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Title: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 16, 2010, 11:53:56 AM
Well, since the SF thread was somewhat a success, I was wondering if anyone can shed some light on things to do in NYC. It's a straight 6 day vacation for me and like the other guy posting about SF, I am not going for skating and just interested in spots that I won't be able to know from tourist books and what not. Things from just bars, clubs, spots to eat, skate shops worth checking out, some touristy shit I might be forgetting, and whatever else comes to mind.

So far the only thing I have scheduled is walking the Brooklyn bridge, going to a Mets game to check out Citi Field (I hate baseball but want to check it out anyways), go to central park, and checking out some improve comedy club and eat like a mad man. Any help will be appreciated.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Acrid Avid Jam Shred on September 16, 2010, 12:08:43 PM
I hate to say it, but flight club and the random ass shoe bodegas there are so tight. 
this place helped me find some tight things to do there also  http://nymag.com/ (http://nymag.com/)
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Magic Pizza on September 16, 2010, 12:09:46 PM
If you're near Madison Square Garden, get some magic pizza at NY Pizza Suprema, 31st. & 8th Ave. I'd go with the plain for that freshness, put a little salt on that slice to balance out the sweet sauce.



Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 16, 2010, 12:24:27 PM
^^^That sounds like a plan. I think I might check out Madison Square Garden area and I heard about NYC cheese pizza.

I hate to say it, but flight club and the random ass shoe bodegas there are so tight. 
this place helped me find some tight things to do there also  http://nymag.com/ (http://nymag.com/)

As crappy as it might be, I do want to check out Supreme just for nostalgia reason and its history. I went to Flight Club in LA and wasn't too shocked by it but the random other shoe spots might be good for a look.

There is a lot of other crap that I heard that I am not too sure if it is worth checking out like that restaurant soup kitchen that was in Seinfeld and Rucker Park for just seeing where a lot of NYC basketball players get down and at the time.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: H8R part 4 on September 16, 2010, 12:33:34 PM
lots of bars in brooklyn now offer a free pizza with every beer.  the alligator lounge is one of them but theres a bunch more.  

maxfish or lit if you want to with rub elbows with some pros.

MoMA is dope as well as the museum of natural history.

empire state building is cool just because its the ESB.  
      
if you're gonna hit up citifield, you might as well hit up yankee stadium too.

outside of skateparks and shit, i don't know what else to suggest?  i've been living here too long and everything is played out, plus i stay broke, ha!  
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Narcissus on September 16, 2010, 12:56:59 PM
When you walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, get a pizza at Grimaldi's then hurt yourself on this thing: http://quartersnacks.com/spots/brooklyn/downtown-fort-greene/front-street-ledge/ (http://quartersnacks.com/spots/brooklyn/downtown-fort-greene/front-street-ledge/)
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: All Hail Wu Welsh on September 16, 2010, 01:39:53 PM
if this is your first time in NYC walk through times square once then avoid it like the plague, its a black hole tourist trap, its just cool to walk through if you've never been there before.  nightlife, really no need to go above 22nd street, stay away from midtown, its awful, full of over price clubs with cover charges and greased up bros from long island and jersey looking for a fight. 
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: spool of cord on September 16, 2010, 01:59:31 PM
If you're gonna be there on the 25th, you an get free passes to a whole assortment of cool museums that normally might cost you guys a bit to check out. I know its a national musuem appreciation thing but there's a lot of great ones in NYC.

Citi Field (fuckin hate that name) > Yankees Stadium. for a few reasons...the mets aren't in contention and you can move freely around the ballpark and check it out from all the different angles, and the croud that is gonna be there is always more mellow than the crazed yankee fans.  usually one team is in town while the other isn't, so who knows about catching both.

Union Square's farmers market on the weekends is a cool thing to check. I don't really know what else, theres always shit going on in central park, actually someone told me that band Ween is playing a free show there tomorrow night.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Bobbito on September 16, 2010, 02:06:01 PM
I can't believe people are leaving out visiting the Tompkins Square Park bathroom, it's by far one of my favorite things to do in the city.

