Friday, February 15, 2008

Friday Five

Busy week this week. Quite a bit business wise going on, but in the end all is good. I'm happy to be heading home, even if it is for a short period of time.

As for the 5, the mobile version of the McPaper had an article with tips for first-time visitors to New York City. Here's my five things I think everyone should do in New York:

  1. Do the touristy things. Go visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Go to the top of the Empire State Building. Go to the main concourse in Grand Central Station. They're popular for a reason - they're actually quite cool.
  2. Take in a show. If you didn't get tickets in advance, stop by TKTS in the middle of Times Square, which offers discount (often half price) tickets to shows playing that day. Cash only.
  3. Go to Lombardi's. Take the 6 train down to Spring Street. It's about 3 blocks away from the stop on 32 Spring Street. It's the original pizzeria. Order a simple cheese with basil. Best pizza you will ever have. And while we're on food, go have "2" beers at McSorley's. McSorley's is the oldest Irish tavern in New York, and one of the last to allow women. They only have two ales (light and dark), and they're at a "2-for-1" price of $4.50, with each glass being about a half pint.
  4. Visit Yankee Stadium. You'll have to do this soon as it's going to be torn down in the next couple of years (this is scheduled to be the last season the Yankees play there). Get there early and do Monument Park in the outfield.
  5. People watch. New York City is full of some of the most interesting characters in the world. Every story people tell you about some odd character is true and not exaggerated. You will see plenty of sites just by looking around you.

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