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elaine
October 26th, 2007, 10:10 AM
I am bringing $1000 with me for 4 days will that be ok? I plan to do the tourist stuff not much shopping:) eating will be on the run so to speak as we want to see as much as possible. Wish we were going for longer. What is it like in Soho? Will too women be safe there on their own?

pricedout
October 26th, 2007, 10:20 AM
New York is definitely cheaper than London. Soho is very safe. It should be enough. If it's not enough money your atm card should work in banks here, and the exchange rate should be about the same.
Welcome and have fun.

elaine
October 26th, 2007, 10:25 AM
Thankyou for your advice. I am so looking forward to my visit. It has been on my 'must see' list for. . . . a long time. . . .
Any good adice regarding Central Park, other than the usual "Don't go there at night"
Cheers

brianac
October 26th, 2007, 10:36 AM
Yes. Get a map of the park. I've been in there a dozen times and always lose sense of direction.

pricedout
October 26th, 2007, 10:40 AM
Tavern on the Green is in Central Park. I'm not personally a fan, but many people go there in the evening. You shouldn't wander alone through the tunnels, etc, late at night or very early in the morning but you don't need to panic because dusk is coming. New York has become a very safe place. Use reasonable caution, just as you would in any major Metropolitan area.

Go to centralparknyc.org. It's the official website, and they have good detailed information.

If you want and have time to do a museum other than the Met or MOMA, I love the Frick.

elaine
October 26th, 2007, 10:56 AM
What's the frick. I love museums, but as we only have 4 days I didn't put them on my list.. .wish I had booked for longer. . . still there's always next year. I will try to get to a museum if I can.

Front_Porch
October 26th, 2007, 01:56 PM
The Frick is a mansion that was the residence of Henry Clay Frick, the steel magnate, so you can see how one of the robber barons lived.

He has an extensive collection of Old Masters -- Rembrandt to Ingres -- and the "house" itself is lovely, with wonderful furniture and sculpture.

In addition there is a central courtyard with a fountain which is one of the most peaceful places in New York.

www.frick.org (http://www.frick.org)

Because its scale is so much easier to deal with, I would almost recommend it over the Met. It's kinda parallel to recommending the Musee D'Orsay over the Louvre.

ali r.
{downtown broker}

Schadenfrau
October 26th, 2007, 03:50 PM
Women are fine to walk around on their own, but men should never leave the home without some sort of escort. If you don't identify with either gender, or if you identify with both, the choice is up to you.

pricedout
October 28th, 2007, 10:22 PM
And the Frick can be enjoyed in less time, so if you don't have as much time it's a lovely addition to a shorter touring plan. Although I have whiled away many a very long moment in that peaceful courtyard.

elaine
November 1st, 2007, 05:25 AM
I love history so this one is on the top of my list.
Like Liverpool N.Y. is steeped in history, we have some great museums as well. Our Central Library is fantastic (esp. the old part). Anyone insterested in Irish history can visit the Irish Centre and the University of Liverpool has an Irish Faculty where you can take Irish history as a major. During the famine 1845-48 over half the population of Ireland left and most came to Liverpool on route to America and Canada.
The Liverpool museum used to have a mock up of an emmigrant ship and it showed the living quarters and condition of those poor people and what they endured.