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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
Hi all,
I am off to New York next Tuesday with my wife for 5 nights stopping near Times Square, and am just after anyone's recommendations or advice on places to go, eat, see or shop.

Also, what is good stuff to buy over there? Clothes, electricals, trainers etc? We are taking about $2500 so there will be some shopping to be had!

Something else I am keen to find out is what is the best way to get from JFK to the hotel?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Taxis from JFK have a set price from JFK to anywhere on manhatten, i cant remember what the price is but it was the cheapest option.

There are some great restaruants in Greenwich village, down in the south of manhatten
#2
You lucky monkey. Have a good time :)
#3
buy a ps3
#4
HU5TLER
buy a ps3



360
#5
50" HDTV.

Hide it in your luggage.
#6
Never been there so can't really advise, But have a great time!, Would love to go!

Don't let the wife have all the $2500 in one go, Top tip! :giggle:
#7
publicnme
Hi all,
I am off to New York next Tuesday with my wife for 5 nights stopping near Times Square, and am just after anyone's recommendations or advice on places to go, eat, see or shop.

Also, what is good stuff to buy over there? Clothes, electricals, trainers etc? We are taking about $2500 so there will be some shopping to be had!

Something else I am keen to find out is what is the best way to get from JFK to the hotel?

Thanks in advance for any assistance!


I was there last week!!

Heres the must sees:

1. Empire state building (I recommend going at night, i went morning and night and it was spectacular at night). If possible, buy tickets in advance through the internet, you will thank me when you see the queues!

2. Staten Island Ferry. Its free and you get to see a close up of the statue of liberty.

3. Central Park is gorgeous in the early evening (between 6pm - 9pm)

4. Grand Central Station. Its free and its lovely.

5. Flatiron district with the flatiron building, its a very cool landmark that you'll see in alot of movies an stuff.

Thats the ones i highly recommend. PM me your email address as I have a nice wee guild that someone sent me with a list of things to do and wee tips and stuff.
#8
Top Of The Rock at the Rockefeller centre is a lot better than the Empire State. More customer friendly, less queues and better views - including one of the Empire State Building itself.

Definitely go to the Statue Of Liberty, just took the Staten Island Ferry myself but you can take a boat direct to Liberty island.

Central Park will be lovely about this time, loads of people performing displays etc.

If you do go to Empire State make sure you do the New York Skyride, you can by a combination ticket. It's like a virtual helicopter tour of New York which is a LOT of fun!!!

Grand Central Terminal is amazing to look out, also a subway stop which is convenient.

Also great to walk along Brooklyn Bridge at sunset.

Enjoy your trip......

PS at [url]www.tripadvisor.com[/url] there is a forum where you can ask a questions and get answered by a New Yorker. Link is http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowForum..._New_York.html
#9
I went to something held at the Marriott in Times Square. The restaurant, 'The View' there rotates round and gives you a nice panoramic view : ]

Another place I would recommend is The Water Club. Really nice food, although a bit on the pricey side.

Brooklyn Diner for breakfast!

Shopping = 5th Avenue

Wander around Times Square at night, it's pretty. Catch a show on Broadway.

Have fun.
#10
Not sure it is your thing, but dad went to ground zero and found it a really moving experience

Make sure you take ID as they ask for it everywhere - dad was pleased as he is over 40 and was asked for ID a lot!
#11
t0mm
50" HDTV.

Hide it in your luggage.


I could hide that 1 down my trousers no problem :giggle:
#12
Thanks all for your recommendations, it has been really useful and has been noted. We are both very excited and have no idea how we are going to fit it all in. We'll come back knackered, sleep would be such a waste of time over there!

Has anyone done the daytrip to Niagra falls? That is something we are tempted with.

Thanks again :-D
#13
I'm going to NY for 2 weeks in October and will hopefully catch a couple of Sporting events NFL and NHL games. I am hoping to do it all in my time there and see all the sites!!.
#14
Century 21 is a clothes store near ground zero. Very good merchandise, very cheap. I bought Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren shirts for about £10 a shirt.

Bloomingdales is easily the best store in New York though for clothes.

There's plenty to do and not enough time to do it in NYC, I thought it was brilliant. If you do get any spare time though, try and get into ToysRus in Times Square, they have a ferris wheel indoors!! Also go to FOA Schwarz, another toy store that is out of this world, and is probably the most famous toy store in America.
#15
publicnme
Thanks all for your recommendations, it has been really useful and has been noted. We are both very excited and have no idea how we are going to fit it all in. We'll come back knackered, sleep would be such a waste of time over there!

Has anyone done the daytrip to Niagra falls? That is something we are tempted with.

Thanks again :-D


Dad has been to Niagara falls and hasnt stopped going on about it since! Wasnt a day trip from new york, he went from toronto - but if you can go then I suggest it!

Scouser78
Century 21 is a clothes store near ground zero. Very good merchandise, very cheap. I bought Hugo Boss and Ralph Lauren shirts for about £10 a shirt.


Was trying to remember the name of that place! Your right, some great bargains there!
#16
You NEED to go to Angelo's, its an Italian restaurant on Broadway (If i remember correctly). It was bloody lovely!
#17
dont forget goods to declare channel when you get back to the uk
#18
jasonrat
dont forget goods to declare channel when you get back to the uk



avoid it like the plague?
#19
My Mum and Mum-in Law went to niagara Falls from Toronto also - sounds amazing!

Whilst you are nearby, do not miss out LOL!
#20
jasonrat
dont forget goods to declare channel when you get back to the uk

isn't this only if you spend over so much? and kind of defeats the object of buying cheap stuff over there?
#21
i cat work out how these stars do mega shopping trips over there?
do they declare everything on their way back?
whats the point in going shopping over there if u have to pay tax on the way back

theres a great 32 inch hd lcd over here in thailand for £300 by the way
#22
mrszerrouk
My Mum and Mum-in Law went to niagara Falls from Toronto also - sounds amazing!

Whilst you are nearby, do not miss out LOL!


:giggle: Did they call you from the falls? Dad called us when he was actually under one of the falls and told us to listen, we later called him with the tap running and said the same thing! :giggle:

Dad has some great videos and photos from the falls
#23
New york is probably my favourite visit ever.
When i went (January) it was soooooooo cold it was unbelievable!
Like -20 (i'm sure it was something like that)
But it was pretty amazing, central park covered in snow was ace.
I'd recommend going to Times square, purely for the experience of just standing there and going :w00t:

Empire state building is pretty cool too (i expect you'll see more of new york than i did, seeing as it was very clody.

One more thing, at night definetly take a trip down to China town, we ate at quite a few places, but this night was by far my favourite!


Enjoy!
#24
Have a look at this can get a free guided tour for a couple of hrs from a local. Well worth it if you have the time and inclination. Also check out MSE have a large thread on NY.

http://www.bigapplegreeter.org/index.html

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