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Thread: Whats in new york worth seeing

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    Be prepared to eat!!! Some of the best restaurants in the world!! But the Pizza is worth the trip. Try little Italy, China town, etc. I am a food network person, so Chelsea market would probably be a nice trip. 5th Avenue is a must, even if it's just window shopping. I live in a bedroom community for NYC, so I know you will not be bored. Definately get tickets to a Broadway show.

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    I couldn't agree more with all the members that have visited NYC. It is an awesome city. I grew up on the island 20 miles out of the city, and spent my life playing tourist there. For a first time visitor, I would take the double decker tour, and go back to places on the next days. I would stay in the theater district. My favorite thing to do is people watch. There are so many things to do. Love to hit the statue of liberty, and the museums. I will advise NOT to rent a car. Mass transit is available to get everywhere.
    If you want company to play tourist with you, I'm sure there are members that would love to play with you. Me especially..

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    Lots of great places to go in NYC. I love to get coffee and a scone and sit in Bryant Park with the newspaper. Also don't forget City Quilter. If you like books, you've got to visit the Strand - best bookstore on earth. I'm not sure if anyone mentioned the Cloisters but it's a must-see.
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    There's a wonderful shop in the fabric district called "City Quilter" if you get to that part of town. I wanted to see Mood Fabrics after watching all the Project Runway shows. It was cooler on TV than in person, but an interesting stop nonetheless.

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    I enjoyed the Guggenheim, Metropolitan, Ellis Island, Harlem and Times Square and I stayed at the Y. It was fun.The Empire State Building and Rockefeller Centre were nice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    There's a wonderful shop in the fabric district called "City Quilter" if you get to that part of town. I wanted to see Mood Fabrics after watching all the Project Runway shows. It was cooler on TV than in person, but an interesting stop nonetheless.
    Thanks for posting this. I had no idea about this place. I'm going to have to check it out the next time I'm in Manhattan. I've been to a bunch of fabric stores, but they tend to cater to clothes/costume makers. I recently passed a store that sells only spandex! Many stores just have a few bolts of quilting fabric in the corner.

    As for what to see when you're here, newjeepgreen, the possibilities are endless. There's art galleries, museums, performing arts, sports games at Madison Square Garden and Barclay's Center, any kind of ethnic food you can imagine... I can people watch for hours. It also depends on how much money you want to spend. You can have a great time spending big bucks or very few. Let us know what you decide to do. Also, my husband is a wiz when it comes to the subway system, so PM me if you have any questions about how to get around.
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    Take the time and go to Ellis Island...I did not want to go there, but some friends made me...it is an incredibly moving experience....one I will never forget!

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    When I lived in Boston, I often travelled to New York for the day. Took an early morning shuttle flight, then bus from the airport to Grand Central Station, which in itself is worth a visit! Then I'd walk to my appointment with plenty of time to stop at places like the FAO Schwartz store, the Steuben Glass Museum, the Met. The point is, as has been pointed out, it is a very walkable city. Oh, there's St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks, the NY Public Library, Rockefeller Center. Enjoy yourself.
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    Hi everyone I am just amazed at the quick and informative results from my question but I knew I would only have to ask all you good folks and you would help. Well we are booked for 17th May for 10 days so hope we can fit in as many things as possible. I will be making out a list of the places you have told me and will certainly be visiting the fabric centers. After visiting the Amish community last year this will be different type of holiday. Please keep the info coming and many thanks again.
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    How cool is this thread! I have always wanted to visit that city - but it hasn't happened yet and now may never. Thanks to this thread I am now people watching at Times Square! Love it!!! newjeepgreen, have a fabulous time and give us an update when you return. I'll see it through your eyes.
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