrainian
Museum

Wave Hill
Whitney
Museum of American Art

Whitney
Museum/Philip Morris

NYC Zoos, Aquariums and Gardens



NYC Self Protection FAQ:
 
 





 




 
 
 
 

 
 

 
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 12:04:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 12:41:56 PM EST
This should be made into a sticky at the top for all of the out of towners.
Link Posted: 3/15/2010 2:18:18 PM EST



Originally Posted By fish223:


Central Park



Ellis Island





Added to list and a bump.



 
Link Posted: 3/15/2010 2:35:41 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2010 2:47:05 PM EST by fish223]
Link Posted: 3/16/2010 8:43:53 AM EST
Added to list. Where are the rest of you mopes with recommendations?

Link Posted: 3/24/2010 6:52:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/24/2010 6:57:48 PM EST by Wave]
Link Posted: 3/27/2010 6:45:51 AM EST
Added to list. Where are the rest of you mopes with recommendations?
Link Posted: 4/10/2010 4:27:25 PM EST
Rkbar - here goes

Everyone loves NY pizza but where is/are the best places. It's all about the brick pizza oven and most NY'ers are going to say one or all of the following...

Grimaldi's in Brooklyn- Excellent but out in brooklyn and always a long line. Not too much else going on on the menu either.

Patsy's- Formerly Grimaldi's or the other way around. Very good also, located in the Village on 12th Street and University Place. Nice restaurant especially in the summer with the big windows open. Excellent Pizza!

Lombardi's- The ONLY place worth eating at in Little Italy. I had the luck of eating there when Italy won the World Cup a few years ago and it was quite a scene. Pizza's awesome and gotta love a place that includes extra garlic on the toppings list.

Joe's on Bleecker- The famous Bleecker street in the village, a mob scene on the weekends, especially at night. Pizza is good but not anywhere near as good as...

MOTORINO on 12th street in the east village between 1st and 2nd avenue (closer to 1st)- THIS is the best pizza I have had ANYWHERE. Get one all to your own and chow down. I have had three different pizza's from the menu but the Sopressata is to die for. Literally if I had to choose the last meal I ever ate it would be the Sopressata pie from Motorino. It's no 'scene' and the wine list is nice and doable as well. Even the brussel sprout pizza is awesome. LOVE LOVE this place.

Hope this was a help for some of you and PM me any questions you may have for a NYC food hound like me. :)





Link Posted: 4/19/2010 3:11:01 AM EST
Lincoln Center

Times Square

Grand Central Station

China Town

Grant's Tomb

Fort Tryon Park (near GWB)
Link Posted: 4/25/2010 8:26:11 PM EST
Best Burger in NYC, hands down.

http://www.zaitzeffnyc.com/
Link Posted: 7/27/2010 12:36:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2010 12:37:04 PM EST by TokiWartooth]
You forgot Totonno's Pizza in Coney Island....

And L&B Spumoni Gardens on Avenue U in Brooklyn.

And Nick's Pizza in Forest Hills.
Link Posted: 7/27/2010 3:14:33 PM EST
Originally Posted By TokiWartooth:
You forgot Totonno's Pizza in Coney Island....

And L&B Spumoni Gardens on Avenue U in Brooklyn.

And Nick's Pizza in Forest Hills.


Totonno's burned down and hasn't been rebuilt.
Link Posted: 7/28/2010 7:06:05 AM EST



Originally Posted By Wave:



Totonno's burned down and hasn't been rebuilt.



Other locations http://www.totonnos.com/Index-2.html



1544 Second
Avenue




(Between 80th and 81st Street)



462 2nd Ave.

(Between 26th & 27th Street)



$5 off coupon



 
Link Posted: 7/28/2010 7:56:49 AM EST
Originally Posted By rkbar15:

Originally Posted By Wave:

Totonno's burned down and hasn't been rebuilt.

