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Weekend in New York

A May 2006 trip to New York by harrka

Quote: Have only a little time in such a big city—go back!

Roosevelt Hotel

Hotel | "The Roosevelt"

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A gorgeous lobby and great location, but the rooms were a little small and the concierge was not very helpful.

Booking on the Internet, I expected a small room, and as we booked for one and two stayed, we had the smaller end of the range! Oh well. We were impressed that the Internet pictures did not give the hotel justice—in the good way and were pleasantly surprised at the nice employees and the state of the hotel.

The bath was a little small as well, but we didn't stay in the room too much!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Roosevelt Hotel
45TH AND MADISON AVENUE
New York, New York 10017
1-212-6619600

Gene's Coffee Shop

Restaurant

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After sticker shock in Times Square (NYC does have some of the biggest portions I've ever seen!), this place was a steal for a quick bite/fuel up for a walk through Central Park.

Stop in and say hi to Gene, and the friendliest wait staff I've ever met in my entire life!!! Even on mother's day!!!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Gene's Coffee Shop
26 E 60th St.
New York, New York 10022
(212) 355-3790

Roxy Delicatessen

Restaurant | "Roxy"

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Roxy--historical, memorable, can't miss!!!

After seeing a bit on TV on our first morning in town (good thing he wanted to check the weather), we found out that Roxy was a diner with big food and great dessert. We had to check it out for ourselves. The portions are huge and the prices match, but when you're on vacation, you gotta do what the local (tourists) do... quarters are tight, but comfy. Spend the $5 sharing charge if you can't take it with... because you won't finish it!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Roxy Delicatessen
1565 Broadway
New York, New York 10019
(212) 921-3333

B.P. Cafe

Restaurant

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Great little outdoor cafe spot right behind the NY Public Library—great view in terms of architecture and the people. Best outdoor place to eat within spitting distance of Times Square...

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

B.P. Cafe
44th and Park
New York, New York

Top of the Rock

Attraction | "Rockefeller center/top; of the rock"

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The "top of the rock" is great... a little expensive, but the views are great—Central Park, Empire State Building, and great skyline shots. A little on the expensive side, and if you have a lot of time, read the signs and watch the movie. In a pinch, go straight to the top!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Top of the Rock
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York
(212) 698-2000

Rent (The Show)

Attraction | "RENT"

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RENT is the musical/theatre for young people. I rarely like live music and don't like many shows (I keep trying by seeing new things, but it's always a waste!). However, after seeing Rent in Chicago, once I happened upon it in NYC, i went in directly and bought tickets for that evening's performance. It was as good as ever. and even for last minute bookings, we got front row/center for the mezz level--great view of the stage!!!

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Rent (The Show)
Nederlander Theatre / 208 west 41st st.
New York, New York 10036

Central Park

Attraction

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Central Park is fabulous. You can't see everything unless you have a couple of days. It is 50 streets long and 5 blocks wide. With so many sights to see along the way, take your time or go back again. The zoo is a bit tiny for the price, but it's all for a good cause and cute, unusual animals are inside (and polar bears!).

Wear comfy shoes and stay close by so you can go back.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Central Park
59th To 110th Streets Between Fifth Avenue And Central Park West
New York 10023
(212) 310-6600

Eammon's Bar & Grill

Attraction | "Eammon's"

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Great pre-dinner spot for a drink or a short night cap. All employees are bonafide Irish... with the accent and all. Great food, great prices, great selection of libations. Sadly, no jaeger bombs

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Eammon's Bar & Grill
105 East 45th Street
New York, New York 10017
(212) 867-9013

Brooklyn Bridge

Attraction

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It's a 45-minute walk across, but the pictures and views are great. I think it's what made me fall in love with NYC! I had to buy an I love NY sweatshirt after the walk!

If you only want to go one direction, take the subway into Brooklyn and walk towards the city. The view is better! Watch out for bicyclists and stay to the left of the yellow line. The bikers come fast and furious--and in my opinion aren't biking responsibly for their safety and others... you need a helmet to walk across.

Convenient water station on the way across, this guy was probably not licensed but it was tempting to buy a water for $1 (only!!!).

Do it; you won't be sorry!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 15, 2006

Brooklyn Bridge
Access At Tillary Street And Boerum Place
Brooklyn, NY