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    Good experience w/NYC hotel via Priceline
    I thought I would mention this hotel because it is near the Hilton where many affiliate related trade shows occur [i.e. Adtech, Search Engine Expo etc.]:

    Novotel New York226 West 52Nd Street
    New York, NY 10019
    212-315-0100
    [Location is at the corner of Broadway and the other Ave would be 8th]

    I went there this past weekend and stayed Saturday and Sunday nights in the hotel.
    I decided to spend the weekend in NYC and decided to give Priceline.com's "specify your own price feature" a whirl. I requested at least a 3 Star hotel in Midtown Manhattan either East or West with the offer of $135 per night for 2 nights. I can't always guarantee that price, I arranged it through Priceline.com.

    I had a great room with a fabulous view of Times Square.
    Their restaurant had excellent food at reasonably competitive prices for Manhattan.
    I would recommend this hotel. I had a great stay and I was walking distance to the museums I enjoy in NYC.
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    Thats Great I staying at that exact hotel in a few weeks for my first trip ever to NYC !!!! Any suggestion for things to do and places to eat?? NYC has always been a trip on my list of places to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kse
    Thats Great I staying at that exact hotel in a few weeks for my first trip ever to NYC !!!! Any suggestion for things to do and places to eat?? NYC has always been a trip on my list of places to go.
    I have lots of suggestions!
    I'm somewhat of a native New Yorker; I live North of NYC in the City of White Plains & I can get an express Metro North train and be in NYC in half an hour.

    You will love that hotel; I was very pleased. The food in their Cafe Nicole is very good and there is a great view of Times Square. The hotel itself is adjacent to the famous restaurant Gallagher's Steakhouse
    http://www.gallaghersnysteakhouse.com/
    [I think it's expensive, but it depends on your budget and it is a famous restaurant although I have not eaten at Gallagher's Steakhouse]

    My favorite restaurant in NYC is "Dallas BBQs" and check out their website:
    http://www.bbqnyc.com/
    This is a restaurant where the food is consistently good and very affordable. One tip: if you order bar-b-qued chicken, order the original rotisseried chicken and double the white meat for the best cut of meat. Don't order the honey or bar-b-qued basted because they'll glop on the sauce.
    The menu is very good & consistent.
    The Texas sized frozen drinks are great and watch out if you get a drink with an extra shot.
    Dallas BBQs is a very fun & affordable restaurant in NYC at a bunch of different locations throughout NYC.
    If you go to West 42nd between 7th & 8th you will be close to 2 big movie theaters showing the latest movies.

    You might have fun at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
    http://www.madametussauds.com/NewYor...t/Default.aspx

    You are very close to The Museum of Modern Art
    http://www.moma.org/

    You are walking distance to Central Park & there's a lot of free & beautiful things to see
    http://www.centralpark.com/

    I have an "Internet Membership" to The Metropolitan Museum of Art and I walked from the hotel, crossed over to 5th Ave and walked along the edge of the Park on 5th to the Met http://www.metmuseum.org/
    [It's on 82nd -- I am a good walker]

    If you walk along that way, you will pass the building of The Frick Collection which is exceptionally beautiful & worth a visit http://www.frick.org/information/index.htm

    There's lots of shopping in NYC all over NYC -- it depends on what you are shopping for and what you would like to experience.
    If you have time I suggest that you take the 1 or the 9 subway train (if you are on the West side -- if you are on the East side take the 6 local) to Fulton Street
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fulton_Street_(Manhattan)
    and you will be very close to the Century 21 Department Store
    http://newyork.citysearch.com/profil...ent_store.html
    There's lots of designer clothes at a discount there

    Are you going alone or with someone? What type of activities are you interested in?

    When I stayed at the hotel I walked to 8th Ave & 54th there is a grocery store -- it is a good place to go for bottled water & snacks. I drank the tap water at the hotel but I also like a bottle of water handy.
    [Your room will have a convenient but expensive mini bar full of items]

    Walk over to the Avenue of Americas or 5th & stick to those areas -- those Avenues (especially 5th) are fun too. There are many elegant shops on 5th & Madison.
    Feel free to walk around the Times Square area during the daylight hours. Walk with a buddy at night.

    There will be a desk at the hotel with free tourist information & brochures.

    Rockefeller Center would be an easy walk from the hotel
    http://www.rockefellercenter.com/

    The hotel would be a fantastic spot to watch the Ball drop on New Year's Eve -- I had a perfect view of that apparatus on the 29th floor -- the view was spectacular.
    I'm sure the rates are more expensive around New Year's.

    The hotel is in the middle of the theatre district, so if you are going to a show, that's a great place.

    You are also walking distance to Carnegie Hall
    http://www.carnegiehall.org/SiteCode/Intro.aspx
    How do you get to Carnegie Hall?
    You practice
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    The hotel is walking distance to Central Park; there are many free sites to enjoy there.
    One of my favorite places to visit there is Belvedere Castle
    http://www.centralpark.com/pages/att...re-castle.html

    For $2 the Central Park Carousel is a bargain especially if you have kids
    http://www.centralpark.com/pages/att.../carousel.html

    There are many attractions at Central Park and it's relatively safe during the daylight hours and/or when there's lot of other people there.
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    Hi Rhia,
    That great thank you. Both my wife and I are going (5 days with out the kids they are 6 & 11 I am sure they will enjoy their time with nana) I plan on alot of site seeing and my wife wants to do a 6 hour shopping trip??? We hope to do some Broadway Show(s) and eating at a different resterant every meal.

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    Times Square is good for shopping for souvenirs for your kids such as t-shirts & sweatshirts that say "I LOVE NY" there are also a lot of street vendors who sell souvenir items & fake designer pocketbooks.

    If you plan to spend some time in NYC I suggest you buy a Zagat Guide to Restaurants.
    The hotel's restaurant is very good.

    If your wife wants to seriously shop, walk to 5th Ave.
    You will be very close to Bergdorf Goodman; even if you don't actually shop or buy anything there you'll enjoy looking at the shop window displays
    http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bergdorf_Goodman

    Fifth avenue is full of very elegant (and expensive) shops/stores. If you are looking for service, go to one of the full price stores.

    If you are looking for deals on designer merchandise, check out Century 21 (take the subway to Fulton Street). Century 21 is not known for their service but you can get great deals from that store.

    Another place to shop for deals on good quality merchandise is Syms
    syms.com
    You would be closest to 400 Park Ave.
    New York NY 10022
    (212)317-8200
    [54th & Park]

    There's also Macy's & Bloomingdales for shopping in general
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    We've had good luck with Priceline as well. Rhia7 those are all great suggestions and links for things to see and do while in Manhattan
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    Thanks Rhia

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    Rhia,
    You forgot a link to that electronics mecca on 9th avenue....What's it called again ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonn
    Rhia,
    You forgot a link to that electronics mecca on 9th avenue....What's it called again ?
    There are a whole lot of "electronics meccas" -- yeah, they're probably on 9th but a lot of them are on 6th.
    They are usually called "Going out of Business" and they have been in perpetually in that state since the late 70s.
    Beware of any electronics store that also sells ivory and rugs with a name that you will never remember
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonn
    Rhia,
    You forgot a link to that electronics mecca on 9th avenue....What's it called again ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhia7
    There are a whole lot of "electronics meccas" -- yeah, they're probably on 9th but a lot of them are on 6th. They are usually called "Going out of Business" and they have been in perpetually in that state since the late 70s. Beware of any electronics store that also sells ivory and rugs with a name that you will never remember
    He meant his company B & H Photo Definitely worth a visit.
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    Thanks Loxly . Must have missed that post yesterday.
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