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Started new job last week

Today boss asks me if I want to go to New York for a week in August. I said yes :D #win

You Jammy dodger - congrats :mrgreen:

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oceanicitl wrote:
Started new job last week

Today boss asks me if I want to go to New York for a week in August. I said yes :D #win

Congratulations, and JUNKET! :D

I got to go to Leverkusen and Hildesheim this year...

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oceanicitl wrote:
Started new job last week

Today boss asks me if I want to go to New York for a week in August. I said yes :D #win

Nice one.

You can tell me what's worth seeing. I'm taking the missus for her 40th in October.

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oceanicitl wrote:
Started new job last week

Today boss asks me if I want to go to New York for a week in August. I said yes :D #win

Nice one.

You can tell me what's worth seeing. I'm taking the missus for her 40th in October.


I've already been a few times. Off the top of my head:

The Rock - great views of Empire State and Central Park
Macy's (take your passport shopping as you get a discount)
Ground Zero
Statten Island Ferry (which is free for good views of the Statue of Liberty)
Also sign up for the bus tours as they include a boat ride around Manhattan

If you want a chat before you go let me know

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We've got four days to fill.
So far we've got:
Central park
Intrepid Museum
A Broadway show

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Grab a city pass.
Saves a fortune on admission and lets you skip the queues.

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oceanicitl wrote:
Started new job last week

Today boss asks me if I want to go to New York for a week in August. I said yes :D #win

Congrats. Loved NYC (well Manhatten) when I went last year.

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We've got four days to fill.
So far we've got:
Central park
Intrepid Museum
A Broadway show


Allow at least half a day for Intrepid. It's [LIFTED] massive. Pics are on my bookface profile if you want to have a look

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l3v1ck wrote:
We've got four days to fill.
So far we've got:
Central park
Intrepid Museum
A Broadway show

If you like a museum the MET in central park is good

Walk Brooklyn Bridge at Night - its safe
Have a drink in the rooftop bar of the hotel I stayed at (50 Bowery - near China town), spectacular view up Manhattan ) - Very pricy drinks though
If you like food - Katz Deli is worth it

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OK, so all we need to do is find a half African, half Chinese, half Asian, gay, one eyed, wheelchair bound dwarf with tourettes and a lisp, and a st st stutter and we could make the best panel show ever.


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On one of my visits to New York I went to a bar at the Hilton on 13th floor over looking the Statue of Liberty. Things change so quickly in New York I don't think it's around any more however I have found this link

Bars near the Statue of Liberty

If you can arrange drinks before sunset it's great to see all the lights come on

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We've got four days to fill.
So far we've got:
Central park
Intrepid Museum
A Broadway show

I remember JV asking about this and I posted my own response here:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26373

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Have you found a Broadway shows and booked?

I know some have to be booked several months in advance. If there is something you really want to see, it is probably worth reserving it now, to avoid disapointment.

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l3v1ck wrote:
We've got four days to fill.
So far we've got:
Central park
Intrepid Museum
A Broadway show

I remember JV asking about this and I posted my own response here:
http://x404.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26373

Well remembered! Looks like we are not now going until April... oh well. :|

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My advice still stands - look on tripadvisor forums for their travel guides, which I found useful, and the NYC section of the forum which had lots of useful hints and tips. Plan well - go by proximity so it's easier and make adequate time for everything. Book tickets in advance for things you really want to do. Get some comfortable walking shoes.

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Flying out to Florida Monday for a weeks holiday then up to New York on 12th :D

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