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Gobbling Up Thanksgiving Turkey in NYC

A November 2000 trip to New York by adm

Quote: My parents came to NY for Thanksgiving and it was quite an event for all of us!! I'd never been a Thanksgiving hostess before, but New York has lots to offer during the holiday season...so it was pretty easy.

Gobbling Up Thanksgiving Turkey in NYC

Overview

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There is something to be said for getting away on Turkey Day and not having to cook!! We ate Thanksgiving dinner OUT and it was great! The Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular is a MUST SEE. One of my favorite memories is hustling my folks on an off of the NYC subways.Quick Tips: Bring lots of warm clothes. The weather was very chilly while my parents were in town and you have to do lots of walking to see the sights in NYC. Gloves and hats are a must. Insulated underwear isn't a bad idea either since the wind is pretty strong sometimes. If you want to catch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, plan ahead. Check Macys' website (www.macys.com) and plan to arrive EARLY! They do...Read More

Friend of a Farmer

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Restaurant

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Friend Of A Farmer is well-known around town for brunch. I had never eaten here before, but I will certainly go back after our Thanksgiving meal. The restaurant had three seatings on Thanksgiving Day - 12:30, 3:30, and 5:30. My parents and I had reservations for the 3:30 meal. I don't think reservations are a must during the rest of the year, but on Thanksgiving they filled all the spots in all three of their seatings. The restaurant has two floors and it is very charming. It looks like an old country inn and there is a nice fireplace on the second floor. The inside had been decorated with gourds and fall leaves. There were also lots of farm antiques hanging on the walls. The space was us...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 12, 2000

Friend of a Farmer
77 Irving Place
New York, New York 10003
+1 212 477 2188

Sephora

Attraction | "Sephora Times Square"

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Sephora claims to be the future of cosmetics. Their philosophy is 'hands-on self-service'. The Times Square location is huge and very colorful. It is quite an experience for all of your senses. I don't buy many cosmetics products, but this was a neat place to browse and try various things out. The sales people do not follow on your heels at Sephora. They are helpful, but not bothersome. Nobody sprays you with anything or attempts to get you to try some strange color on your face. You are encouraged to explore on your own. They sell everything from name-brand fragrances to lipstick and nailpolish to bubble bath and everything can be sampled. The selection is excellent (including many inter...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 13, 2000

Sephora
1500 Broadway, #304
New York, New York 10036
(212) 944-6789

Grand Central Terminal

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Attraction

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The holiday season is a fantastic time to visit Grand Central Terminal because there are so many extra activities going on. The train terminal first opened in 1913. After four years of renovation, the city claims that Grand Central is "grand again" and I agree. Trains still arrive and depart from this station, so it is a wonderful spot to watch the 'holiday rush'...commuters are always hustling about. Be sure to walk into the main concourse and gaze at the beautiful ceiling decorated with images representing the various constellations. My dad also thought the chandeliers were impressive. Guided tours are available, but I think exploring on your own is the way to go. There are maps in various...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 13, 2000

Grand Central Terminal
87 E 42nd St
New York, New York
(212) 340-2210