General Discussion: New York


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Birdman
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1410 posts since 10/3/10

26 Jul 2016 14:31
It's shut now!
discobobulated
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857 posts since 21/4/10

26 Jul 2016 15:29
Best food I had in NYC was Pio Pio on 10th Ave. Peruvian food & great atmosphere. Do yourself a favour & get the Matador Combo. Most awesome rotisserie chicken ever!
Anto
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3811 posts since 19/1/12

18 Dec 2016 17:36
Anyone been there in January? Are cold and weather in general that bad?
ballso
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635 posts since 26/1/09

18 Dec 2016 17:57
i have, it was really cold and it snowed too but seeing the city under a blanket of snow was great. new york anytime, regardless of weather is amazing!
YLAup
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5362 posts since 5/9/11

18 Dec 2016 18:10
^This, it's just the cold restricts you somewhat in terms of the amount of time you spend walking around exploring. You'll probably notice you spend a lot of time ducking in and out of the subways, cabs and anywhere indoor as the wind chill factor plus minus temperatures doesn't lend itself well to a walk into Central Park or an afternoon in Coney Island.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

19 Dec 2016 15:43
Central Park is great in the snow, got that big skating rink, horse and carriage rides, loads of stuff.
illwill
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4029 posts since 17/5/04

19 Dec 2016 18:02
YLAup wrote: ^This, it's just the cold restricts you somewhat in terms of the amount of time you spend walking around exploring. You'll probably notice you spend a lot of time ducking in and out of the subways, cabs and anywhere indoor as the wind chill factor plus minus temperatures doesn't lend itself well to a walk into Central Park or an afternoon in Coney Island.

Any self respecting fuker would relish this layering challenge. Love the cold for this reason Oops
YLAup
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5362 posts since 5/9/11

19 Dec 2016 19:19
I do too, love extremities, but the NY cavernous winds can make it pretty unbearable to stay outside for sustained periods in minus conditions. Call me a Nan.
ballso
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635 posts since 26/1/09

posted 19 Dec 2016 19:54, edited 19 Dec 2016 19:54
i didn't think new york was that bad in terms of cold. i mean yeah, it's cold - but i went to chicago a week or two later and that was without question the coldest i've ever experienced. with wind chill i'm sure it got down to -20 or something ridiculous.
Anto
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3811 posts since 19/1/12

27 Dec 2016 13:48
Thanks everyone!

Decided for it in the end, leaving on Jan 9
leemac74
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982 posts since 30/4/08

posted 27 Dec 2016 21:38, edited 27 Dec 2016 21:38
It's great in winter unless it's snowing heavily, de icing the plane is quite funny to watch but the snow disrupts movements for tourists, bonus is the ice rink is open on Central Park and if it does snow it looks stunning.

I went out in Feb and it was -10 with the wind chill but actually around 4-5 below all week. Hard outside with 12 inches of snow underfoot, fell over a fair bit with ice everywhere and had an interesting taxi ride drifting round block corners but all in all great fun.

Enjoy and defo do a bike tour if it's your first time (weather permitting) its corny but the best way to explore and get your bearings outside mid town, also see Brooklyn on foot and try and eat at Blue Smoke (ribs) and a chain called Yu Kaku (Korean BBQ).

swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

13 Oct 2017 19:53
going to be in new york next weekend. food suggestions for soho and east village? also I have never been to brooklyn so wanted to check that out - what is there to see there?
diederik
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3234 posts since 16/8/11

13 Oct 2017 22:15
http://www.peasantnyc.com/ - italian
http://yopparainyc.com/ - japanese
http://www.fourhorsemenbk.com really nice resto and wine bar in brooklyn (small so make res)
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

13 Oct 2017 22:56
awesome will take a look at a few of those. I am now unemployed though so some cheaper options would also be appreciated (just hype american/food market shite is fine). went to crif dogs in the east village last year. so fucking good
diederik
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3234 posts since 16/8/11

13 Oct 2017 23:09
So many good restaurants in all price ranges in that area (stayed at LES so close by) - can't wait to go back.

Some more
http://www.ivanramen.com/
http://www.thefatradishnyc.com/dinner/

I want to go back now Fascist!
Anto
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3811 posts since 19/1/12

14 Oct 2017 10:08
Kiki's in LES is a great greek restaurant and is incredibly cheap
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

14 Oct 2017 13:52
cheers lads Smiling
Tobypricec
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464 posts since 6/1/15

11 Dec 2017 20:42
Anymore food recommendations? Going in January

Good places for coffee also appreciated
eazypz
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3190 posts since 16/4/10

11 Dec 2017 21:39
As above, going in Jan.

Need food and things to do. Doesn’t need to be topper, just good food.
Also, is the Woodbury Outlet worth going to?
illwill
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4029 posts since 17/5/04

12 Dec 2017 07:00
Must have really fucked it when I went a few weeks ago. Didn't have a great meal the entire time.

Portions huge obviously but quality of ingredients and the accompanying flavour was just poor. Even the "best pizza in NYC" was bang average.

Either our host went really wrong with her picks or standards are much lower in the States