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DutchieGirl
Dec 22nd, 2004, 05:44 AM
Does anyone know of any good tours to take around NY for abour 3-4 days. I wanted to take a Contiki tour, which lasted 3 days, and included accommodation, but it doesn't start on a convenient date for me. I'll hopefully be going next June sometime.

Any info is welcome (including what I should see, where to stay etc).

jochem
Dec 22nd, 2004, 11:23 AM
Hey Inkyfan! Ben vorig jaar in herfstvakantie naar NY geweest en was echt supertof! Ground zero, empire state building, ferry genomen naar staten island (vrijheidsbeeld) etc. Het is heel handig als je een NY pass regelt, want daarmee krijg je korting voor veel van die attracties. En je moet veel met de metro reizen dus een paar daagse metrokaart is ook heel handig wat dat betreft! Je kan ook nog naar madame tussaud...
Savonds kun je in van die grote rode bussen die open zijn boven een tour maken door een groot deel van manhatten enzo. Ook aan de raden, erg mooi. Ohja en naar de tv studios die ook in hartje manhatten ligt (even naam kwijt). Daar kan je een rondleiding krijgen en zien waar NY's beroemde saterday night life wordt opgenomen. De kans is r zelfs dat je beroemdheden ziet...(Hally dus!!!!!!!!!! hehe)
Nou ehm dat was t wel denk ik, ik ben r 5/6 dagen geweest en dat hadden we zeker wel nodig wil je niet te veel haasten maar het kan ook wel in 3/4...
Je kan ook nog naar het het natuur- en historiemuseum in de buurt van central park...dat is echt heel interessant en grappig om te zien allemaal. Ze hebben daar ook de grootste stersaffier ooit gevonden! (mooi ding, edelsteen voor t geval je t niet wist :) ) Als je niet ontbijt bij het hotel hebt kun je prima bij zogenaamde deli's eten waar je dus bagels koffie, thee en allemaal lekkere broodjes kunt halen, doen ze daar allemaal ook. Savonds kun je ook overal wel in dat soort zaken eten waar ze dan een enorm buffet hebben waar je gewoon langsloopt, iets inschept en betaald voor het gewicht, best grappig :).
Misschien heb wat aan mijn ervaring, ik heb t in ieder geval ENORM naar mn zin gehad daarzo :yeah:

DutchieGirl
Dec 23rd, 2004, 05:03 AM
:hug: Dank je wel Jochem! :D But I'll have to reply in english, because I can't type Dutch, although I can understand everything you wrote! :D Do you have any suggestions of area's to stay in while I am there? Because I don't really know where it's safe or unsafe. Do you know if you can watch the filming of SNL? That would be really cool! The buses around Manhattan sound cool, bcause I'd love to see that! I'm not so sure about the ferry though - I get seasick very easily. :sad: But you have to take the ferry for the Statue of Liberty right?

jochem
Dec 23rd, 2004, 06:15 PM
yes you have to take ferry, as far as I know... Me and my parents stayed at Carter hotel, nearby times square just around the corner. It wasn't a high class hotel, but surely enough to sleep well, take a good shower and watch telly :) About the safety....You have to ask a NY native I guess... but I do know that times square stays very busy at night and Carter was really nearby so I thought it was kinda safe. Maybe a more expensive hotel is safer though...but we rather spend our money on other things! SNL????? :confused:

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 06:34 PM
You only live once, hon, stick it on a credit card and stay at the Helmsley Palace or the Plaza. I honestly can't think of being able to fill 3-4 days on a tour. You can take a boat around Manhattan island for like far less than a day, and the hotel can get you tickets or tell you where to go to get them. Apart from that, just get a tourists guide and explore, walking the streets of NY is half the fun and you don't need a "tour" for that. Statue of Liberty sucks, skip that. Central Park is nice, but again, two legs gets you around there with no tour. Museums are on maps, you don't need a tour, same with Saks, Bloomies, and the other stores. The hotel can help you with Broadway tickets, or just buy them at the box office as long as it's not like the hottest who in town. Stop and eat anywhere, it's all good.

alfajeffster
Dec 23rd, 2004, 06:56 PM
...it's all good.
I'll second that! The last time I was in the Big Apple was for the car show, and we stopped at this little BBQ bar/restaurant nearby, and the food was great, and the bartender actually lifted her t-shirt and showed us her titties on the way out. Don't be afraid- it's actually a much safer place than you think- especially after 911.

