***NYC TIPS FOR 2013 FALL TOUR***

SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
edited October 2013 in The Porch
Hi everyone,

Thought I'd start a thread for NYC and consolidate a few things I've seen here and there as well as offer some thoughts of my own. I am by no means an expert on all things NYC but will be happy to keep this first post updated with useful info. So NYC locals, please post tips and I will update! Everyone else, post your questions!

Will try to caveat if there's disagreement on things :)

Assume in Manhattan unless otherwise indicated.

CONCERT/BARCLAYS INFO
TRANSPORTATION
Airport
From Newark:
  • Airtrain to NJ Transit: Takes you right to Penn Station. You have to take Airtrain to NJ Transit ($5.50 one way). NJ transit is not 24 hours so check schedule in advance of arriving. http://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-airtrain.html
  • Coach USA express bus (my fav way): $16 one way, $28 round trip. http://www.coachusa.com/olympia/ss.newarkairport.asp
  • Taxi: Think around $80 after tolls and tips to midtown Manhattan, but haven't taken a taxi in awhile so will update if someone else has more accurate info
From JFK:
  • Airtrain to subway or LIRR (best way in my opinion): For travel from JFK, the Jamaica Station line airtrain from the airport to the Jamaica Station allows you to either subway (E train) into Manhattan for $7.50 one way, or LIRR either to Manhattan (Penn Station) or directly to the venue (Atlantic Terminal) for $15.00 one way. http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-to-from.html
From Laguardia:
  • Bus to Subway or Metro North to Grand Central: You can take the M60 bus from LGA to a block away from the Harlem-125th station. Then you can take the Metro North to Grand Central or the 6 train anywhere on the green line. The bus costs $2.50 one way with free transfer to subway and you need either exact change or a Metro Card. You'll need another ticket for Metro North (will be more expensive)
  • Bus to subway (on N/Q line): If the N or Q train is better for your travels, you can take the same M60 to Hoyt and 31st (about 5 minutes out of LaGuardia) and get on the N/Q train at the stop called Astoria. All for $2.50 one way
  • Bus to subway (towards Long Island City): "You can also take the Q33 bus from LGA to 74th/Roosevelt subway station and transfer to the 7, E, R, or M lines. This is good for those who will be staying in Long Island City as the E R & M can take you to Queens Plaza, and the 7 train can take you to Court Square (where you can can transfer to the G train to Barclay's, although keep an eye on this http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/G_Gree ... losure.htm As of right now there's no plans to shut it down the weekend PJ are playing but this is the MTA we're talking about, all that could change. The E will also take you to Court Square. The 7 train also stops at Hunter's Point & Vernon Jackson. All these trains will take you into various places in Manhattan as well (except the G, that only goes to Brooklyn).
    If you have the option to choose between the M60 and the Q33 for your transportation needs, I recommend going with the Q33 if you are travelling during rush hour, as the M60 goes into Manhattan via the Triboro bridge and traffic can get pretty backed up. The Q33 goes through residential streets in Queens so rush hour doesn't really matter.
    Note: At 74th/Roosevelt you can also transfer to several bus lines including the Q32. If you are scared of the subway you can take this bus all the way to Penn Station, but it takes a really, really long time and I would not recommend it, especially if you are carrying luggage." ~duska3419
  • Taxi: I think this is about $30-$35 including tip and tolls to midtown Manhattan. If anyone has better info please post!
Getting around town
  • MTA (subway) info: http://new.mta.info/. MTA subways and busses are $2.50 per ride no matter where you are going. I think you can also get a day pass, and they charge you $1 just to buy the stinkin flimsy crap of a subway card. You may be able to get the $1 back, I'm not sure. Note that the N train is not running for a few months, and trains tend to do wacky things on nights and weekends (like the F running on the G line once it heads to Brooklyn) so as best you can, check the mta site before you go out and about during the day just so you know what to expect).
  • Hopstop - to plan out travel: http://hopstop.com/

HOTELS
My personal recommendation for folks traveling is to stick to Manhattan or Brooklyn near a subway. I think it wouldn't be wise to save a few pennies on lodging but end up spending time and money trying to get to places. It's just not worth it. You're better off saving elsewhere, like maybe not shopping for clothes for a few years! That being said, I've tried to post everyone's suggestions so you can fully evaluate your options.

