Sunday, March 15, 2009

Sunday Salon 15 March 2009: New York, New York!

Good morning, fellow Saloners! I come to you this morning with a plea for help. My friend Casey and I are planning a trip to NYC in June, and we need suggestions!

One thing that we're definitely seeing is the Coraline Broadway show - it was the whole reason for the trip in the first place. I've been to New York a few times, so I've seen the majorly touristy things. Casey, however, has never been on a plane, let alone to NY, so I want to make sure she doesn't miss anything. We're going for a little over a week, and I want to cram as much in as possible.

Other things we have tentatively planned on:
Shakespeare in the Park - Twelfth Night starring Anne Hathaway
Yankees game - possibly vs. the Mets
Central Park - including the zoo, Strawberry Fields, and Alice in Wonderland
Empire State Building
Times Square
China Town
Greenwich Village
Harlem
Daily Show/Colbert Report taping - if we can get in
92Y Tribeca

My question to y'all is: If you've been to NYC before, what sights would you recommend? Do you know of any hidden gems that could be fun? And, just to make this book-related, what NYC-set books would you recommend reading before the trip?

6 comments:

christina said...

Jessi -

How exciting! I'm actually going to the City in two weeks!! I'm staying five days in Time Square. First night there I'm seeing Mamma Mia and the next night Phantom. I'm jealous that you'll get to see Coraline. :P

jessi said...

But you get to see TWO Broadway shows AND stay in Times Square. :) Have fun - I'm looking forward to hearing all about it!

Ali said...

Sounds like a fun trip! I don't have any advice, except that the Yankees vs. Mets might be pretty hard to get tickets to since they're both NY teams.

Vasilly said...

I've never been to New York! Have fun!

bkclubcare said...

I've only been to NYC once and only walked around - I was lost the entire time but had a great time. For my next trip, I want to eat at a Bobby Flay restaurant.

One exciting thing we did was follow up on a flyer some guy handed us in the garment district for a FREE trunk show. Rode some rickety elevator run by a real person in some old bldg and spent about 10 minutes looking at cool tee shirts and jeans! We didn't buy (I can't spend $60 on a tee no matter WHO the designer is) but we were like giggly teenagers doing a 'real NYC fashion show'.

So, I recommend a day of seeing where the wind takes you?

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