P.S.- the cabs are cheap, and the best way to get around town on weekends. If you're a museum person, just let me know.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 06:59 PM
You only live once, hon, stick it on a credit card and stay at the Helmsley Palace or the Plaza.

Don't stay there. That woman was mean to me when I was doing a charity luncheon at the place. She mistook me for one of the maids and verbally abused me for messing up the silverware settings.

I stay at either the Waldorf, Plaza, or St. Regis when I visit New York. I got rid of my apartment there back in the mid 90s.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:04 PM
Don't stay there. That woman was mean to me when I was doing a charity luncheon at the place. She mistook me for one of the maids and verbally abused me for messing up the silverware settings.
Bitch! I always envied the Queen of Mean's moxie, but she needs to put a lid on it around celebrities.

Ok, then stick to the Plaza or like the Waldorf. Also, there's some art deco place a friend of mine stayed.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:09 PM
Does the bitch still own the Empire State Building?

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:12 PM
Yes, I think she does. She's on the Fortune 100 or something, I saw it. Her middle name is Mindy, I couldn't stop laughing, I hadn't heard that name in ages.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:17 PM
Yes, I think she does. She's on the Fortune 100 or something, I saw it. Her middle name is Mindy, I couldn't stop laughing, I hadn't heard that name in ages.

Mindy? Are you fucking kidding me?

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:20 PM
No, I'm totally fucking serious, it says on the list "Leona Mindy Rosenthal Helmsley" she was like hovering around 90 or something. I think she's richer than Speilberg, but not quite at Oprah, that I can recall. I am totally sure of the name.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:21 PM
No wonder she's the queen of mean with a name like that. I bet she got teased at school a lot and it toughened her up. She just doesn't look like a Mindy. When I think Mindy I think about slutty cheerleader type, not the Queen Bitch of New York.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:22 PM
No wonder she's the queen of mean with a name like that. I bet she got teased at school a lot and it toughened her up.The broad was born in 1920, who the hell was named "Mindy" in 1920?

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:25 PM
at least it's not Mindi with an I

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:33 PM
Or Mindee like a certain lip-synching sister of a bimbo we all know and hate!

alfajeffster
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:35 PM
No, I'm totally fucking serious, it says on the list "Leona Mindy Rosenthal Helmsley" she was like hovering around 90 or something. I think she's richer than Speilberg, but not quite at Oprah, that I can recall. I am totally sure of the name.
I wonder if she believes in the afterlife...

NO, I DIDN'T GO THERE!:lol:

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:36 PM
Who has more money? Her or Martha? For that matter it's a tossup who's bitchier.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:39 PM
Who has more money? Her or Martha? For that matter it's a tossup who's bitchier.
Oh, Mindy is like way ahead of Martha, I don't think Martha was even on the 500 list, the last person was worth like $900 million. Martha at one point was slightly over a billion, but her fortune depends on the stock price of Martha Stewart Omnimedia, as the vast portion of her worth is her stock. The stock hasn't been that great the last couple of years, so she's dipped below a billion, and apparently, even below $900 million, though I don't think she's too far below that number. I'm sure with the reality and show and stuff, the stock will go back up and she'll be back on the list, but she' not in the 90's range like Mindy, not even close.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:41 PM
oh you're right. Leona's at 247 on the richest list at 2.2 billion

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:45 PM
247? That sounds low, I thought she was like below 100. Oh well, I guess $2.2 billion isn't what it used to be. For that matter, oil fields in Bakersfield, two blocks downtown, a beach house in Malibu and $1 million isn't what it used to be either. Today, Norma Desmond wouldn't be nuts because she'd have to do Lifetime TV movies and adult diaper ads to keep that mansion going.