Don't forget to try http://www.airbnb.com and name your price on http://www.priceline.com

Brooklyn
  • Holiday Inn Express Brooklyn
    Group rates for Oct 18-20 $209 per night including all taxes and breakfast, courtesy of pearljgirl2010 :clap: :clap: :clap:
    viewtopic.php?f=4&t=213168
I live and work in Downtown Brooklyn, and I'll be glad to answer questions or provide information, however I can. Here's a link from the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, which has a lot of good information about the area: http://downtownbrooklyn.com/

Duffield Street, in Downtown Brooklyn, has 3 nice, new hotels: aLoft, Sheraton and Hotel Indigo. They're all within walking distance of Barclays (10-15 minutes), and steps away from public transportation (and closer to Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge). The area may not look that appealing - there's a lot of construction (but none on weekends), and the neighborhood is changing - but it's safe, convenient and somewhat residential.

Also in Brooklyn is the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge, at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge. It's near Brooklyn Heights, the municipal center and the Brooklyn Promenade, and the new Brooklyn Bridge Park. And, there's the Nu Hotel on Smith Street, which would be an easy, straight walk to Barclays. Smith Street has tons of little restaurants and shops and an old neighborhood feel.

It's great that a Ten Clubber booked a block of rooms - It exemplifies the concern and community of this forum. The Holiday Inn Express on Butler Street is further into Brooklyn, and further from Manhattan, on the border of the Brooklyn neighborhoods, Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. IIt's also a direct walk to Barclays. It is on the 6-lane Fourth Avenue, which is envisioned as Brooklyn's Champs-Elysees, but, right now, is mostly industrial, with a few new condos, some bars and tire shops. That hotel is touted for people going on cruises from the Brooklyn Terminal. The Downtown Brooklyn hotels are going to be more convenient and closer to the non-concert activities, except for Park Slope and Prospect Park.

Manhattan
Hotels that don't seem like they would rape you, maybe just 2nd degree assault :lol: :lol: Hotels with shared rooms/bathrooms
  • Hotel 31 (Murray Hill/Midtown): http://www.hotel31.com/default.aspx?pg=contact
    Stole from another thread "agree with hotel 31
    its not "cheap", but its very inexpensive compared to anything else in the area.
    great area, close to subways, right in the middle of the city. curry hill is right there so you can eat like a king for cheap.
    i recommended it to my friend from mexico (wattup PacoJam??) during his nyc trip and he fucking loved it." ~YieldToNothing
  • Hotel 17 (near Union Square): http://www.hotel17ny.com/
    "I can vouch for Hotel 17 being pretty decent, yet affordable. Good location by Union Square station. Slowest elevator in New York though" ~dustinpardue
Hostels Long Island City (Queens)
Seems like there are hotels here that would be near the G and Q trains which will take you to Barclays. Q also takes you to Penn Station/Times Square. You can also access the 7 train that takes you to Grand Central, and take the E train from JFK. I looked up a few hotels close to these subways that looked decent: "For anyone staying in Long Island City, check out the piers at 'Gantry State Park' you get a nice view of the skyline from there. And if you are looking for the UN, it's the one with the flags." ~duska3419

FOOD
Brooklyn From PJ212
PJ212 wrote:
Also, I used to live down the street from where the Barclay Center is now. Here are some neighborhood food recommendations that would be within walking distance of the venue (15min walk or take the bus down Atlantic Ave.)

Bar Tabac - French place, makes a good burger
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bar-tabac-brooklyn
*On Smith Street which is also a cute street with shops, cafes, bars

67 Burger - more burgers. mmm burgers
http://67burger.com/

Joya - Thai
http://www.yelp.com/biz/joya-brooklyn
*On Court Street which is another cute street with Shops & Restaurants.

From dankind
dankind wrote:
Brooklyn

All the pizza places you already know about (Juliana's, Grimaldi's, Di Fara, Lucali, Spumoni Gardens, etc.) plus:

Henry Public: for the turkey leg sandwich -- it's one of the best damn sandwiches I've ever had.
Buttermilk Channel: for Doug's pecan pie sundae -- also, their duck meatloaf is insane.
Bar Tabac: a great neighborhood bistro with great bistro staples (steak frites, duck confit, coq au vin, moules frites, etc.).
Brucie: menu changes every day depending on what's fresh at the market, making for a very special and memorable meal.
Char No. 4, good fatty food and all the bourbon a person could dream of -- the pancakes for brunch are dynamite.
two8two burger, their sauce is the closest thing you'll get to In-N-Out, and their burgers are sized so that you don't feel like taking a nap after eating one.
Red Rose, a classic red-sauce joint.
The Good Fork, one of the best meals I've ever had was here -- worth the trip on the B61, and Red Hook could use your business.
Defonte's, also worth the trip on the B61 -- if you need a boozemop on Saturday, the potato & egg will right the ship (closed Sunday).
Le Gamin, another good neighborhood bistro that's a little closer to Barclays.

PM me for more. I could go on all day.

