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Old 01-11-2005, 11:50 PM   #11
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Holiday Express Inn.......So you can be like the people in the commericials when something oddly dreastic happens and some asks you " Do you know what you're doing?!!" and then you can safely say "No, but I did stay in a Holiday Express Inn last night!" I was 6 mos old when I was in NYC....I'm 20 now.....so like hell I'm gonna remember anything....But go see the wall of Vetran'*.....Pay tribute to our countries fallen hero'*..... Heard it'* brethe taking......I don't remember it lol
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Old 01-12-2005, 02:21 AM   #12
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i got to stay in the waldorf=astoria for free two summers ago for a union convention. those prices are about as cheap as i've heard for nyc though
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Lakeville, you're not thinking of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. are you? Just checking... if there is a wall in NYC, I'm forgetting about it or something.
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I've never been to NYC, although it'* some place I would like to go sometime in my life. I think it'd be one off those cities where you can make a day out of shopping, even if you really didn't buy much. That'* what I'd do...go shopping, see some of the sites.
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I'll be in NYC this weekend for my birthday! I'm being taken out to lunch, then to see STOMP! I'm excited. I usually try to see an off-broadway show once or twice a year. Time Square is beautiful....very exciting place. I can't be of much help as far as pointing you in the right direction....but you will definitely enjoy it in NY. You won't get bored!
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If you're on a budget I suggest something like the Howard Johnson'* on the corner of 52nd street and 8th Ave. It was like $100 a night for a two-bed room with cable. Nice place, affordable, and only like 2 blocks from Times Square. I think there'* a restaurant in there too, but not sure. I went there in Spring 2002 and saw Ground Zero, Empire State Building, took a stroll through some stores like Macy'* and such (6 floor department store!). Hung out in Times Square for an afternoon and watched WWE wrestling at the WWE joint on 6th Ave. PRetty cool trip. It was only for a couple days but was fun. Went to Applebee'* and paid $20 for cheesesticks, and a burger!. Twice as much as an Applebee'* in Upstate NY. But they still did have the Dollar Menu at McDonald'* near Times Sqaure (I'm a pennypincher ). Never got over to see Central Park but drove right by it on my way to the hotel. Went over and saw Liberty Island and the Statue, rode the subways (just to see what it felt like an urban civilian too.

You'll have fun, but bring some cash. Double the money for like everything down there.

Word of advise, if you plan on driving in NYC, learn to drive like a madman ASAP. I learned real quick once I got on FDR Drive. Cab drivers will honk at you and damn near hit your car if you don't get moving. I saw these guys slide right by people with inches to spare, even pedestrians. They'll bump ya too if you don't move it. One way streets everywhere so be sure to plan your route. And bumper to bumper traffic on 5th and 6th Ave at 2 AM on even a Monday night is incredible to witness. No wonder it'* named the City that Never Sleeps.
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Thanks guys!

Hey DJ SHO, interesting story regarding that McDonalds at Times Square. I know of it. In fact that McDonalds is closed and demolished now. It was located at the corner of 42nd and 6th (Avenue of the Americas), that whole block adjacent to Conde Nast (4 Times Square) is vacant. My office and my current project is designing the building that is going on that site...1 Bryant Park. Home of the NY HQ of Bank of America.

I wanna see the site before it gets going with construction.

Thanks for the hotel information too.

I know a few members from BC have gone to NYC
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I'll be in NYC this weekend for my birthday! I'm being taken out to lunch, then to see STOMP! I'm excited. I usually try to see an off-broadway show once or twice a year. Time Square is beautiful....very exciting place. I can't be of much help as far as pointing you in the right direction....but you will definitely enjoy it in NY. You won't get bored!
On a side note (not to hi-jack)...you'll really enjoy Stomp. It'* a very cleaver show!
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Hey Jimbo,I wish I could give you some idea'* on cheap places to stay but when we went to NYC we stayed with my sister inlaw in the Bronx,What i could do is tell you some of the cool spots and eateries we visited.Time square,Cental park,bronx zoo(not sure how it is in winter), empire state building(you have to go up,we didnt and regret it big time ), Statue of liberty and ground zero are all givens,if you have the time to visit them all.Madame tousards wax musuem was pretty cool too along with grand central station.So many more places I missed you need to stay for a year to check out everything .For eats B.B kings and heartland'* chophouse and Tads steakhouse where the only places we ate out at ,all where good,One place you should check out is Iguana,I heard is was awsome.Have fun if you go,We had a blast .



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Lakeville, you're not thinking of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. are you? Just checking... if there is a wall in NYC, I'm forgetting about it or something.

Ya that'* probably what I was thinking of......DOH!
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