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I overheard people talking a lot about the various Tea Rooms in New York. I never really understood the concept or allure of the Russian Tea room. I understand it's quite posh and pricey, but isn't it just an expensive restaurant?
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blindemboss wrote:
Aug 11th, 2017 11:06 pm
I overheard people talking a lot about the various Tea Rooms in New York. I never really understood the concept or allure of the Russian Tea room. I understand it's quite posh and pricey, but isn't it just an expensive restaurant?
Pretty much, but it does have its allure.

I have never partaken, I suspect it's mainly a Manhattanite thing.
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Hey guys, thanks for the tips and information.

My friends and I got back this morning and we all had a good time. Surprisingly I ended up doing almost everything on my list and then some.
I loved the energy of Times Square, I actually got a bit emotional at Ground Zero, was completely blown away by the 360 view from the One World Trade Center, even the pizza near my hotel was one of the best I've ever had in my life lol

Did tons of walking.

Looking forward to going back again. And when I do, I can now focus more on the hidden gems since I got majority of the touristy stuff out of the way.
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Hey guys, thanks for the tips and information.

My friends and I got back this morning and we all had a good time. Surprisingly I ended up doing almost everything on my list and then some.
I loved the energy of Times Square, I actually got a bit emotional at Ground Zero, was completely blown away by the 360 view from the One World Trade Center, even the pizza near my hotel was one of the best I've ever had in my life lol

Did tons of walking.

Looking forward to going back again. And when I do, I can now focus more on the hidden gems since I got majority of the touristy stuff out of the way.
How did you get down there?

Fly/drive/bus?

What's the cheapest return flight from YYZ go for nowadays?

Thinking of going in October.
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mself084 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 1:13 pm
Any advice on tickets for Broadway shows? Looking online but think I may be SOL for Hamilton tickets... can't believe it's sold out for months, except the premium tickets ($800!). TKTS is an option but prefer to buy before getting there. Aiming for The Book of Mormon.
Forget Hamilton. Too overpriced. Even the play Dear Evan Hansen is pricey too due to it winning Tony award best Broadway play earlier this year.
I'll be doing Book of Mormon and John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons.
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mself084 wrote:
Aug 8th, 2017 1:13 pm
Any advice on tickets for Broadway shows? Looking online but think I may be SOL for Hamilton tickets... can't believe it's sold out for months, except the premium tickets ($800!). TKTS is an option but prefer to buy before getting there. Aiming for The Book of Mormon.
Hamilton was fantastic! If you can get tickets get them (or just wait for the Toronto show to pop up sometime in 2019).

Book of Mormon was funny. Wasn't a fan of Wicked, and there's the old standbys - Phantom of the Opera and Les Mis. Come From Away also has great reviews (based on true story of flights being diverted to Atlantic Canada during 9/11)
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One way to get to Manhattan if you don't want to drive there:

1. Drive to Staten Island(15usd)
2. Park your car at the Ferry parking lot($8) or free on side streets nearby
3. Take the free ferry(free) which takes you to the lower Manhattan and the views of the city are very good too.
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chadw01 wrote:
Sep 11th, 2017 10:23 pm
How did you get down there?

Fly/drive/bus?

What's the cheapest return flight from YYZ go for nowadays?

Thinking of going in October.
We took a bus.

I'm thinking driving would be cheaper especially if there's a bunch of you going to split gas, but driving around Manhattan will be a nightmare. Wanted to drive there, but just park the car somewhere and then walk/subway it to places.
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I'm back! In-laws are taking our son and we're off to NYC Oct 20-22.

We're flying into EWR, so I have questions for the experts (I've been to NYC twice but am far from an expert/haven't flown into EWR before):

- What's the train like from EWR into Penn station? Any tips, or is it as easy as airport train to train station, train station to NYC Penn?
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My wife and I will be spending Christmas in New York this year, where are the best places to see Christmas decorations and recommendations for Christmas Day brunch (high-end)? Thanks!
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mself084 wrote:
Sep 20th, 2017 9:05 am
I'm back! In-laws are taking our son and we're off to NYC Oct 20-22.

We're flying into EWR, so I have questions for the experts (I've been to NYC twice but am far from an expert/haven't flown into EWR before):

- What's the train like from EWR into Penn station? Any tips, or is it as easy as airport train to train station, train station to NYC Penn?
Train into NYC Penn Station from EWR airport was painless and easy. Will never fly into LaGuardia again after this if I have a choice.
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gr8dlr wrote:
Sep 22nd, 2017 10:54 am
Train into NYC Penn Station from EWR airport was painless and easy. Will never fly into LaGuardia again after this if I have a choice.
Always recommend EWR or JFK for this reason alone.

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Looking to getting Lion King tickets for end of April/beginning of May. Where to look for best deals on tickets?
May look into Book of Mormon or wicked too.

Also, can one get Saturday Night Live tickets?

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