Manhattan

Grub Street Food Festival October 20: http://www.hesterstreetfair.com/#!grub-street/cipq

Madison Square Eats returns! 11AM-9PM, open through October 25 right by the Flatiron Building and Madison Square Park: http://urbanspacenyc.com/mad-sq-eats/

My favourite restaurants: Don't discount NYC hotel bars and restaurants. Some of my favourite restaurants are in hotels. Here's a sampling of some fantastic ones: "Not that they're bad, bit I'd skip hotel bars and find real ones". "There are way too many cool neighborhood bars to waste your time in a hotel bar." ~EdsonNascimento (see Edson's bar recommendation below).
Get_Right wrote:
15 east is good for sushi
But I like sushi yasuda just because its an old standby. Sit at the bar, get the omakase, drop $100-$150, enjoy world class sushi-as good as Tokyo.

If you want good Tokyo style sushi on a "budget" try hatsuhana on 49th. They have good set menus that are a good "deal."

Or go to a shake shack and get a shack stack and vanilla shake. Thank me later.

Bloody marys and oysters at the grand central oyster bar is also quite nice, but don't order any entrees they are a ripoff.

True NYC experience-the great jones cafe-brunch is great and they serve good cajun style food. A true hole in the wall.

Gotham bar and grill has always been my standard NYC fancy food place. No hassles getting in and great food.

Pricey restaurant where Black Diamond eats :lol: :lol: :lol: http://gonyc.about.com/od/restaurants/t ... unches.htm
In all seriousness, many of these have been around for awhile and have consistently been ranked top NYC restaurants. I just wouldn't recommend any of these to people I know because they are probably more for special occasions and you have to shell a lot to eat there. Of the list, I'd probably forgo DB Bistro Moderne. It's in Midtown near office buildings and really not a fun atmosphere.
eddiec wrote:
That's because Black Diamond knows how to eat! If anyone here is really into Michelin quality food then don't miss out on some of these. Expensive, yes, but as Black Diamond's link points out: Great lunch value. In 2010 I ate lunch at Jean George before the MSG show. I think they were doing an offer of $29 for 2 courses. It may be a bit pricier now. I've eaten at Maialino and Le Bernardin as well, both top notch. Le Bernardin is probably in the top 10 best French seafood restaurants in the world. If your into this type of food take advantage whilst in NYC.

"On 85th street & Lexington Avenue there is a coffee shop called Koffeecake Corner, formerly known as Little Brown. Not sure why they changed the name, the place itself didn't change anything else at all. I recommend the nutella latte. " ~duska3419

"Macdougal Street/West Village/West 4th: whatever you want to call this neighborhood, this place is awesome: http://www.forbiddenfruitnyc.com/old/index.html" ~duska3419

Queens
  • ZUM STAMMTISCH RESTAURANT (German): http://www.zumstammtisch.com/index2.html
    "My favorite German restaurant in Queens... So worth it this time of year( a think a little after Oktoberfest, whatever's)
    Food is amazing ( yager schnitzel is my favorite) great beer.... Get Das Boot. Don't do it show day, you won't be able to walk out of there nevermind jump around at a show ;)" ~CROJAM95
Long Island City
"For simple diner/coffee shop food in LIC I recommend a tiny little place called East River Coffee Shop. I used to work a couple blocks from there and actually miss that place. Don't be afraid to order off menu and create your own sammiches, they do a good egg salad sammich and also a good feta cheese omelette on a roll." ~ duska3419

"There's a BBQ place called John Brown Smokehouse just about across the street from that coffee shop, they do lots of meats and sides like collard greens and baked beans. I don't know exactly what you'd call that kind of cuisine, but it's pretty good. they also have a bunch of different kinds of beer, and a backyard. http://www.johnbrownseriousbbq.com/" ~ duska3419

BARS
Brooklyn
Igotlem wrote:
figured I'd post this here too. someone asked about bars near the arena in another thread...

I live a few blocks from the Barclays Center, these are my favorite bars in the area:

Fort Greene:
Der Schwarze Kölner, http://www.ex49.com/dsk/ (smallish german beer hall)
Mullanes, http://mullanesbrooklyn.com/ (more of a sports bar thing)
Hot Bird, 546 Clinton Avenue, New York, NY 11238 (this is on the border of fort greene & prospect heights), http://nymag.com/listings/bar/hot-bird/

park Slope:
4th Ave:
4th Ave Pub, http://nymag.com/listings/bar/4th-avenue-pub/ (free popcorn!)
Pacific Standard, http://www.pacificstandardbrooklyn.com/
Cherry Tree Pub, http://nymag.com/listings/bar/cherry-tree/ (my friend used to live in this space before it became a bar)

