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A Labor Day Weekend in New York City

A September 2008 trip to New York by dlamblin

Juniors Restaurant Photo, New York, New York More Photos
Quote: I live the city, but you can vacation in a city as large as this.

Taking the Grey Line bus tours

Labor Day in NYC

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Times Square seen from the Night Loop Photo, New York, New York
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My wife and I live and work in New York, and the last time we actually toured the city was 12 years prior. So we took the opportunity that labor day weekend gave us to go do a few things we don't normally get to. This particular weekend I wanted to take the night loop which always seems to run by our apartment and Grey Line Bus Tours was running a pricing special that basically made buying just that tour alone inadvisable, and threw in a free cruise ride with an all loops pass. The pass for two does work out to cost a fair amount, but the hour long boat ride was pretty much worth it for us.It's important to point out that these tours are not reserved in any sense, and that on a busy weeken...Read More

Junior's Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Also at Times Square"

Junior's Restaurant Photo, New York, New York
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This isn't the kind of restaurant to get dinner without dessert. In fact this is the kind of place you'll probably start with dessert and leave it at that. The floats are almost ridiculously large and sugary, and the cheese cakes are so darned creamy tasting that you'll not notice the sugar as much. I haven't yet had a full meal but it certainly looks like a filling type of diner fare.Junior's also has a branch at Times Square. West 45th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue. You'll find the same menu, the same cheesecakes, shakes and floats, but you'll find it a little more cramped, busy, and a tad less friendly.I've eaten at both the Times Square and Brooklyn location an...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2008

Junior's Restaurant
386 Flatbush Ave (at Dekalb Avenue)
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 852-5257

After that weekend...

Petite Abeille

Restaurant | "Tastey Belgian Food"

Petite Abeille Photo, New York, New York
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There are four locations for Petite Abeille in New York, but this one is my favorite because I can pretty much get seated right away. Generally I eat a weekend brunch here. Of course there's the Gaufres for breakfast fare, particularly the smaller sweeter Gaufre De Liege, but generally I'm hungrier than that and get the Vol Au Vent(chicken stew in a puff pastry), or Poulet Bio Roti (organic roast chicken (1/2)) or the really big Boulettes (meatballs). The fries that come with a lot of these are good of course. And ordering a Belgian beer to go with them just works, unless you prefer wine. My vegetarian friend isn't left with a lot of options though, but has ordered the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 7, 2008

Petite Abeille
401 E 20th St
10010
(212) 727-1505

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Restaurant | "A Nice Selection of Lunch Specials"

Prem-On Photo, New York, New York
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I've eaten both lunch and dinner here several times, and I appreciate the lunch specials quite a bit, which range from $7 to $9. A few of the dishes, such as the red curry and the basil chicken are served properly spicy, and a number of the other dishes are basically sweet, like the massaman curry, and the fried rice. Lunches come with a small appetizer, and I like the chicken dumplings.The decor is fairly modern, but it is generally quieter and less crowded than other restaurants around West 4th street station, possibly due to the location.Some people feel like the artful cone of rice served with the curries isn't quite enough rice, but I like the amount.For dinner...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 7, 2008

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138 W Houston Street
New York 10012
(212) 353-2338

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