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Taste of New York City

An October 2002 trip to New York by Globetrotter

Philipburg Manor Photo, Sleepy Hollow, New York More Photos
Quote: If you want to find out about the culinary gems and culture of New York, read on.

Taste of New York City

Overview

Taxi Cab Photo, New York, New York
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Since this was my second trip to New York, I wanted to go beyond the Statue of Liberty and Empire State building. My agenda was to really get a taste of New York and all its glory. I even did a day trip out of the city to Hudson Valley. After 5 days of chasing down cabs, jumping in and out of trains, and fighting the crowds, I wanted to get away for a day and Hudson Valley was the ticket. It's only an hour train ride from NYC and once you are there, you feel like you are ten thousand miles away. There are quite a few things you can do once you arrive in Hudson Valley. For more details, check out my write up on Phillipsburg Manor. Quick Tips: Best Way To Get Around: Getting around ...Read More

Pommes Frites

Restaurant

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If you want to get your fingers on the best french fries in New York City, this place is a must. They serve up authentic Belgian style fries with a diverse and unique selection of condiments such as Sweet Mango Chutney Mayo. The secret to the delicious fries is that the pototoes are fried twice. You'll be licking your fingers out the door.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 16, 2002

Pommes Frites
123 2nd Avenue
New York, New York 10003
(212) 674-1234

Penang

Restaurant

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Editor's Note: This restaurant has since closed.

If you want a delicious restaurant with good atmosphere, Penang is a good pick. They specialize in Malaysian/Southeast Asian cuisine. Aside from the good food, the decor of the restaurant is what makes it stand out from the rest. It is a bit difficult to describe but it's exotic to say the least. Try to get the round booth. It'll make you feel like you have your own private room. If you go there with a special someone, the booth also provides a romantic touch to your dining experience.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2002

Penang
109 Spring St
New York, New York 10012
+1 212 274 8883

Xunta

Restaurant

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I am always in a search for a really good tapas bar. So when I dined at Xunta, it moved to the top on my list of favorites. Unfortunately I can't remember the names of the dishes but trust me, they are all good. On Friday and Saturday nights, they have live music as well. The atmosphere is boisterous and lively. It's a fun place to go with group of friends. It'll be a night full of good food, lots of sangria, and good conversations.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2002

Xunta
174 1st Avenue
New York, New York 10009
(212) 614-0620

Philipburg Manor

Attraction | "Philipsburg Manor"

Philipburg Manor Photo, Sleepy Hollow, New York
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The Hudson Valley is very rich with history. The region contains historic sites such as the Rockefeller Estate, Washington Irving's home, and the Philipsburg Manor. The Philipsburg Manor is a 17th/18th century farm that was once owned by a Dutch family. At one point, the Philipsburg Manor was the biggest property and milling complex in New York. Today, it has become a working farm, maintained to educate the public. Once you start the guided tour, you'll be greeted by costumed historians who will take you through the various parts of the farm, providing you with the history and explanation of the agricultural processes. This is a must see for history buffs. However, you don't need to be one to app...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 17, 2002

Philipburg Manor
381 N Broadway (Historic Hudson Valley)
New York, New York 10591
(914) 631-3992

Guggenheim Museum

Attraction

Guggenheim Museum Photo, New York, New York
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When it comes to museums in NYC, it seems like the Metropolitan Museum is the mother of all museums. However, my personal favorite is the Guggenheim. Don't get me wrong. The Met is a great museum but because of its scale, I found it a bit overwhelming and intimidating, much like the Louvre in Paris. On the other hand, the Guggenheim is big enough to satisfy your cultural palate, yet just the right size to be manageable. You can get a thorough overview of all of the exhibits in a day whereas the Met is difficult to do in one day, unless you want to camp inside the museum. Also, the architecture inside the Guggenheim is awesome. The spiral pathways will keep you circling your way through the m...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 17, 2002

Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Ave
New York, New York 10128
(212) 423-3500