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Old 03-03-2018, 12:47 PM
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As regards broadway, better to book in advance on either Ticketmaster or Telecharge (depends on who owns the Theatre the show is in) if you have a strong preference for a specific show. Otherwise TKTS for same day discount tickets is fine if you're not fussed. Their South Street Seaport outlet if often much quieter if you're around the lower east side. Mid week evening shows and (Wed matinees for non kiddie shows - TKTS the day before) will have better availability. They haveTicket tip - often Front mezzanine seats significantly better than mid or rear orchestra level.

Times square/theatre district is tourist central - you're better to walk a few blocks or get a subway (don't avoid the subway, it's fine). Personally I'd walk west and look for a diner around 9th/10th/11th avenues - Clinton is the neighborhood - used to be Hells Kitchen. Mostly gentrified now but good for a night out too if you don't fancy hitting the village.

I like to visit a good Jewish Deli when in NY- Katz's Delicatessen is the most iconic deli but there's other good ones. McSorley's ale house is a great old style Irish American (in the good sense...) bar in the village - two beers McSorley's light and dark, sawdust on the floor - cash only. Other 'dive' bars I always liked are the Kettle of Fish (Jack Kerouac's old watering hole in the east village - better to visit late at night) and Milano's Bar on Houston.
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Old 05-03-2018, 01:04 AM
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As regards broadway, better to book in advance on either Ticketmaster or Telecharge (depends on who owns the Theatre the show is in) if you have a strong preference for a specific show. Otherwise TKTS for same day discount tickets is fine if you're not fussed. Their South Street Seaport outlet if often much quieter if you're around the lower east side. Mid week evening shows and (Wed matinees for non kiddie shows - TKTS the day before) will have better availability. They haveTicket tip - often Front mezzanine seats significantly better than mid or rear orchestra level.

Times square/theatre district is tourist central - you're better to walk a few blocks or get a subway (don't avoid the subway, it's fine). Personally I'd walk west and look for a diner around 9th/10th/11th avenues - Clinton is the neighborhood - used to be Hells Kitchen. Mostly gentrified now but good for a night out too if you don't fancy hitting the village.

I like to visit a good Jewish Deli when in NY- Katz's Delicatessen is the most iconic deli but there's other good ones. McSorley's ale house is a great old style Irish American (in the good sense...) bar in the village - two beers McSorley's light and dark, sawdust on the floor - cash only. Other 'dive' bars I always liked are the Kettle of Fish (Jack Kerouac's old watering hole in the east village - better to visit late at night) and Milano's Bar on Houston.
Thanks FF. Some good info there.
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Old 06-03-2018, 01:30 PM
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Spend a night in the Meatpacking District too, if you can.
The Brass Monkey has a rooftop bar (not high rise) with nice views.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:31 PM
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Spend a night in the Meatpacking District too, if you can.
The Brass Monkey has a rooftop bar (not high rise) with nice views.
Someone suggested that we should visit Ground Zero Museum Workshop which I believe is near the Meatpacking district. We could do the Brass Monkey at the same time.
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Old 24-03-2018, 03:21 PM
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Old 25-03-2018, 12:08 AM
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Many thanks. Looks like just what we need for an interesting stay.
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Old 27-03-2018, 11:38 PM
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I hope you never over-stayed a visit to the states before, duffs

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Old 27-03-2018, 11:43 PM
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Old 31-03-2018, 11:42 AM
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Check out Brooklyn Diner for an amazing breakfast experience.
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Old 31-03-2018, 01:12 PM
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The boat cruise around Manhattan is decent,circle line cruises is the company,make sure u do 2pm sailing though,apparently the 10am and 12pm can get tide dependent and can't Go under certain bridges up the east river..The Rockefeller centre is class for view,I did it during day,will do at night next time,I did empire state at night,it's worth it to see it...Ground zero museum is haunting enough I'd recommend it,never went up the tower,I will next time,There's a few good rooftop bars 230 on fifth(class empire state views) and one next to connollys off times square
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