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    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.

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    Union Square, St. Marks Place, the Upper West Side (in the 60s, and also up by Columbia), Harlem (125th St...on the west side), South Street Seaport area...

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    The Tenement Museum
    The Sex Museum

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    brooklyn botanic garden
    brooklyn museum.
    actually, most of brooklyn is awesome.

    and in manhattan, go up on the high line.
    check out harlem.

    moma, guggenheim, the whitney, etc.

    and yeah, the thread witch linked to will be helpful.
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    Ah that's awesome, thanks. Will definitey make a run towards Brooklyn.

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    Christopher street
    check out some dominican cuisine up in washington heights

    oooo the tenement museum; i would love to go to that!
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