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General Chat Thread, New York, should I go? in General; Should've done this as a poll really. Been asked if I want to go to NY in May, not free ...
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    New York, should I go?

    Should've done this as a poll really.
    Been asked if I want to go to NY in May, not free as I'll be paying, not sure what to expect.
    If this sounds unusual asking a question like this, is I've never been on a plane before and I don't particularly like holidays!

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    Do it, if you can afford it. I'd love to go to NYC. Totally different world to the UK.

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    Re: New York, should I go?

    Go for it. There is a burger joint about 2 miles outside of NYC that is just epic. Will try to get the name for you.

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    We went to NY over Christmas 2011 and it was fantastic. Throughly enjoyable trip and so much to see and do.

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    I'm going In February, using some of Mr gee40's airmiles and the free 1st Class upgrade he's got . I'm expecting it to bl**dy freezing, but most things seem to be open (apart from Liberty)

    The Trip Advisor New York City Forum might be a good place for you to get specific answers.
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    If you can afford it go. Awesome city.

    I went recently for 5 days and found that 4 of them I simply wandered around, taking it in, and with very little daily expenditure had a great time.

    If you want to do things like going up the Empire State they can be expensive ($25/adult) but there are ways of making that cheaper such as "NYC Pass" but with those you have to plan your days, get up early and make sure you visit enough places to make it worth while.

    There are many places I would recommend you visit, but the two I will pick out are:

    Roasting Plant
    The High Line

    Take some comfortable shoes

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    I went for my Honeymoon in April last year.....to me it's the most amazing place on the planet...I loved every second of it and I'd go back again tomorrow if I could.

    We did the NYC pass, and it suited us well, like as has been said by DavidIrwin, it does mean you have to be a little bit more organised but it was well worth it for us :-)

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    Going in October then off to Spiceworld in Austin (the bit my school are paying for), then a few festivals around there.

    Can't wait.

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    Ill be going for 5 days I think, not so fussed on all the touristy stuff - but I really fancy a day in central park. I think it's fleet week the week I'm supposed to be going and memorial day weekend so could be fun.
    can't remember the last time I went on holiday, probably 18 years ago!

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    I'm aiming to go out at somepoint this year - just for the experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I'm aiming to go out at somepoint this year - just for the experience!
    I think @mattx got an 'experience' when he was there... during hurricane Sandy!

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    I went last Easter and it was brilliant. If you do go up the Empire State, book it here on line and go for the ticket that lets you skip the lines - it might be a bit pricey but it was very worth it - we were swept past the very long lines as if we were royalty - it was the best experience! We didnt do the NYC pass as we knew we probably wouldnt want to do the museums due to time constraints. But we booked the statue of liberty tour from here and again, saved us a lot of time. The lines and security checks are very long.
    We just walked about most of the time - actually didnt spend much. Everyone was very friendly. We walked from the financial district at one end right through the city. We also looked on line for places used in films and books - that was fun. It is worth looking for New York connections to things you love. We did the circle line cruise as well. The South Street Seaport was lovely too.
    We didn't find Central Park particularly great compared with English parks, and the Lennon memorial was just a bit mawkish
    I agree the High Line walk is great, specially when combined with breakfast at a cafe in the old meat packing district
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    Found the reciept...shake shack...691 8th Avenue, Theatre District, New York City, NY 10036

    Perhaps the best burger I have ever eaten...ever

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    As above, go for it! And you're right, attempting to do all of the touristy things will just make you tired and you won't really experience NYC. I'd say pick out a couple - definitely worth going up one of the sky-scrapers - can't really recommend one, as I went up the twin towers, which gives away how long it is since I went. Maybe one of the museums - there's got to be one that grabs you - and an evening event, just for the experience. Something at Maddison Square Gardens, Carnegie Hall or Broadway depending on your tastes. That'll leave you plenty of time for hanging out in diners, bars and the park.

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    Shake Shack is the one my friends always talk about.

    Will do various hockey/NFL games when I'm there, now a few people so getting something shouldn't be a big issue.

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