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Post by TheWhitePawn » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:25 am

For those of you who don't know, Tony and I went to manhattan for our spring break.

So I finally got to see the needle, Michael. LoL. I guess it is far enough to the East where I could have easily missed it last time.

I got here on Monday. I was originally supposed to land at noon, but our flight was canceled and the next one left a few hours later, but then got delayed anyway. So i ended up landing around 7pm, so today was really the first day here.

But my hotel is great. The Empire State Building is right outside my window, which is pretty amazing in itself. I think that's been my favorite building since I first saw King Kong as a kid. I'm going up there tomorrow. I've been to NYC before, but I've never gone up there yet...

Today, we've covered Times Square, Central Park and most of 5th Avenue.

Tomorrow, I've got Chinatown, Little Italy, Southern Manhattan and the Empire State Building on the list. Wednesday is also Matinee day for Broadway, so I'm thinking of seeing a musical since tickets will be cheaper.

Tony is also looking to get tickets to the Colbert Report. He loves that show.

But yeah... if anyone else has any recommendations, I'm up for suggestions...
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Post by CluedoKid » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:56 am

I HATED Times Square. It was so disorienting with it's odd intersection, flashy ads and crowds of people!


I wouldn't mind going back to New York, but never again do I want to go to Times Square.
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Post by TheWhitePawn » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:37 am

LoL... I didn't find it to be bad. The first time I was here, our hotel was right on Times Square, so I kind of got used to where everything was. I guess I just kind of go off of that. :D
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Post by cacums » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:00 am

Cluedokid25 wrote:I HATED Times Square.
I went there once, far, FAR to busy. And we were in a cab.

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Post by Kristev » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:30 pm

Ooh, I'm Mr. Green with envy.

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Post by Niteshade007 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:32 pm

I've never really been to New York. I had a flight stop there once, and since I had to get out onto the runway area to get into a smaller plane, I have technically touched the ground in New York, but haven't seen any of the sights. My sister is getting to go for her spring break though, lucky.

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Post by PeachFreak » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:16 pm

I was in NYC all day today. And of course it's busy guys. What did you expect? Seriously, the best city in the world in my opinion. Enjoy it.
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Post by Michael » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:43 pm

I was there too. What a coincidence. I love Times Square. So much to see and do. The Toys R Us there is HUGE and I usually find the new Clue games there first - though I've not found the most recent ones which was disappointing. There's also a popcorn store there that has the BEST chocolate drizzled popcorn. And of course, the Mariott is the best place to stop if you have to use the restroom - I usually use the 3rd or 4th floors. Always empty and very clean. :)

It's the rest of NYC that I can't stand.
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Post by PeachFreak » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:48 pm

Agreed. I love Times Square in all its flashy glory. The ferris wheel in Toys R Us is amazing. Madame Tussauds wax museum is also very entertaining, if a bit creepy. (My brother still swears the Madonna statue moved :shock: )

Anyway, I was in NY to see Hairspray today.

So, maybe all three of us saw each other and didn't know.
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Post by Michael » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:51 pm

How was Hairspray??
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Post by cacums » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:55 pm

Michael wrote:I was there too.
Who knows, you guys could have passed each other and didn't even know it :P

I'm jealous. I don't know anyone on the forum that lives in IL. :evil:
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Post by PeachFreak » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:56 pm

It really enjoyed it. Some of the singing wasn't up to par, but the general acting was good. The choegraphy was excellant as well. Anyway, it was very funny, thanks mostly to George Wendt as Mrs. Turnblad. It was also a bit drawn out in the beggining, and I found myself begging for intermission so I could get up and stretch.

Unfortunantely, I couldn't enjoy the full expirience.

Bad seats, noisy teenagers.
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Post by Michael » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:14 pm

cacums wrote:
Michael wrote:I was there too.
Who knows, you guys could have passed each other and didn't even know it :P

I'm jealous. I don't know anyone on the forum that lives in IL. :evil:
I'm from Illinois originally. Rochester (right next to Springfield). We go to Chicago all the time. What part of the state do you live in?
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Post by Michael » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:15 pm

Also, Clueboy who doesn't post here anymore lives in Chicago.
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Post by cluegirl104 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:23 am

Cluedokid25 wrote:I HATED Times Square. It was so disorienting with it's odd intersection, flashy ads and crowds of people!


I wouldn't mind going back to New York, but never again do I want to go to Times Square.
Never been there but that sounds about how I would feel! I don't like things TOO busy-I mean-look where I live!
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Post by cacums » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:30 am

Michael wrote: What part of the state do you live in?
Near Joliet :wink:

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Post by TheWhitePawn » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:21 am

*cough cough*

Did anyone forget me? I'm from IL too.

I live in Oak Lawn and work in Orland Park, which is only about 20 minutes from Joliet.

But anyway, I'm back already. I got back home last night. And get this... the last thing I end up doing in NY is losing my phone! :( I left it on the shuttle that brought me to the airport. The good news is that the shuttle place said that they would mail it to me. The bad news is that if I want to use a cell in the meantime, I have to go to an AT&T store and buy a new sim card to place into one of my older phones. Oh well...
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Post by cacums » Fri Mar 14, 2008 10:00 am

I thought you lived in the Town of Hiding 8) :wink:

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Post by ColJaime » Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:22 pm

Michael wrote: And of course, the Mariott is the best place to stop if you have to use the restroom - I usually use the 3rd or 4th floors. Always empty and very clean. :)
Is this just a well-known fact or something? I do the exact same thing.

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