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Old 08-27-04, 11:26 AM
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Help me plan the shortes trip to NY ever.

Hey guys...

I just found out I will be going to Greenwich CT for work, flying into LGA. Now I am probably not supposed to go to Manhattan, but I have never been, so I will probably take a 2-5 hour detour and see what I can.

Give me directions of a circle/loop I can drive around after work on a weeknight, or am I better of parking somewhere in the burbs, and taking the subway to time square for a couple hours? I am guessing I can leave greenwich around 6PM or so, and have one evening to do whatever in Manhattan. I don't need to get out of the car, but will if parking isn't too expensive/hard to find

Also, any suggestions for greenwich?
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from greenwich you can take the metro north railroad into the city
Old 08-27-04, 11:39 AM
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Cool... looking into that right now..

so from Grand Central Station, I can walk to timesquare...

Anyother places within reasonable distance I should check out? Places to avoid walking around at night?
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I've never lived there but I've visited... and my one bit of advice:

Do not get a car.

Take the train in, and you can pretty much subway around once you get there...
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Anything in Manhattan south of 125th St is about as safe as you can get in a large city...you can walk to Times Square, Rockafeller Center, Empire State building...all depends on what your definition of reasonable walking distance is...get a pocket NYC guide and check it out...NY is not about hitting all the sites (a la Washington DC), but being enveloped by it.

BTW Grand Central is connected to EVERY major subway line (some via the TSQ shuttle) Just make sure that you dont miss the last train back to Greenwich.
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Originally posted by Tommy Ceez
Anything in Manhattan south of 125th St is about as safe as you can get in a large city...you can walk to Times Square, Rockafeller Center, Empire State building...all depends on what your definition of reasonable walking distance is...get a pocket NYC guide and check it out...NY is not about hitting all the sites (a la Washington DC), but being enveloped by it.

BTW Grand Central is connected to EVERY major subway line (some via the TSQ shuttle) Just make sure that you dont miss the last train back to Greenwich.
Thanks! The last train is around 1:30 AM, so shouldn't be a problem, unless I find a nice bar

Any suggestions for a slice of pizza or a bar I should hit up near timesquare?
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Imagine that you're Samuel L. Jackson in DIE HARD WITH A VENGEANCE and that you have only 2.5 hours to drive around Manhattan as much as you can.
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Try to stay away from times square for eating and drinking...its tourist trap heaven...there are alot of great places to eat-drink just a few subway stops from TSQ
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Go to Rupert Gee's Hello Deli on 53rd and Broadway! Around the corner from the Late Show (Ed Sullivan Theater) Just south of Times Square.
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Run from the Bronx to Coney Island.
Old 08-27-04, 02:36 PM
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Run from the Bronx to Coney Island.
...While being chased by the meanest, toughest street gangs in NY out for vengence! Just dont get off the train at 96th St.
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Well, I'm back...

I actually extended my stay in Manhattan to about 8 hours.

wednesday: got off the Metro-North at Grand Central Station, walked north up 5th avenue, saw a really huge motorcade leave the St. Regis with soldiers with machine guns in the suvs, while hundreds of cops blocked the road (G-dub?). through Central park to the Guggenheim museum. took the M1 back all the way down to Battery Park, got a pic of lady liberty and walked to ground zero, then past city hall to chinatown then to Little Italy and had 2 slices of pizza from a really good place on mulberry. Then walked up broadway, to see tons of protesters everywhere, farmers market near union square, then tried to get as close to MSG as possible, but they were only letting people with passes past a certain point. So I headed up to Timesquare, stopped by Grey's Papayas for a couple dogs and a papaya drink. mmm. bought a couple cds at the virgin, some t-shirts from quiksilver. Was tired from all the walking so I re-fueled some caffeine at starbucks, headed toward radio city music hall to run into a huge group of protestors, and then headed back to Grand central to catch a train home.
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have more, but probably boring you guys
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nice times square picture. yeah, it's a tourist trap though.

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