ITT: NYC bros talk about how great NYC is and how great they are for living there

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  1. Jean-Ralphio

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    id rather stay in a toilet bowl than midtown. midtown fucking sucks. there are a billion great restaurants in NYC. Not that many of them are in midtown imo. theres nothing to do in Midtown thats worth a fuck other than the Park imo.

    Id stay on the lower east/west side, soho things of that nature.
     
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  2. Jean-Ralphio

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    I get why most people think its a great idea to pick midtown but its really an awful idea. New York is beyond incredible where people live, not where they go to work. People think “Midtown, wow its right in the middle of everything!” no its actually far from everything worth a damn.
     
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  3. Space

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    The above is really true. I’ve been working hospitality for years and it’s the most common misconception by people visiting here. They see it in the middle and think great. Unfortunately it’s not, I wouldn’t even tell most people to go to midtown at all.

    Depending on what style or scene you’re looking for, here are some hotel options off my head that should be in your price range and are in much more fun areas:

    The James
    Made Hotel
    nolitan
    Broome
    The Ludlow
    The Standard
    Nomad
    Sixty SOHO
    The Edition
    Public
    Freehand
     
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  4. Cheshire Bridge

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    Thanks!

    I want to do a few museums, shows, and sight see...in that order. I'm sure there's great food all over, but China cafe, Peter luger, and a 3* Michelin (per se maybe?) Are all I need....
     
  5. Lyrtch

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    Stayed in midtown last Christmas time to do all the stuff up tourist wise.

    Won't stay there again since we checked all that off and the food/drinking prospects are very poor. Plus sub way is simple.

    Team East village LES for staying. Need to try Brooklyn areas when the weather is nice.
     
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  6. Cheshire Bridge

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    So, what's in midtown exactly besides helps kitchen? Just times Square?
     
  7. Cheshire Bridge

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    Good deal. What's in midtown of note? Ill check these out.. Thanks!
     
  8. ShuPoor

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    Cosign on the don't stay in midtown thing unless you're planning the most ugly American touristy trip imaginable
     
  9. The Guglia

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    Eat at Le Bernardin not Per Se.

    You can get to Midtown and all the tourist attractions easily via the subway. There’s no reason to sleep there.
     
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  10. Lyrtch

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    Midtown gives you easy access to lots of the big museums. Theater district. Central Park, etc.

    Christmas wise you get Rockefeller center and a bunch of Christmas markets, the decorated windows etc.
     
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  11. The Guglia

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    I would stay at the William Vale in Brooklyn, Hotel Indigo LES (Mr. Purple), or Freehand (Broken Shaker Rooftop).

    Or Gramercy Park Hotel so you can go in the Park.
     
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  12. Cheshire Bridge

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    Ohh....well hells kitchen or midtown sounds like where I wanna be.


    You been to the Clemson Club bar?
     
  13. Cheshire Bridge

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    Thanks man.
     
  14. Jean-Ralphio

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    midtown is never where anybody wanna be.
     
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  15. Space

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    Yeah you can easily get to the museums uptown from downtown by subway or uber. No reason to stay in midtown to be close. That said, tons of cool museums and sight seeing besides the classics you're thinking of. A nice "run" is The Whitney/The Highline/Standard beer garden. Or Brooklyn Bridge/Brooklyn Museum/Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Or Eataly/Madison Sq park/Nomad Hotel Bar.

    Lugers is awesome. Go to wolfgangs downtown if you can't do/want an easier option than lugers and want incredible steak. Grab a drink before at Smith & Mills. Bernardin over Per Se, but others in here might be more opinionated on the matter as I don't go for the michelin places. I think something more like Carbone or Four Charles or Minetta Tavern etc is an awesome meal and an awesome not from nyc but want to feel nyc-y experience more than a michelin place. To each their own. I'd pass on China Cafe and go to Uncle Boons or a Momofuku instead.

    You will get a lot of differing opinions on where and what to do from everyone cause well thats nyc and everyone is horny about knowing the best things. Try to just walk around downtown and take it easy. Most people plan too much and don't get to just take in the west village or soho in casual way that's the real blessing of nyc.
     
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  16. Cheshire Bridge

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    Really good stuff. You're a gentleman and scholar, thanks!
     
  17. Lyrtch

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    the noodle bar in columbus circle was great in that area
     
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  18. Jean-Ralphio

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    theres so much great food anywhere in NYC just another reason to not stay in midtown.
     
  19. CC

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    30th bday coming up in a couple of months, looking for venue inspiration.

    -Would like to find a bar where I could reserve a section for ~40 people.
    -Someplace in lower Manhattan that's easily accessible. Thinking NoHo, Bowery, Greenwich, WV, EV, LES, Union Square, etc.
    -Not overly hip or fancy. Want it to be easy and stress-free for people to get drinks, stand/sit, arrive/leave etc.
     
