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Thread: Whats in new york worth seeing

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
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    There are web cams of New York City, my favorite is the Times Square Cam (http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/timessquare/). They allow visitors to get a feel of the city. So much fun watching people!
    Whoa! Talk about a fishbowl! I'm glad there aren't any webcams watching the comings and goings in our neighborhood (other than the red-light cameras), not that there would be anything very interesting to see. It's hilarious to think about all the times I've looked at eagle cams and hummingbird cams and the like. People cams, too. Who knew! That ought to give a few wayward spouses something to think about.

    If by any chance you are not talking about going to the city, the rest of New York state has plenty of natural beauty. We visited the Finger Lakes region, Letchworth State Park, Watkin's Glen and the Cornell Campus one time, as well as the Erie shoreline and canal and Niagara Falls. There is a notable wine region. We were there in autumn, so I can't say what May would be like, but I imagine it's pretty comfortable, and not overly crowded anywhere before school is out. We didn't have time to see the Catskills and Lake Champlain on that trip, but of course that would be worth seeing, also.

    One of the weirdest travel experiences we've ever had happened in one of the small towns on that trip. Sorry, I can't remember which (maybe DH can, but he's asleep). We checked into an ordinary motel near the main hwy, and were roused from sleep at 2:00 AM by the civil defense siren blasting very nearby. This was only a couple of years after 9/11, and it scared the $%& out of us. We looked out the window and saw nothing but a beautiful, serene night with clear weather. Finally I called the front desk and was told, "Oh, that was just the monthly test." This was in an area where there were at least 3-4 motels, and did I mention it was extremely LOUD?!!! What were they thinking? The people who made that decision clearly had it in for tourists and motel owners. I wish I could remember the name of the place. We would never go back to that town, but the rest of NY State was exceptionally nice, as far as we could see.

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    don't forget rockefeller center at christmas, radio city music hall, sardi's restaurant , the stagedoor deli, and my personal favorite MOOD fabrics and their little dog swatch. you'll get tired, but you won't get bored!!
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    I have to add my two bits since I go in to visit my Brooklyn grandchildren a couple times a year. If you like gardens, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens are wonderful. Mid May is when the bluebells should be blooming in big masses. I also loved the new garden area in Manhatten that has been developed over the last few years. It is called the Highline Park - it is a long narrow park built on what used to be an elevated freight train track. It's a wonderful walk and it's fairly narrow, and filled with native and naturally occuring plants to the area. There are wonderful bird houses, and benches for people, and water features --it's just a really nifty place to take a walk and end with a wonderful cup of coffee and pastry at the end! Wherever you go - enjoy this wonderful city!!
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    Hi everyone, This is so interesting and exciting to read all your replies. I think someone gave me a link to buy a ticket for whatever days so maybe we will buy that at Time Square when we get there. I think that would cover a lot of what we should see. I of course want to go to fabric shops and the garment quarter. You folks are amazing you certainly know your city and whereabouts.
    Many thanks again and please keep going as I am taking a note of all the place you are recommending.

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    I lived there for several years. There is so much to see. Museums and the garment district (go fabric shopping) ....maybe u are not going there for that but its a fun place. Take the ferry over to Jersey. Sax and stores downtown. The guggeheilm museum. Small museums and food. Great restaurants. I don't know what is new now. I love china town. It is small but interesting. U can take the subway to most of these places. Try to see a play. The matinees and cheaper but just as much fun. Go do the morning shows and Katy trly to get tickets in advance. Most of all have fun and be careful and safe.

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    What part of NY are you going to....My daughter lives in Lockport...There is a lot to see in that part of the state...The Locks on the Erie Canel...Niagara Falls. Musuems. There is the Finger Lakes region with all the winerys, Corning glass company and of course the lakes themselves...NY is a very beautiful state in the spring, summer and fall...Enjoy....

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    I love New York City and want to add a few things not already mentioned. Central Park is wonderful! One trip we took the subway to the "top" and then walked all the way through. It took about four hours but it was such a great way to spend a quieter day after several days of touring. This past summer we took a guided bicycle ride through the park. It was great! Already mentioned was to walk across the Brooklyn bridge and to ride the Staten Island ferry. Both of these are free and fun! We go to NYC every year or so and always love it! May should be a perfect time of year. Enjoy!!!!
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    Don't forget the American Craft Museum, Museum of Modern Art, FAO Schwartz, St Patrick;s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, the Bronx Zoo - it goes on forever! Get your head around what appeals to you personally and then do some research. I promise you will not run out of things to do! Walking shoes and an umbrella - just in case.

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