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New Yorkers help! i need help finding things to do...

Hello new yorkers,

I am looking for things to do in the 5 boroughs. free and or cheap a plus. romantic a plus even if not that cheap! also if you know of any good books that would have things like this listed that would be cool too.

here is a list thus far of some things i have, but i need more.

walking across the brooklyn bridge
the museum of natural history
Brooklyn botanical garden
bronx botanical garden
central park
bronx zoo
one of those 3hour nyc boat tours (circle line) and/or water taxi

"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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when you get to the brooklyn side of the bridge, get some great pizza at Grimaldi's Restaurant, right near the bridge.

The Empire State Building at night can be romantic, but waiting in line to get up there is not.

Don't forget Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It's just as nice as Central Park (in fact, the same guy designed both, and he preferred Prospect).

I once went to get seafood at City Island in the Bronx. It's right on Long Island Sound, almost a little bit rustic, like a New England coastal town, and it's very strange to think that you are in New York.
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"racism is dead, it died when MLK walked on a bridge and freed the slaves. Now we have a socialist Kenyan president who is not an American and if anyone mentions race they are a reverse racist (while racism is dead, reverse racism is alive and well.) #whattheyteachyouatfox"
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Buy a copy of Time Out New York when you get there. It's pretty comprehensive on what's going on around the boroughs.
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Buy a copy of Time Out New York when you get there. It's pretty comprehensive on what's going on around the boroughs.
i will definately check that out. thier website does seem to have a ton of kick ass info

ok, as it were i live in nyc and have for the last 18 years, but ...well... i dont never do nothing!!! and i think that needs to change.


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An alternative to the Circle Line is taking the free ferry to Staten Island, around sunset. There's going to be plenty of people, but if you get there in time you can get yourself a place outside, and the view of the sun setting is really awesome. Also, on coming back to Manhattan (once you get to Staten Island, you need to get off the ferry and then you can get on it again straightaway) the view of Donwtown approaching and of Brooklyn on your right is really beautiful.

Central Park is very nice and it can be romantic, just choose a slightly secluded path if you want it very romantic - avoid the Meadow, the large lawn close to 54th st, coz that's normally packed

It's true that the Empire State building can become very romantic at sunset, yet the long line can be seriously unpleasant!

Time Out is a mine of brilliant ideas, it lists ALL events, it gives tips on bars, restaurants and stuff. Also, you can enter a bookshop - say, any Barnes & Nobles... the one on Fifth Av. is huge! - and pick the 'Zagat survey' guides to hang-outs, restaurants and stuff (they also have a website, you can check that out too). They normally list a lot of very nice places with reasonably cheap prices!

If you want to treat you to a night on Broadway, you may wanna consider 'Rent': they do a ballot for every show... if you win it - you just have to show up at the theater in advance, on the very day of the performance - you can get tickets for the first two rows for as little as 20 bucks. It may not be easy, but if you live in NY, you can try again and again, it's worth it

Have fun!! I wish NY weren't on the wrong shore of the Atlantic for me...

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wow thank you any those are really good suggestions

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You should come to rural Wales, plenty of stuff to do here

I'm so jealous

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You should come to rural Wales, plenty of stuff to do here

I'm so jealous
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Avoid the Bronx Botanical Garden. It's not well located and it's not very interesting. And they charge money for "that".

If you have to choose a park, I would choose Central Park over Prospect Park simply because it's in Manhattan.

I really enjoy the Bronx Zoo, if I remember correctly, it's free Wednesday. Best to go right now because during summer time it's too hot and animals hide.

So many museums... They are all great. Frick Collection, MOMA, MMA, Natural History, Guggenheim.
lol, thank you for that suggestion. i was kind of not haveing an easy time believing that the bronx garden was that good.

i love the bronx zoo, i cant wait for the butterfly garden to open up.

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Brooklyn Six nightclub
C.B.G.B's
Sex in the City tour
The Village, anywhere there is fun to at least walk around

I'm BACK & SINGLE. So lock up all the hotties!
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wow thank you any those are really good suggestions
Bitch aint you from New York?

BTW, you can bring her over to my house so I could watch...that's romantic...

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ok, as it were i live in nyc and have for the last 18 years, but ...well... i dont never do nothing!!! and i think that needs to change.
You're joking right? I hope so because there are so many people who are dying to live in New York but are stuck in small towns...
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Dana,

anyway, last i checked, in spite of the republican agenda, america is a free country. people are free to live where ever they like. hell amtrak will move 100 pounds of stuff anywhere in the continetal US and canada to anywhere else in the continetal US and canada for $25. "stuck" my ass, more like "unwilling to take risks".

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you is a fool you know damn well i am in new york. and you know equally well how much of a homebody i am. but this is looking to be a nice long summer and i have a new friend. i hope to have her around alot these days, and she and i want out-doorsy stuff to do cause we have all the indoor action under control but i dont really know that much out doorsy stuff to do. i mean this is a big city, any one person who thinks they know everything their is to do in nyc is a fool. so THERE

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If all goes well Jiggly, send for me in a few weeks. I had the chance to live there about 3 years ago and passed it up. So go for it... once you are there I'll help you come up with fun things to do when I go back and check my friends journal that she kept when she lived there.

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Union Square: the noodle place, The Republic and the other side, vegetarian place called "Zen", it's vegetarian...but they got a good food!
On the weekend, they got street fair... fun to check them around

Soho is fun to walk around.

St. Marks Ave.

Park Slope (Brooklyn, huge, and very nice to walk)

Coney Island (dirty...but nice "traditional" atomsphere! my dad loved the aqurium there)

Museums (well, the admission fee is a "donation" so technically you don't need to pay any...) The garden is awesome!

Have fun there!

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