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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What Should We See in N.Y.C.?

Have you ever been to New York City and have a favorite list of “Must See’s”?

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The Fashionista and I will be headed there this July. While it will be my 3rd trip to the Big Apple it is her first and she is excited at all the prospects.

I have previously seen such touristy sites such as the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the top of the Empire State Building.

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So far on our agenda we plan on going to:

The Met

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The Guggenheim

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While we would love to “Hamilton” I am not willing to spend $400 per ticket for a cheap seat so I am wondering if there are any other Broadway shows we should see instead?

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So tell me all your favorite places to EAT, SLEEP and PLAY while in N.Y.C.



The Boston Lady said...

Central Park with a stop at Strawberry Fields to see the memorial to John Lennon. Then a stop at Serendipity for some frozen hot chocolate! You may have seen the movie, Serendipity with John Cusack.

Ride the subways!

Great, affordable Chinese restaurant right to the side of Times Square named Ollie's.

Hit up Bryant Park if you are there on Friday for Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series. Try for tickets to see Jimmy Fallon. They tape about 4pm. Or Seth Myers. I can't remember who is taping from Letterman's old place, The Ed Sullivan Theater, but if you stand by the stage door before or after taping you can see the guests arriving and leaving. We saw Christina Applegate and Will Farrell. Lol. It's quite the scene!

Have fun!


GSGreatEscaper said...

Bette Midler just opened in Hello, Dolly! and got rave reviews. Don't know if there would be cheap tix for that, but try the 'day of show' cheap tickets booth in Times Square - is it still there? Almost anything on Broadway is going to be great!

The Museum of the City of New York has some good exhibits, and is near the MET.
Also there is a Jewish museum that is wonderful.

Did you know that the NYPL owns the real, original Winnie the Pooh and friends, and the original Mary Poppins made by P L Travers? These used to be at the Doherty Branch near MOMA but they might have moved, you would need to research if they are on display.

Jeanie said...

I don't know what the ticket prices are but the new musical War Paint about Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubenstein's rivalry is getting great reviews with two great stars. Might fit the Fashionista's fashion gene! Tix to Hello Dolly! are probably a tough find but the reviews for that were terrific, too.

Also check out -- the Museum of the Fashion Institute of New York. They have ongoing exhibitions. Not sure what's play8ing now.

Curtains in My Tree said...

I'm also going on my third trip to New York CIty I just love it
I also went to your places mentioned also the Diamond District St Patrick's Cathedral Penn station

My friend has lots day trips planned and I can't wait
Park ave was fun walking after we left the Metropolitan Museum of Art, also Central park across from Jackie Kennedy Onassis apartment building

I love your pictures

Linda said...

I've only been truly once (another time was a drive through and a stop at Ellis Island - went there twice ver the years), but besides the touristy things mentioned, my favorites were: Walking along the gardens of the High Line, Chelsea Market and the Hells Kitchen Flea Market. :)

Silvana Joanne said...

I don't have any tips but just wanted to wish you guys a great time. Make sure to take a bunch of pics for us :-)

Michele said...

Been there a bunch of times. Definately try to see St. Patrick's Cathedral - and I know it is super cheesey but my carriage ride through Central Park (that took us to Ground Zero) was a real highlight last time we were there.)

I'm excited for you - but whew, NYC in July is going to be hot hot hot. Plan on doing lots of "cooler" things so you don't croak from over-heating (walking too much, not enough water, etc.)

Yay! Happy planning!


chanteusevca said...

We've been several times. We have a niece and her Argentine husband and two adorable sons who live in The City. We love Sarabeth's for breakfast/brunch. There are several locations. You other readers have mentioned many of the great sites.

One year we enjoyed getting up early and going to see The Today Show folks. Met Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera. Ran into Kathie Lee Gifford on the street in front of Saks and she talked to me at length like we were long lost friends. We do have a mutual friend that she attended college with.

The Met and Central Park and other museums are always a must. We toured the Holocaust Museum one year.
Of course, I'm always in tears after viewing those exhibits.

Eat in Chinatown one day. Eat at Carmines or Rao Italian another. We loved Otto, a casual restaurant by Mario Batali and we've done the Bobby Flay restaurants and some other well known chefs if you are a foodie. So many great places to eat and snack and get street food. Dylan's Candy Bar is fun and FAO Schwartz. For us furniture and design enthusiasts, ABC Carpet & Home and many others. I collect unique perfumes, so Caron with their perfume fountains and Bond No. 9 New York was high on my list to obtain fragrances based on the boroughs and areas of NYC.

Tickets to Jimmy Fallon would be fun too if you are into his humor. So many great shows to see if Hamilton isn't an option. "Beautiful: The Carol King Musical" would be on my list along with Sara Bareilles in "Waitress."

One year we loved staying on the upper West Side in a gorgeous B&B that has apparently gone out of business now. But it had huge rooms closet and bath much larger than most hotels there. But the city cracked down on B&Bs saying if they had more than 3 rooms they could not rent for less than 30 days or something to that effect. it felt like we were locals in a neighborhood instead of tourists in a hotel. There are other B&Bs there, but that's the only one we have tried so far. Another year we stayed in a hotel in Long Island City so we could view the skyline from across the Hudson.

Most of all, have fun and enjoy it with your sweet Fashionista. It will be a memorable trip whatever you see and do together!

maggiegracecreates said...

We went to Brooklyn Bridge park to see the recycled glass tower. Also - I love window display at Anthropologie so we always try to stop there. Take the Staten Island Ferry (it's free) it goes by Lady Liberty and there is a 911 "wing memorial" near the terminal. My youngest lives on Staten Island and they have some great restaurants as well.

We also love P.J. Clarkes restaurant ---

Rue said...

My favorite place in all of New York is Patsy's ( and make sure to get the Mozzarella in Carozza.... YUM! Frank Sinatra used to eat there :)

Also tea at the Plaza used to be lovely and having a drink in the Oak room was too, but I think they changed everything since I went, so I can't say they're still that great, but they were.

Ralph Lauren has a restaurant in NY that I'm dying to go to, so I'm hoping you'll go and enjoy it for me ;)