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2 hours ago, Iceman said:

Went to Lion King on Broadway last night.  Time Square at night. Yada, yada, yada...$192  a ticket for ‘a broadway show’  lolz, what a fucking scam. $17 drinks in a little fucking sippy cup during the show?  WHAT THE FUCK, PEOPLE?????

This place is a fucking dump and I would NEVER, EVER,EVER, EVER want to live here.  People are ‘ need to be punched in the fucking face’ rude and inconsiderate.  Unaware or totally giving no fucks...either way, they can go fuck themselves.  The subway stations are like giant dumpsters, smelling like they are  filled with shit and piss from homeless people who haven’t bathed in weeks.

I am going to see 9-11 Memorial today. 

Glad this sumbeech is marked off the list now.  Never coming back unless it is a layover at the airport.  Fuck this place.

LMFAO at a tourist doing the most intolerably tourist shit possible then concluding that it's a reflection of the whole place.  You're doing NY life wrong.

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5 minutes ago, Landomatic said:

LMFAO at a tourist doing the most intolerably tourist shit possible then concluding that it's a reflection of the whole place.  You're doing NY life wrong.

Sure. The train stations were full of tourists. Lolz. All of the tourists had Knicks/ Jets/ Giants jerseys on. 
 

agreed. The LK thing was absolutely taking one for the team and touristy AF. I get it. Going to 9-11 Memorial today and then over to Long Island where my 79 year old uncle (With us also) grew up.  Today will be better 

Has to be. 

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5 minutes ago, Iceman said:

Sure. The train stations were full of tourists. Lolz. All of the tourists had Knicks/ Jets/ Giants jerseys on. 
 

agreed. The LK thing was absolutely taking one for the team and touristy AF. I get it. Going to 9-11 Memorial today and then over to Long Island where my 79 year old uncle (With us also) grew up.  Today will be better 

Has to be. 

If you bitch about the 9-11 memorial and museum I will find you and cut you....one of the best executed museums in the world.

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25 minutes ago, Surly Bevo said:

If you bitch about the 9-11 memorial and museum I will find you and cut you....one of the best executed museums in the world.

Truth.  Take some tissues.

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28 minutes ago, Surly Bevo said:

If you bitch about the 9-11 memorial and museum I will find you and cut you....one of the best executed museums in the world.

Multiple career firefighters in family, including late grandfather and a cousin here for the trip. We ready...in a very solemn respectful way.  It’s the one thing I voted to go see on the trip. Other that that, IDC.  That’s why we had what we had yesterday. Lol. 

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We should start a list of Surl tested, Surl approved places, with a quick snippet or tip about each. For instance:

Frenchette - Excellent French fare - grab a seat at the bar (sans reservation) and the Couteaux Casino



Her name is Han - solid Korean street food, busy/expect a wait. Great place for a date night to share large pot/soup. Drink the infused Soujou at your own risk #hangover

Gupshup - loud hip Indian food place in Gramercy. No prob getting reservation midweek. Very crowded on weekends. Great drinks. Get 4 of house chutneys and eat with Naan, share several of the small plates.

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Tavern on the Green. Fantastic food in an elegant setting.

Sardi's. All those famous people can't be wrong.

Ray's. The original NYC pizza joint.

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Her name is Han - solid Korean street food, busy/expect a wait. Great place for a date night to share large pot/soup. Drink the infused Soujou at your own risk #hangover

Gupshup - loud hip Indian food place in Gramercy. No prob getting reservation midweek. Very crowded on weekends. Great drinks. Get 4 of house chutneys and eat with Naan, share several of the small plates.


I love Her Name is Han.

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Hit the Patriot in Tribeca.

Lol. Just don’t order liquor from them. They’re known to pull the cheap liquor in expensive bottle game or was busted a while back.

Good trashy bar though and I’d be shocked if the snobbish Tribeca stroller moms don’t run that bar off like they did the rest of them.

Carry on

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The Smith has the best brunch in NYC, and you can fight me for saying it.

 

Definitely the most consistent for a chain.

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12 hours ago, Surly Bevo said:

If you bitch about the 9-11 memorial and museum I will find you and cut you....one of the best executed museums in the world.

It is amazing museum and I’m guilty of this, but hate the commercialism. I bought one small fridge magnet in the gift shop in the basement since it was there but I’ll be dammed if I didn’t feel a little sick to my stomach doing it. I get they need funding too but wouldn’t mind if they got rid of the entire store there. And all the happy selfies around the footsteps. Not saying people need to be morose statues but have a little respect people. 

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19 hours ago, Surly Bevo said:

If you bitch about the 9-11 memorial and museum I will find you and cut you....one of the best executed museums in the world.

Well, I thought I was ready...  that is easily the most moving experience I have had with a museum/ memorial.  Heavy, heavy stuff all the way through and it is so incredibly well done.  Could have spent all day there...contemplating, reflecting, and again, mourning. Wow.

Before that visit, I would have said the Holocaust Museum in DC was the most intensely moving place I had been.  It was tough, but also spectacularly beautiful. This was a weird dichotomy of tribute to bravery, heroism, and   Stoic resolution; while also displaying the tragic, horrific treachery of the shitheads who did it.

I still don’t think I have emotionally digested everything we saw yesterday. Incredible.

The doodlepad fucking hit me like a sledgehammer.

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It is pretty great and very moving . I went a few months after it opened when it was still fenced off and you needed tickets .the selfie stuff is annoying but sign of the times.

I could only handle about 10 mins and I had to get out. Walked towards the under construction freedom tower. A security guard stopped me saying it was an active construction zone and pointed me way to the other side. Explained that I was there on that day and needed out. He opened the fence and walked me through the site. Now I take tourist friends and just point them in the direction and go have a coffee or beer.

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