They mention museums, architecture and the planatarium. Appreciate any suggestion. [They are students]
e.g. which museum(s)?
I look up the Hayden Planatarium. The admission includes admission to the Museum of Natural History. Is there any tickets for just the Space Show? Also, are tickets available at the museum (to avoid the $2/ticket fee)? Any discount codes? [Any other planatarium?]
Any other interesting places for them to see? They will be here for 2 weeks -- bracketing July 4th .
P.S. The Space Show (at the Planatarium) is a video. Do they also have telescope that you can actually watch the stars (solar system)? I also vaguely recall that there is a group that meets at night to watch the stars (and provide telescopes). Does any one know the name of the group? Will they be meeting around the July 4th?
jenni1 said: most NYC museums offer free or pay-what-you-want admissions for locals. you can always say you are locals and do that. thats how i got by in the city when i was a very young and broke student there. The general admission does not include the Space Show at the museum.
posted: Jun. 16, 2012 @ 5:04p
Cheapest way to see Statue of Liberty is to take the free Staten Island Ferry. Take it from Manhattan to Staten Island, rush off the boat and return on (usually) same boat. Back and forth in 1 hour. Or stay on Staten Island to see the Yankees farm team (SI Yankees) which is right outside the ferry. Tickets can be purchased for $5 at the window for remaining stadium seats. Or pre-pay for $15, includes ticket, hot dog, and soda. They have a nice fireworks show on July 4. Walk around Central Park (so much to see and do). Watch the fireworks in Manhattan on July 4.
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posted: Jun. 16, 2012 @ 5:43p
RSVP to Ford Models cocktails, I'm sure they'll appreciate:
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posted: Jun. 16, 2012 @ 9:33p
If they are male, take them to the brothel on EAST 44TH ST near Harlem.
posted: Jun. 16, 2012 @ 10:25p
Check out Citypass.com
posted: Jun. 16, 2012 @ 11:04p
bopc1996 said: If they are male, take them to the brothel on EAST 44TH ST near Harlem.
Do you mean 144th? 44th is not near Harlem.
posted: Jun. 16, 2012 @ 11:13p
museum of sex
posted: Jun. 17, 2012 @ 12:42a
It all depends on what your guests are into. There's so much food, culture, and activity in Manhattan you can never run out of things to do. My recommendations based on what previous guests have enjoyed in the past
- The Highline - Broadway show (can't go wrong with Wicked, Lion King, other popular shows) - Depending on the type of food they're into, I'd cater it to their tastes - Since it's the summer, maybe a street festival
Regarding your question about a telescope where you can watch the stars at night, New York City is one of the worst areas to do it. All the light and air pollution combined with the fact that we're so close to sea levels results in sub-optimal conditions for this type of activity. However, if you're adamant about it, you can check out astronomy organizations in the area. The Amateur Astronomers Association in New York will have opportunities for viewing. Check out their website at aaa.org.
A good website for visitors to check out when visiting New York is nycgo.com. I work in NY and live a 10 minute train ride away and still use this website once in a while when I'm stuck as to what to do.
posted: Jun. 17, 2012 @ 12:45a
Oh and by the way, I've been to the Hayden Planetarium and don't think it's worth the $20. It's basically an IMAX "movie" narrated by Whoopi Goldberg. That money is better spent elsewhere. I doubt it's changed much in the last few years.
Trilla, thanks for the feedback on Hayden Planetarium. And I did send them the link to nycgo.com. But there is so much info there, that it might be overwhelming. So I thought I would tap into the FW community.
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posted: Jun. 17, 2012 @ 4:41a
You did right. Public information is for the birds. It's unbelievable that FatWallet Members would suggest sources like that
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posted: Jun. 17, 2012 @ 8:08a
To clarify some of the statements, some NYC museums, the great Natural History museum at 81st & Central Park West being one, have "Suggested Admission Fees", but any amount, even a penny will secure admission. It's part of their charter.
A bit outside the obvious is the relatively new Tenament Museum downtown which has renovated brownstone buildings and docents acting the roles of the family members who lived there in NYC's earlier days. This museum is associated with the NY Historical Society located just down CPW from the Natural History museum. Admission to the Tenament museum will also get you admission to the NY Historical Society which usually has a very interesting exhibit pertaining to NY.
posted: Jun. 17, 2012 @ 10:04a
Hey wanted to mention that the MET museum is pay what you wish on a daily basis just ignore the suggested $25 sign and if they are into medieval art they can also check out the cloisters its a castle turned museum. Other museum options are the MOMA which is free friday 4-8 and the Guggenheim is pay what you wish sat 5-7:45. Other good ideas are the bronx zoo or bronx botanical garden both are either free or pay as you wish on Wednesday, The Top of the rock is a nice experience to check out its an obersevation deck at rockefeller center with some amazing views. A note about the museum of natural history they have a supersaver ticket which allows a person to visit the space show and special exhibits for a discount rate and yes you can purchase tickets at the museum box office to avoid the online fee
I have a few more ideas if your interested feel free to pm me
posted: Jun. 17, 2012 @ 8:26p
Can't believe I forgot this: Visit the 9/11 Memorial. You can book in advance (usually months so this is hard for your friend), BUT there are always extra tickets. You show up at the site, they send you up a couple of blocks to pick up extra tickets. There are always extras (bc people don't keep appts, etc.) Amazing place to visit.
posted: Jun. 17, 2012 @ 11:07p
Museums: Start at Museum of City of NY on (I think) 105th St. and 5th) and work your day down all the 5th Avenue Museums (see museum guide); Architecture: Check out AIA, Guggenheim & MOMA Rose Center for Earth & Space at Museum of Nat Hist has a schedule of many programs Nightlife: Meatpacking district. (12th-14th St) and 10th Ave. also see Apple Store Also--911 Memorial, UN, Bronx Zoo & Botanical Garden & Coney Island
posted: Jun. 18, 2012 @ 9:07p
um wow if you live in nyc be embarrassed OP ... send them to the top of the rock. skip statue of liberty and empire state bldg. these are basics all new yorkers should know
Does any one know of a place for Science for college students -- high level science? I find NY Hall of Science (Queens); but it seems to be more for kids. And Sonywonder Technology Lab is more about technology and also primarily for kids.
I know Rose Center for Earth & Space would be considered as science. I am just wondering whether there is anything else in the science category.
posted: Jun. 19, 2012 @ 6:51a
confused200 said: So I thought I would tap into the FW community.
The less effort you expend doing real research....feels like a double tap to the torso.
posted: Jun. 19, 2012 @ 4:29p
RE: "pay a penny" to get into the museums...as someone who pays the asking price because I believe in what it supports, I'd say that you should spring for the admission price and look to squeeze elsewhere on the budget.
Since they're here for two weeks, I'd recommend a day on one of the hop on/hop off double-decker bus tours as a great way to get an overview of landmarks in Manhattan. You can then go back to explore in greater depth whatever struck your fancy.
And, I'll echo the recommendation of Trip Advisor as a better place for these types of questions.
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posted: Jun. 24, 2012 @ 8:36p
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posted: Jun. 24, 2012 @ 9:05p
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posted: Jun. 25, 2012 @ 2:47p
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posted: Jul. 17, 2012 @ 12:17p
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posted: Jul. 18, 2012 @ 6:52a
only free events are accepted on FatWallet. Besides free to enter, ideally they are private, with RSVP list - offering free drinks and food, and possibly free gifts as well. Dozens of such in NYC every weeknight Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. I know almost none of such Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - lets see some posted!
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