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An August 2005 trip to New York by reynosora403

Quote: You can do anything and everything in this city. New York has got every kind of restaurant you could want, Broadway plays, and clubs, bars, and lounges that never seem to close. There are space shows at the Hayden Planetarium.

New York

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You can do anything and everything in this city. New York has got every kind of restaurant you could want. There are also Broadway plays and clubs, bars, and lounges that never seem to close. There are space shows at the Hayden Planetarium and ruises around the island of Manhattan on the Circle Line. The opportunities are endless.Quick Tips: Nightlife in New York is true to what they say--this is the city that never sleeps. Don't go out until at LEAST eleven. No one will be out yet, and the places will be moderately empty, unless it's Friday and the bars have some happy hour leftovers. For Broadway plays, if you want to buy tickets for a performance on the day of the show, go to Times Square ...Read More

The Iroquois New York

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Hotel | "The Iroquois"

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Okay, before I write this report on The Iroquois hotel, I have to be honest. This hotel is not for budget travelers, and under normal circumstances, we would have balked at the price of a room in which we would be spending very little time. However, the lowered prices straight after 9/11 made this hotel affordable to us, and we got to sample how the other half lives. The hotel's website will give you a better idea of room prices than I can, but I would say expect to pay between $200 and $400 a night. I must say that I loved this place. It’s a smaller boutique hotel, and though the original 1920s limestone exterior still remains, the inside was given a complete $10-million overhaul in the late 19...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 2, 2005

The Iroquois New York
49 WEST 44TH STREET
New York, New York 10036
1-212-8403080

Ellis Island and Immigration Museum

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Attraction | "Ellis Island Immigration Museum"

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Ellis Island was the entry point for millions of soon-to-be Americans in the late 1900s and early 20th century. It has a fabled place in American history as the landing spot for people from all over the world, but especially Eastern and Western Europe. The museum itself is located in the original building, rebuilt after a fire, with amazing views of downtown New York and Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey. It is a very popular destination for visitors to New York, and the lines for the ferry on holidays and weekends can easily exceed 1 hour. Plan to go early in the day if you are traveling during a peak time. Newly renovated, the Ellis Island museum accurately reflects the experience that many im...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 2, 2005

Ellis Island and Immigration Museum
Upper New York Bay North of Liberty Island
New York 10004
(212) 883-1986

Bellevue Bar

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Attraction | "Bellevue"

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There are two types of bars in Manhattan. The first kind is a place where beers are $8, the service is snotty, and you are surrounded by tourists and chichi locals. The second kind offers $3 beers, dingy decor, and gibbering drunk locals. Bellevue is firmly in the latter camp. The name alone should clue you in, though this bar terms itself an "alcohol abuse center" rather than a psych ward. Long a favorite of Hell's Kitchen locals, Bellevue's recent accolades as one of the city's best dive bars have won it new fans. The interior of Bellevue is dark, and that's just the way patrons want it. Ragged furniture and bar stools hold you up as the waitresses serve drinks for ridiculously low prices. An ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 2, 2005

Bellevue Bar
538 9th Ave
New York, New York 10018
(212) 760-0660