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NYC recommendations needed!

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    Dear Wendy
    Dear Wendy
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    The flea market is outdoors (it stretches a whole block) and isn’t crowded, just in case you might be on the fence.

    Becco IS really good. People raved about the food at our wedding reception, and when does that ever happen?

    Anyway, have a great time! I wish my life weren’t currently turned upside down, or I would insist on meeting you for a drink. Next time!

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    Kate
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    I know how busy you are, so I didn’t suggest it.

    Becco doesn’t have a rezzy for the time slot we need, but he just got a new AMEX card that comes with that concierge service, so they’re working on it. If not, we could go there Friday night.

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    Lianne
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    If Becco doesn’t work pre-theater, my brother and his wife used to work at Glass House Tavern and that’s an excellent pre-theater restaurant.

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    Kate
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    Ah! Thanks for that. I trust those two’s opinion on some dining! 😉

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    Lianne
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    Their favorite restaurant in the city is Carbone if you can get in there.

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    Vathena

    Have fun, Kate! I’m jealous; can’t wait to get back and do some more NYC-ing. Our September trip went off almost without a hitch. We got into Fat Radish on the first night and really enjoyed it. Saturday Brunch at Clinton St Baking Co was yummy. We did do the High Line, and also the 9/11 memorial, which my husband wanted to see. (It’s a beautiful memorial, but weird to me that it is also a tourist attraction. Like, there are kiosks selling souvenirs and shit. ???) Saturday dinner was…odd. We went to Dirt Candy on the LES. There are two set tasting menus. The food was great, but there were 20-25min between courses! It took 3 hours for the *shorter* tasting menu. We ran out of wine! Glad we didn’t have a sitter on the clock! We decided on a whim to have breakfast at Tavern on the Green before flying home on Sunday. The food was fine, nothing spectacular, but the setting was very pretty, and we had a nice stroll in the park afterwards. In all, a success. I’m keeping this thread bookmarked for the future too!

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    Fanny Brice

    Go to Campbell apartment in grand central station for a cocktail and some beautiful art historical design. The Neue Gallery on the upper east side is a small museum of Austrian Jewish art featuring the Lady in Gold by Klimt – also had a great cafe, and you can do the whole museum in an hour (or less). Also check out the Morgan Library Museum which is close to GC. Worth a trip just to see the library! I second the Cooper Hewitt rec too – the building alone is worth seeing! Not super familiar w brunch places uptown, but agree with both the Sarabeth’s and the Smith recs above. There are a lot of old bars/taverns still operating that still have that old New York feel — PJ Clark’s, Pete’s (in Gramercy Park area) and Old Town (not far from Pete’s) are a few options. For REALLY old NY go to Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan – Washington said farewell to his troops there after the revolution.

    If you’re there now, head over to the Museum of Natural History – they blow the big balloons for the parade up along W 79th St next to the museum and you can watch – at least they used to? It’s kinda fun to grab a coffee and walk around the upper west side and see the snoopy balloon take shape!

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    LisforLeslie

    I forgot about the balloon preparation. I have no idea if it will be crowded, I imagine so.

    I’m in Rhode Island otherwise I would offer to meet up and buy you guys a round.

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    Kate
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    Thanks guys! We’re leaving tomorrow for NY after eating with my parents.

    I went to Sarabeth’s earlier this year when this crazy company had me fly to NY for a job interview. They were staying at the Ritz, and told me to eat lunch at Sarabeth’s, so I did and it was amazing and I sent them the bill. I remember bacon, mmmm!

    We will definitely take a look inside Grand Central and I want to try the Campbell Apartment and I think Grand Central Oysters. I always have gone in and out of Penn on the Acela and I’m not sure I’ve ever seen the inside of Grand Central.

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    LisforLeslie

    It is worth the pause. The view from the raised platforms (one has a bar/restaurant the other an Apple store) is remarkable.

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    Bittergaymark

    Chelsea Market has lots of fun quick eats on the Highline.
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    Bryant Park is also really neat this time of year.
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    If the weather is great, the ferry — which is free — to Staten Island offers some great views of Manhattan from the water. As well as solid hot cocoa.
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    PS — I took Wendy’s advice on that Fleamarket and found a really cool midcentury tiki statue CHEAP.

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    Kate

    We got in for Becco at 5 tomorrow!!!

    Last night we walked around, through Bryant Park, etc., then had snacks and drinks at a place we liked last time we were here.

    This morning I got my workout running to Drybar because I realized at 8:53 that my appt was 9, not 9:30. They do a much better job than Boston Drybar, I have to say.

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