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Wigglytuff
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:48 AM
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

MisterQ
Apr 19th, 2005, 04:45 AM
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. :lol:

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.

Wigglytuff
Apr 19th, 2005, 01:29 PM
cool

Hot 92 Jamz
Apr 19th, 2005, 01:32 PM
Buy a copy of Time Out New York (http://www.timeoutny.com/) when you get there. It's pretty comprehensive on what's going on around the boroughs.

Wigglytuff
Apr 19th, 2005, 02:54 PM
Buy a copy of Time Out New York (http://www.timeoutny.com/) 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. :tape:

:) :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Andy_
Apr 19th, 2005, 03:42 PM
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. :cool:

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! :eek:

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 :D

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

Wigglytuff
Apr 19th, 2005, 05:12 PM
wow thank you any those are really good suggestions

!<blocparty>!
Apr 19th, 2005, 05:33 PM
You should come to rural Wales, plenty of stuff to do here :unsure:

I'm so jealous :sad:

Wigglytuff
Apr 19th, 2005, 07:20 PM
You should come to rural Wales, plenty of stuff to do here :unsure:

I'm so jealous :sad:
awwwww :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:

Avoid the Bronx Botanical Garden. It's not well located and it's not very interesting. And they charge money for "that". :o

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.

Bacardi
Apr 19th, 2005, 09:15 PM
Brooklyn Six nightclub
C.B.G.B's
Sex in the City tour
The Village, anywhere there is fun to at least walk around

Cam'ron Giles
Apr 19th, 2005, 09:55 PM
wow thank you any those are really good suggestions

Bitch aint you from New York? :o

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

Dana Marcy
Apr 19th, 2005, 10:39 PM
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. :tape:

:eek: 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...

Wigglytuff
Apr 20th, 2005, 01:52 AM
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".

Cam,
you is a fool :p you know damn well i am in new york. and you know equally well how much of a homebody i am. :cat: 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, :hearts: and she and i want out-doorsy stuff to do cause we have all the indoor action under control ;) :tape: 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 :ras:

Bacardi
Apr 20th, 2005, 02:05 AM
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.

ex hopman
Apr 20th, 2005, 04:00 AM
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!

Dana Marcy
Apr 26th, 2005, 11:12 PM
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".

I thought you were joking because you said you've been there for 18 years but you don't do anything. Why is that? If you were living in small town I would understand why you don't do much but you live in New York City. A lot of people in these small towns would trade places with you in a heartbeat but just like you have your reasons for not doing much in New York, they have their reasons for staying in their towns.

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2005, 02:02 AM
I thought you were joking because you said you've been there for 18 years but you don't do anything. Why is that? If you were living in small town I would understand why you don't do much but you live in New York City. A lot of people in these small towns would trade places with you in a heartbeat but just like you have your reasons for not doing much in New York, they have their reasons for staying in their towns.

:shrug: so i dont undetstand what you point was? i should go clubbing bacuse other people who live in small towns are happy with were they are?

Dana Marcy
Apr 28th, 2005, 10:47 PM
:shrug: so i dont undetstand what you point was? i should go clubbing bacuse other people who live in small towns are happy with were they are?

My point was that you said--

"stuck" my ass, more like "unwilling to take risks".

Well not trying to offend you but that statement applies to you also. It just seemed to me that you were criticizing them for not moving to the city but you live there and you're not taking advantage of living in it so why be critical?

Wigglytuff
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:36 PM
My point was that you said--



Well not trying to offend you but that statement applies to you also. It just seemed to me that you were criticizing them for not moving to the city but you live there and you're not taking advantage of living in it so why be critical?

i didnt go out that much, but i never said i was unhappy. in fact i said quite the opposite, i am very happy here. :). i think by "taking advantage" you mean "you are not living the life i feel you should be living" which is :retard: i mean its clear you feel strongly i am not living up to your expectations ;) (nevermind that i am happy and working on my masters)

but really

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/forumfun/misc11.jpg

Dana Marcy
Apr 28th, 2005, 11:59 PM
I'm sorry if my replies are annoying you. :o

i didnt go out that much, but i never said i was unhappy. in fact i said quite the opposite, i am very happy here. :).

I didn't say that you were unhappy. I didn't even imply that you were.

i think by "taking advantage" you mean "you are not living the life i feel you should be living" which is :retard: i mean its clear you feel strongly i am not living up to your expectations ;)

Actually, I never would've said what I said in my previous posts if you hadn't said this--

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. :tape:

Your business is your business but my comments were based on the info you provided. Jigglypuff, most people never take advantage of their home town so your situation isn't foreign.

[/QUOTE](nevermind that i am happy and working on my masters)

but really

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Best wishes on your Masters! I won't kick it up unless you post again and I have something to say about that post.

decemberlove
Apr 29th, 2005, 05:14 AM
girlie, check out the latest issue of national geographic traveller. it has a shitload of stuff to do in nyc for cheap :) maybe if im not too lazy, i will post some.