On a real note, I'd say just walk around the lower east side and take in the sights. There's beautiful girls all around, a million bars to go to, and just a nice environment. Go to St. Marks for some $1 slices from Two Bros Pizza or falafel's at Cheep's (or whatever it's called). BK is pretty tight but I don't know much about it besides lots of bars and a huge influx of hipsters. At least the hip babes are good eye candy though.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 16, 2010, 02:18:31 PM
Yeah...this is my first time in NYC. I want to keep things chill with some touristy stuff. I am not even big on the Time Square thing but I figure I have to at least pass by. I'll probably keep it bullshit free and just snap some pics here and there and leave.

That free pass to museums sounds like a must. I am an art guy but hate paying to see art. So how do you go about getting the passes or are the museums just free?

I am juiced on Citi Field. I fucking hate the Yankees (no offense) and have no opinion on the Mets. I appreciate the sport though and can't wait to just check it out. Found tickets on Stub Hubb for only $15 a piece.

Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: H8R part 4 on September 16, 2010, 02:32:48 PM
most museums are free.  they try to hit you up for loot like you gotta pay to get in but its actually a donation.  at least thats the case for MoMA, not too sure about MoNH? 

if you're gonna check out rucker park(155th st), the new BX park is only a 10 minute skate from there.  i'm too broke to party these days but hit me up if you want to meet up and skate.  skating is free, partying not so much.   
 
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: spool of cord on September 16, 2010, 03:04:49 PM
Yeah...this is my first time in NYC. I want to keep things chill with some touristy stuff. I am not even big on the Time Square thing but I figure I have to at least pass by. I'll probably keep it bullshit free and just snap some pics here and there and leave.

That free pass to museums sounds like a must. I am an art guy but hate paying to see art. So how do you go about getting the passes or are the museums just free?

I am juiced on Citi Field. I fucking hate the Yankees (no offense) and have no opinion on the Mets. I appreciate the sport though and can't wait to just check it out. Found tickets on Stub Hubb for only $15 a piece.




you can google it or I think I saw something about it on the smithsonian website. deffinetly worth it, I think every American citizen gets two free passes useable for that day. and faster, I don't think something like the museum of natural history is free?

happy there are more yankee haters on here. I grew up a mets fan and even though they're trying to be the yankees with their huge salary theyre still the team to root for in NY. definetly walk around all over the stadium, even show the guards your tickets and they'll let you go into more expensive sections of the statdium. totally worth it.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 16, 2010, 03:25:56 PM
most museums are free.  they try to hit you up for loot like you gotta pay to get in but its actually a donation.  at least thats the case for MoMA, not too sure about MoNH? 

if you're gonna check out rucker park(155th st), the new BX park is only a 10 minute skate from there.  i'm too broke to party these days but hit me up if you want to meet up and skate.  skating is free, partying not so much.   
 


I hear you man. Shitty world we live and I am actually just fortunate to travel. This is the farthest I have ever been and I am doing this all on budget and it's still kicking my ass. Dude that I work with is in Germany right now and went to Thailand for 2 straight weeks and still has time to buy shit.

And I would take you up on the offer but I am with my girl on this trip and I honestly don't even skate anymore. I don't fake the funk. I am the definition of that poser that COTG talks about that doesn't skate but lurks slap all damn day long. I love skateboarding but was never any good at it and am too old in getting better.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Narcissus on September 17, 2010, 08:55:29 AM
most museums are free.?  they try to hit you up for loot like you gotta pay to get in but its actually a donation.?  at least thats the case for MoMA, not too sure about MoNH?? 

if you're gonna check out rucker park(155th st), the new BX park is only a 10 minute skate from there.?  i'm too broke to party these days but hit me up if you want to meet up and skate.?  skating is free, partying not so much.?  ? 



Many are suggested donation, not MoMA, though. They straight up charge you $20. Go to the Cloisters, then the Met. Same day admission is good for both. Fort Tyron park (where the Cloisters is located) is a ridiculously good make-out spot.

Bobbito, I once walked into the Tompkins bathroom thinking of changing after a job interview/before skating. Changed right in the park instead, fuck it. What's a dude in his underwear compared to a pile of junkie bums covered in piss and needles?

Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Monty Burns on September 17, 2010, 09:45:58 AM
Go eat

http://perseny.com/ (http://perseny.com/)

http://www.aquavit.org/restaurant/newyork/index.asp (http://www.aquavit.org/restaurant/newyork/index.asp)

http://www.wd-50.com/ (http://www.wd-50.com/)

unforgetable experiances
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Narcissus on September 17, 2010, 10:32:25 AM
Sir, not everyone owns a nuclear power plant.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Narcissus on September 17, 2010, 10:39:36 AM
Here's two other NYC threads.

