General Discussion: New York


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diederik
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3190 posts since 16/8/11

8 Nov 2018 20:09
snaye wrote: PM Deuce he has it
pops
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4032 posts since 2/9/09

posted 9 Nov 2018 07:26, edited 9 Nov 2018 07:26
urbancamou wrote: has anyone a Superfuture NYC city guide to share?
cheers.

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Gaz is out there now and says latest one that deuce gave him is Cool am sure either of them will let you have it
Malik
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820 posts since 27/5/10

posted 30 Dec 2018 15:33, edited 30 Dec 2018 15:33
Does anyone else have a copy of the NY super future guide please ?
abagnale
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653 posts since 6/1/14

3 Feb 2019 18:28
I have an overnight layover at JFK in a couple of weeks. It makes sense to stay nearish to the airport and wondering if there are any good areas in Queens for a few beers and dinner? Or better to head to Brooklyn?
spanky
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119 posts since 4/3/06

4 Feb 2019 02:56
none of the queens neighborhoods with good food are near jfk. it'll prob take you over an hour to get to one on public transport, maybe half an hour in a cab, which is about the same as getting to bushwick/williamsburg.
TCB
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3797 posts since 5/7/11

14 Jun 2019 14:09
ANy suggestions for shopping in NY?
Burt
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5542 posts since 3/1/10

posted 6 Jul 2019 21:32, edited 6 Jul 2019 21:32
Plenty of food joint recc's on here Cool

Going March next year; never been - any hotel recommendations south of Central Park? East Village? Ta.

Edit - Brooklyn too far out? I ain't averse to the 'burbs.
spanky
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119 posts since 4/3/06

7 Jul 2019 03:18
first time to new york i think you'd want to stay in downtown manhattan, or possibly williamsburg/greenpoint at a push. millions of good hotels downtown, i enjoyed marlton hotel when i stayed, heard good things about bowery and the ludlow. in williamsburg, the whythe is nice and the new hoxton seems good too.

value for money wise, i thought the various pod brand hotels were great when I stayed and seemed to be cheaper than other options. haven't been to new-ish one in wburg but sure its good.

My 2 cents: all the hotels i've been to at various price points tend to have similarly tiny rooms and though the bars/restaurants are often good, you dont need to stay there to go to them and its best to leave the hotel anyway. I'd go somewhere on the cheaper end and splash out more on other things, unless you really wanna ball out in a suite
abagnale
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653 posts since 6/1/14

7 Jul 2019 08:39
Burt wrote: Plenty of food joint recc's on here Cool

Going March next year; never been - any hotel recommendations south of Central Park? East Village? Ta.

Edit - Brooklyn too far out? I ain't averse to the 'burbs.

When booking your room take note of the size of the room. I've stayed in some which are just too small for comfort, and that is even when travelling alone.

Couple of decent places I've stayed are the Dream Hotel (close to Central Park and Times Square), decent size rooms and good value when we stayed. Rooftop bar is pretty nice, but expensive.

Ridge Hotel in Lower East Side was good value and pretty cool too, mainly for the location and it has a rooftop you can take your own drinks up to. It's a few minutes away from Kith, Supreme etc and decent night life (fools gold, mercury lounge and loads of dive bars, double down etc).

I've not stayed, but would love to try the Williamsburg hotel in Brooklyn. Even if you don't stay there you should go for a drink up the Water Tower for some of the best views of Manhattan. It's next door to Brooklyn Brewery and some other nice bars and shops as well (Kinfolk etc).

Burt
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5542 posts since 3/1/10

posted 7 Jul 2019 09:12, edited 7 Jul 2019 09:12
Cool thanks abagbale/sparky really appreciate your responses - definitely gives me more insight for the trip.
NigelBenn
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4058 posts since 6/2/08

8 Jul 2019 03:33
I live in Williamsburg, so have drank at most of the hotels nearby and The Hoxton is great. Good rooftop bar, that’s a little more chilled than the Water Tower. BK rooftops have the better view than Manhattan.

You should also consider AirBnB. You’ll get a lot more space for your money. Anywhere close to Bedford Ave in Wburg is good because it’s one subway stop from the city.

Happy to help with things to do, restaurants, bars/clubs as well if you need it.
Burt
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5542 posts since 3/1/10

8 Jul 2019 06:42
Thanks, NB - Really appreciated. Booking flights today (inflated charges for taking more than a soddin' rucksack takes the piss!) then gonna concentrate on accommodation using the suggestions here. Have checked out Air BnB but a lot of places seem extremely expensive - far more so than European City's.
ginner
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259 posts since 15/4/14

8 Jul 2019 10:30
Stayed in Hotel Indigo Lower East Side. Its opposite the Ludlow (round the corner from Katz and Russ & Daughters). Rooftop bar (mr purple) was decent but packed all the time. The rooms were pleasantly large for NY and decent spec.

You are a short walk from Lower East Side main places (momofuku etc). Walk into Soho is short too. Good place overall.
Anto
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3572 posts since 19/1/12

9 Jul 2019 08:34
Stayed at Indigo and can vouch for it as well. Agree in particular on the rooms sizing and spec, while found MrPurple not too busy when I was there.

Stayed at Ace Hotel too and wouldn’t recommend…rooms were smallish and full of useless stuff which made them even more unpractical…you can definitely get something better for the money
Burt
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5542 posts since 3/1/10

9 Jul 2019 13:58
Nice one FUK'ers Cool

Thanks very much for all the informative responses.
TCB
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3797 posts since 5/7/11

9 Jul 2019 14:08
First time man?
Burt
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5542 posts since 3/1/10

9 Jul 2019 14:17
Yeah. Driven all over the US but never been to NY.
TCB
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3797 posts since 5/7/11

9 Jul 2019 16:32
Some tips:

Katz's Deli (go for the pastrami sandwich with sauerkraut)
Joe's Pizza
Go to Dumbo for that view of the Brooklyn bridge
Mike's Coffee shop in Brooklyn for an authentic diner. Loved this place.
Go for a beer in Otto's Shrunken Head and have a chat with the doorman and NY legend Frank Wood. He'll chew your ear off but he's got some mad stories of the old New York.
andrew_
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439 posts since 23/1/10

9 Jul 2019 17:20
Scarr's Pizza
Superiority Burger (even if not a veggie. also get gelato)
Burt
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5542 posts since 3/1/10

9 Jul 2019 20:46
Dunno how many times FUK etiquette dictates that I can bump a thread purely to post gratitude but I'm genuinely grateful for all of the responses and I'll check every one of the suggestions out. Thanks, gents Cool