I do wonder what an 85-year old billionairess thinks about the afterlife.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:47 PM
Ok, I figured it out. She's ranked #97 in the U.S. and #247 in the world.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:48 PM
http://www.forbes.com/2004/02/25/bill04land.html

yep 247

I'm going through the list of billionaire bachelors at the moment. I'm going to try the Anna Nicole Smith trick. Really though, the only looks I care about is how attractive the bank statements and stock portfolios are. :o

alfajeffster
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:48 PM
247? That sounds low, I thought she was like below 100. Oh well, I guess $2.2 billion isn't what it used to be. For that matter, oil fields in Bakersfield, two blocks downtown, a beach house in Malibu and $1 million isn't what it used to be either. Today, Norma Desmond wouldn't be nuts because she'd have to do Lifetime TV movies and adult diaper ads to keep that mansion going.

I do wonder what an 85-year old billionairess thinks about the afterlife.Can you imagine what Norma Desmond's net worth would be today- let alone Garbo, who (much to the chagrin of Louis B. Mayer) intelligently purchased Los Angeles real estate when it was cheap, and held onto it throughout her life.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:49 PM
http://www.forbes.com/2004/02/25/bill04land.html

yep 247

I'm going through the list of billionaire bachelors at the moment. I'm going to try the Anna Nicole Smith trick. Really though, the only looks I care about is how attractive the bank statements and stock portfolios are. :o
Go for it, Sal. If Anna Nicole can pull off a get rich quick scheme, anyone can.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:51 PM
http://images.forbes.com/media/lists/10/2004/DG3G.jpg

this one is worth 10.6 billion. He's russian though. I don't know if I want to get caught up in all that Russian mob shit.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:52 PM
Can you imagine what Norma Desmond's net worth would be today- let alone Garbo, who (much to the chagrin of Louis B. Mayer) intelligently purchased Los Angeles real estate when it was cheap, and held onto it throughout her life.
Yes, that was insane money then. They'd be over a billion. Garbo also had a lot of art that was worth a fortune that she picked up when it was new and inexpensive, like maybe some Picasso, but that contemporary of his, I can't remember his name, like Braque or something like that, she had a lot and it was worth tons.

Bob Hope I think did a lot of real estate. I have heard Jane Fonda did the same from her early days.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:54 PM
http://images.forbes.com/images/2004/02/24/03_eligible.jpg

the founder of Ebay. "A charitable chap who spends much of his time giving away money to "social entrepreneurs" through his $250 million foundation. His California film production firm, Ovation Entertainment, makes movies about social issues and people "doing good." "

I don't want anyone giving away my money.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:54 PM
http://images.forbes.com/media/lists/10/2004/DG3G.jpg

this one is worth 10.6 billion. He's russian though. I don't know if I want to get caught up in all that Russian mob shit.
He's cute. Russians are envious of celebrity Americans. Get a boob job for a EEE, and strategically place those Emmys, Sal!

alfajeffster
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:54 PM
http://images.forbes.com/media/lists/10/2004/DG3G.jpg

this one is worth 10.6 billion. He's russian though. I don't know if I want to get caught up in all that Russian mob shit.
I saw him at the polls in Florida in November, but I won't tell you which way he indicated on the exit polls...

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:55 PM
http://images.forbes.com/images/2004/02/24/03_eligible.jpg

the founder of Ebay. "A charitable chap who spends much of his time giving away money to "social entrepreneurs" through his $250 million foundation. His California film production firm, Ovation Entertainment, makes movies about social issues and people "doing good." "

I don't want anyone giving away my money.
He looks like someone I wouldn't mind blowing once or twice, but he looks too dull for the long-term.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:55 PM
http://images.forbes.com/images/2004/02/24/06_eligible.jpg

Heir to BMW. I always liked them. Plus my blonde hair and blue eyes should appeal to the German in him.

alfajeffster
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:58 PM
He looks like someone I wouldn't mind blowing once or twice, but he looks too dull for the long-term.
Hel- I'm SHOCKED!:eek:

I would have thought you had more patients than that!:lol:

katiektc
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:58 PM
I saw him at the polls in Florida in November, but I won't tell you which way he indicated on the exit polls...

he owns the best football club in britain ;)
he knows nothing about football, but bought all the best players in the world :lol: probably with his spare change!

