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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    I was in NYC for the first time in 2014 and I was ready to see snow but alas never did.
    You donít want to be on Manhattan in a heavy snowstorm. Especially in a car. Thereís no place to put the snow, so traffic grinds to a halt. After the commuters are gone, the streets go quiet. A lot of the hotel staff in most of the larger hotels winds up staying in the hotels, because there isnít much transit. The busses donít run, and neither do some of the trains.

    It is very pretty though. The last time we were there in a snowstorm, we were in the Carlisle,and had a lovely picture window that looked south toward Grand Central the mid town skyscrapers. Billionaireís row was still concept back then.

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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by TomFitz View Post
    You don’t want to be on Manhattan in a heavy snowstorm. Especially in a car. There’s no place to put the snow, so traffic grinds to a halt. After the commuters are gone, the streets go quiet. A lot of the hotel staff in most of the larger hotels winds up staying in the hotels, because there isn’t much transit. The busses don’t run, and neither do some of the trains.

    It is very pretty though. The last time we were there in a snowstorm, we were in the Carlisle,and had a lovely picture window that looked south toward Grand Central the mid town skyscrapers. Billionaire’s row was still concept back then.
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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    NY is a great place to visit but not to live in. I used to go a lot when the drinking age was 18. The Christmas decorations are beautiful every year and draws thousands of tourists. It is a true melting pot.
    Depends on what you mean by NY and how wealthy you are. Plenty of nice places to live in the NYC area.
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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    right off central park, we found a deli where people were literally out the door in line when we were up there

    my wife and i were like, "wtf" are the sandwiches that good?

    so we asked a few people in line....who swore by the place, and their hot pastrami

    well...the line took us 45 mins, and it was worth it....

    twelve and half bucks for a hot pastrami sandwich and pickle spear....it was 3-4 inches thick and omg was good

    chips and drink were extra....we found some of the most incredible mom and pop little shops when we were there

    prices were HIGH, but the food was great
    Shockingly (at least to me) was the Hello Deli (as seen on Letterman; W.53rd between Broadway and 8th) was always really good....well at least there Reuben's were as I never ordered anything else I was so in love with them.

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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mashmont View Post
    Thanks, High on my list is a great pizza recommendation, and a great Chinese recommendation. And also a great gyro. Dang. I'm hungry right now.
    For pizza, I recommend Joe's of Bleeker Street, in the village.

    For gyro, I recommend a street cart on the corner of 53rd and 6th ave - its called "Halal Guys".

    They've actually started franchising Halal Guys all over the country - but the original cart is still the best. Be careful of their hot sauce - it's very hot.
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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    I lot of people like to go to John's of Times Square on West 44th for pizza because it is in an old church with a stained glass ceiling so it is rather unique ambiance. It is usually really crowded though so that is something to consider if you don't like crowds, noise.
    Ambience isn't as important to me as the taste.
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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoctorWasIn View Post
    For pizza, I recommend Joe's of Bleeker Street, in the village.

    For gyro, I recommend a street cart on the corner of 53rd and 6th ave - its called "Halal Guys".

    They've actually started franchising Halal Guys all over the country - but the original cart is still the best. Be careful of their hot sauce - it's very hot.
    Outstanding! Thank you.
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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by Drawdown View Post
    Shockingly (at least to me) was the Hello Deli (as seen on Letterman; W.53rd between Broadway and 8th) was always really good....well at least there Reuben's were as I never ordered anything else I was so in love with them.
    My wife loves Reubens so we can do that for her. Thanks.
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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by Moonglow View Post
    I was in NYC for the first time in 2014 and I was ready to see snow but alas never did.
    You’re not missing anything.

    Better to see snow in the rural areas of Wisconsin, Idaho or something than in a city where everything quickly turns to muck and you risk skidding out on a sidewalk and breaking a limb.
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    Re: Just Spent Two Days in New York City. My Impressions:

    Quote Originally Posted by Mashmont View Post
    Outstanding! Thank you.
    Be prepared - the line for the Halal Guys cart can get very long. They have a second cart across the street that often has less of a line - just make sure it's the one with the yellow and red "Halal Guys" umbrella. There are a lot of imitators.
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