12 hours in nyc. What to do?

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  1. Triocd

    Triocd Supporting Member

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    I live in Boston but I’ve never really been to New York. I spent a half day there once when I was driving through 20 years ago. Lately I’ve been thinking of taking a day trip down. I’m not really interested in major tourist things but I’d be interested in walking around a cool neighborhood or 2 and checking out some cool shops.

    Any thoughts? I’d probably drive to western ct and take the train on from there.
     
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    just 12 hours? and you don't want tourist traps?

    I'd just wander around the west village...duck in & out of some cool shops, grab a great meal or 2 at any one of the hundreds of unknown restaurants, etc.
     
  4. DFB1

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    12 hours is not a long time.
    Go to Lower Mamhattan and walk around Greenwich Village,Tribeca,Chinatown...
     
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    best post i've ever seen in context on TGP
     
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    i go for a week every year, best thing i've done out of all those times, is get out of manhattan, preferably a walk on Brooklyn Bridge.
     
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    Wherever you go, wear a Red Sox hat.
     
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    12 hours? Take a cab from uptown to downtown....and with the other half hour, get a slice.
     
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    East village around St Marks, definitely go see the guitar exhibition at the Met. Also, walk the Brooklyn waterfront starting from the Manhattan Bridge southwards. Then you can end that walk at Retrofret, which is a super-cool shop that specializes in vintage instruments. And they're more than happy to let you play anything you want.
     
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    I don't know too much about sites to see. I have a few close friends that live there and usually see them but I'll tell you, one of my favorite restaurants in the world is there. I think I have pretty high standards for food and especially Indian food. My wife is Indian and a great cook. I also travel a fair bit for work and usually check out some of the better rated local spots, not so much the Michelin star ones, but the best rated that locals will tell me about. And this is one of the best. Gujarati food, so it is a bit different from what you might be used to at an Indian restaurant. This is more like, Indian tapas. https://www.yelp.com/biz/vatan-indian-vegetarian-new-york-2
     
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    This. Everything else is debatable.
     
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    Go to Chinatown and go to Wah Fung 1 and get the duck with noodles. Eat it at the park across the street and watch some basketball for free.
     
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    3 hours at Katz deli, then a 9 hour nap in the park.


    205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
     
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    Honestly, spend a few bucks, stay the night, and do a whole weekend. It will be worth it.
     
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    +1

    Stay the night and enjoy more. You can catch the Metro North anytime the next day. Plus you can stop at the hotel and freshen up when you need to.
     
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    Not a problem at all outside the bronx.
    I wear mine all the time along with my Youkilis or Schilling shirt.

    Youll be surprised how many friendly conversations youll get into.

    Same as when i wear my mets hat in beantown. Mets are ok there even
    after 86.

    Got me a few free beers at Reginas one night.
     
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    24 years ago we went with a friend to NYC who had a gig at the Bottom Line there. we were there for the whirlwind 24 hour tour.
    we did:
    Visited MOMA (i thought it was cool to see)
    Visited the Guggenheim (which was also cool)
    got sandwiches and ate in Central Park
    Saw our Friend play at the Bottom Line
    did drive down to see the Statue of Liberty

    I wish we could have seen more, but our time was really limited...and it was the best we could do...
     
  20. Triocd

    Triocd Supporting Member

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    Yea, I’d love to stay over but I have 2 young kids and my rare overnight trips I’d rather go to the woods rather than the city.

    I’m thinking

    A couple great bookstores
    A cool record store or 2
    A nice guitar/amp store
    Great lunch eaten in a park
    A store with cool vintage odds and ends and then drive home
     

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