5th Ave:
Uncle Barrys, unclebarrys.com‎
Black Sheep Pub, 428 Bergen Street

Prospect Heights:
There's a bunch of decent bars and lots of restaurants on Vanderbilt Ave btwn Pacific and St. Marks

on Atlantic Ave:
Hank's Saloon, 46 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (this place is just awesome. nuff said)
Hollow Nickel, 494 Atlantic Avenue, hollownickel.com‎ (this place is pretty new, went once. seemed cool, it has a backyard)
There's a new "fancy" beer place near the stubhub office on Atlantic Ave as well. just opened a few weeks ago.
Manhattan
  • "McSorelys is great or find Bleeker Street and just walk until you find something you want to duck into. And if you dont like, next beer go to the one next door. Then it's near the subway so you can shoot over to the show (or from the show)."~EdsonNascimento
  • Rattle n Hum near Penn Station: http://www.rattlenhumbarnyc.com/newsite/ I hate going to bars around Penn station, but I will go here! Lots of craft beer and they do beer flights. They also serve food, never tried
  • Tap Room 307 (Gramercy-ish): http://www.taproom307.com/ I ate here and it was tasty, but can't remember what I had
  • Brickyard Gastropub (Hell's Kitchen): http://brickyardnyc.com/
  • PDT (East Village): http://pdtnyc.com/ If you like the novelty. There's no entrance to the bar from the street, you get in by walking into Crif Dogs. You go in the phone booth and tell the person on the other side how many. It's tiny so sometimes there's no room. Drinks are actually very good and I love their specialty hot dogs from Crif Dogs, but it's borderline pretentious to me. I'm posting this here because a lot of people read about it and want to visit (and have a good time).
STUFF TO DO
  • Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge: http://brooklyn.about.com/od/brooklynbr ... hattan.htm
  • Grand Central and New York Public Library (midtown). Two of my favourite buildings in NYC. The library lions are Patience (South lion) and Fortitude (North lion)
  • Museum of Natural History: http://www.amnh.org/
  • Great walks in New York according to Time Out (including punk rock walk that includes a stop at John Varvatos where CBGBs used to be): http://www.timeout.com/newyork/great-wa ... tours-2012
  • Visit 5Poinz (Long Island City, Queens). There's incredible graffiti/street art all over a warehouse that may be demolished any day now. You can see it on the 7 train on the way to the Mets Stadium/US Open stadiums. I think they are strict about taking pictures but just to see it is a sight to behold. I haven't been up close, like many things in NYC but hopefully will make it one day soon! http://5ptz.com/
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park and Unisphere (Queens). Not sure if I would make a special trip out there but if you're going to check out 5Poinz, might as well hop back on the 7 train and head to see the Unispere up close. This is a remnant from the 1964 Worlds Fair in NYC and if you're a tennis buff, you would have seen it many times if you watch the US Open as it is just outside the US Open grounds. http://www.nycgovparks.org/park-feature ... /unisphere
  • Swing by Washington Square Park. Always something interesting happening there
  • Take a walk around the Lower East Side. It's my current favourite neighborhood. Sign up for a tour at the LES Tenement museum: http://www.tenement.org/
  • Flatiron Building/Madison Square Park. You gotta check out the Flatiron Building. It was considered a skyscraper when it was first constructed, and sits at the intersection of 5th Avenue and Broadway
  • Daily Show taping: http://www.thedailyshow.com/tickets
  • Colbert Report taping: http://www.colbertnation.com/tickets
  • "Bike ride along West side/Hudson and Harlem: Rent a bike and ride up and around central park and down on west side on the hudson river. Great ride! While your up at the top of the park also go check out Harlem. Red Rooster is a great restuarant and check out the Apollo Theater." ~H.Chinaski
  • Chelsea Piers (all kinds of fitness activities - bowling, indoor climbing, etc): http://www.chelseapiers.com/sc/

LIVE MUSIC VENUES
These are some of my favourites
  • Bowery Ballroom
  • Irving Plaza
  • Le Poisson Rouge
  • City Winery
  • Rockwood Music Hall

