Monday, December 28, 2009

NYC Help!!

First off I would like to thank all of you

who have given me great suggestions!

If you have any more last min words of wisdom

or suggestions that can make our trip to NYC better

Please tell me!!

we are leaving at 5am Wednesday!!

We plan on being in Times Square by 3pm on NYE..

Anyone have suggestions on where to stand?

Where to eat that day in Times Square?

What to take or what you CANT take?

I would love to hear about where your favorite places

to eat are and what touristy things are a MUST and BUST!



I think I have a pretty good idea of what were doing..

but I'm a OVER planner.. so too much info is better

than not enough!



  1. I lived in NYC for a summer and have traveled back many times so here are some musts while you're up there:
    1. Ice skating in Central Park (way better and less crowded than in Rockefeller Center)
    2. Eat at Serendipity 3 (right near Bloomingdales on 60th--the frozen hot chocolate is TO DIE FOR!)
    3. If you're going to the Empire State Bldg, order your tickets online before you leave--saves some time in line
    4. Times Square has pretty generic good (i.e. pizza, TGI Fridays, etc. so if you want something different walk a little out of the middle and there are some good places)
    5. If you shop in Macy's in Herald Square, go to customer service and show your license and get an additional 10% off shopping pass
    6. Shopping musts: Century 21 (near the World Trade Center memorial), Chinatown, Herald Square, SoHo

    HAVE FUN!!!

  2. The best bargain in Manhattan is the Staten Island Ferry! It is free and provides great views of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island up close. Take the #1 Subway (red) to the end of Manhattan - South Ferry stop. You will enter the ferry terminal and just wait for boarding. Enjoy!

  3. I suggest eating in Little Italy. YUMMY! And if you want some knock off designer handbags, hit Canal Street (Chinatown). Just don't follow anyone down alleys - go into the stores and ask if they have Chanel, etc. They will take you through their trap doors :)
    Oh come enter my giveaway!

  4. Im jealous---no suggestions just super super super jealous! Have fun!!!!!!!

  5. I grew up in Pa. and always went to NYC growing up and now I live down south..I always love going to see the broadway plays when I am up there and all the shopping is the best and NYC pizza is awesome must do them all !! Have lots of fun..there is no place like NYC !!

  6. Never been there but I hope you and Dylan have a real good time!

  7. Have a BLAST!!!!!! There's no better place to spend your NYE!!!!

  8. No suggestions but that's freaking awesome you'll be in NYC on NYE!!

  9. AHH i live there for school, ifyou go outsid time sq food wil be cheaperand less americanized :) Have a gret time its cold! but fun

    LOVE your blog xoxo

  10. I love the Union Square area (near NYU). There is a huge filene's basement, and a bunch of good restaurants. My favs in that area are:
    - The Stand -
    - Craft Bar (Tom from Top Chef's restaurant):
    - ABC Carpet & Home -

    Another good place to shop is Century 21 (think HUGE Marshalls) It's near wall street & Ground Zero.

    If you're going to do the empire state building, do it at night. It is a lot cooler then!

    I also love chinatown (a stones throw from soho) for fake longchamps and chanel glasses.

    If you're staying in midtown, try Esse-Bagel and hit up the stores on 5th avenue.