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1. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 9y

Am planning to go to New York for a week. Any not to be miss places. I have few ideas already. What am looking for places which are not too touristic but of interest.
Thanks for any advise.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 29, 2007, at 5:44 AM by flo jo ]

2. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

Well anything in Manhattan that you were going to do is going to be touristy. If you want to get away from that kind of stuff I would take the subways in to Queens or Brooklyn. They are interesting neighborhoods with great bars and restaurants. I would do some searches in these areas and see if anything interests you. As far as manhattan I would go down to Mc Sorleys ale house for a few beers. Its a great bar with an incredible history. A bit touristy but worth a visit. Another good bar like that is Chumly's. It was an old speak easy. Hope this gives you some ideas. Brent

3. Posted by flo jo (Respected Member 414 posts) 9y

Thank you brent sounds quite good. May be a silly question but brooklin and the queens are they dangerous area I mean worse than the city center.

4. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 9y

Brooklyn and queens are no danderous than the dangerous areas of manhattan. In brooklyn the carroll gardens/park slope area is the nice place to go. Queens: the Astoria area. You do not pass through any dangerous areas going to these places either. The only thing I would avoid is taking the subway line letter "G" at night. the stops can get dangerous. I would avoid harlem at night and walking through central park at night as well. Taking some slight precautions will make the city very safe for you. I hope you enjoy your trip

5. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Flo - grab the Staten Island Ferry - its free (or at least it was) and you get a good view of Manhattan city skape and Lady Liberty herself!

I also recommend checking out - its a site seeing organisation made up of volunteer native new yorkers. Its free to the tourist and basically you put in what you are interested in seeing in the city (make it wild and interesting) and they will show you the bits the tourists dont see! We spent a fantastic day with a guy called Kevin. They cannot take money or cash from you but we brought a thankyou card and a small gift with us as we knew we were going out with them and wanted to say thanks for giving up your free time to spend with Irish tourists!

Enjoy NYC!


6. Posted by topcheese (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Ellis Island is a must for me. That's the place where imigrants to New York where held and processed before going to the mainland. It's an emotional visit but well worth it. (Watch "The Godfather Part II" before going to get a taste of what happened there).