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Madison Square Garden

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A July 2007 trip to New York by ripplefan2

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Quote: I have been dozens of concerts here and they all are each unique and amazing.

Madison Square Garden

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Any show, no matter what artist, that you go to see at the Garden (who derived its name from its original location at Madison Square & 26th Street) is a sight to behold. I have had the pleasure of seeing The Dead, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Bob Dylan, The Who, The White Stripes, U2, Dave Matthews Band, The String Cheese Incident, Billy Joel, Elton John, and dozens more, and each show is better than the last. So I would highly suggest seeing a show at the Garden if you ever have the chance, because it is awesome. And if not a show, a basketball game, hockey game, or anything else that might be happening there (there's always something), its worth it.Quick Tips: Please, get here early becau...Read More

Madison Square Park

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Restaurant | "Rose's Pizzeria"

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If you happen to find yourself going to one of the many concerts at the Garden and want to get an early drink on without paying the ridiculous fees inside, this is the place to go. Rose's Pizza on the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) Level is perfect.They offer great pizza and good prices and $1.25 hotdogs 24 hours a day. But the best part of this place is the drink specials; $2.45 for a 32oz Bud or Bud Light draught. Now that is a price that can't be beaten. In the back of the restaurant, there are dozens of tables and chairs so you can relax, enjoy that cheap beer, a great slice of pizza and catch anything from Law & Order to the Mets game on the TV. Depending on what time ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 26, 2007

Madison Square Park
Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10010
(212) 538-6667

Madison Square Garden

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Attraction | "The White Stripes"

Madison Square Garden Photo, New York, New York
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I had the pleasure last night to see The White Stripes at the Garden for my first time and it was amazing. After spending some good pregame drinking time down in Penn Station, my buddy and I made our way up to the show. Our seats were one of the highest tiered seats in the entire stadium and located right to the side of the stage. Once we were situated in our seats with our $7 beers (the one downside to big venue shows), the opening was just coming on. I believe that the five piece ensemble was going under the name of Dan Sartain and if you ever have the chance to go see this band, please DON’T. It was THE worst show I have ever seen. The singer reminded me of a terrible Jim Morrison who was e...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2007

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, New York 10001
(212) 465-6741

Madison Square Garden

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Attraction | "U2"

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In October of 2001, not too long after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, U2 came into New York for their Elevation Tour. I am generally not a huge fan of U2 but when my friend told me they were playing, I figured, why not? But, we didn't have tickets and the show was sold out. However, there is a trick that most venue promoters don't advertise too much; last-minute cancellation tickets. About 20 minutes before every show, the box office opens up to the public to sell the tickets that were cancelled via Internet of phone requests from credit card companies. Unfortunately for us, when we got there, the line for this rather unknown phenomenon was two blocks long. I had two key adva...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on July 25, 2007

Madison Square Garden
4 Pennsylvania Plaza
New York, New York 10001
(212) 465-6741

Tracks Raw Bar & Grill

Attraction | "Tracks Raw Bar & Grill"

Tracks Raw Bar & Grill Photo, New York, New York
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A very popular pre concert hang out is the Tracks Raw Bar & Grill (www.tracksbargrill.com) on the LIRR Level of Penn Station. Open now for about two years or so, this railroad themed bar has just exploded as the happy hour hotspot. The first, main attractions to this place is the 45 foot mahogany bar and the claustrophobic train car feeling, but these are complimented perfectly with a fresh raw bar and a decent grill menu selection. The only problem is that around 6pm, every seat in this place is occupied and finding drinkable standing place almost requires leaving the bar alt...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 26, 2007

Tracks Raw Bar & Grill
P.O. Box 87
New York, New York 10116
(212) 244-6350