General Discussion: New York


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trailofdavid
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6334 posts since 14/8/09

30 May 2016 19:09
maximus
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1724 posts since 13/7/06

31 May 2016 11:32
share the highlights kev, am going in september for a week
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

posted 31 May 2016 12:13, edited 31 May 2016 12:13
I did a fair amount of stuff - Planned out my days roughly without being overplanned/strict and it worked incredibly well.

Top of the Rock is the best views of the city, we went during our last day when It was scorching and it was amazing. A sunset view of the city between 7.30-8.30 would be perfect I reckon.

Food wise, I had a heap of good food - a lot of it is on my Instagram - KevMcAlley. Chelsea Market got visited 3 times (stayed 10 mins from it) and it could easily have been more, brilliant market/food haven.

Other highlights I'd say central park, Williamsburg(spent a day there walking around and exploring the district, very cool although a bit hipster)& did the same with Brooklyn including walking there and back over the bridge.

I have a Google map of spots to check out if you'd like it PM me.

Citymapper is the best app for getting about - Incredibly helpful as it tells you which subway to take to your destination from your location and at what times they come and how long it'll take - helped me a good few times although you get to know the main stations/trains etc.




SJ
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616 posts since 27/11/11

7 Jun 2016 12:35
Burger in The Spotted Pig was on point, potentially GOAT for me.

Amali was decent aswell but Katz was absolute garbage.

Only thing I didn't rate was the helicopter tour. Got stuck on the backseat in the middle so couldn't see fuck all.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

7 Jun 2016 12:54
Katz Deli was phenomenal when I went. Pastrami sandwich was incredible and the owner stopped at our table for a chat. Why didn't you like it, SJ?

SJ
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616 posts since 27/11/11

7 Jun 2016 13:14
Poor choice initially. I had the pastrami too but it was absolutely stuffed with fat so swapped for my mrs' roast beef which was better, still not $45 for the pair of us good though.

To be fair though that was lunch after the helicopter tour, which was after I'd realised that someone had bought £540 worth of American Airline tickets a day before we came away on my card so I was pretty pissed off by that point. STK was decent that night though for a chain which rescued the day a bit.
Birdman
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1342 posts since 10/3/10

7 Jun 2016 17:55
Had a great time in NYC - think I managed to put on a few pounds despite walking an average of 21km per day! Banh Mi was a great spot around Canal St for amazing, cheap Vietnamese sandwiches and iced coffee. Balthazar was predictably excellent and I enjoyed Katz. Prince St was great for Pizza, and near a lot of decent clothes stores too.

As someone said earlier - Strand Books is a great place to waste a few hours, amazing selection of fashion/photography/architecture for good prices - just across from Flight Club, too.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

7 Jun 2016 18:04
^Lombardi's corner of Lafayette and Prince? Not such an obvious spot to go these days what with Supreme going worldwide but that place is great.
adidaskev
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posted 7 Jun 2016 21:00, edited 7 Jun 2016 21:00
My pastrami wasn't full of fat but it has fat through it - that's pastrami though. Your slicer would've given you leaner cuts of it had you asked. EDIT - the sandwiches are so big we split ours and then had a small snack later - $22 for lunch isn't too bad.

I went to Lombardi's and it was good, but not amazing. Juliana's tasted better by a long way in comparison. Roberta's from Mad Sq Eats was also great, although i wish i had travelled to Bushwhack and experienced the 'real' one.

I felt a bit let-down clothing wise. Not sure if it's my preference of labels and style but the brands like EG & Gitman i expected to see were hardly seen and the EG i did see was the 'dressy stuff' rather than the fatigues and work jackets etc. RL was good, $55 a polo can't be grumbled at.


Egan
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408 posts since 17/10/11

7 Jun 2016 21:02
adidaskev wrote: My pastrami wasn't full of fat but it has fat through it - that's pastrami though. Your slicer would've given you leaner cuts of it had you asked. EDIT - the sandwiches are so big we split ours and then had a small snack later - $22 for lunch isn't too bad.

I went to Lombardi's and it was good, but not amazing. Juliana's tasted better by a long way in comparison. Roberta's from Mad Sq Eats was also great, although i wish i had travelled to Bushwhack and experienced the 'real' one.

I felt a bit let-down clothing wise. Not sure if it's my preference of labels and style but the brands like EG & Gitman i expected to see were hardly seen and the EG i did see was the 'dressy stuff' rather than the fatigues and work jackets etc. RL was good, $55 a polo can't be grumbled at.

Did you hit the thrift stores?
Birdman
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1342 posts since 10/3/10

8 Jun 2016 02:15
Double D wrote: ^Lombardi's corner of Lafayette and Prince? Not such an obvious spot to go these days what with Supreme going worldwide but that place is great.

Didn't do Lombardi's as was recommended this place - https://m.yelp.co.uk/biz/prince-street-pizza-new-york-2 on Prince between Mott & Lafayette IIRC. Well worth a visit.
adidaskev
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1001 posts since 30/11/11

8 Jun 2016 11:21
I went to thrifts in Williamsburg, don't think I went to any in Manhattan.

yellowpages
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2115 posts since 11/6/10

8 Jun 2016 19:25
Very happy to be going back for 6 weeks from August 1st!

For my money the best pizza in the city is from Motorino (Neapolitan style) and Best Pizza (big NY pie style). L&B Spumoni Gardens not far from Coney Island do a great square slice too.
discobobulated
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15 Jun 2016 18:28
Can anyone pm me the NYC sufu guide? Off at the end of the month & would be much appreciated.
bawseshadz
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1424 posts since 21/9/11

16 Jun 2016 22:13
Anyone been to the MSG……What's the best way to obtain tickets and best seats to go for?
discobobulated
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18 Jun 2016 07:51
Any NYC barber suggestions? Nothing too fancy, just good & one I can walk in & get a cut instead of appointment.
Mookie_blaylock
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3 Jul 2016 12:03
Does anyone have the newer than 2013 version of the Superfuture New York guide pretty please?
Mookie_blaylock
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4 Jul 2016 08:55
Mookie_blaylock wrote: Does anyone have the newer than 2013 version of the Superfuture New York guide pretty please?

Please anyone? I am leaving tomorrow.
yellowpages
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26 Jul 2016 11:04
Any shopping recommendations outside of brand stores?
MLI
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4346 posts since 6/10/09

26 Jul 2016 11:27
My favorite NY spot was FAO Schwarz the last time I was there.