Sunday, January 24, 2010

New York, New York...


NYC by Christopher Schoenbohm, you can see more of his HDR work by clicking on the pictures.

and why, you might ask, am I posting these pictures?

Because I am going to Manhattan in May! Flight and hotel booked:) My mom and daughter and I are heading to the Big Apple! Reeeallllly excited. Do any of you have any recommendations for MUST do, MUST eat, MUST see, MUST try, MUST buy?? Any websites? I might make a separate post of them.
We are staying midtown near Times Square at the Casablanca. One reason we picked it was because of the buffet breakfast, snacks all day and wine and cheese every night! Really. Help save a bit of money for the good stuff:)
Hoping I might even get a chance to meet some of my bloggy pals!

17 comments:

Hayley Egan said...

Awesome. Jealous!

Lisa S. said...

Oh wow I'm so jealous! I went once and loved it! So much to see.. and eat!

Kate on Clinton said...

Wonderful! How long will you be in town?
Two things come to mind quickly:
for a beautiful hour with interesting views of Manhattan, Hudson river and New Jersey, the High Line http://www.thehighline.org/

and the newly renovated American Wing at Metropolitan Museum of Art.
http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/american_decorative_arts/american_wing_2009.aspx

I'll have more suggestions, but this is a start.

Kate on Clinton said...

One more, especially for May. If you're feeling adventurous, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens has an amazing Cherry Blossom festival. This is VERY popular - people get dressed up in all sorts of costumes, there are performers, etc. Timing is key - for the blossoms and entrance lines. I'll share some insider tips if you're interested. Of course the blossoms will be there before and after the festival too.
http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/sakura.html

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Woo hoo! That should be so much fun!

aliceinparis said...

Kate, thanks for the info! of course I would love some "insider" tips :)We will be there for a week! Really appreciate it.

Karen said...

You will be staying in a very Happening place! Ruby Foo's - awesome! and right near your place.. and Il Cortile (awesome italian restaurantin little Italy), which is right near Canal street vendors... the deals!..but you'll need a cab to get there from Times Square..just a few minutes ride. Madam Tousaude's (I spelled that wrong) Wax museum walking distance from your hotel...really fun! And you're where all the shows are! You'll be able to buy tickets to almost anything! Let me know if you run into the Naked Cowboy, be sure to take pictures, he's a NYC icon. Go to the top of the Rock! The view is awesome...and Take a carriage ride around Central Park and be sure to visit the Central Park Zoo. There are usually lots of artists displaying their work right at the carriage ride entrance to the park.

Sara said...

Central Park for sure! It was awesome to see all the people in such a beautiful space in the middle of a huge city!!!

Kathy said...

How exciting for you! I have never been to NYC so I can't be of any help. Sorry. Great pics he has though.

Andrea on Third Street said...

Wow! I'm excited for you! I've always wanted to go to New York. No pressure - but I'm already anticipating pictures and stories about the trip! It seems lately I travel through friends exclusively. So, again, I'm really excited!

... But again, no pressure ...

Zoie // Religion of Fashion said...

Oh woooowwwwwww!!

I'm in Australia and our cities are nowhere near as big as the ones over there..... It's amazing!

Just think, all of those little lights would be at least one person...... that's alot of lives isnt it?

Quite incredible really

Zoie.
Religion of Fashion
www.religionoffashion.blogspot.com

style-for-style said...

I love the Guggenheim, and China Town

mfinn said...

Definitely buy a pass for the "hop on, hop off" tour.. it's really the best way to see the whole city, especially for a first-timer.
http://www.newyorksightseeing.com/
The tour covers all of Manhattan and has options for Queens, Brooklyn, etc... and take it in the night as well.. it's a totally different experience!

I saw the Broadway show "Mary Poppins" this past October, and it was one of the best shows I've ever seen. I definitely recommend taking one of these in!

LemonyRenee' said...

We were last in Manhattan a little over a year ago for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. One of the highlights of our stay was dinner at Lidia Bastianovich's (sp?) restaurant, Becco. Wonderful. And a walkable distance from Times Square. Whatever you do, enjoy!

Moose said...

Mom did the NYC Marathon last year and her & dad left me with the house sitter, so, I say don't go!!! Mom says have a blast and go get a yummy cupcake in Greenwich Village (get a dozen, since their will be 3 of you) and take that box up to the Top of The Rock and eat eat eat!! The view is out of this world and you may get in trouble for eating up there, but a good memory!!!
Tail Wags,
~Moose

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm so excited Shelagh! Is this your first visit to the Big Apple?

May is an excellent time to visit ...not too hot and muggy as yet and not as crowded as summer.

You got some great suggestions already.

The "hop On and Off" bus rides are good ..they give you an overview and you can get an idea of places you'd like to visit.

If you want to go to the top of the Empire State Building it might be wise to buy tickets ahead of time as the wait it very long to go up and down and it takes up a whole day. The "Top of the Rock" is a better bet as you can see a lot up there--in fact the second photo in your blog post was taken there!

A boat ride to see the Statue Of Liberty would be fun...again pre-order as the tickets go fast and the lines get long..go very early morning.

Lots of museums to see! I have membership to MoMA so perhaps I can meet you all one day and get you in for $5 each with my membership card?

I will write more in an e-mail to you!

HereBeDragons said...

Have fun, I hope your trip is lovely. Mine was a bit lackluster.