  20. visa

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    Shitty about Di Fara :/
     
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  21. Fancy

    Fancy thanks, i hate it
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    never even got the chance
     
  22. CC

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    My greatest fear :ohdear:

     
  23. 941Gator

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    didn’t click but how exactly do you get below the elevator? crushed as in it drops while you’re in it?
     
  24. BigReff73

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    Not every elevator goes to the basement so often times the bottom of the elevator hoist is above an occupied floor. In fact, most architects are making you transfer elevators more frequently these days. Ever park in a garage, take a elevator to the lobby then get on a new one to your hotel room? That transfer makes you pass by security and retail so owners love it
     
  25. visa

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  26. mal630

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    You can't really comprehend this until you go.
     
  27. Jean-Ralphio

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    I get that. but if i asked and got told not to stay somewhere, id listen.
     
  28. Fudd Gates

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    So I’m sure I’m not the only one here who’s dealt with it, but I am buying a co-op, cash purchase, I have 90% of the PURCHASE PRICE in liquid assets post closing and the co-op is likely going to request 2 years of maintenance in escrow. Fucking unbelievable.
     
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  29. Space

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    Yep. Co op boards are always ridiculous losers.
     
  30. Fudd Gates

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    They’re losers who just want to feel important and have their egos stroked. All this because my 2018 income was low because I was switching careers. I have funds on hand to pay maintenance for the next FORTY years. It’s my only debt.
     
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  31. Nole0515

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    Who wants to let me sleep on your couch in May for a couple days. Looking for a cheap place to stay. Anyone know someone that does AirBnB or has anyone used any hostels in NYC?
     
  32. Nelson

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    Fancy you been hitting up Frankie’s pizza? Living a block away is a huge fucking problem
     
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  33. Fancy

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    $6 a slice for okay pizza? Kiss my ass, Frankie. I'm sticking with Via Roma for my emergency slice.
     
  34. Nelson

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    everything about this is wrong including the price you slut

    my wife whenever we walk by: “poor via roma”
     
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  35. Fancy

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    The grandma slice is $6, no? I just feel bad for VR so I have avoided FF
     
  36. Nelson

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    regular is $4, I assume that’s what you mean. Don’t really have a true nonna unless it’s a random day when they’re experimenting (had a sausage-adorned slice yesterday that was incredible)
     
  37. Fancy

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    Okay fine I'll go try a sausage. I went soft opening and thought it was mediocre
     
  38. Nelson

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    don’t count on it tho. Totally random. Only mainstays are regular cheese, tomato, and Sicilian
     
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  39. Fancy

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    Came back from a work trip last night and got two cheese slices at Via Roma for $5 and they threw in a drink on the house

    talk about value!
     
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  40. Owsley

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    A good friend of mine (now my brother’s brother-in-law) is the food and wine director of all of the Frank’s establishments - Spuntino, Wine Bar, and F&F.

    That’s all I’ve got regarding this pizza discussion.
     
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  41. Nelson

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    I’m guessing the McDonald’s down the street is also a fancy fave
     
  42. Menelaus

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    I follow him on IG. What a life
     
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  43. Fancy

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    I've been thinking about it tbh
     
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  44. The Guglia

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  45. Fancy

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    gonna try F&F again tonight
     
  46. TDCD

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    Anyone commute by ferry or ny waterway?
     
  47. Hank Scorpio

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    Hey guys, just got gifted with a trip to your city next month. The wife and I have been a few times but just figured I'd check in for any recs.

    I need to book the hotel and we'll be using Hilton points which seems to limit us to Midtown or Downtown. Any recs on Hilton brand hotels or location?

    Any tours or experiences that might be less touristy? We've done Empire, WTC, Statue of Libert, High Line, Chelsea Market and then food tours in Little Italy, Chinatown, and Greenwich Village (and visited the comedy cellar). Anything else we're missing?

    We get in on Friday Jan 24, so I was thinking we'd do more free roam tourist stuff that day, and do maybe a scheduled food tour in Brooklyn on Saturday since we've never been there.

    Kind of wouldn't mind seeing a play, but tickets look so expensive.
     
  48. Hank Scorpio

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    So I'm going next month (see post above this) but am a bit hamstrung on hotels since I'm using Hilton points. Pretty much every Hilton property is either Midtown or Lower Manhattan/Downtown. Just booked the Millennium Hilton right next to the WTC since it looked nice and is right by all the major subway lines. But if you know a better Hilton property option, I'm open to suggestions.
     
  49. Lyrtch

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    there's a brooklyn hilton, and hampton inn

    since you did all the touristy stuff might be fun to stay over there
     
  50. Hank Scorpio

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    I was thinking of doing a walking food/drink tour over there on the Saturday we'll be there.

    We get in fairly early on a Friday, so I was thinking lunch somewhere downtown then find something to fill the time between lunch and dinner. Do dinner in the Village and do a comedy cellar show after.

    Saturday do the aforementioned food/drink tour of Brooklyn midday. Saturday night...???

    That's where I'm at in the planning of this trip .