I listed some good eats in the second one.

http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=14939.0 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=14939.0)

http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=46206.0 (http://www.slapmagazine.com/component/option,com_jfusion/Itemid,4/index.php?topic=46206.0)

I'd also add Paulie Gee's pizza in Greenpoint (Greenpoint Ave/Manhattan Ave) to the amazing pizza list.

When are you gonna be here?

Pavement is playing Sunday the 19th. Tuesday the 21, Wednesday the 22, Thursday the 23 and Friday the 24th. Hot fucking shit, no doubt.

PM me if you happen to want tickets (I have 2 extras) for the Tuesday show. It's in Central Park.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: grimcity on September 17, 2010, 11:13:16 AM
Burgers and Cupcakes in Manhattan is the shit!

http://www.burgersandcupcakes.us/made_of/index.html (http://www.burgersandcupcakes.us/made_of/index.html)

I think I had a turkey burger with goat cheese and bacon and some other random shit... I love that place.

Also, Woody Mchales's Irish pub/bar and grill... on a good day there will be groups of drunks at the bar singing and having a killer time, plus they have deep fried twinkies that you can smother in chocolate sauce. It's deadly, but soooo fucking good...
http://www.woodymchales.com/ (http://www.woodymchales.com/)

Outside of food, I enjoyed touring the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (but be warned, the tour will take up a huge chunk of the day), also check out the top of the Empire State building. It's touristy, but the view is amazing.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: floop on September 17, 2010, 11:17:45 AM
it's in Brooklyn but i have to say this place was the highlight of my last trip to NY

http://www.fettesaubbq.com/ (http://www.fettesaubbq.com/)


fucking EPIC bbq place (and epic beer and whiskey selection)

there's also a really good bar just down the street from it


Lombardi's Pizza is epic too

http://www.firstpizza.com/ (http://www.firstpizza.com/)


this sake bar is a fun place to have a drink, if you like sake

http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/i9W3EVA6FjB6lWWSEmhndA?select=Sz1ChS5E9bCYxaKwnb8Grg (http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/i9W3EVA6FjB6lWWSEmhndA?select=Sz1ChS5E9bCYxaKwnb8Grg)
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: H8R part 4 on September 17, 2010, 11:27:10 AM
most museums are free.?  they try to hit you up for loot like you gotta pay to get in but its actually a donation.?  at least thats the case for MoMA, not too sure about MoNH??  

if you're gonna check out rucker park(155th st), the new BX park is only a 10 minute skate from there.?  i'm too broke to party these days but hit me up if you want to meet up and skate.?  skating is free, partying not so much.?  ?  
?  


Many are suggested donation, not MoMA, though. They straight up charge you $20. Go to the Cloisters, then the Met. Same day admission is good for both. Fort Tyron park (where the Cloisters is located) is a ridiculously good make-out spot.

Bobbito, I once walked into the Tompkins bathroom thinking of changing after a job interview/before skating. Changed right in the park instead, fuck it. What's a dude in his underwear compared to a pile of junkie bums covered in piss and needles?



i don't remember having to pay to go into MoMA but then again, i haven't been there in years.
i found this site that has all the info on discounts and best times to go.  
http://www.nytix.com/Museums/ (http://www.nytix.com/Museums/)

Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 17, 2010, 02:42:03 PM
Good shit guys on all the links and info. I plan on checking up on all of it if I can.

Narcissus....I'll PM you later on those tickets if I am interested. I have to check my whole agenda on things. Thanks for the offer though.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: mandibleclaw on September 17, 2010, 06:44:41 PM
hang out with me there
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Pete on September 17, 2010, 10:12:33 PM
145th and amsterdam after dark
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: andylicardi on September 18, 2010, 12:03:37 PM
MoMA is free on Fridays after 4pm.

The Willliamsburg area has a lot to offer in terms of food and nightlife, and will cost you a lot less than Manhattan.

Get a slice at Anna Maria
http://www.yelp.com/biz/anna-maria-pizza-brooklyn (http://www.yelp.com/biz/anna-maria-pizza-brooklyn)

a falafel at Oasis
http://www.yelp.com/biz/oasis-brooklyn-3 (http://www.yelp.com/biz/oasis-brooklyn-3)

Then check out some of the bars in the area.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: ticklefingers on September 18, 2010, 12:49:41 PM
go here...

http://www.pdtnyc.com/ (http://www.pdtnyc.com/)

you have to call ahead and get a pass code, then you go to a hot dog spot, go into the phone booth, enter the code and secret wall opens in the booth.

idk if its douchey and/or expensive or not, it just sounds 007 as fuck
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Narcissus on September 18, 2010, 02:05:19 PM
MoMA is free on Fridays after 4pm.

