Ctrl-Alt-Del: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I've never been to New York, nor really had the desire to visit.Truthfully; is it worth the time to to check it out?Absolutely. Just stay the fark away from Times Square (unless you're going there to get half price show tickets)Places to eat:Too many awesome places to list, just stay away from farking Time Square
machodonkeywrestler: Enema Man: Step 1: Fill paper bag with bees, or spotted recluse spiders (or both!)Step 2: Let filthy costumed beggar approach.Step 3: Let friend prepare to take pic of you & said filthy costumed beggar, instructing you both to "say cheese!"Step 4: Empty (or insert) bag into costume breathing hole.Step 5: Step lively.Step 6: photographic evidence for your assault trial.
Robo Beat: Maybe the Met is is similar, but in my visits to the Louvre, you usually see massive, teeming throngs of people clustered around the big, famous works like the holy trinity (Mona Lisa, Venus de Milo, and Athena Nike of Samothrace), but the rest of the galleries are much less busy.
rzrwiresunrise: No. Just no. They're just like the immigrants in Montmartre, France who approach and start tying a friendship bracelet in your wrist like it's some kind of neat trick. The trick' of course' is when you can't remove it, so you're on the hook to pay. Fark these costumed grifters.
Ctrl-Alt-Del: machodonkeywrestler: No love for Coney Island?Never been there, don't know thing one about it, so it didn't even come to mind. I'm sure the Google could easily come up with a dozen or two additional popular/awesome things to do/see that I missed
LazyMedia: Ctrl-Alt-Del: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I've never been to New York, nor really had the desire to visit.Truthfully; is it worth the time to to check it out?Absolutely. Just stay the fark away from Times Square (unless you're going there to get half price show tickets)Places to eat:Too many awesome places to list, just stay away from farking Time SquareYou want Italian or Chinese? Don't go to friggin' Little Italy or Chinatown. Best Italian and Chinese places are on the Upper East side, catering to rich people who live there. Best "Aw crap, I don't know what I want to eat, but I don't want to get ripped off at a tourist trap" place to eat is anywhere along 9th Avenue in midtown (30s to 60s). Hot dog from a cart is good, but hot dog from a place that serves papaya drinks (Gray's Papaya, Papaya King, etc.) is better. Black and white cookie? Overrated. Shopping the block of Broadway south of Union Square (The Strand bookstore, Forbidden Planet comics, Max Brenner chocolate)? Underrated.Actually, there's good food in and near Times Square, but you have to know where it is amongst the Hard Rock and Bubba Gump crapfests. My favorite bar in New York is a block east of Times Square on W. 44th, Jimmy's Corner. Dirt cheap ($4 well drinks) and full of cool boxing memorabilia.The Statue of Liberty is cool, but climbing up into the crown is overrated. It's a long climb with somebody's butt in your face, and then you get to look out the smeary window at Brooklyn about 5 miles away. Can't see the city at all.
Big Beef Burrito: Mouser: Fano: jaylectricity: Who are they forming a union against? Unions work because of power of numbers. Many employees, one owner. In this case they would be going up against the general public with nothing to offer but novelty photographs.Do pickpockets have a union?I'm pretty sure the Thieves' Guild only exists in D&D and Discworld novels.I shall favorite you in Grey.close enough
Ctrl-Alt-Del: I don't have the same perspective as a local, but Little Italy's alright the few times I've eaten there. . Really, all of the best places I've eaten in manhattan were restaurants that we walked past and said, oh, that looks/smells/sounds yummy. As long as it's not too close to some major attraction it's usually a winner. Grey's Papaya is utterly awesome if you're nearby, but not really worth going out of your way for.And I'm pretty sure they don't allow anyone inside the Statue of Liberty anymore. I disagree about whether or not it is worth the climb, looking out through the crown was awesome. Then again, I was like 12, so it's all about perspective.
LazyMedia: I agree that nine times out of 10, any random New York restaurant is going to be good and reasonably priced; there's so much competition that they can't suck and stay open unless they're catering strictly to tourists
Fano: Nothing good ever comes of someone walking up to you on the street.
MythDragon: Fano: Nothing good ever comes of someone walking up to you on the street.For me, the best thing happened. I was walking down the street one day when a young man walked up and asked if I had been saved, and if I loved Jesus. I'd never heard of that guy so the man hands me this little comic book, a tract if you will. That's when I learned how Jesus died for all our sins because he loves all of us. Except Catholics, Muslims, gays, people who play D&D, alchoholics, drug users and liers. They are all going to hell. But not me. As soon as I finished reading that little comic, I prayed the prayer that was on the last page, and then I bright light shined down upon me, and I knew I had been accepted into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I've never been to New York, nor really had the desire to visit.Truthfully; is it worth the time to to check it out?
Gecko Gingrich: jaylectricity: Who are they forming a union against? Unions work because of power of numbers. Many employees, one owner. In this case they would be going up against the general public with nothing to offer but novelty photographs.I vote we let them unionize. Then we refuse their demands. Then they'll have no choice but to strike.
Terrible Old Man: Just because you do anything, doesn't mean anyone has to give a shiat enough to care. Ok?
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