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:58 PM
http://images.forbes.com/images/2004/02/24/06_eligible.jpg

Heir to BMW. I always liked them. Plus my blonde hair and blue eyes should appeal to the German in him.
I like the Russian one the best, Sal. Aren't there some Japanese guys on there. Sal, they love EVERYTHING American, a big TV star like you, the Emmy's, the fame, find a Japanese guy!

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:59 PM
I might be looking too young. I need someone older so they kick the bucket pretty fast.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 07:59 PM
Hel- I'm SHOCKED!:eek:

I would have thought you had more patients than that!:lol:
Sorry, the holidays and all, I started with some egg nog and it's gone to my head, pun intended.

alfajeffster
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:01 PM
Sorry, the holidays and all, I started with some egg nog and it's gone to my head, pun intended.
I thought about ending my last post with those very words, and so I shall:

PUN INTENDED!!!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE- BE SAFE, AND GIVE LOVE FREELY!!!!

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:02 PM
I like the Russian one the best, Sal. Aren't there some Japanese guys on there. Sal, they love EVERYTHING American, a big TV star like you, the Emmy's, the fame, find a Japanese guy!

well there's a chinese guy but he's kind of ugly... money wise compared to the others. Only worth a billion. If I'm going to get someone it's going to be someone with more money than Leona.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:04 PM
http://images.forbes.com/images/2004/02/24/09_eligible.jpg

owner of Cirque du Soleil ... still only worth 1.1 billion

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:06 PM
I thought about ending my last post with those very words, and so I shall:

PUN INTENDED!!!!!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE- BE SAFE, AND GIVE LOVE FREELY!!!!
Jeffster, Sal, and Neely and Joan if you're out there, and Kitty, too, have a good one!!!!

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:07 PM
http://images.forbes.com/images/2004/02/24/09_eligible.jpg

owner of Cirque du Soleil ... still only worth 1.1 billion
He looks like he bats for the other team, Sal.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:07 PM
You know what? Screw it. Sally's going to the top of the list and going to try to land Warren Buffet. I'm a stockholder so that gives me the inside track. Plus his wife just died in July so he may be on the rebound. They lived apart for like 30 years but still he might be grieving on some level and I'll be there to comfort him and all 42 billion dollars of his. It's kind of a risk though because he says after he dies he's going to donate it all to his foundation leaving his children with nothing. Talk about cold hearted. I love it. Of course we'll be getting a new will fixed up before he dies.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:08 PM
You know what? Screw it. Sally's going to the top of the list and going to try to land Warren Buffet. I'm a stockholder so that gives me the inside track. Plus his wife just died in July so he may be on the rebound. They lived apart for like 30 years but still he might be grieving on some level and I'll be there to comfort him and all 42 billion dollars of his. It's kind of a risk though because he says after he dies he's going to donate it all to his foundation leaving his children with nothing. Talk about cold hearted. I love it. Of course we'll be getting a new will fixed up before he dies.
Just remember, Sal, make sure you load up on jewelry and there's nothing a little white-out won't fix on a will post-death.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:10 PM
well there's a chinese guy but he's kind of ugly... money wise compared to the others. Only worth a billion. If I'm going to get someone it's going to be someone with more money than Leona.
Sal, a billion dollars in China is like better than Bill Gates.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:13 PM
Sal, a billion dollars in China is like better than Bill Gates.

techincally he's from Hong Kong which is like really expensive so it may not go as far as it sounds.

Helen Lawson
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:14 PM
techincally he's from Hong Kong which is like really expensive so it may not go as far as it sounds.
Totally different story, Sal. I'm surprised he made the list.

Sally Struthers
Dec 23rd, 2004, 08:14 PM
Just remember, Sal, make sure you load up on jewelry and there's nothing a little white-out won't fix on a will post-death.

Yeah there will be no Faberge by Joan. That's for sure. Oops sorry Farberge. I meant Fabrique.