The Willliamsburg area has a lot to offer in terms of food and nightlife, and will cost you a lot less than Manhattan.

Get a slice at Anna Maria
http://www.yelp.com/biz/anna-maria-pizza-brooklyn (http://www.yelp.com/biz/anna-maria-pizza-brooklyn)

a falafel at Oasis
http://www.yelp.com/biz/oasis-brooklyn-3 (http://www.yelp.com/biz/oasis-brooklyn-3)

Then check out some of the bars in the area.

Dude, you on Angel Dust or something? Anna Maria is a goddamn abomination. The only reason to ever eat there is because they're open til like 3 or 4 am. It is only barely palatable if you are blackout drunk. Worst pizza in history. Vinnie's 3 blocks away is infinitely superior.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Pete on September 18, 2010, 06:05:22 PM
stoop kid over here
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: bumpnrun on September 22, 2010, 12:04:53 AM
I've been a tourist in NYC twice the past 5 years so I'll give you my perspective.  fwiw, both these trips were with my girl and I didn't do any skating either time.  I suppose your trip is going to depend on what type of tourist you are.  My wife and I just like to eat and explore all the different neighbourhoods.  We have a few must-sees in each hood but for the most part, we're just cruising around.  It's cool to see shit that is unique to NYC... stuff you've seen on tv a million times.

First time I went, we stayed near MSG for a few nights and then stayed in the East Village the rest of the trip.  Staying down in the lower part of Manhattan was way more fun than Midtown.  The 2nd time we went, we stayed in the LES/Chinatown.

The High Line is pretty neat.  Old railroad tracks that the city gentrified.

Tenement museum is a neat history lesson of the les.

I wrote a little breakdown of my last trip here (http://fairwaysandflips.blogspot.com/2009/09/ny-rehash.html).
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: thepman on September 22, 2010, 09:07:19 AM
i'm not from nyc, or even america for that matter but i went last year and autumn skateshop was pretty sick, the owner seemed really nice, also went the guggenheim museum and that was really cool.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 24, 2010, 09:27:55 AM
Man....this sucks. Fucking NYC weather is fucking up my trip. Apparently it is supposed to rain on all the days there and get sunny when I leave. This blows.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: UncleBobo on September 24, 2010, 01:49:43 PM
fuck your girl on the beach at coney (preferably at dark)

head uptown for some of that wet, harlem is the dust captial of the world

go to autumn and leave wanting to quit skateboarding

go to a loft party somewhere on the L train and steal as much shit as you can

hang out on prince and lafayette till dill or alex olson passes by (usually between 12 - 4)

rip stick on the west side highway

go to the shut store and laugh

get some levis at OMG on broadway

call me for a good time

Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Fongstarr. on October 04, 2010, 09:35:11 AM
Just got back from NYC. What the fuck is with the subways being so damn hot! Fucking was sweating like a pig and then would come out to complete rain and wind. But New York was cool and just fucking hectic. Actually makes me appreciate San Francisco more but New York definitely has it going on. So nice to get a beer at 4 in the morning.

Here are my typical tourist pics:

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(http://misterfongstarr.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/a-new-york-minute-12.jpg?w=1200)
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Commercial D on October 04, 2010, 11:57:11 AM
Tacos at El Aguila, 116th & Lex.

Harlem ledges, 110 & Lenox.

Saturday afternoons with Luke & WeAreChange, Ground Zero, W Broadway & Vesey St.

Rent a canoe at Central Park lagoon. Might be too late for that now though.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Mein Fuhrer! I can walk! on October 04, 2010, 12:37:38 PM
Fong, those pictures,  :-*
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: alrightythen on October 15, 2010, 02:13:23 PM
smoke weed and fuck pussy
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: snickers on October 16, 2010, 02:05:35 AM
See you guys tomorrow - 22nd, lets go shred.
Title: Re: Things To Do In NYC
Post by: Manolo on October 30, 2010, 01:41:10 PM
those pics are awesome.great eye.