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#1 Post by Nola Palomar » March 17th, 2018, 3:00 pm

The Palomar's are coming to NYC this coming week to see some shows and have some fun. On Wed afternoon Nolita and I are seeing Dear Evan Hansen. Juan wants to go to a small museum or see a movie or something. Any suggestions for something for him to see or do for a couple hours Wed afternoon??

We have tickets on Tuesday night to see Come From Away.

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#2 Post by Corey N. » March 17th, 2018, 3:12 pm

It depends where you'll be. If you're downtown, the Tenement Museum has several interesting tours.
http://www.tenement.org/

If you're uptown, The Frick is my favorite museum in NYC, in part because it's unique (the collection was assembled by one man and it's displayed in his house) and it's far less crowded than MoMA or The Met.
https://www.frick.org/
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#3 Post by John Davis » March 17th, 2018, 3:37 pm

Second the Frick.

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#4 Post by Jay Miller » March 17th, 2018, 3:41 pm

Third the Frick.
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#5 Post by Anton D » March 17th, 2018, 3:41 pm

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#6 Post by Nola Palomar » March 17th, 2018, 3:51 pm

We will be in the Times Square area.
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#7 Post by Neal.Mollen » March 17th, 2018, 4:55 pm

Nola, I have no idea what kinds of things you like, and I am in mid-town a lot for business and rarely "visit" there, but we did a history walking tour downtown that was terrific (NYU history prof). The Tenement Museum and walking tour is fascinating too. The Frick is great fun if the collection interests you (skim through it on line). The Guggenheim is also smallish, has a collection that is more to my tastes and the building is a work of art itself. Plus is is on the park.
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#8 Post by Peter Kleban » March 17th, 2018, 5:01 pm

Morgan Library (36 & Madison) might fit the bill. But give some more info on what he’d like & travel considerations, there are other options.
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#9 Post by Rick Smith » March 17th, 2018, 6:30 pm

Museum of Sex?

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#10 Post by Nola Palomar » March 17th, 2018, 7:20 pm

Ideally somewhere I can drop him, he will enjoy it and know he won’t be finished until I can get back there to pick him up.
I did look through The Frick, I think he would enjoy it a lot!
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#11 Post by Peter Kleban » March 17th, 2018, 8:39 pm

MOMA is pretty close to Times Square, with lots to see. Not small, tho.
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#12 Post by Gary Schulte » March 18th, 2018, 5:23 am

Peter Kleban wrote:Morgan Library (36 & Madison) might fit the bill. But give some more info on what he’d like & travel considerations, there are other options.
Loved this museum. Check for permanent and current exhibitions. .... http://www.themorgan.org ... Make sure he has a nice cafe to hang out in inside the museum if he wants to rest his heels.

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#13 Post by Gary Schulte » March 18th, 2018, 5:26 am

Also ......check the weather as there is a storm system coming across mid week. Be prepared with the right clothing.

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#14 Post by scamhi » March 18th, 2018, 7:45 am

sorry to miss you in NYC, Nola. I am away for this next week.
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#15 Post by Nola Palomar » March 18th, 2018, 2:41 pm

scamhi wrote:sorry to miss you in NYC, Nola. I am away for this next week.
Drats [cry.gif] [cry.gif] [cry.gif] Next time for sure!!!!
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#16 Post by Victor Hong » March 18th, 2018, 8:16 pm

Nola Palomar wrote:The Palomar's are coming to NYC this coming week to see some shows and have some fun. On Wed afternoon Nolita and I are seeing Dear Evan Hansen. Juan wants to go to a small museum or see a movie or something. Any suggestions for something for him to see or do for a couple hours Wed afternoon??

We have tickets on Tuesday night to see Come From Away.

Would love to see some of our Berserker friends while we're there.
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#17 Post by M.Kaplan » March 18th, 2018, 9:53 pm

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Nola Palomar wrote:The Palomar's are coming to NYC this coming week to see some shows and have some fun. On Wed afternoon Nolita and I are seeing Dear Evan Hansen. Juan wants to go to a small museum or see a movie or something. Any suggestions for something for him to see or do for a couple hours Wed afternoon??

We have tickets on Tuesday night to see Come From Away.

Would love to see some of our Berserker friends while we're there.
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#18 Post by Victor Hong » March 19th, 2018, 10:48 am

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#19 Post by Jay Miller » March 19th, 2018, 1:12 pm

Hi Nola - would you like help with arranging a dinner while you're here? If so, for what night? We have a number of good Cantonese options that allow corkage and aren't too pricey.
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#20 Post by Barry L i p t o n » March 19th, 2018, 1:35 pm

If time permits, and weather is poor, both the public library at 42st and Grand Central Station are architectural gems worth going in. The main reading room in the library and the main hall in Grand Central especially. Plus the Great Northern food hall in grand central (upstairs) is great. Two places for lunch in GC are Agern (awesome!!) and Grand Central Oyster Bar for oysters.