THEATRE
OTHER EVENTS OF INTEREST
  • CBGB Festival (October 9-13): http://www.cbgb.com/index.php
  • Wallflowers at CBGB Festival (No more Jack Irons :( October 12): http://www.thewallflowers.com/tour/
  • CBGB Movie (opens Oct 11): http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/vide ... e-20130807
  • The NY City Record & CD Show (Oct 19): http://www.showsandexpos.com/index.htm
  • Food Network Food & Wine Festival (Oct 17-20): http://www.nycwff.org/
  • CMJ Music Marathon (Oct 15-19): http://www.cmj.com/marathon/
  • Meat Puppets 10/12 at Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)
  • Nine Inch Nails 10/14 at Barclays Center (Brooklyn) and 10/15 at Prudential Center (Newark)
  • Mark Lanegan at Gramercy Theater 10/15 NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (OK so I'll be at Pearl Jam but I've been dying to see Mark Lanegan!!)
  • Brian Wilson & Jeff Beck 10/15 at the Beacon Theater
  • Noah and the Whale 10/22 at Irving Plaza
  • Fiona Apple and Blake Mills 10/22 at the Beacon Theater
  • BB King 10/22-10/23 at BB King Blues Club and Grill
  • Franz Ferdinand 10/22 at Hammerstein Ballroom
  • An Evening with Simple Minds 10/24 at Roseland Ballroom
  • Kurt Vile and the Violaters 10/25 at Terminal 5
If you want to add some culture to your visit (I know, I know):

The New York Philharmonic is playing Shostakovich's Symphony No. 11 and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini -- Thursday and Saturday evenings, Friday at 2:00. Cheap seats at NYPhil actually are pretty reasonable and pretty good. I'll be there Saturday night instead of at Barclay's and, no, I will not be wearing a PJ shirt (I behave myself at the NYPhil).

Lincoln Center is a fun place to hang out. :) We also enjoy all of the museums, but then again we are geeks. If anyone needs a guided tour of the American Museum of Natural History, pm me, I know just the person for that. :lol:
BOOKSTORES
RECORD STORES
COFFEE SHOPS
Manhattan
Long Island City, Queens
"if you are looking for a simple cup of coffee, head on in to any spanish or italian bakery (though preferably Colombian) and don't worry about the language barrier. I have never had a bad cup of coffee from a Colombian bakery. This is not restricted to LIC this is everywhere in NYC. Probably the world." ~duska3419

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  • Keep Speedy McCreedy with you at all times, and maybe some fried pickles.
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  • jamburgerjamburger Posts: 1,775
    For travel from JFK, the Jamaica Station line airtrain from the airport to the Jamaica Station allows you to either subway (E train) into Manhattan for $7.50 one way, or LIRR either to Manhattan (Penn Station) or directly to the venue (Atlantic Terminal) for $15.00 one way.

    http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-to-from.html
  • OzzieOzzie Posts: 212
    Great idea for a thread - thanks for starting!
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  • kg162716kg162716 Posts: 554
    edited September 2013
    Thanks...Coming in from Canada so any tips would be appreciated...Especially to and fro the performance...What is your recommendation for a hotel...Mid-town or Manhattan?
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    Boston 1&2 '06
    Mansfield 1&2 '08
    Boston '10
    Toronto 1&2 '11
    Brooklyn 1&2 13
    Sao Paulo '15
    Brasilia '15
    Belo Horizonte '15
    Rio '15
    Quebec '16
    Fenway '1&2 16'
  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    kg162716 wrote:
    Thanks...Coming in from New Brunswick, Canada so any tips would be appreciated...Especially to and fro the performance...What is your recommendation for a hotel...Mid-town or Manhattan?
    What price range, and what are your priorities for hotel (price, proximity to barclays, touristy sights, etc?)
  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    jamburger wrote:
    For travel from JFK, the Jamaica Station line airtrain from the airport to the Jamaica Station allows you to either subway (E train) into Manhattan for $7.50 one way, or LIRR either to Manhattan (Penn Station) or directly to the venue (Atlantic Terminal) for $15.00 one way.

    http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-to-from.html
    Thanks! Updated first post :)
  • ogey38ogey38 Posts: 562
    Thanks Suzie...really great info!
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  • kg162716kg162716 Posts: 554
    200--300 per night hopefully..lol..Ive been checking booking.com and expedia steady...
    Looking like soho or mid-town are the best starting points...

    Just want it to be easy to hit a subway to and from from barclays...
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    Boston '04
    Halifax '05
    Boston 1&2 '06
    Mansfield 1&2 '08
    Boston '10
    Toronto 1&2 '11
    Brooklyn 1&2 13
    Sao Paulo '15
    Brasilia '15
    Belo Horizonte '15
    Rio '15
    Quebec '16
    Fenway '1&2 16'
  • xavier mcdanielxavier mcdaniel Somewhere in NYCPosts: 8,275
    Also there are several hotels in the Long Island City area. That is relevant because the G train begins at Court Square and has a stop two blocks North of the Barclays Center at Fulton Street. The trip from Long island City to that stop is about 20 minutes.
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    Toronto 2011,Toronto 2011
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  • Black DiamondBlack Diamond Posts: 25,090
    Did this last weekend...

