Did anybody here mention the High Line? I don't have time at the moment to check, but I was there on Saturday and it was fabulous. It's an elevated ribbon park in Chelsea, built on some old train tracks. No charge or anything--just go up at one of several stair way entrances (or elevators--great for wheelchair folks). What a spectacular setting. You get gorgeous views of the riverfront and the Hudson on one side and perhaps the most picturesque area of New York on the other, from an airy, elegant, naturally landscaped walkway with all kinds of comfortable places to sit, and all kinds of happy people sitting, doing all kinds of things--picnicking, reading, playing music, chatting, sunbathing. The old and new architecture displayed along the way was very enjoyable. It's so wonderful, such a brilliant, humanistic repurposing of a former eyesore. I told my companion that it gave me new faith that our species might figure it all out after all.
I thought I could just post this in here instead of making a whole new thread
Has anyone ever used http://www.playbill.comto get discounts for broadway tickets? You join for free and they provide you with discount codes for tickets. I'm assuming that the playbill site is legit, but I've also heard of other similar sites that provide these discount codes, and I was wondering if they are legitimate sites.
I'm specifically wondering about http://www.broadwaybox.com. I've done some searching already and it does seem to be ok, but I guess I'm just a little leary of using it. Seems a bit too good to be true.
I use broadwaybox.com all the time. You actually buy the tickets from a source like ticketmaster or such, and everything is secure. Buy away! But please do search on playbill.com for the current broadway rush policy. There are A LOT of shows that you can see for $30 with rush tickets... and if you get to the box office early in the day, you will be certain to get tickets!
^ ITA on going for rush seats. We got How to Succeed in Business tix that way, which is a very popular show right now because of the draw of Daniel Radcliffe. And we didn't even have to line up that early -- ticket sales started at 10:00 and we got there at 9:30. Mind you, it was a Wednesday, and we were going for the matinee, but still.
Book of Mormon, btw, was incredible. Well worth the price we had to pay going through a reseller.
As for "rooftop bars" and other places with views, I just hope you have better weather than we did! It rained every single day we were there, and none of evenings were view-worthy. Oh well, plenty of other things to do (and places to drink!).
Here's an idea of what the views are like.
And thank you again Village Idiot for the heads up on Newark transportation - I ended up taking the Express bus, since my hotel was within walking distance of one of the pickup points. I was actually at the airport in 30 minutes, traffic must've been awesome.
Fourth ring at the Koch Theatre for NYCB was not too bad - I didn't mind the distance except for the piece The Concert, where I wish I were closer to see their facial expressions - didn't know that piece was so humourous.