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#21 Post by Nola Palomar » March 20th, 2018, 4:17 am

We may not leave....12-16 inches... and ice!

We are seeing Come From Away tonight and Dear Evan Hansen tomorrow st the 2 pm matinee. Maybe there will be opportunities with the weather?

Going to try to get down to Century 21 this morning and Macy’s today before the storm hits to look for Nolita's prom dress!

Tomorrow and Thursday evenings are possibilities!!!
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#22 Post by Jay Miller » March 20th, 2018, 7:12 am

Nola Palomar wrote:We may not leave....12-16 inches... and ice!

We are seeing Come From Away tonight and Dear Evan Hansen tomorrow st the 2 pm matinee. Maybe there will be opportunities with the weather?

Going to try to get down to Century 21 this morning and Macy’s today before the storm hits to look for Nolita's prom dress!

Tomorrow and Thursday evenings are possibilities!!!
Unfortunately tomorrow is now looking like a night to hunker in and not go anywhere. The weather predictions keep getting worse. At 5-8 inches I didn't see a problem. At 12-16" I'd rather not venture into the city.

Shall I start a thread for Thursday and send out some emails? A few options:

Peking Duck House - not the best but good and convenient and quieter than most. $10 corkage
Pings - I personally prefer the Peking Duck here and there are other wine friendly options $10 corkage
Bite of Hong Kong - great squab, other food is also excellent.
Wu's Wonton - great live king crab (done 3 ways) most other food is also excellent
North End Grill - non tipping restaurant, $25 corkage, wine friendly. The duck is very good.
Cafe Loup - $15 corkage. Good basic bistro food. Salade Lyonnaise, hanger steak, hasn't changed in the last 20 years. I almost never think of it but always enjoy it.
Maison Kayser - the bakery chain from Paris has decent casual dinner food and no corkage. Boeuf bourguignon and salmon rillettes are some of the best options but the real high point is the bread. All in cost is usually $40.
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#23 Post by Ted Erfer » March 20th, 2018, 11:30 am

You picked two of the best shows to see! Especially Evan Hansen --- she will love that one. Have fun.

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#24 Post by Jay Miller » March 20th, 2018, 1:08 pm

Hi Nola - if you'd like a dinner tomorrow let me know asap so we can start a thread on the Offline board and gather attendees. If it's too rushed for you that's fine too.
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#25 Post by Corey N. » March 20th, 2018, 3:11 pm

Nola, FWIW if you can squeeze in dinner with Jay, you're in for a treat. He's a lovely man and the rest of the NYC is aces too.
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#26 Post by Nola Palomar » March 21st, 2018, 11:07 am

Hey Jay and everyone weathering the weather in NYC. 7pm Peking Duck House??
If someone can call ahead and manage... our show is starting so phone is shutting down.
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#27 Post by Barry L i p t o n » March 21st, 2018, 11:20 am

You will be able to get tickets for any show you want I think.

We were snowed in while visiting 12 years ago and it was amazing. Walking down the middle of 5th avenue in two feet of snow, I forgot what we saw, but it was something that was normally unobtainable. If you want to see Hamilton, this might be the night to try.

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#28 Post by Derek P » March 21st, 2018, 11:42 am

Nola Palomar wrote:Hey Jay and everyone weathering the weather in NYC. 7pm Peking Duck House??
If someone can call ahead and manage... our show is starting so phone is shutting down.
Hi Nola, I'm in the city and have a note out to Jay around coordination. We'll get something set up.

I second Jay's preference for the duck at Ping's Seafood in Chinatown, and think it's worth the corkage. Will check with him and get a thread going in the offline forum.

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#29 Post by Jay Miller » March 21st, 2018, 1:28 pm

Hi Derek, Nola - Sorry, I've been busy at work the last few hours and only just saw this. I don't know if I can make it tonight, will know better in an hour or two so why don't you go ahead and take charge. I'm fine with any location,

I'll reply to your PM as well.
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#30 Post by ssukhots » April 22nd, 2018, 3:49 pm

You simply cannot make a bad choice in NYC. Explore and wonder around :)
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#31 Post by Victor Hong » June 1st, 2018, 7:46 am

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#32 Post by Nola Palomar » June 7th, 2018, 3:09 pm

I will cherish it for the rest of my life. Thank you all for bearing the snowstorm and meeting up...
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