NYC Sept 2012
Replies: 16 - Last Post: Jun 20, 2012 8:38 AM Last Post By: Fwoggie
Jun 19, 2012 8:51 AM
NYC Sept 2012Hello everyone :)
I'm popping back to NYC for 6 days in September for a second visit and I'm very excited about it. 'Tis a fab city. I went 6 months after 9/11 for St Patricks and had a great time, so much that I want to do it all over again.
So, things on my itinerary are:-
Museum of Air Sea and Space,
I have a table booked at the river cafe (bucket list thing)
BestBuy to grab an ipad 3 (far cheaper than here in Germany)
And... that's kinda it for the time being in terms of definite things I want to do.
Anyway, I was hoping to catch some hockey, but the season starts in October and the Rangers site (I'm a flamers fan but what the hell I don't care enough to fly halfway across the continent for a night out) has no info about pre season friendlies. Do the NHL teams do pre season friendlies at all? Failing that I'm up for a night out at the Mets or the Yankees - the Yankees have Oakland Athletics in town and tickets start from $8. I can afford $8! :)
PS - if any of you do pissups and there's one on then, can I come?
The only bad news so far is that I was hoping to do Amateur night at the Apollo theatre (it was shut down for renovation last time), but it's on the 19th (day before I arrive) and 26th (night after I fly out) :(
Jun 19, 2012 9:01 AM
1You might as well buy the iPad at the Apple store. They won't be any more expensive and BestBuy might not exist by then.
Yes, there is pre-season Hockey but it looks like they don't announce it until August Note: that's last years.
Jun 19, 2012 9:39 AM
Not in the European sense--the Rangers won't play, for example, random Russian or Swedish teams. But they do have pre-season games. They don't start until late September, though.
Jun 19, 2012 9:40 AM
4But the Rangers are playing pre-season. If you look at my link, the Rangers are playing the Devils on 9/26 in Albany.
Jun 19, 2012 10:43 AM
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Jun 19, 2012 1:03 PM
If you have never been to a baseball game before, I strongly recommend spending a few extra bucks and sitting in a decent seat.
Your $8 seat at the Yankees will put you a zillion miles from anything, you won't have the slightest idea what's going on, and you'll come away from it thinking baseball is a dreadful bore. Take a look at this photo. The box defined by the dirt bits is the infield. It's only 25 percent of the playing area, roughly, but it's where 90 percent of the action takes place. If you look at that big expanse of grass beyond the dirt bits (called the outfield, obviously), mostly what happens there is the three outfielders stand around. Occasionally they run to catch a ball. But that's it. For this reason, in most baseball stadiums, the cheap seats are beyond the outfield wall (essentially, the seats that are visible in that photo). If you've been to lots of baseball games, you can follow what's going on from sitting out there. But if you're not used to it, it's a lot harder.
Jun 19, 2012 2:45 PM
Unfortunately, the Yankees charge more than most places for those seats.
You should probably consider the dark purple sections.
The Mets are a lot cheaper. Try the Field and Baseline boxes.
Jun 19, 2012 2:53 PM
Seconded--this is also where the FAQ (which I wrote) more or less recommends that you sit. As it also says in the FAQ, if you do go cheap anyway, go upper deck rather than deep outfield.
Jun 19, 2012 3:36 PM
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Jun 19, 2012 5:30 PM
12I just found this website for tours given by experts from the International Culinary Institute. I'm sure it's been around for a while but it's given me some ideas.
Something you might want to consider for your trip.
Jun 20, 2012 2:10 AM
13You will (well I did) love River Cafe. Do remember, jackets are required for men.
The Museum of Air and Space should have the Shuttle on board by then and the Concorde should still be tied up alongside. The submarine was missing when I was last there but it appears to be back.
If you haven't been on the High Line do try and fit that in. Start at the southern end, IMO it is better.
Jun 20, 2012 2:48 AM
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