    Food for every finicky eater and a small beer garden... plus fun neighborhood to walk around

    http://www.smorgasburg.com/
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    Did this last weekend...

    Food for every finicky eater and a small beer garden... plus fun neighborhood to walk around

    http://www.smorgasburg.com/
    I agree it's AWESOME! Didn't realize it was open through November. Haven't been to the Fort Greene one, but the one in Williamsburg at East River State park gives you an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline.

    Thought there was one in DUMBO also but I don't see it anymore. Hmm...

    Updated first page :)
  • eladdereladder Posts: 414
    Thanks su may. If anyone has extra ga tix or 10 club tix for either show i have the following:
    Brook night 1 tm single
    Brook night 2 tm pair
    Philly night 1 club box pair mikes side near stage
    Seattle reserved pair (202xxx)
    Spokane reserved pair
    I also have cash. Would love to work something out w someone.
    Im posting here because i also am a fabulous tour guide.
    He was ok but wondering about wandering
  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 5,854
    http://www.zumstammtisch.com/index2.html

    My favorite German restaurant in Queens... So worth it this time of year( a think a little after Oktoberfest, whatever's)

    Food is amazing ( yager schnitzel is my favorite) great beer.... Get Das Boot. Don't do it show day, you won't be able to walk out of there nevermind jump around at a show ;)

    Grimaldis pizza in BK always great


    Chelsea pier has some fun stuff to do
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  • Bathgate66Bathgate66 Posts: 15,813
    For those choosing to use the subway,......



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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    CROJAM95 wrote:
    http://www.zumstammtisch.com/index2.html

    My favorite German restaurant in Queens... So worth it this time of year( a think a little after Oktoberfest, whatever's)

    Food is amazing ( yager schnitzel is my favorite) great beer.... Get Das Boot. Don't do it show day, you won't be able to walk out of there nevermind jump around at a show ;)

    Grimaldis pizza in BK always great


    Chelsea pier has some fun stuff to do
    Thanks! Added. You think visitors would want to go to Chelsea Piers though? I think it's cool for people who live here, not sure if I would necessarily suggest it as a place to visit :D
  • Suziemay wrote:
    Did this last weekend...

    Food for every finicky eater and a small beer garden... plus fun neighborhood to walk around

    http://www.smorgasburg.com/
    I agree it's AWESOME! Didn't realize it was open through November. Haven't been to the Fort Greene one, but the one in Williamsburg at East River State park gives you an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline.

    Thought there was one in DUMBO also but I don't see it anymore. Hmm...

    Updated first page :)

    The DUMBO one is on Sundays at the old Tobacco Warehouse. Went at the end of July - great opportunity to try new and diverse food choices!

    http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/smorgasburg-dumbo/
  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    Pearl Joe wrote:
    Suziemay wrote:
    Did this last weekend...

    Food for every finicky eater and a small beer garden... plus fun neighborhood to walk around

    http://www.smorgasburg.com/
    I agree it's AWESOME! Didn't realize it was open through November. Haven't been to the Fort Greene one, but the one in Williamsburg at East River State park gives you an amazing view of the Manhattan skyline.

    Thought there was one in DUMBO also but I don't see it anymore. Hmm...

    Updated first page :)

    The DUMBO one is on Sundays at the old Tobacco Warehouse. Went at the end of July - great opportunity to try new and diverse food choices!

    http://www.brooklynflea.com/markets/smorgasburg-dumbo/
    Thanks! Added this.

    Also added some theater info. Zachary Quinto is in The Glass Menagerie if anyone's interested :)
  • Hi,

    The TICKETMASTER web indicates that the Brooklyn will begin by 7:30 pm, it this 100% accurate.

    Or normally at what time the show really starts.

    Please help me im with a really tight schedule for friday.

    New York Budgett Inn is a nice hostel too, 90$ night shared room its 3 & East 34 St.

    Also theres a nice irish bar in front of the 9/11 memorial entrance, good nachos & beer
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    Hi,

    The TICKETMASTER web indicates that the Brooklyn will begin by 7:30 pm, it this 100% accurate.

    Or normally at what time the show really starts.

    Please help me im with a really tight schedule for friday.

    New York Budgett Inn is a nice hostel too, 90$ night shared room its 3 & East 34 St.

    Also theres a nice irish bar in front of the 9/11 memorial entrance, good nachos & beer
    Thanks for the suggestions. You should ask Barclays or 10c about the show, I don't think any of us will know this. At least I don't.
  • Black DiamondBlack Diamond Posts: 25,090
    Hi,

    The TICKETMASTER web indicates that the Brooklyn will begin by 7:30 pm, it this 100% accurate.

