General Discussion: New York


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adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

16 Jan 2016 21:09
Too much for me but appreciate the help Flasket.
phish
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271 posts since 5/1/10

16 Jan 2016 21:37
anybody able to pm over the sufu guide?
burny
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5873 posts since 25/5/06

5 Apr 2016 09:48
Me and my girlfriend are both in new york fairly regularly with work, but never at the same time. Happily in August we will be there at the same time. We're good for places to stay in Manhattan etc but does anyone have experience of places to stay out of the city? Thinking Hamptons, but places less wanky/full of cunts? Sag Harbour, Cape Cod etc

Anyone got experience of a nice (not overly expensive) place for a weekend escape?
SJ
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616 posts since 27/11/11

5 Apr 2016 10:12
Not to steal the spotlight from burny but what's the best way to get from JFK to Midtown? I know the cabs have a set $52 fare but apparently it's on the meter on the way to the airport. Worth an Uber?
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

5 Apr 2016 12:08
SJ wrote: Not to steal the spotlight from burny but what's the best way to get from JFK to Midtown? I know the cabs have a set $52 fare but apparently it's on the meter on the way to the airport. Worth an Uber?

http://gonyc.about.com/od/gettinghere/gr/airtrainjfk.htm

Looks like the option i'll be taking - is it easy to get into the middle of manhattan with this?

DuffMan
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14378 posts since 21/2/07

posted 5 Apr 2016 12:51, edited 5 Apr 2016 12:51
Yeah get the E train.

Burny go North fork instead of South fork http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/23/realestate/on-the-north-fork-the-un-hamptons.html?_r=0

or there are some nice spots in NY state
sciphiyem
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502 posts since 7/9/11

5 Apr 2016 14:01
SJ wrote: Not to steal the spotlight from burny but what's the best way to get from JFK to Midtown? I know the cabs have a set $52 fare but apparently it's on the meter on the way to the airport. Worth an Uber?

Train ain't too bad, taxi will be more like $55-65 once you include, inevitable traffic (could be like 45m-1hr to Manhattan), and tip. not sure what Uber's rate's are like, but driving is annoying esp. if you arrive on a weekday anytime between 10a-7p Eye-wink



candidate
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2457 posts since 12/11/06

posted 5 Apr 2016 16:17, edited 5 Apr 2016 16:17
adidaskev wrote:
SJ wrote: Not to steal the spotlight from burny but what's the best way to get from JFK to Midtown? I know the cabs have a set $52 fare but apparently it's on the meter on the way to the airport. Worth an Uber?

http://gonyc.about.com/od/gettinghere/gr/airtrainjfk.htm

Looks like the option i'll be taking - is it easy to get into the middle of manhattan with this?
was in NY last summer for a couple months. this was the route i used from the airport to manhattan was cheap and easy. if you know the london tube or similar will be a breeze for you. I guess dependent on how much luggage you have. I only had one case and a rucksack so was easy, but if you have more for whatever reason may not be the choice.
Birdman
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1409 posts since 10/3/10

3 May 2016 14:06
Anyone been recently? Not been for a few years and going at the end of the month for a wedding and should have a few days for shopping/sightseeing etc. Planning to do Moma, High Line, Lower East Side and a day in Brooklyn - any other tips/advice? Latest hype restaurants? Thanks!
yellowpages
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2119 posts since 11/6/10

3 May 2016 14:22
Try getting to St Anselm in Brookyln for a steak dinner, though it can be very busy from 5pm onwards to steak & eggs at breakfast or lunch is a fantastic option too. Just around the corner is Best Pizza, serving what is definitely the best New York style slice that I've had. Get one of your standard order and one of the white slices with rictotta, caramelised onions and sesame seeds. And obviously visit Shake Shack as much as you can handle.
deuce
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13836 posts since 21/1/08

posted 3 May 2016 15:19, edited 3 May 2016 15:19
I just came back the other week, and stayed in the lower east side.

LES;
Mission Chinese, just off canal street. Quite expensive, but really cool - might need to make reservations. Were playing 90's hiphop throughout, if that's your thing.
Sticky Rice, on Orchard Street. Cheap but good Thai place.
Pianos bar, has a bit of a shoreditch feel, very 'hip' and "daddys rich but im poor" vibe to it.

Bit further up in east village is Mimi's Chengs dumplings. Really good and cheap, good for a light lunch/dinner.

I'd definitely recommend walking across brooklyn bridge, and seeing brooklyn bridge park and spending at least a few hours in dumbo. some good bars+places to eat there (including a shake shack if thats your thing), then when you're done, walk back across manhattan bridge - its almost dead in comparison to brooklyn bridge and get some great views of the city/brooklyn bridge/brooklyn.

if you're doing the highline, go to the standard hotel rooftop bar, which is just there.
Birdman
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1409 posts since 10/3/10

posted 3 May 2016 17:04, edited 3 May 2016 17:04
Thanks guys - had heard about Mission and thought it looked good. Will look into St Anselm & Best Pizza. Gonna do the Brooklyn Bridge walk. Was the Standard Rooftop difficult to get into? Mentions a dress code but not sure if that's for the restaurant/jazz club bit? Seems to be pics of people in shorts online. When did you go up there - afternoon or evening? Cheers
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

3 May 2016 18:35
Highline is cool, but super busy at weekends.

Better off getting the East River ferry to Brooklyn and walking back to Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Clinton Stret Baking in the LES is great
deuce
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13836 posts since 21/1/08

posted 3 May 2016 19:31, edited 3 May 2016 19:31
Had breakfast in Clinton street bakery, good shout
yellowpages
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2119 posts since 11/6/10

3 May 2016 21:27
If you need a hand with anything at The Standard I might be able to help - PM me.
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3 May 2016 22:27
can anyone pm me the updated sufu guide? would be much appreciated.
deuce
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13836 posts since 21/1/08

4 May 2016 09:29
swede has it, give him a pm
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

4 May 2016 11:57
Going in two weeks. If anyone has any Chelsea/midtown tips, give me a shout.
trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

4 May 2016 13:52
Def go Chelsea Market and the High Line

Cafe Grumpy is a nice little coffee spot and has a great little garden/outdoor area to chill

Midtown - Penelope (nice cafe/ wine bar) Little collins (good cafe, brekkie spot near central park), Upstairs at the Kimberley Hotel.

ESB during day (queue jump worth it), Rockefeller in the evening.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

4 May 2016 21:06
Chelsea Market & HL are already planned in, Los Tacos a must eat in the market?

Cafe Grumpy round the corner from my hotel so will head there - thanks man.

Read to do ESB at night for the lights and TOTR during the day so that you see Central Park and not just a black hole.