thanks for the suggestions and advice.
Wish i had time to meet you guys while im in NY but i don’t.
It’s a very special trip for me and my family and i want to spend every second with them
If i ever scrap money together and go to usa with friends it owuld be cool but now it’s my mom who is paying and since everthing that’s happened i want to spend time with her.
;; hope you guys understand.
Im gonna travel to NY this very thursday and i have no idea what to see/experience. so i figured some of you usa people perhaps have been there?? if you have any suggestions it would be so appreciated. all the NY guides i’ve found so far are not that good;; we are ofcourse gonna see the…
This popped up on my dashboard and I wanted to give you a couple of suggestions. I live in New York and love it - I hope you have a great visit!
What’s awesome about NYC is there is so much freaking stuff to choose from. Do you like movies? Maybe visit the Musueum of the Moving Image. Or visit some of the cool old independent theaters, like Anthology Film Archives or the IFC Center. Art? In Manhattan, there’s a portion of 5th Ave called the museum mile, and it has the Metropolitcan Museum of Art (which is probably the biggest and most famous of NYC’s art museums), the Guggenheim, and the Frick Museum; a little further down and you get to the Museum of Modern Art. What’s also nice about 5th Ave is it runs along side of Central Park, which is great in the spring. If you’re a music buff, on the west side of the park is Strawberry Fields, a memorial to John Lennon who was shot near it. Also on that side of the park is the American Museum of natural History - great collection of dinosaur skeletons. Keep going west and you get to Lincoln Center - The opera, the ballet, and the Philharmonic Orchestra are all there.
Like nature? In addition to Central Park there’s the High Line, which is a park/walking platform made from old railroad tracks. There are lots of nice little art galleries around there, too.
Like to shop? I recommend the West Village over 5th Ave - Smaller stores, less crowds, and cuter streets. There’s also a fascinating LGBTQ history down there - Stonewall is in the West Village. Plenty of specialty stores, like the great place that I got macarons from on Macaron Day. Not as many record stores as there used to be, though, or book stores.
Speaking of book stores, if you’re a reader, visit the Strand in Union Square. There’s a great farmer’s market in square on Saturdays, too. And the Sex Museum is close to there.
Into history? The Cloisters has some amazing medieval pieces. And then there’s the Tenement Museum. It’s in the Lower East Side, which is another great area to just walk around in.
If you keep going south, you’ll get to the One World Trade Center. I haven’t been to the museum - it hasn’t opened yet - but I work near there and I see ton of tourists making a pilgrimage there. Nearby is City Hall and the old Woolsworth Building, great pieces of architecture. Further south and you’ll hit the South Street Seaport. And there’s the National Museum of the American Indian - a new museum and free! You can also hop on a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.
If you want to get away from the typical tourist places, there’s Brooklyn. In fact, you can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge from lower Manhattan. Park Slope is a beautiful neighborhood right by Prospect Park - and the park has a little zoo in it. It’s not as grand as the Bronx Zoo, though (if you go to the Bronx Zoo, visit the Botanical Gardens and then eat on Arthur Ave - it’s much better than Little Italy in Manhattan). The Brooklyn Museum is near Prospect Park; it’s like a baby Metropolitan Art Museum. If you here on the weekends, there’s Brooklyn Flea/Smorgsaburg in Williamsburg, right on the East River.
Also in Brooklyn is the great Coney Island - amusement park, beach, and boardwalk. And there’s a cute aquarium right there. They got rammed by hurricane Sandy and definitely need tourists’ support.
General advice? Use the subway - it’s cheap - and don’t be afraid to ask for directions. I get stopped by tourists all the time. Read the free newspapers that are in the subway - Metro and AMNY - because they usually have a list of upcoming events (gothamist.com, the NY Times website, newyorker.com, and nymag.com are also useful for scoping out cool things to do). Don’t go to Magnolia Bakery - It’s way over-rated. Stay on the right side of the sidewalk and if you’re looking at a map, taking a picture, or whatever, step aside so people can pass you. Jaywalk with care - NYC drivers are awful.
So yeah, there’s a shit ton of stuff to do in New York. I’ll probably think of ten awesome things as soon as I post this.
Hope this gives you some good ideas!
thank you so so much. this was great advice i really appreciate it
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