Other locations http://www.totonnos.com/Index-2.html

1544 SecondAvenue
(Between 80th and 81st Street)

462 2nd Ave.
(Between 26th & 27th Street)

$5 off coupon
 


So now I gotta' leave Brooklyn to get my Fix? I'm no fire inspector but that fire seemed "kind of suspicious"

Link Posted: 7/28/2010 9:42:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2010 9:50:37 AM EST by rkbar15]
Supposedly it was the coal fired oven that burns 24/7 that started the fire. They never reopened?
Coney Island Staple Vows To Rebuild After Fire
http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/95604/coney-island-staple-vows-to-rebuild-after-fire/?ap=1&Flash





ETA: Looks like they opened one in Yonkers too. Website says four locations. http://www.totonnos.com/Aboutus.html





http://www.totonnos.com/Yonkers.html
 
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 9:47:05 AM EST
How can this landmark not be on the list?  

Flashdancers New York Gentlemen's Club
Link Posted: 11/5/2010 11:01:47 PM EST
Are there any good Military Surplus stores anyone is aware of?
I have to travel to NYC this spring...
Link Posted: 2/22/2011 7:16:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2011 7:16:54 PM EST by JayJay4735]
Veselka, a great Ukranian diner in the East Village open 24/7

http://www.veselka.com/

The Corner Bistro for late night burgers and beers

http://www.cornerbistrony.com/

The Astoria Beer Garden

http://www.bohemianhall.com/en/Index.php

Link Posted: 4/14/2011 3:05:45 PM EST
Great idea guys!



I am headed to NYC last weekend in April. What is nice place? We are going to a show on Saturday and would like a nicer place for dinner that night.



Thanks.
Link Posted: 6/4/2011 3:50:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By TokiWartooth:
You forgot Totonno's Pizza in Coney Island....

And L&B Spumoni Gardens on Avenue U in Brooklyn.

And Nick's Pizza in Forest Hills.


All are excellent choices sir, I just couldnt see an out of towner cruising around bensonhurst looking for L&B's!! Love the squares!! Sauce on bottom, cheese on top!
Link Posted: 6/26/2011 6:07:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/26/2011 6:12:03 PM EST by Makarov_Mami]
Hey, great idea!  Thanks for this thread!  We'll be in NYC 31 July - 6 August, staying near the NYSE.  The COL will be pretty tied up almost all the time from morning til 8 pm, except that he gets off at 6pm on Wednesday and we're going to see Rock of Ages Thursday night.  Except for my cousin coming in to spend the day with me Thursday, I will pretty much be on my own the entire week.

This is not my first trip by any means, so I don't plan to go back to places like the Empire State Bldg, Statue of Liberty, etc.  I DO plan to go to the MMA - I always do - and do a little shopping on Canal St.  I will spend some time checking out those links in the OP, but would also appreciate any other suggestions that might be interesting and safe for someone flying solo.

Oh, last year I had downloaded a NYC transit app on my Droid that I found very useful.  I have since deleted it, and now I can't seem to find one that looks familiar.  Can anyone recommend a good subway app for a Droid?

Thanks!

ETA:  Some of my interests are  history, architecture, military stuff, as well as girly things like fashion design.  I do NOT like much modern art.
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 8:25:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/27/2011 8:26:10 AM EST by fish223]
Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:

Can anyone recommend a good subway app for a Droid?
Thanks!


Do a quick search for an app called "on the go"

It updates directly from the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority site with delays and schedule changes, as well as having full maps searchable by station, line, and connection
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 9:47:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 6/27/2011 9:47:43 AM EST by Makarov_Mami]
Originally Posted By fish223:
Originally Posted By Makarov_Mami:

Can anyone recommend a good subway app for a Droid?
Thanks!


Do a quick search for an app called "on the go"

It updates directly from the NYC Metropolitan Transit Authority site with delays and schedule changes, as well as having full maps searchable by station, line, and connection


Thanks!  I'll look for it!
Link Posted: 6/27/2011 4:26:14 PM EST

American Museum of Natural History iPhone Apps:

http://www.amnh.org/apps/



Link Posted: 6/27/2011 4:31:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By rkbar15:

American Museum of Natural History iPhone Apps:

http://www.amnh.org/apps/



Those look great!  Wish they were Droid-compatible.  However, the COL is considering picking up an iPad - if he does, I'll download them!
Link Posted: 11/15/2011 5:50:39 PM EST
I have a day and a half in NY Dec. 6th & 7th. I'm definitely going to see the  World Trade Center Memorial & Statue of Liberty. I wish I had more time there. What else can I fit into a day and a half?

