January 6th, 2012, 03:14 PM #11
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Lombardi's has the best pizza I have ever eaten.
January 6th, 2012, 04:34 PM #12
Dylan's candy bar is fun. Ive got all the cupcake shops and crafty areas scouted. June/July shouldn't be too bad weather wise. Central park will be amazing then.
January 6th, 2012, 09:00 PM #13
Really think long and hard before committing to a visit in June. I am from NY and have all my family in the city. It is impossible to get a hotel room in NY from mid-May through June. All the hotels are booked in advance for proms and graduations. I once had to pay $900 per night for a two star hotel.
Once July hits, NYC is empty. You can get great hotel deals. I highly recommend checking BiddingForTravel.com - The informed Priceline Travel Bidding Forum. It is the spoiler site for Priceline. We have saved many thousands of dollars by checking what others have paid for hotel rooms in the US, Europe and Asia through priceline. It is the especially great for NY. Only bid 4 stars or above, and you will wind up with a Hyatt, Sheraton, Hilton, etc
January 6th, 2012, 09:10 PM #14
The Carnegie Deli is not what it used to be. The quality of the meat has declined, although the size of the portions are still ample. Check to see if restaurant week is happening when you go. Many NY restaurants continue their restaurant week menus for lunch throughout the summer, and most are a great buy. One of the best restaurants I ate in last year was Trattoria del Arte (not sure if the spelling is right but it is at 7th and 56-57th. They did have the restaurant week lunch, and the most amazing antipasta/salad bar of superior quality.
I prefer to stay on the westside because the trains are easier to go all over the city from there. If you want to see shows, the TKTS booth is right in Time Square. Many of my friends have enjoyed tapings of David Letterman, also in that area.
The subways are incredibly safe at any hour. Do not hesitate to use them.Taxis in NY will bankrupt you quickly.
Even if you hate museums, the art collections in NY rival any place in the world. Do not miss the Metroplitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and the Frick Collection.
January 6th, 2012, 10:00 PM #15
Last time I visited NY for a weekend, I actually booked a room on the Jersey City side. Price was at least 1/3 less than Chelsea area, and way less than Midtown hotels. Stayed at a Westin, but there was a Courtyard and a couple others nearby. Only a block or two from the Holland Tunnel, and train tracks right behind the hotel. Don't know if that's convenient for what the OP's friends want to do, but it can save quite a few bucks.
Originally Posted by vrmdlm