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    I have been to NYC several times, but never up into the ESB. My husband has never been to NYC, and we are planning a trip. What other "Must Do!" activities, restaurants, etc. are in near proximity to the ESB? We will likely be riding the subway and walking a LOT to keep our spending to a minimum, so we'd like to stay in the same area of NYC as much as possible during each day.

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    Top of the Rock. Reading Room & Map Room of the NY Public Library at Fifth / 42nd. Bryant Park. Grand Central Terminal. All within 20 blocks of the ESB.

    And don't miss the High Line: Walk west from ESB to 30th & Tenth where you can enter the park. Walk south on the elevated rails to the Meatpacking District & Chelsea Market. Then you're right near Greenwich Village and can also check out Hudson River Park all the way down to Battery Park.

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    Macy's.

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    I was going to say the HRP too Loft.....

    Also, walking through the West Village can be a treat. Lots of nice smaller restaurants and such along the way, and classic brownstone dwellings on non-grid streets (you may need a GPS or map if you want to find a particular place in there!)


    Guys, some of these pics should be cross-linked into the Photo subforum. Some really great stuff here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Macy's.
    Oh god.

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    Well, if they like shopping, there is always Century 21 (if they also like crowds and such).

    There is also that Toys-R-Us near...the south east corner of Union Square I think.

    If it is Beer, I would recommend the Blind Tiger at Jones and Bleeker in the west village....

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    Does it cost $ to go up in the ESB? I have never been up there. I suggest trying local restaurants. They are almost always better than chains and give you a taste of NYC.

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    Yeah, I'm gonna have to print some of these off because I'll never remember on my own! Thanks for awesome responses.

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