    Or normally at what time the show really starts.

    Please help me im with a really tight schedule for friday.

    New York Budgett Inn is a nice hostel too, 90$ night shared room its 3 & East 34 St.

    Also theres a nice irish bar in front of the 9/11 memorial entrance, good nachos & beer
    The opener would go on at 7:30 ish... Band usually goes on at 8:40-45
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  • thks for the info.

    i dont read anything about an opener, but if happens im ready happy bcs i will be on time. and probably see a great opener, hope could be social distortion.

    question:

    its better regarding to time, take the jfk airtrain to jamaica station and then the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal than take jfk airtrain to jamaica station and then subway (lines E and J)???
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  • YefaYefa Posts: 980
    In case anyone is flying into LaGuardia...

    You can take the M60 bus from LGA to a block away from the Harlem-125th station. Then you can take the Metro North to Grand Central or the 6 train anywhere on the green line. The bus costs $2.50 one way and you need either exact change or a Metro Card.
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  • Bathgate66Bathgate66 Posts: 15,813
    Hi,

    The TICKETMASTER web indicates that the Brooklyn will begin by 7:30 pm, it this 100% accurate.

    Or normally at what time the show really starts.

    Please help me im with a really tight schedule for friday.

    New York Budgett Inn is a nice hostel too, 90$ night shared room its 3 & East 34 St.

    Also theres a nice irish bar in front of the 9/11 memorial entrance, good nachos & beer
    The opener would go on at 7:30 ish... Band usually goes on at 8:40-45


    There is no opener printed on the tickets,
    let's hope it stays that way.
    Let PJ open for PJ .
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  • CROJAM95CROJAM95 Posts: 5,854
    Suziemay wrote:
    CROJAM95 wrote:
    http://www.zumstammtisch.com/index2.html

    My favorite German restaurant in Queens... So worth it this time of year( a think a little after Oktoberfest, whatever's)

    Food is amazing ( yager schnitzel is my favorite) great beer.... Get Das Boot. Don't do it show day, you won't be able to walk out of there nevermind jump around at a show ;)

    Grimaldis pizza in BK always great


    Chelsea pier has some fun stuff to do
    Thanks! Added. You think visitors would want to go to Chelsea Piers though? I think it's cool for people who live here, not sure if I would necessarily suggest it as a place to visit :D


    Fine....... SCORES IT IS :)

    You have a choice east or west side.... Great wings
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  • Black DiamondBlack Diamond Posts: 25,090
    CROJAM95 wrote:
    Suziemay wrote:
    CROJAM95 wrote:
    http://www.zumstammtisch.com/index2.html

    My favorite German restaurant in Queens... So worth it this time of year( a think a little after Oktoberfest, whatever's)

    Food is amazing ( yager schnitzel is my favorite) great beer.... Get Das Boot. Don't do it show day, you won't be able to walk out of there nevermind jump around at a show ;)

    Grimaldis pizza in BK always great


    Chelsea pier has some fun stuff to do
    Thanks! Added. You think visitors would want to go to Chelsea Piers though? I think it's cool for people who live here, not sure if I would necessarily suggest it as a place to visit :D


    Fine....... SCORES IT IS :)

    You have a choice east or west side.... Great wings
    :lol: :lol:
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  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    CROJAM95 wrote:
    Suziemay wrote:
    CROJAM95 wrote:
    http://www.zumstammtisch.com/index2.html

    My favorite German restaurant in Queens... So worth it this time of year( a think a little after Oktoberfest, whatever's)

    Food is amazing ( yager schnitzel is my favorite) great beer.... Get Das Boot. Don't do it show day, you won't be able to walk out of there nevermind jump around at a show ;)

    Grimaldis pizza in BK always great


    Chelsea pier has some fun stuff to do
    Thanks! Added. You think visitors would want to go to Chelsea Piers though? I think it's cool for people who live here, not sure if I would necessarily suggest it as a place to visit :D


    Fine....... SCORES IT IS :)

    You have a choice east or west side.... Great wings
    I have heard about their wings... :mrgreen:
  • jamburgerjamburger Posts: 1,775
    Yefa wrote:
    In case anyone is flying into LaGuardia...

    You can take the M60 bus from LGA to a block away from the Harlem-125th station. Then you can take the Metro North to Grand Central or the 6 train anywhere on the green line. The bus costs $2.50 one way and you need either exact change or a Metro Card.

    To add to this, if the N or Q train is better for your travels, you can take the same M60 to Hoyt and 31st (about 5 minutes out of LaGuardia) and get on the N/Q train at the stop called Astoria. All for $2.50 one way.

