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A Helluva Town

  • May 8, 2000
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Pros: Lots to do; Many places to eat

Cons: Expensive, Certain areas are unsafe

I was born and raised on Long Island, about thirty miles outside of Manhattan. I really enjoy going into the city! Sometimes I go in with family, other times with friends, and I even go by myself.

My favorite place, of course, is Broadway. I go to the TKTS booth (you can read my review for info), snag some discounted tickets, head to a show, then go out to eat afterwards. Shows that I recommend are Annie Get Your Gun, Taller Than A Dwarf, and, my favorite show, Les Miserables. During the day, dress is quite casual. At night, however, you get a little more formal. (Not black-tie, mind you, but well dressed.)

After taking in a show, I recommend heading out to one of the many fine restaurants you can find in NYC. If you're a tourist, you'll probably want to go to Planet Hollywood or Hard Rock Cafe, both found on W. 57th Street. There are also great delis, such as Ben's, The Carnagie Deli, and the Stage Deli. Of course, there are various restaurants with international cuisine, such as Havana de Cuba and Carmine's.

Sight-seeing attractions include the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and Times Square, which are all in the same vicinity. There's also the South Street Seaport where you can find the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. (In order to get to Ellis Island, you have to take a ferry.)

There is so much to do in NY. You will never be bored. Yes, it's expensive, but what do you expect? I'm moving to Alaska next month, and I will certainly miss my trips into Manhattan.



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