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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    Pizza at $.15 a slice, gas at $.299, nickle pickles, penny candies, a dime to get on the subway, nickle candy bars and penny candies, The New York Time for $.05. Does that give you a reference point?
    And it cost $.03 to mail a letter and $.02 to mail a postcard. Biggest trauma of my childhood was when popsicles went from $.05 or $.07.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Village Idiot View Post
    NY'ers seem to like to wait on line at Shake Shack (all their locations, not just Madison Sq Park) for burgers for some inexplicable reason. I don't understand, but people do it.
    Yeah, I don't get it either. The shakes are pretty good, but otherwise

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    Quote Originally Posted by mon125 View Post
    After Broadway, you can go to La Bonne Soupe (55th Street btw 5th and 6th Avenue) for a cheese or chocolate fondue!

    I had dinner there this past Friday. The food is nice and the price is right. Speedy service, too. I can heartily recommend the dinner crepes and the almond apple tarte. And the chocolate mousse.

    http://www.labonnesoupe.com/

    I also like the food at Radiance, which is just a block away from La Bonne Soupe:
    http://radiancetea.com/
    If you are into tea, they have a gazillion different kinds, and they also have tea-tastings. (Check the website under "events" for dates and times) Even if you don't like tea, the food is tasty, and the place has a v. tranquil atmosphere - nobody will try and rush you out of there. Reasonable prices, too.
    If you insist on trying Shake Shack (the burgers really are excellent) I'd go to the one on E. 86th St, I've never waited in line more than 15 minutes there. This location is handy if you want to combine it with a visit to the Met or the Guggenheim.

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    Last edited by Marge_Simpson; 11-17-2011 at 02:44 AM.

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    Wow thanks everyone!! I've only been there once (well twice but the first time I was 2) and it is already my favorite city. So much to do. And see. And eat!!!

    I'm definitely going to go skate (how could I not) and check out all those places to eat. I really envy those who live there!!!

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    GO SEE WARHORSE!

    If you haven't seen it yet. Sorry for the caps shouting. I just think everyone should see this show.

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    This place, at Union Square, is on my list of places to try. (most of the things on my list involve food )
    My coworkers claim it is divine.

    http://www.maxbrenner.com/home.aspx

    If you get down to the Lower East Side (perhaps to visit the Tenement Museum) walk over to Houston Street and try an authentic knish here:
    http://knishery.com/

    I love this fantastic little store. It's near Houston Street and is crammed with all sorts of funky things from Mexico:
    http://www.lasirenanyc.com/

    This place is also nearby, I can personally vouch for the gelato:
    http://www.laboratoriodelgelato.com/

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    I just saw a terrific exhibit on Charles Dickens at the Morgan Library & Museum. If you're into classic literature, you'll probably enjoy it.
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    I love the Morgan. The gorgeous library makes me sooo jealous. And I itch to open the cases and have a good look at all the books. Website here:
    http://www.themorgan.org/home.asp

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    Seconding La Bonne Soupe in midtown except I love their French onion soup. The Gruyere is amazing in its quality and it's not overly salted.

    If it's freezing cold, definitely make your way to one of the Farmer's markets (http://www.grownyc.org/ourmarkets) and do try the hot ciders. Some have apple chunks while my favourite is the pear cider heavily spiced with cinnamon and cloves!

    Should you see a show at NY City Center, make sure you go across the street to Myzel's (http://www.myzels.com/) for sweets instead of the overpriced food counters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marge_Simpson View Post
    This place, at Union Square, is on my list of places to try. (most of the things on my list involve food )
    My coworkers claim it is divine.
    Max Brenner's chocolate-y stuff is yummy, but their other food is not really outstanding. So go there for dessert or a hot chocolate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guinevere View Post
    Wow thanks everyone!! I've only been there once (well twice but the first time I was 2) and it is already my favorite city. So much to do. And see. And eat!!!
    That's one of the reasons I literally rolled out of there before I moved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oleada View Post
    Max Brenner's chocolate-y stuff is yummy, but their other food is not really outstanding. So go there for dessert or a hot chocolate
    Like I'd go there and order the regular food.
    I want to try the chocolate pizza.

    If you are near Union Square or Colombus Circle and see a cheerful yellow food truck, run, don't walk, and buy yourself a waffle.
    http://www.wafelsanddinges.com/

    One of my favorite restaurants, conveniently located in Hell's Kitchen:
    http://caramiany.com/
    Last edited by Marge_Simpson; 11-19-2011 at 06:27 PM.

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    If you're into dance there might be something on at the Joyce Theatre that will interest you. (I was there yesterday, to see Complexions)
    The theatre is small, and the view is excellent from anywhere, so you can go with the lowest priced seats.
    http://www.joyce.org/

    Chelsea Market is a few blocks away from the Joyce. If you are into wine, check the wine tasting schedule at Chelsea Wine Vault, located in the market. And try a cupcake from Amy's Bread. (better than Magnolia Bakery IMO)
    http://chelseamarket.com/

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    I swear I must have 10 NYC-themed threads in my subscriptions So many new things in this one and I think I go to NYC fairly often!

    Guinevere, I'll be in NYC the last weekend of January (and possibly a couple weekends before), so if you're there at the same time, we can play tourists together =)
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    What if we plan a get-together for January?
    I started the other thread for a meetup in December, but it doesn't seem as if it will work out.
    We could do something in January while Guinevere and SaSherka are here, what do you think?
    I could lead everyone on an eating tour....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guinevere View Post
    What would you recommend to ... do in NYC in January?
    Dress warm.

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    You may want to shelf the DiFara's visit:

    http://gothamist.com/2011/11/21/di_f...y_doh_afte.php

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