So I'm going to New York in 2 weeks with my ma. (She had a rough past year so I paid for a trip for her-and this is why I'm the favoured child. )
Anyways, besides the obvious big attractions, anyone have anything really cool worth checking out? We have 4 full days to kick it and besides an NBC tour and the plans to go see the Natural History Museum, Empire State Building, Tiffany's, etc, etc, anywhere else we shouldn't miss that anyone can recommend? I've heard really good things about Chelsea for one.... I thought Greenwich and Soho would be worth checking out too. I used to live in London, UK and Soho was nice and sleazy, not sure if NY's Soho is the same?
What I'm into: music history (blues, late 60s/70s rock), flea markets, 19th/20th century history, random little clusters of shops that won't destroy my credit card too much, pubs, diners etc. God, sorry if that all sounds really studenty and pretentious. I'm not insufferable, I swear. Just going by how I used to keep myself busy on the weekends living in London, I tended to veer towards these kind of places.
Anyways! If anyone has any suggestions, throw them on out, would really appreciate it.