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    tour

    There is a free fashion district tour held on certain days but you have to sign up first
    http://www.fashioncenter.com/neighborhood/walking-tours

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    Races in New York!

    https://nycruns.com/races/

    There's one on the 4th of July in Roosevelt Island. I already made up my mind on running routes but considering since it looks I'll be visiting Hudson River Park quite often anyway (to check out Battery Park, the 9/11 Memorial, Chelsea, the High Line), I may forgo that route for Roosevelt Island (esp. when I was never planning on visiting that part). Beside it being an island, is there anything interesting about the place? That the only coffeeshops in Roosevelt Island are two Starbucks made me wonder, is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manhn View Post
    I may forgo that route for Roosevelt Island (esp. when I was never planning on visiting that part). Beside it being an island, is there anything interesting about the place? That the only coffeeshops in Roosevelt Island are two Starbucks made me wonder, is all.
    I live there! There's really nothing of interest except the new Four Freedoms Park. The Lighthouse Park has great views but nothing much else and has been undergoing repairs from Hurricane Sandy. Roosevelt Island is heavily residential with basically the novelty tram ride as a feature - great view of the East side of Manhattan though. Dining options are limited although there has been a little expansions with Subway and a sweets shop. That said, should Pier NYC reopen in the summer, you can stop for booze.

    Self guided tour here though a bit outdated: http://rioc.com/pdf/RI-Map2-10.pdf

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    How did I not know NYC had a tram? I must go! And, OMG, Four Freedoms Park looks fantastic. I'll just get coffee at some place once I return to Manhattan (Lucid Cafe? Gregory's Coffee?).

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    I'll be going to this. The New York Philharmonic to Perform The Planets!!!

    http://broadwayworld.com/article/NY-...-737-20130225#

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    I live on Roosevelt Island too! Gotta put in a good word for Riverwalk Cafe -- owned by the same people as Pier NYC, should it not be open yet/at all (did they repair the hurricane damage over there?). AWESOME happy hour with BIG YUMMY CHEAP martinis!

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    I had no idea NYC had a children's film festival, until I came across this website by accident:
    http://www.gkids.com/

    Hmm, I need to borrow a kid.........

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    Do you know we have a gangster museum?
    My coworker told me he took his 2 sons here, but I was convinced I was having my leg pulled. I was certain I knew of every museum in NYC, weird or conventional, and I had never heard of this.
    However, there really is such a thing, and as it sounds totally off-the-wall, I have added it to my bucket list.
    http://museumoftheamericangangster.org/

    Has anyone ever eaten at Dirt Candy? A friend and I have decided to try it, but apparently it's tricky to get a reservation.
    http://www.dirtcandynyc.com/

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    duplicate post, sorry!

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    Flamenco fans: the Performing Arts branch of the NYPL (at Lincoln Center) will have a flamenco exhibit, starting on March 12th:

    http://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitio...menco-new-york

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    Will be buying tix to see/hear the NY Philharmonic. What is considered the best seat/section at Avery Fisher Hall? Or any section to avoid?

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    mahn, I've sat in every section at AFH, there really isn't a bad seat there. What day were you planning to go? (I'm thinking of going, too )

    As far as coffee goes: I've been to the Neue Galerie, but never eaten in their restaurant, Cafe Sabarsky. They are supposed to have wonderful coffee, though. Should I investigate for you? (the correct answer is "yes", even if you have no intention of going there. I need an excuse to go there and eat some cake!)
    http://www.neuegalerie.org/cafes/sabarsky

    BTW, we got a reservation for Dirt Candy, but it's not until May. I will report back on this.

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    Marge_Simpson, I intend to buy tickets for the Saturday evening show (July 6). Hope you can be there! Maybe we (and other FSUer's?) can have dinner beforehand, but I know that weekend is often a time with family and other loved ones for Americans. Also, based on my watching a lot of Woody Allen films and the TV show "Revenge", during the summer locals leave the City in droves and hang out in the Hamptons.

    ETA: Yes, go to Cafe Sabarsky!
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    I was hoping you'd be going on Friday, as I'm scheduled to work that weekend.

    Aren't you going to tell me to go to Cafe Sabarsky?

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    I'll tell you. I've eaten there and it was quite nice. Loved my dessert. Can't vouch for the coffee though, as I am a tea drinker.

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    I'm off this weekend. I will report back about the cake.

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    I found a great website with cultural stuff in NYC. Check the events calendar, there are lots of free things to see.

    http://www.nyc-arts.org/


    I've attended lectures and classes at the 92nd Street Y several times and always enjoyed myself. If not for the fact that I work in the evenings, I would be there a lot more often.
    Be warned, though, if you've never been inside the building: the main lobby is busier than Grand Central during rush hour, and the staff are very fond of making people stand in line.
    Check out their calendar and see if anything catches your eye. IMO, only a very dull person won't find something they are interested in.
    And incidentally, I am attending the "Dinner With King Arthur" thing on March 19th.

    http://www.92y.org/
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    I love it when I come across something interesting - and I hadn't realized it existed. I had another dental appointment this afternoon (I am seeing my dentist way too often lately ) and decided to treat myself to afternoon tea at Alice's Tea Cup to make up for being poked and prodded. (Pumpkin scone with caramel glaze = )
    I was at the E 64th location. As I headed downtown afterwards, I saw a sign proclaiming "Society of Illustrators". I had never heard of such a thing in NYC, but having a nosy nature, I decided to investigate. What a fun place! They currently have an exhibition of Harvey Kurtzman cartoons (If you ever read "Mad" magazine, you've seen his work) and I discovered they have sketching evenings with nude models and live entertainment. (Sounds interesting....perhaps I should take up sketching?) Admission is free but donations are appreciated.
    Info here:
    http://www.societyillustrators.org/T.../Overview.aspx

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    Nude models? Male models? I'm in!
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    "Michelle would never be caught with sausage grease staining her Vera Wang." - rfisher

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    The website doesn't say. But with my luck, it would turn out to be a fat, hairy, male model.

    Ionna, if you want to meet up for dinner or drinks or chocolates (Myzel's!) or whatever, before the Flamenco, give me a call. I'll be downtown from around 3 PM. Otherwise I'll look for you at the intermission, if there is one.
    I'm planning to get there a little early, in case they are doing the free dance lessons. (The website doesn't mention it, but they've done this all the other times I've gone to the Flamenco Festival)
    I found a review, looks like we're in for a good show:
    http://www.columbiaspectator.com/201...menco-festival
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