Visiting NYC for the weekend.

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  1. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so the wife and I are driving up to the Big Apple for the weekend for our annual pilgrimage to see the Radio City Christmas show. Other than visiting the Apple store and various popular shopping spots, is there anything cool we can check out in mid town area. We usually get valet parking at the hotel so looking for things within walking distance of 38th st and Madison Ave.

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  3. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Empire State, and go to the top, if you haven't been.

    And, seeing Grand Central Terminal is worth it, even if you don't take a train or the tube.
     
  4. it5five macrumors 65816

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    What kind of food do you like? Plan trips to really great restaurants that don't exist where you live.

    My girlfriend and I are going to the city next week, and so far, most of our trip is planned around eating.
     
  5. nospeed411 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah those are all on my list...Will prolly hit Empire on the way to the show from dinner. I am huge Anthony Bourdain fan so we got reservations at Les Halles for dinner. Nothing lie some dead cow and lamb to make ya warm. There is absolutely no traffic today. Took us 2 hrs to get into the city and parked from the center of PA. I will say that the whole early check in crap they feed you @ The Morgans is baloney . Currently wasting away at Starbucks and enjoying the free wifi.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Don't waste your precious time on the Empire State Building. Long lines and you will stand outside. Pretty cold right now. Instead, go to Top of the Rock.

    http://www.topoftherocknyc.com/
     
  7. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    I would rather visit the Chrysler Building, myself. :cool:
     
  8. glocke12 macrumors 6502a

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    Christies auction house is right near Rockefeller Center also. Its free to look, and they sometimes have some very cool things on display...
     
  9. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    One of my favorite buildings indeed.

    But sadly, the public isn't allowed further than the entry lobby. A shame.
     
  10. Pink∆Floyd macrumors 68020

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    If you or your wife love chocolate then you should hit these guys up:

    Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory
    105A North 3rd Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11211
    (718) 388-2625 phone

    best.chocolate.ever
     
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    That's a true shame.

    Never been in N.Y.C., so i was unaware.

    I guess it's work-of-art status has grown so much, that it can no longer be put at risk of vandalism, or worse.
     
  12. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    You should check out the high line park. It's on the west side and has a great view of the hudson.

    If you're into Japanese noodles, go here. Absolutely fantastic food.

    Enjoy your stay! :)
     
  13. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Apple Store located just off the SE corner of Central Park (767 Fifth Ave. New York City, NY 10153 ), but only if you find yourself in the vicinity with nothing to do... ;)
     
  14. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Forget the apple store - it's a zoo there. Visit Tekserve, on 23rd St! They're like the hip, independent apple store. You can even say hi to me. I work there. :)
     
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    I would imagine so, especially this time of the year.
     
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    If you do visit the Fifth Avenue store, do it overnight. I'd be happy to give you a tour. Just let me know when you'll be there.
     
  17. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    No offense, but all 3 other Apple stores in the city are better places to visit IMO.
     
  18. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    They all should be toured. If the OP gets a chance to leave the borough of Manhattan, he should also visit the Manhasset, Roosevelt Field, Walt Witman, and Smith Haven stores.
     
  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Mall stores? No thanks, they're all pretty much the same. Now Manhasset, that's a beautiful store.

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