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Old 07-04-2003, 11:26 PM   #1
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I found that the best and cheapest way to see Manhattan is to walk, and do alot of it, around every corner there is something to see...It might be a realxing park, or a hip diner, or a cart that sells the best bagels around, or my favorite is being somewhere I have seen in a movie or TV show, i just think that is cool. I did SOOO much walking it was almost a waste for me to buy a transit pass. The furthest I walked was from Battery Park at the tip of Lower Manhattan all the way up to Central Park ( 7th Ave and Central Park South) it took me all day almost beacuse I kept stopping to check things out. The people I met were so friendly and I got help with directions from every one who I spoke with. People would walk with me just to chit chat with a tourist. I give NYC a 9 out of 10 for hospitality!!! and a 9 for sights to see!!!! Way to Go New York!!!

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I heard NYC was like europe, in that you can walk all over. I dig that! New Yorkers always look like they´re deep in thought and that they don´t want to be bothered. It´s good to know that you gave them a high hospitality ranking!
I haven´t ever been, but some day I will. I might as well take advantage of free room and board from my cousins while they still live out there
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Old 07-10-2003, 01:22 PM   #3
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Dude, if you have free room and board, your expenses will be almost nothing!!! Jump on it brotha, buy a cheap ass plane ticket and enjoy the big apple!!!!

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Y do they call it the big apple, btw?
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In 1803 or 1804 a French woman named Evelyn Claudine de Saint-Évremond moved to New York. She is said to have been beautiful and quite respected among elite New York society. She was even supposed to marry John Hamilton, the son of famous lawyer and Revolutionary Alexander Hamilton. For some reason the marriage was called off, and Evelyn went into business. The women who worked for her, who were known for their elegance and beauty, were paid to entertain wealthy men.

When New Yorkers shortened Evelyn's name to Eve (like Eve in the bible who ate the infamous apple), she started calling the women who worked for her "my irresistible apples." Soon, Eve's male customers started calling her employees "Eve's apples," and the phrase began to stick. A reference to New York women as apples was used publicly in an 1870 New York City "gentleman's directory," and again in a speech by lawyer William Jennings Bryan in 1892. Bryan called New York a "rotten apple," referring to the city's corruption. The phrase "big apple," or "the apple," was used again in a 1907 guidebook in a phrase "some may think the apple is losing some of its sap."

Ahh yes gotta love a bit of history B) B)
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*chuckle* C-Dude, you never cease to amaze me.
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Information is power baby!!!

(minus the baby, that is a movie quote, can you get which one?)

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WallStreet? The Big Kahuna? Glen Gary Glenn Ross? The God Father? Bill Gates: The Movie?


Give up. Which movie?
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Rising Sun, with Sean Connery & Wesley Snipes 1993
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i will tell u one thing about nyc, i went there 3 times and drove in every time. and no matter how hard i tried to mark my trail i just lost and more lost and more lost........i have never been in any city in the usa that i couldnt find my way out of...............except manhatten
i have been to all 48 states and seen almost every major city.................but each time i could never find my way outta manhatten in a car-----------i swear to god..............when i did find an on-ramp they were always doing construction, the last time i stoped and asked the constrution workers 4 directoins and they didnt even know how to get to jersey.
if u try to leave out the tunnels the streets leading to them are all one way..........but once your there its a great walking town----with no parking
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Dude, I would not drive in that city if you paid me!!!! Its a frik'n mad house!!! And i bet thats why there are so many taxi cabs, because no one wants to drive...I would stick to walking around and taking a train in and out of the city...you know park in Albany and jump on the train for 45 min...Drivers are crazy!!!! Jaywalking is an art form there, its almost a tourist attraction to run across the street in Times Square!!!

Don't let the traffic push you away from this great city, just be smart and DON"T drive!!!

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Dude...right when I get back from Australia, I'm flying to New York for a week. Talk about weird back-to-back trips eh?


Went there last summer and had the BEST time ever. Although I won't go back during the summer, it was too nasty hot, had to take three showers a day, was so sticky hot!

Loved Brooklyn!!! I expected the people of NY to be non-approachable but it was total opposite! In fact I spent the first two nights out there alone in Manhattan and had the best time ever. There was this one awesome jazz bar called Smoke where I was walking by and the owner himself invited me inside, bought me a drink and I enjoyed the best live jazz ever. Same thing happened when I crossed the street to a reggae bar, most excellent reggae band I'd laid ears on and I got to chat with them after! But my fave New York memory had to be when I lost my ID my third night there ... was suuuper bummed, thot my trip was OVER! But my galpal had this great idea to see how many bars I could sneak into anyway. As a joke, I tried to use this guy's ID for fun just to at least get the bouncer to laugh. The guy in the ID was Jewish first off, had a full on goatee too. So the bouncer looks at it, then at me, and no kidding, lets me in. I'm like, whathe!!! To this day, they call me the honorary Jew.

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New York is the shiznizzal!

Hey TP let me know when your headed up there, Im game for a visnizzit to the Big azz apple.
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Hey Kat, I did it in January and had a blast, less crowds, more REAL New Yorkers, cheaper rooms...


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haha, CD, im going with a galpal to NY and her travel agent sister hooked us up! we're staying at the hilton for $30 a night!! -- can't beat that!!!

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New York is definetly awesome so much to see and do and the people really are friendly. Very hospitable maybe not southern hospitality but still good. Like CD when i went we walked everywhere and its really the best way to get a feel for everything not to mention you see so much more. I was there for % days and found that i needed maybe another week at least to take in everything but all in all it is well worth visiting.
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I've been to New York once for about 10 hours... and I instantly fell in love with it. I did have a return trip planned, but it was interuppted by Sept 11, 2001. I was supposed to be in New York, but I got held back by a seminar on the 11th. It seemed just to strange to me. But I will get back there some day. I found it easy enough to park in the Bronx and take the subway down to Manhatten, then walk around. I didn't get too far, but did get to the top of the Empire State Building. It was cool. Too bad I didn't have my camera yet.
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When we traveled 10,000 miles in a 27ft RV around the States back in 99 we got such a POSITIVE FEELING from our first impression of New York City we decided to move and settle down in the area when our 10 month trip around the world came to an end in June 2000. Actually, my wife and I would have preferred to live in even the smallest dumpy apartment in Manhattan than any nearby suburb but decided the burbs were better for our 13 year old ( soon to turn 14 years old ) daughter. So we checked out a half dozen neighborhoods in Long Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut where we basically allowed her to decide since it was HER 4 YEARS of TEENAGE HIGHSCHOOL LIFE and she chose Fairfield, CT.


WE LOVE NEW YORK and were always impressed with the friendliness of New Yorkers; I turned too abruptly while being aprked in front of the Natural History Museum in Central Park West, getting our fold-out awning frame caught on one of those antiquish light posts when an older Jewish man helped direct me so I could get free and pull out safely with the least harm done.

Our only regret is that we were not able to make a comeback financially after making the sizable downpayment on the house we bought to allow us to PARTY in Manhattan like we'd planned. That's the trouble with life in the States in general, you need to make a lot of EXTRA MONEY to be able to afford to spend U$300 to U$500 / 24 hours in Manhattan. Oh well, maybe another time ( SOON, I HOPE like when we cash in on this real estate boom market within the next 3 months ).
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