I'm going to occupy Times Square, from the Holiday Inn Express on 39th. Any feedback on that hotel would be appreciated.

The only thing blank on OP? "NYC Self Protection FAQ:"
LOL (I'm sure it is a legal issue.)

Thank you in advance for any feedback regarding this request for short trip must sees.

Link Posted: 11/15/2011 10:45:31 PM EST
Make sure you go to the 911memorial website for passes to the memorial,  if you don't get them you are not getting in
Link Posted: 11/16/2011 2:12:49 PM EST
Thanks Fish! I didn't know that.
Link Posted: 11/16/2011 4:52:12 PM EST
No prob.  Few people know that passes are required.  

Also (as I learned the hard way) there is airport quality screening just prior to the actual entrance.  They took my benchmade folder from me when they spotted it on the scanner.  They measured the blade, and since it was"legal" gave me a voucher to pick it up in the visitor center at the exit to the memorial.  Gave the guard the voucher, and then they delivered it from the main entrance.  Took almost 15 min. to get it back when we wanted to leave.

The passes can be reserved here:  http://www.911memorial.org/

They can be printed at home.  They will be checked on at least 4 different occasions.  Entering the line, then when having the bar code scanned at the screening station,  having it punched when leaving screening, then again checking for the punch when passing the last checkpoint.  

Take special note of how many NYPD and 911 memorial security cameras are put up along the line, and within the memorial.  My kids made a game of counting, and finally stopped at 200.  Don't pick your nose or scratch your ass if you don't want it on video.

The memorial is somber yet uplifting.  I have a bunch of pics that I need to upload for a thread.  Also, stopped by OWS and took a bunch of pics too.  Got them Sunday night just before they cleared the tents out of the park.

Link Posted: 3/23/2013 10:13:14 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/23/2013 10:13:31 AM EST by MurrayRothbard]
In light of downstate's recent actions I think this thread should be un-stickied, at the least.
Link Posted: 5/7/2013 10:55:05 AM EST
By all means spend your money and tax dollars in a city and area that supports the safe act and will lock you up for clip knife on your pocket.
Link Posted: 8/2/2013 8:06:26 PM EST
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Originally Posted By ranger38:
By all means spend your money and tax dollars in a city and area that supports the safe act and will lock you up for clip knife on your pocket.
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the only real viable means of self defense in the five-boroughs is a walking stick/cane/shalalie. anything else is "arrestable".

one of the cold steel jobie-doos would work just fine.




Link Posted: 12/29/2013 1:39:15 PM EST
Knives with a locking blade are more trouble than they're worth most of the time here. I carry a Mini-Griptilian when I know I am not going into any buildings or areas with metal detectors but for the most part it's not worth the trouble. The one plus side though is that NYC is a pretty seriously safe city now. I came here via LA/Oregon/NM and haven't been fucked with seriously once although my situational awareness is 100x better than most people. There are some simple things to keep in mind like don't check your iphone walking down the st, don't stop in the middle of the sidewalk to look/point/etc, avoid black cars unless you called them, taxis are fine, and the subways are fine within manhattan and up to 5 or so stops in any of the boroughs. For the most part if you keep to yourself you will be ok.

Also I wanted to add the restaurants in my neighborhood which has become stupid trendy/gentrified but the quality of the food is pretty amazing and it's way less crowded than midtown or downtown.

http://freewilliamsburg.com/listings/the-20-best-restaurants-in-williamsburg-greenpoint-and-bushwick


NYC is a pretty stupid place to be but it's worth seeing and while I don't plan on living here forever or raising kids here it's a fun place to live in your late 20s and early 30s.
Link Posted: 8/17/2018 7:52:14 PM EST
... heck of a list!
We're going next week
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