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Wedding anniversary in Manhatten

A July 2003 trip to New York by idogcow

Quote: Romantic getaway plus museums and dining.

Wedding anniversary in Manhatten


Grand Central Station, Frick Museum, Tavern on the Green.

Quick Tips:

Get a 7-day MetroCard: unlimited rides for .

Best Way To Get Around:

Subway, walking, occasional taxi.
Small hotel just 2 blocks from Main library and Grand Central Station. Breakfast and internet included, coffee and snacks all day, wine and cheese in the evenings.

Hotel is based on Dewey Decimal System so every room has a theme. We had Ethics 11.002.

Large selection of books to read in the lounge, makes it hard to get up the energy to go sightseeing, but maybe that's a good thing.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2003

Library Hotel
299 Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10017
(212) 983 4500

Tavern on the Green


We opted for a late night supper in the The Crystal Room, overlooking the dancing and outside tables. $45.00 Prix Fixe Dinner Menu provides more than enough food. We should have skipped lunch! Can also go earlier to get a cheaper 'pre-theatre' menu. Many overlapping items for 10$ less.

Service was outstanding and views and memories are worth the splurge.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2003

Tavern on the Green
Central Park West & 67th St (between 66th and 67th streets)
New York, New York 10023
(212) 873-3200

Excellent views of the river and a rotating menu spotlighting different regions.

Feel like a diplomat as you sign in, get an ID badge and walk past the tour groups as they try and figure out who you are.

Buffet-style so make this your main meal of the day and amortize the price.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 4, 2003

United Nations Delegates' Dining Room
First Avenue
New York, New York

Frick Collection


Less like your typical museum and more like a really really rich man's home (which it was) filled with great paintings, sculpture, and furniture. If you have been to Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum then you have an idea what this is like, except this house was actually used for living.

Unlike the larger museums, this is one site where you feel like you haven't missed anything.

Get the acoustic guide (free with entry) and listen to the experts describe the rooms and their contents.

After you are done, cross the street and relax in Central Park.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 4, 2003

Frick Collection
1 East 70th St
New York, New York 10021
(212) 288 0700