Visiting NY for first time

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Jul 9 19 Comments

I am going to visit NY this weekend. I would appreciate any best recommends

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  • GroupM FyAx13
    How much time do you have on hand? And where will you be staying? You’ll have to be selective!
    Jul 9 6
    • Goldman Sachs faith91
      Don’t stay in Long Island if you have a choice. Stay somewhere closer!

      And what are your interests?
      Jul 9
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      I do have choice. What place you would recommend? Apart from sightseeing. I enjoy going to music festivals, pubs and meeting new people
      Jul 9
    • Goldman Sachs faith91
      Stay in the city. Stay in Manhattan near Hell’s Kitchen if possible. You will be in the center of Manhattan with 10-15 mins access to all parts of Manhattan!

      If you love live rock music, checkout Red Lion. It is crazy after 10PM. That’s my favorite but are a bunch of other live music bars in the same area (McDougal Street).

      My favorite sightseeing spot in the city is DUMBO and it’s right under Brooklyn Bridge so you could do them together! Williamsburg in Brooklyn has a dope live music scene as well.
      Jul 9
    • PNC / Eng qnEe52
      OP
      Thank you @faith91
      Jul 9
    • Google Xoll35
      For pubs experience: check McSorleys
      Jul 9
  • Google Xoll35
    Don’t go to Times Square
    Jul 9 3
    • PNC / Eng qnEe52
      OP
      Is there any particular reason ?
      Jul 9
    • Verisk Analytics pinkfloyd🎸
      Google is correct. It’s over rated.
      Jul 9
    • Google NYCG
      Crowded place with lots of screens. Meh
      Jul 9
  • Google NYCG
    - Don’t stop in the middle of sidewalk
    - If you need help finding some place don’t start the question with “excuse, can you please tell me how to get to...” just ask “hey, which way is 5th ave”
    - Downtown isn’t part of the city. It’s a direction. Downtown: going down the map (south), uptown is the opposite
    - Some subway entrances have access only to downtown or uptown platform. Check the sign before you get in. If it doesn’t explicitly say *town - you good
    - Have your MTA card in hand before you approach the turnstile
    - Don’t take the tour boat to Liberty Statue, instead take the ferry to staten island
    - Getting crosstown is slower than uptown or downtown
    - If you want to take a picture of a tower, do it from some distance. Don’t even try taking a picture from the bottom of the building, it’s just ridiculous
    - Streets enumeration goes uptown, avenues are east-to-west
    - You can cross the street on the red signal - just make sure it’s safe
    - Most of the subway has no cellular service underground between stations
    - If you need to meet someone, tell them the names of street/avenue like “59th and 5th”
    Jul 9 1
    • PNC / Eng qnEe52
      OP
      Great insight!I’ll keep that in mind. Thank you @NYCG
      Jul 9
  • Verisk Analytics pinkfloyd🎸
    Welcome to NYC. Central Park, empirestate, fifth ave for the vibe, Bike rental for Brooklyn bridge and battery park. If you’re a party person you’re in for a roll.. east village in downtown for bar hopping. You could check out speak easies too. (Bathtub Gin is my personal fav). Rooftops are crazily packed over the weekend. Phd, lavo, le bain.

    Do not walk slow in Manhattan. It’s a thing New Yorkers don’t appreciate.
    Jul 9 1
    • PNC / Eng qnEe52
      OP
      Thank you so much pinkfloyd!
      Jul 9
  • Google NYCG
    I think Highline is somewhat unique NYC experience
    Jul 9 1
    • PNC / Eng qnEe52
      OP
      Roger that! Thanks again
      Jul 9
  • Susquehanna International / Eng Kristaps11
    Paulie Gee’s. There may be other valid pizza suggestions but Paulie Gee’s is the most valid suggestion.

    It’s touristy but NYC has some of the best museums in the world.

    Go bar hopping if you’re visiting friends.
    Jul 9 1
    • PNC / Eng qnEe52
      OP
      Thank you
      Jul 9