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New York City

Never been, and always wanted to go, it's close-ish to my hometown (about 5 hours away) and now I finally get the chance to go. I'm spending this upcoming long weekend in the city and I'm super excited about it. Anything I should look for in particular?
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Anything I should look for in particular?
Go Go bars....... opps .. sorry ... Gentlemans clubs...
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Anything I should look for in particular?
Bicycle messengers who drive faster on sidewalks than the cabbies do on the street, and that's saying something
Cabbies who speak little if any English and have yet to find the deodorant aisle at the pharmacy.
Asian tourists who will stop on the sidewalk to take a picture of a parking meter.
Some of the best damn pizza you'll find.
Teenage runaways who hand you notes on Times Square asking if you're looking for "love".
Any controlled substance you could ever want by just asking one to two people.
Street vendors selling I heart NY shirts on about every corner for less than 5 bucks. These shirts will fall apart by the third time you wear them.
Tons of people walking at about 20 mph on the sidewalks every where you go, and that's on a Sunday.
Rats the size of dogs.
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Re: New York City

You taking your bike?
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Bicycle messengers who drive faster on sidewalks than the cabbies do on the street, and that's saying something
Cabbies who speak little if any English and have yet to find the deodorant aisle at the pharmacy.
Asian tourists who will stop on the sidewalk to take a picture of a parking meter.
Some of the best damn pizza you'll find.
Teenage runaways who hand you notes on Times Square asking if you're looking for "love".
Any controlled substance you could ever want by just asking one to two people.
Street vendors selling I heart NY shirts on about every corner for less than 5 bucks. These shirts will fall apart by the third time you wear them.
Tons of people walking at about 20 mph on the sidewalks every where you go, and that's on a Sunday.
Rats the size of dogs.
You convinced me to take a trip with just this one line
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Re: New York City

I was broke down with my brother in NY on one of the freeways, we're under the hood checking things out when this guy parks behind us, gets out of his car, opens my brothers car door and starts to get in. my brother asks wtf are you doing? the guy says "Its ok, I just want the stereo....you can have the rest" so we start walking to whoop his ass and he figures out its our ride and runs back to his car and takes off.....its funny now but unfknblvble then.

DOH!!!!
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wow. that takes some balls to jump in a car when other people are there
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Have drinks or dinner at Marseille (44th street and 9th Ave) somewhat expensive, but nice.
Take the Staten Island Ferry (free) over to (obviously) Staten Island, all the while enjoying a nice view of the Statue of Liberty.
Go to "The Stone Rose" bar in the Time Warner Center (Columbus Circle) and people-watch, and head upstairs to the bar at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (35th floor) for great cocktails and/or the best glass of white wine you will ever have (1995 Chateau d'Yquem, $70.00 per glass).
Go to Central Park (in good weather) and enjoy a meandering stroll in the Ramble (west side of park, around 69th to 75th streets); then, rent a boat at the boathouse, and enjoy a few minutes/hours of gentle water-borne people watching.
Go to Papaya King (86th Street and 3rd Ave) for a hot dog "complete" (mustard and 'kraut) and a 16 oz freshly squeezed (in front of you) orange juice.

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OK, so my typing/spelling had a moment there...Also, you might want to take the train (subway) to Coney Island, hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and go for a walk along the hudson river, from 48th street down...

Sorry for the above "drinks" rec's...I forgot you were only 19.

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Re: New York City

and a bottle of crown is cheaper than 70 bucks....

DOH!!!!
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catch a Yankees game. I'm not a baseball fan and it was still a great time.
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and a bottle of crown is cheaper than 70 bucks....
But it is not as good a beverage, not served in the best bar in the known universe for view, viewing, being viewed, etc...

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catch a Yankees game. I'm not a baseball fan and it was still a great time.
Indeed! There are always upper-deck seats available, and the view is still good. They also serve Sam Adams, Heineken, Foster's, and some other beers in addition to the typical urine-I mean Budweiser, etc...VERY pricey, but a fun experience...

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Re: New York City

Poor guy is 19, stop all the drink talking hehe

Analogs list isn't bad to follow, but I would skip coney island. Ain't what it used to be. If your in the mood for pizza and find yoruself in brooklyn (going to coney island anyway) you can stop at lenny's pizza and grab a rice ball (on bay 19th)

Oh yeah, and if you have never been to one, I would suggest a broadway play.

Not to mention go up on the empire state building.
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Indeed, Coney ain't the same...But, as a landmark, it is pretty international. Regarding Pizza, go to either:
John's of Bleeker Street (on Bleeker, duh, or east 64th and 1st Avenue) and get a "Margharita," or Otto, Mario Batali's pizzaria (on 8th street and 5Th Ave,) and enjoy the caprese salad and a GREAT pizza...

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Additionally, if you are feeling tough, feel free to duplicate John Mclaine's stunt in "die hard with a vengence" and go up to 138th street and Amsterdam Ave with a sign saying "I Hate Niggers!" It is sure to be great fun, and inspire a good deal of conversation...

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