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Visiting NYC for the first time

I am visiting NYC! I need some advice from people that live there / have visited before!

What are some hot gay clubs to hit?
What are areas to avoid?
Can I visit Flushing Meadows and walk around ... I am there when the Open is not being played.
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I live there but gay clubs I can't help you with since I don't go clubbing, I'm a more cafe relaxing type of guy.

In Manhattan you shouldn't be worried about too many places, just walk around, enjoy. If you visit Queens, I would suggest trying Astoria(my neighborhood), lots of cafe's, and just a nice place to relax. Obviously Flushing Park where the tennis center is, Long Island City is very industrial but artsy. Forest Hills is nice, just not much to do there. Anyway, I know Manhattan best, you'll be fine pretty much wherever you wanna go. If you don't wanna go to Harlem or anything like that for whatever reason, just don't go above 100th street. But I would suggest visiting it, its a great place, culture, architecture.

And yes as I already said in your other thread, you can go to the Tennis Center when the US Open isn't going on.

You should have a great time doing whatever you do. Manhattan <3 I have been in Canada the last month and I already miss my Manhattan.

In Manhattan you can check out Central Park, the Upper East and West Sides, Midtown, which has lots of stores, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center(I suggest going to the top in the observatory.) Then you have Chelsea and the West Village(SO NICE), Also Union Square, Soho, Tribeca, Downtown. Lots of places.

When are you visiting btw?

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WE have a lot on our list of things to do already! We got lucky -- they just reopened the Statue of Liberty!

We are coming the last week of September overlapping into the first week of October. 5 days.
I am so sad ... they just announced that the Little Mermaid is closing on broadway on Aug 30 ... I really wanted to see it
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I just got back from Manhattan yesterday, my first time too, but I was lucky enough to have my boyfriend as my personal tour guide.

There is so much to see and do there, a lot you can do or free or relatively cheap. For instance, we had lunch in the Winter Garden down in the Financial District and you gave a great view of the Hudson River on one side and looking up through the ceiling on the other you have another of the Financial District. We also had lunch in the little plaza right in front of the Flatiron, and also had lunch on the steps of the Met. Little things like that to give you a better experience.

For sure go to Columbus Circle, especially at night if you can. Absolutely gorgeous and magical.

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Yep Columbus Circle at night is gorgeous, love the plaza/fountain they built around the statue. The small plaza in front of the Flatiron is sweet as wellm Washington Square Park is also newly renovated near NYU.

I would also suggest going to a cafe/restaurant in the West Village, they are great there, to sit outside and such. The Met museum is a must, my favorite museum.

If you need a tour guide Dallas, you and your boyfriend, I can offer some help.

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I am visiting NYC! I need some advice from people that live there / have visited before!

What are some hot gay clubs to hit?
If you were a lesbian I could tell you all 3 places. No really!

Here's some help:

http://hx.com/web/category/night-watch

http://www.queenofnewyork.com/guide/#1

If you're expecting really really lively night life, don't. It's active but it isn't any different from the club/lounge scene of, say, Toronto and Montreal. You might even be like "what's the big deal about New York?" Well, it's NOT the night life...anymore. (Giuliani's fault)

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Jersey. No really!

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Can I visit Flushing Meadows and walk around ... I am there when the Open is not being played.
Yes. You can walk around the perimeter of the Tennis Center, be inches away from the practice courts. No really!

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If you don't wanna go to Harlem or anything like that for whatever reason, just don't go above 100th street. But I would suggest visiting it, its a great place, culture, architecture.
And lots of white people have been living there for about 10 years. The rents went through the roof and the Yuppies moved uptown.

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Yeah I know, the yuppies caused the rents to go crazy in many places. And now my own neighborhood is experiencing that problem.

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I'm jealous. NYC is my favourite place to be! Whereabouts will you be staying?
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Check out the G-Bar on 19 street between 7th and 8th Ave...Very Chelsea. Lot's of hot clubs in Chelsea and the Meatpacking (no pun intended) district...

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WE have a lot on our list of things to do already! We got lucky -- they just reopened the Statue of Liberty!

We are coming the last week of September overlapping into the first week of October. 5 days.
I am so sad ... they just announced that the Little Mermaid is closing on broadway on Aug 30 ... I really wanted to see it :sad:

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Im extremely jealous too.
I remember my first time there. I was only there for like 6 days and I was sooo stressed! lol.. There was just sooo much I wanted to go see..
Have a great trip! NYC is amazing!
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I am visiting NYC! I need some advice from people that live there / have visited before!

What are some hot gay clubs to hit?
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Can I visit Flushing Meadows and walk around ... I am there when the Open is not being played.
The USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center is in a public park. You can walk around, though you will not likely be able to enterr\ the stadiums

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Yeah I know, the yuppies caused the rents to go crazy in many places. And now my own neighborhood is experiencing that problem.
Or maybe it is because people just naturally want to live near you! uke:

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