Thursday, September 13, 2007

Start spreading the news, Im leaving today [ok, Wednesday, October 10]
I want to be a part of it - new york, new york
These vagabond shoes, are longing to stray
Right through the very heart of it - new york, new york
I wanna wake up in a city, that doesnt sleep
And find Im king of the hill - top of the heap
These little town blues, are melting away
Ill make a brand new start of it - in old new york
If I can make it there, Ill make it anywhere
Its up to you - new york, new york
New york, new york
I want to wake up in a city, that never sleeps
And find Im a number one, top of the list, king of the hill
A number one
These little town blues, are melting away
Im gonna make a brand new start of it - in old new york
And if I can make it there, Im gonna make it anywhere
It's up to you - new york new york

So what would you do with a few days in NYC?


Blogger sage said...

Well, my first thought would be to take the train upstate... but if I had Liza Milleli serenading me, I might stick around. Seriously, check out the Metropolitan Museum's Cloister's exhibit (I think it's up near the Geo Washington Bridge). And since I've not been in the city since 911, I'd have to go to Ground Zero. I could probably tell you more about where to hike along the AT!

As for your post below, I almost gagged!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

sage - welcome to my world!

I head from NYC to Lenox Mass - and we hike from that base along the AT!

2:55 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

sage - we'll be hiking on trails that pass Shay's rebellion, and in Tyringham valley if that means anything to you! T

2:57 PM  
Blogger NY KAT said...

NOT FAIR! I tried to book a flight today there, but my aunt will be out of town that no point in going if she isn't home! can shop, eat and don't forget to pack your sneakers because you'll be walking a lot! Everytime I leave the city, my butt is so sore from all the walking. I think that's why people are so skinny there!

4:13 PM  
Blogger EditThis said...

Have some real New York Pizza (and not at Sbarro like Michael Scott). I'd go see everything - I've been many places, but never to New York.

You make the coolest trips for yourself, Diane!

6:08 PM  
Blogger GetFlix said...

Well, I lived there for about 5 years, most of that as a student, so I can give you some cheap suggestions:

1. Take the Staten Island Ferry. And if you can swing it, do it at night. You'll never get such a fantastic view of the city for so little money. You'll also get a pretty nice view of the Statue of Liberty.

2. Go up the Empire State Building. I know it seems obvious. But there is a second elevator that goes up into this bubble dome room with oval windows. It's above the main observation deck and it is wild.

3. Walk Broadway downtown. Start at Times Square and head south down to Battery Park. (That's where the Ferry dock is.) It's pretty flat and you'll get to see some really amazing buildings.

4. If it's nice, bring a lunch to Washington Square Park, in the heart of NYU. A pretty park, filled with students.

5. Go to a movie premier. NYC always is screening some new flick and it's fun to be the first to see something!!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

kat - definitely bringing comfie shoes!

edit - thanks ms. I just got back from down under . . . :-)

flix - awesome suggestions - thanks!!!

6:53 PM  
Blogger sage said...

Diane, I have a great b&w picture of a younger me sitting in front of the Tyringham PO writing in my journal. It was taken by a reporter for a MA newspaper who spent a week on the trail. He was an interesting guy! I'll try to get it posted in the next day or two--maybe with a story of my hike through MA. I do remember going by the sign for where Shay's Rebellion ended--I remember it had something to do with taxes in the post-Revolutionary era--somewhat akin (I think) to the Whiskey Rebellion further south.

4:52 AM  
Blogger tdn said...

I'd go to The Strand. I've been to NYC a bunch of times but never there.

6:49 AM  
Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

I was planning a trip to New York, but then school and life happened, so... I would love to do a tour of the UN, see a play of some sort, and try to stalk some celebrities. I would also buy some knock-off sunglasses so that when everyone at home complimented me on them, I'd say, in my snobbiest voice, "Oh these? They're FENDI. If you'll notice, they match my completely real designer purse as well."

8:32 AM  
Blogger Prunella Jones said...

I'd like to stay in that hotel where Sid killed Nancy. Was it called The Chelsea?

11:36 AM  
Blogger Princess in Galoshes said...





3:08 PM  
Blogger LA said...

Every time I go to NYC, I check out a different museum. There are so many that it will take many, many visits to get through them all. Believe it or not, I still haven't seen the Guggenheim (the day I went, it was closed, so you might want to check in advance... most of the museums are closed one day per week).

Another fun thing I've done in Manhattan is get dressed up and take high tea @ the Pierre Hotel which is on 5th Ave and 59th, across the street from Central Park, kitty corner from the Plaza. Fabulous!

To round out a day at the Pierre, you can walk across the street into the Park. The Central Park Zoo is very small but in a nice setting. Takes an hour to see it, tops. Then, you can go shopping right there at the same intersection at FAO Schwartz. The one in NYC is so fun. Top the afternoon off @ happy hour drinks at the Plaza in the Oak Bar.

Oh, I think you can rent a bike in Riverside Park (Upper West Side). There's a bike path there that runs all the way to the downtown-most tip of the island and back up around the East River. I understand this is a terrific way to see the whole city.

7:53 AM  
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