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nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« on: December 25, 2007, 08:19:44 AM »

like some of you, i'll be in nyc on 1/1/2008, and all the museums and most of the stores will be closed!!!!

so what to do?

i'll start:

  • walk around ground zero

  • explore central park

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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2007, 01:13:07 PM »

like some of you, i'll be in nyc on 1/1/2008, and all the museums and most of the stores will be closed!!!!

so what to do?

i'll start:

  • walk around ground zero

  • explore central park

tag, your it!

that is, your turn!
Walking around Ground Zero isn't exactly something you do to kill time. I'm going there with Doug(?) and Kelsey on Monday but that's only going to be for a few minutes to photo something for my series. It's not exactly a happy fun place.

As for central park, Strawberry Fields is lovely.
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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2007, 02:34:58 PM »

i think it would be hell to be in nyc on new years day. people in ny are so pushy. always in a rush for no damn reason!

i will be sleeping on new years day, in my house, in my room, in my bed. ah. cozy.
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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2007, 03:21:11 PM »

^^ well it's a CITY, what do you expect. Besides some people are probably trying to reserve spots at expensive restaurants with their significant others. It's a party and adventure everyday in New York City.

Central Park in winter, I've never been there - at that time of season - but I'm sure it's amazing, would you take pictures?

Oooh they're renovating/expanding Juilliard, go check to see if they're almost finished. South of Bronx, Roosevelt Island, Empire State Building, Rockefella, the GE Building. Those are nice places I think you should visit.
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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2007, 03:26:00 PM »

I like how the train line from NYC to where I need to get in Jersey to sleep at night DOESN'T RUN ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS.

New Year's Day I may be homeless and cold.
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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 03:27:26 PM »

I like how the train line from NYC to where I need to get in Jersey to sleep at night DOESN'T RUN ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS.

New Year's Day I may be homeless and cold.

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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2007, 03:53:16 PM »

New Year's Day I may be homeless and cold.

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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2007, 03:55:58 PM »

Run away ....

On NYE all of NYC is packed with Jerseyites.
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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2007, 03:58:04 PM »

Pick up a hooker, contract an STD or two...then again, you could do that anytime.

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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2007, 06:25:36 PM »

hop a train to buffalo to watch a outdoor hockey game

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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2007, 06:52:12 PM »


Walking around Ground Zero isn't exactly something you do to kill time. I'm going there with Doug(?) and Kelsey on Monday but that's only going to be for a few minutes to photo something for my series. It's not exactly a happy fun place.

As for central park, Strawberry Fields is lovely.
"walk" is perhaps a poor choice of word

i've gone by ground zero regularly since 9/11

to see a city heal itself from this wound
the city of my birth
my second favorite city in the world

to remember those who died, and those who helped

to see how others who visit react to the site

'nuff said?
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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2007, 06:55:53 PM »

^^ well it's a CITY, what do you expect. Besides some people are probably trying to reserve spots at expensive restaurants with their significant others. It's a party and adventure everyday in New York City.

Central Park in winter, I've never been there - at that time of season - but I'm sure it's amazing, would you take pictures?

Oooh they're renovating/expanding Juilliard, go check to see if they're almost finished. South of Bronx, Roosevelt Island, Empire State Building, Rockefella, the GE Building. Those are nice places I think you should visit.

thanks for the thoughts!

{i fully expect nyc to be partly closed on 1 jan ; - }

another reason to go to juilliard/and the rest of lincoln center,
beyond the renovation,
is to see their outdoor christmas tree
it's often more beautiful then roc center's
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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2007, 07:16:14 PM »

Pick up a hooker, contract an STD or two...then again, you could do that anytime.
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Re: nyc - what to do on a holiday? like new years day!!!
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2007, 07:22:31 PM »

Pick up a hooker, contract an STD or two...then again, you could do that anytime.
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« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2007, 07:43:49 PM »

There's TONS to do in NYC every day.  And we're in a rush because we're busy.  Imagine if on your walk to work every day you had to push your way through groups of people who were walking really slowly and gawking and taking up the whole sidewalk. 

First of all, definitely get a $7 all day Metrocard so you don't have to feel guilty about hopping on the train or bus to only go a few stops.  The trains won't run as frequently as they do on regular weekdays, but they will still get you where you need to go.  If you need to figure out how to get from one place to another and you have internet access, hopstop.com is your best friend.

Restaurants will be open!  There's a place at the corner of 7th Street and Avenue A called, fittingly, the 7A Cafe that will be open for brunch all day.  It's inexpensive AND yummy.  Plus the LES (Lower East Side) is a cool, rock and roll sort of neighborhood with little shops, parks, etc., some of which I bet will be open.  Little India is on 6th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues, although the best of the bunch is Panna II, which is on 1st several doors south of 6th, and I know it will be open as well.  For great vegetarian food there is Dojo, which is on East 4th Street near NYU.  The NYU/Washington Square Park area has a lot of cheap, good vegetarian-friendly food.   You can take the ACE or BDFV trains to West 4th Street to get there.  If you want to venture into Brooklyn, there is a place called Junior's Restaurant which has the most AMAZING cheesecake.  (Junior's actually has outposts in Grand Central Station and Times Square as well, if you want amazing cheesecake in Manhattan, but I prefer the original.)

There is a park/museum called the Cloisters, which is a replica of a monestary, in Inwood.  You can take the A train the whole way up there.  I've heard it's really beautiful.  It may be closed, though.

Grand Central Station is definitely worth visiting-- beautiful architecture and it's both warm and free.

Broadway shows will be playing and there may be discount tickets at the TKTS booth on 46th street. 

If you want something cheaper than a show, movie theaters are open and are great for warming up for a few hours.  There are big ones at Times Square, Union Square and near Penn Station. 

If you are going to Ground Zero, be sure to visit the church that's nearby on Broadway.  You can see the cemetery in the back of the church from the WTC site.  Inside the church is a great museum about the aftermath of the attacks.  Sorry I can't remember the name of it.  Please please please, from someone who used to have to walk past the site every day to get to work, don't take photos of yourself smiling big for grandma in front of the site.  It's just... not cool.

And if you end up really lost, don't be afraid to ask for directions.  We don't bite unless you ask nicely and I don't know a single New Yorker who would pass up the chance to dazzle a needy tourist with their knowledge of NYC geography.
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