Thursday, February 21, 2008

- The weather today is cold, cloudy, and windy. Yuck, something to further deepen my already bad mood. Then I got to my office and my co-worker started singing quotes from the "Marge vs. the Monorail" episode of The Simpsons, which forced me to laugh.
- It's decided: I'm going to New York City next month. Anyone have any ideas on what to do there? I've got the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, museums, etc., of course, but any ideas on some more out-of-the-way places?


Anonymous said...

Saw a post on NewMexiKen saying that you're going to NY City, the modern day Rome.....lucky you!

I lived in NY City for two years. Might I suggest a few must see sites....Times Square, top of the Empire State Building, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Central Park (South entrance is where all the action is....the famous and beautiful Plaza Hotel is right across the street), Strawberry Fields in Central Park which is the John Lennon memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, Pennsylvania Station, the Guggenheim Museum and the UN Building.

The best fun to be had is catching the Late Show with David Letterman Show. The show is recorded Mondays at 4:30 PM and 7:00 PM, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5:30 PM, and Thursdays at 4:30 PM. The second Monday episode usually airs on Friday of that week. There's all kinds of ticket information on his website.

To be honest, seeing the Statue of Liberty is best seen from the top of the Empire State Building....if you must get closer, take the harbor ride from Battery Park which is close to the World Trade Center.

I have even more fun spots, but these are some of my favorites. Hope that you have safe and happy journey.

Raymond in Albuquerque

NewMexiKen said...

If the weather is nice, take the Staten Island Ferry to from the Battery to Staten Island and then back (25 minutes each way).

And it's free.

Also, there's advice for you on NMK.

michelle meaders said...

I see you live in El Paso, which is warm and dry. And you're planning to go to NYC in March, which is cold and damp and windy, especially near the water. You'll probably be outdoors a lot being a tourist. I recommend keeping an eye on the NYC weather in your local media before you go. Unless it's unusually warm there, take long underwear and a jacket with a hood that cuts the wind.