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13 March 2012 @ 12:51 pm
NYC here we come!  
This weekend, eestiplika and I are migrating south to New York City! Hooray! We're psyched.

We're staying at a place in Brooklyn we found through Air B&B that has a loft bed that, if we're understanding the photos correctly, we get into by climbing up on a stack of coffee tables and chairs. Slightly terrifying! But, also, as eestiplika says: Adventure! I'm considering bringing my pee funnel and a bottle so I don't have to navigate the stack in the middle of the night, since I invariably have to pee in the wee hours*.

So, on Friday, we get in midday, and we plan to hit an event for PM Press in the evening, and to visit Highline Park, and have mind-blowing sushi.

Then, on Saturday, she's going to a conference, so I'm on my own for most of the day. What should I do with a free day on my own in New York City? I have some ideas, but I want yours, too!

Among other ideas, I'm considering some shopping: I'm in need of a few new items of clothing, and I'd love to find some good second-hand stores. Any recommendations? Or some good quality clothing stores in general that you think I might like?

Finally, any favorite brunch places in either Brooklyn or Hell's Kitchen for Sunday before we head north again?


*Haha, get it? Wee hours?
I'm feeling: chipperchipper
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on March 13th, 2012 06:11 pm (UTC)
Wheeee! I'm absolutely the wrong person to ask since I know almost nothing about NYC, but: wheeee!
MRFmrf_arch on March 13th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
For brunch around Hell's Kitchen I'm fond of Whym, Delta Grill, and Hummus Kitchen
Will O'the Wispwotw on March 13th, 2012 08:55 pm (UTC)
If the weather is nice, and if you're looking for something a little off the beaten track, you can take the A train to 190th street and spend the day exploring Fort Tryon Park, the Cloisters, and the surrounding residential neighborhoods. It's amazingly tranquil and beautiful up there, and the Cloisters is breathtaking (this said by someone who normally gets bored fast at museums). (Also, the cafe in Ft Tryon park is a little pricy but exceptionally good and a very comfortable place to relax after a few hours of walking.)

Edited at 2012-03-13 08:56 pm (UTC)
Purple Vengeance Versiondr_memory on March 13th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Seconded. But the last time they went to NYC they stayed in my apartment on 204th, so maybe they already did this? I don't recall. Anyway, the Cloisters are awesome.
Purple Vengeance Versiondr_memory on March 13th, 2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Clothing stores: you shall have no gods before CENTURY 21. The downtown store is the original and still best, although I haven't yet checked out the Lincoln Square location.

warning: shopping at C21 can be a full-contact sport.
mirandamissionista on March 13th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
And I believe they still have a Bay Ridge location, if you want to stay in Brooklyn.
sarahshevettsarahshevett on March 14th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
a few of my favorite nyc haunts
Museum of Natural History..the whale! Planetarium!

Arthur Ave Market..The Bronx
Bronx Zoo, Botanical Gardens

St John The Divine

Mid town..St Patrick's, Ford Foundation building, Empire State Building, 30 Rock, Bryant Park,

Yes the Tenement Museum

Yes Ft Tryon and the Cloisters

South St Seaport

Staten Island Ferry

Brooklyn Botanical Gardens/ Museum

If you take the D train there is an animation on the north side going into the city..

whynotkaywhynotkay on March 14th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
Transit Museum, in Brooklyn. Awesome. History of NYC subway, located in an old stations, complete with train cars from the last 100 years, turnstyles, and a fascinating exhibit on the building of it with the tools of the time.