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    If you are a real quilter and love art you should visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the MoMA-museum of modern art. Designs and color. Don't get me wrong, this is not just for art quilters, its for your spirit. Here is an introduction to the top three museums. The research on the internet.
    http://www.smartdestinations.com/ptm...html?kbid=1667

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingcandy View Post
    I am assuming you are going to New York City. The first time I went I stayed in the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. I went back a few years later and stayed in the Da Vinci it was on 57th, I think, Near the Ed Sullivan Theater. It is a town made to walk. We went to see "Wicked", Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, Yankee Stadium we were able to see a game while there, Shea Stadium, Coney Island, China Town, Little Italy, Wall Street, the Twin Tower site, Battery Park, Central Park. It was funny one day we came out of the subway, and my DD and I were standing there making sure we knew where we were and suddenly realized we where at the Court House they show in "Law & Order" all the time. It was a Saturday so it wasn't busy. We drove by the New York Public Library, the United Nations and so much more. One of the days there were a bunch of second graders lined up to go into Carnegie Hall with their records (flute-a-phones) and I laughed and said, some day they will be able to tell their family they performed at Carnegie Hall.

    If you go during the holidays you definitely want to go to Macy's to see their window displays and the other shops around.

    So it isn't so much what we could recommend - it is what do you want to see? I went to the garment district without my daughters because neither one sews. They have shops with nothing but buttons & trims. Lots of very fancy fabric but I never did find plain cotton - but I was so exhausted by then I didn't look real hard. After all we do have a garment district in Los Angeles. And I had already been to Salem MA.

    Make a list of what you want to see and get a map of the city and then plan what to see when. There is a site seeing tour bus, not sure what it costs, but I think when we went it was $28 a day. But can't remember if that was for both of us or each.

    I love that city and would go back every chance I can - unfortunately my husband doesn't care to go, so that is why God gave me my girls. They love to travel with me.

    You hit it right on the nail!! I LOVE NEW YORK!! I was born in Queens Village, but grew up in upstate NY. Now live in Nevada. I can tell you this ... New York is still my home. I miss it so. When I make a trip back home, I usually get to spend a week with my cousin in Long Island. We make sure we take a trip into Manhattan. I love your comment about the fabric district. I've been through there and was bursting with joy!

    So, newjeepgreen .... I do hope you get to take that trip to New York. It's a fabulous state. Not only Manhattan, but upstate as well. New York is more than concrete & sky scrapers. The country in New York is beautiful. I'll have to find a picture of the home I grew up in so you can see how beautiful it is. Enjoy and have fun!
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    don't just go to NYCity, the rest of New York is beautiful and interesting too. Along the Hudson is West Point, and some beautiful homes and sites, Albany is really nice too, the Finger Lake region has a lot to offer and Western New York has the Falls. Enjoy the Whole State.

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    This is my childhood home in New York.

    Found the picture of the home where I was raised. It's the house on the hill. This picture was taken in early May. The countryside was just starting to come alive! I'm planning a trip back in September of this year. Can't wait to get home and see family & friends.
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    Ohhh I like that cam. I'm a country girl. Barely get out of town, much less out of the state. thx!

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    Check out hotels in Secaucus, NJ, about 20 minutes from mid-town Manhattan with bus service available at all hours. It would cost much less than a hotel room right in the city and most of the Secaucus hotels are located in or near malls with food options, shops, etc. Staying in the heart of Manhattan is exciting and wonderful but if cost is a factor for you at least check this out. As far as what's worth seeing in the city - someone already said it, there's something worth seeing on every block. A guided bus tour would be a good start. Streets in Manhattan are mainly numbered and getting around on your own is easy - it's a city made for walking. Enjoy!!!

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    EVERYTHING in NYC is worth seeing. All the well known landmarks are awesome. I also like to hit the different sections of town... the Village, Chinatown, Harlem etc AND eat as many different ethnic foods as I can!! There is a website called roadside America that often tells about some of the less known oddities in an area.

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    We stopped at the Baseball Hall of Fame several years ago. I didn't expect to like it (and I was right - I DIDN'T) but my husband was so patient with fabric store stops,I promised not to whine. But even he, who has lived and played baseball since he could walk, didn't like it. He thought it was boring and unimaginative. Luckily there is a good fabric store just down the road - Heartworks Quilt and Fabric in Fly Creek, NY. Great little shop!

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    All of the above is good to see! One trip you have to make to see how our ancesters live go to the
    "Lower East Side Tenement Musuem"It is on Orchard St. Just take the bus and ask the Driver to drop you off there on Orchard St. you pay a small fee to see the Appartments but it is well worth it to see how thy lived in the 18th & 19th centuries it is amazing. Some thing that will stick with you & Hope you enjoy it!
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    New York is one of the most diverse States. You can spend every summer there and never be bored. I lived all over the state, loved it and miss it. My heart still calls it home.
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    A couple of things that I didn't see mentioned:

    the Intrepid Air & Space Museum - maybe more to your husband's liking but I certainly enjoyed it - they now have a space shuttle on display - http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/

    Jones Beach air show - which will be the last weekend you are there I think - they have the Blue Angels - awesome - be sure to take sunscreen, hat or visor, lip protection
    http://www.jonesbeachairshow.com/

    walk across the Brooklyn Bridge - a traditional tourist thing or so my daughter tells me.

    take the Staten Island ferry - free I think

    even if you can't get tickets to go to the top of the Statue of Liberty, you can likely get tickets to go to Liberty Island on the ferry and then on over to Ellis Island.

    My daughter now lives in NYC and set up our itinerary and we saw almost everything previously mentioned. Take lots of pictures, and a fanny pack comes in very handy.

    Enjoy your trip.
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    I'm loving this thread. NYC is a pleasure I don't have often enough. We usually take out-of-town visitors there, and every time we ask ourselves, 'Why don't we do this more often?' I LOVE NY!

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    I live in Midtown New York and I'd like to offer a few suggestions. To use public transportation go to HopStop.com for the best options, and a time estimate. I think the bus is best for visitors because you get to see the varied street scene. The important museums have one free evening - check a guide book because entrance fees could get expensive. Try to eat in places like Chinatown, the lower East Side, etc. It's a lot cheaper than midtown. Also see if you can get Groupon for New York - there may be restaurant deals that appeal to you. Also try Savored.com for discounts. Broadway theatre is very expensive. Try to get tickets at TKTS at Times Square.
    For things to see - don't miss Ellis Island, the Apple Store at 59th St. and Fifth Avenue, Eataly, Central Park.
    Part of the best part of NYC is just "people watching".
    Hope you have a great time.

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    there is a jump off jump on bus, they also have a subway. For hotels...go to priceline. I have used them for over 10 years...When I stayed in NY 5 star hotel for 69.00 Have Fun!!! The most shocking thing I found was the trash cans everywhere. I did not find NY a clean city. Washington DC is much cleaner.

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    Four of us gals went to NY City for two Broadway shows - MaMa Mia and Jersey Boys! We didn't know we would have so much fun taking the Hop On Hop Off Bus two days!! We saw so much!! We walked and walked too. Best food we have ever had anywhere!! We stayed 1 block off Times Square so it was very easy to get around. We were not expecting the people to be friendly, but they were wonderful. I would go back in a heartbeat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryMo View Post
    Forgot in previous swap ...
    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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