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New York, New York!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by slick519, Mar 10, 2004.

  1. slick519


    Aug 11, 2001
    Salem, Or
    I am going to get the chance to go to new york for about a week, and i was wondering if there is anything i should absolutley, no ifs about it, do while over there. Sure, there are the touristy things, but what do real new yorkers enjoy doing?

  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money In Memoriam

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    You aren't a real new yorker. They will smell that immediately. Don't do the real new yorker things.
  3. slick519


    Aug 11, 2001
    Salem, Or
    meh. Whatev. I have already done all of the newyork tourist stuff, and now i would like to experience something a bit more "authentic" I dont really care what the real new yorkers think, whateva. it is my united states of whateva.

  4. lollygagger

    lollygagger Guest

    Mar 11, 2004
    Queensland, Australia
    go see a good new york punk band.
  5. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    If you want to do what most New Yorkers do, go see a bad New York punk band.
  6. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    try this:


    or check your local Barnes & Noble, for a copy of Time Out New York.

    lots of great suggestions in there. i love the TO mags. when i went to London, it literally set up my whole vacation, and i loved it!
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Hit up the 4th Street Courts in Greenwich Village. If you got enough game to play there, then head on over to Rucker Park in Harlem.

    Those were the two things I HAD to do on my last trip to NYC.

  8. I can't help you with your initial question, but just some advice: Pretend there's a "no turn on red" sign at every light. They get pissed if you don't.
  9. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Here's my normal overnight NYC routine....

    Take the train in to Grand Central during the commute.
    Have a bagle and coffee on the steps of the library for breakfast.
    Walk up to the guitar shops (48th St. between 6th and 7th ave).
    Have a coffee.
    Take the subway downtown.
    Have a noodle bowl for a late lunch by NYU.
    Shop for a hat at a resale clothing store in the village.
    Go see an event at the Garden (even if it's the crappy Rangers - but their season will be over soon enough).
    Grab a cab.
    Get a few beers and a bite to eat at the Heartland at Union Square.
    Go the Bitter End, Arlenes, or CB-GB's and hang out.

    Sleep somewhere.

    Get up and get a nice coffee at Balthazar, read the NewYorkPost.
    Shop for a used book.
    Grab a slice of Pizza at Lombardi's (must be Lombardi's on Spring St. Between Mott and Mulberry).
    Walk all the way back up to Grand Central.
    Get a Nat Sherman Cigar.

    Have fun.
    Check out www.virtualnyc.info before you go.
  10. Check to see if Mingus Big Band is playing at the Fez. The Fez is under a restaurant called Time. They used to play every Thursday night...not sure if that is still the case. Anyway, INCREDIBLE band with rotating lineup and a cool basement club. I've seen John Stubblefield, Chris Potter, John Hicks, and many others with them.
  11. BustinJustin

    BustinJustin banned

    Sep 12, 2003
    NYC, LI too
    Watch your back :D :meh: .

    Do all the above and wear a Yankees hat!

    Oh and we can smell out of towners...... :ninja:

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