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Need a little help from NYCers and those who fly often

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. OK here's the deal:
    In May, my wife and I celebrate our 10 year anniversary. It will also be about six months after the birth of baby No. 3.
    Needless to say we will be ready for some relaxation.
    In years past I have done nice things for the anniversary. Two years ago I sent her on a citywide scavenger hunt that ended at a jewelry store where she picked up a necklace adorned with our kids birthstones.
    In May, I plan to surprise her with a weekend trip to NYC.
    What I would like to do is fly in Friday night, stay somewhere nice, allow her to do some shopping and see a show ... and of course eat!

    What I need are some tips:
    I have only flown a handful of times. I prefer to drive.
    When is the best time to book flights? How far in advance can I book?
    Where should I stay? I would like to stay somewhere near good places for her to (clothes) shop.
    What is a good show to see? I have never been. Opera? Broadway? What else is there? How do I go about getting tickets?

    Most importantly ... where to eat?
    I want authentic NYC places. No chains for dinner. My wife likes Italian (Olive Garden-style Italian). Me? I can eat anywhere. I need a nice place to eat. How far in advance can I make reservations?

    Just for the hell of it, I was thinking about Sparks Steakhouse, just to see where Paul Castellano (sp?) was shot.

    Any help you NYCers can provide would be a big help.

    I've been to NYC twice before, but just for short visits. My wife has never been.

  2. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    We stayed at the Affinia 50 during Memorial Day weekend. It was great. Half a block from the Waldorf-Astoria, right down the street from St. Patrick's and 30 Rock. A couple of blocks from PJ Clark's and The Press Box.
  3. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Depending upon the Broadway show that you would like to see determines which aspect of your trip is the most difficult to ascertain. Look into the tickets and which dates are open, shows often fill up fast.

    Flights, I believe, are fairly cheap 3 or 4-months in advance.

    Restaurants are interesting. I don't really do a lot of Italian in the City (Living in North Jersey, I don't need to). I can suggest some a Korean place in K-Town and maybe some Chinese places.
  4. I don't even know which shows are playing or what is popular....

    Never had Korean ....

    I love Chinese, my wife though .. not so much.
  5. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    This thread had some great info I plan to use this month ...

  6. finishthehat

    finishthehat Active Member

    Well, it'd be easier to recommend a show if you could say what kinds of movies/tv shows your wife likes.

    A very popular show right now is "Wicked," a musical based on the rivalry between the good witch and the bad witch of the Wizard of Oz, as they grow up in the pre-Dorothy days.
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