    But you don't get to pass through Randall's Island with my suggestion :lol:
  • SuziemaySuziemay Posts: 11,146
    thks for the info.

    i dont read anything about an opener, but if happens im ready happy bcs i will be on time. and probably see a great opener, hope could be social distortion.

    question:

    its better regarding to time, take the jfk airtrain to jamaica station and then the LIRR to Atlantic Terminal than take jfk airtrain to jamaica station and then subway (lines E and J)???
    I didn't realize you could take LIRR to Atlantic Terminal! If you can yes, I think that will be the fastest way for you. You just need to have a plan to stash your luggage, you won't be able to bring it with you and I'm not sure if they will have facilities for you to check it in. Maybe someone will have a car that you can store your stuff in?
  • PJ212PJ212 Posts: 807
    BIG FISH is now a musical. No Pearl Jam music in it (I know bummer), but great cast and creative team. If you loved that movie, which I did, perhaps I'll see you there. :)
    http://www.bigfishthemusical.com/

    Also, I used to live down the street from where the Barclay Center is now. Here are some neighborhood food recommendations that would be within walking distance of the venue (15min walk or take the bus down Atlantic Ave.)

    Bar Tabac - French place, makes a good burger
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/bar-tabac-brooklyn
    *On Smith Street which is also a cute street with shops, cafes, bars

    67 Burger - more burgers. mmm burgers
    http://67burger.com/

    Joya - Thai
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/joya-brooklyn
    *On Court Street which is another cute street with Shops & Restaurants.

    There's a great bookstore called BookCourt also on Court Street.
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  • ldent42ldent42 NYCPosts: 7,843
    Re: Flying into LGA

    You can also take the Q33 bus from LGA to 74th/Roosevelt subway station and transfer to the 7, E, R, or M lines. This is good for those who will be staying in Long Island City as the E R & M can take you to Queens Plaza, and the 7 train can take you to Court Square (where you can can transfer to the G train to Barclay's, although keep an eye on this http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/G_GreenpointTunnelWeekendClosure.htm As of right now there's no plans to shut it down the weekend PJ are playing but this is the MTA we're talking about, all that could change. The E will also take you to Court Square. The 7 train also stops at Hunter's Point & Vernon Jackson. All these trains will take you into various places in Manhattan as well (except the G, that only goes to Brooklyn).
    If you have the option to choose between the M60 and the Q33 for your transportation needs, I recommend going with the Q33 if you are travelling during rush hour, as the M60 goes into Manhattan via the Triboro bridge and traffic can get pretty backed up. The Q33 goes through residential streets in Queens so rush hour doesn't really matter.
    Note: At 74th/Roosevelt you can also transfer to several bus lines including the Q32. If you are scared of the subway you can take this bus all the way to Penn Station, but it takes a really, really long time and I would not recommend it, especially if you are carrying luggage.

    For anyone staying in Long Island City, check out the piers at 'Gantry State Park' you get a nice view of the skyline from there. And if you are looking for the UN, it's the one with the flags.

    My tip for coffee shops: if you are looking for a simple cup of coffee, head on in to any spanish or italian bakery (though preferably Colombian) and don't worry about the language barrier. I have never had a bad cup of coffee from a Colombian bakery. This is not restricted to LIC this is everywhere in NYC. Probably the world.
    If you are staying in LIC and you like a fancier cup of coffee, or lattes, etc. check out this place :http://www.sweetleaflic.com/
    For simple diner/coffee shop food in LIC I recommend a tiny little place called East River Coffee Shop. I used to work a couple blocks from there and actually miss that place. Don't be afraid to order off menu and create your own sammiches, they do a good egg salad sammich and also a good feta cheese omelette on a roll.
    There's a BBQ place called John Brown Smokehouse just about across the street from that coffee shop, they do lots of meats and sides like collard greens and baked beans. I don't know exactly what you'd call that kind of cuisine, but it's pretty good. they also have a bunch of different kinds of beer, and a backyard. http://www.johnbrownseriousbbq.com/

    I don't know Brooklyn well enough to offer any tips, but there are several others on here who have provided some info in the Brooklyn thread.
    If anyone has any LIC or LGA transportation questions feel free to pm me and I'll help you out.

    For anyone who happens to be staying on the UES (Upper East Side): On 85th street & Lexington Avenue there is a coffee shop called Koffeecake Corner, formerly known as Little Brown. Not sure why they changed the name, the place itself didn't change anything else at all. I recommend the nutella latte.

    Macdougal Street/West Village/West 4th: whatever you want to call this neighborhood, this place is awesome: http://www.forbiddenfruitnyc.com/old/index.html


    That's all I can think of for now.
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