Need some input from New Yorkers re planned visit in Sept.

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  1. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

    mojohanna

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    Dear New Yorkers,
    I have a wedding to go to in NJ on Sept 18, but am planning on going into NYC on the 17th. Unfortunately, I probably won't be getting into the city until mid afternoon. Won't have a lot of time to do much other than get ready for dinner and spend some time after dinner at a nice watering hole (not really interested in the night club scene) and a stroll around Times Square.

    I was planning on parking my car somewhere in NJ (I am driving in from OH) and taking the train into the city. Staying in Times Square and taking the wife to either The Palm or Peter Luger's. It was also highly recommended that I go to McSorley's.

    So, the question I have is, The Palm or Peter Luger's? Or is there someplace better, more memorable?

    Any suggestions on where to park in NJ that makes it easy to catch the train into NYC? I figured it would be a PITA to drive into the city and park in the city.

    Thanks in advance for the suggestions. I have never been to NYC and even though my wife grew up in NJ, she only lived there until she was about 12 so not much experience in the city.
     
  2. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    Don't know about where to park in NJ but you will certainly be paying top dollar for a hotel around Times Square or around 59th street. Four Seasons is like $ 650 a night, but I know the internet is littered with discounts for it.
     
  3. mojohanna thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can use points and cash and get a room at the times square Westin for as little as $90. Cheapest "advertised" price on SPG's website is $259 a night.

    In relative terms, that is a downright steal for NYC.
     
  4. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

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    That really is!!
     
  5. InvalidUserID macrumors 6502a

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    Luger's is good if you are in the mood for steak.

    My personal favorite in Manhattan is Gordon Ramsey at the London. Make sure you call ahead to make reservations and make sure its for restaurant Gordon Ramsey and not Maze (still Gordon Ramsey at the London, but the dressed down and less elegant of the two).

    I've been there three times and have always had unbelievable times.

    If you want a memorable night, hit up Crif's Dogs (East Village). Trust me...;)
     
  6. BPresley321 macrumors regular

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    I'm not from NJ but just rode the train into NYC from NJ on 3 different occasions last week and it's not bad at all. Not sure what part of NJ you're in but you can grab the NJ Transit trains into Penn Station from all over NJ (I came from the New Brunswick station, through Newark, Secaucus, etc.) at all hours of the day. It's pretty easy and pretty quick.
     
  7. BPresley321 macrumors regular

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    I agree. That is pretty cheap for the Times Square area. I say go for it!
     

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