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new york trip

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by mr chris, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. mr chris

    mr chris TRIBE Member

    never been where to go? what to see? eats etc?
     
  2. saskboy

    saskboy TRIBE Member

    Go to Whole Foods on Fourteenth Street and buy some eats.
    Go across the street to Union Square and sit on the steps with the models and watch the world go by.
     
  3. xopus

    xopus TRIBE Member

    if you like pork, get a sandwhich form Porchetta in the east village (7th st i think). It's like pork heaven.
    get a burger from the Shake Shack.
    If you want to dance, cielo on monday nights is usually pretty solid, or if you're lucky, and there is a blkmarket party happening in brooklyn, check that out.
    stay away from harold square, time square, the financial district, and the upper east side. they all suck.
    Soho and the west village are great to wander around. lots of cool shops and great restaurants and bars (the room, on sullivan st. between prince and houston is probably my favourite bar (wine and beer only) in the city)

    thats a good start.
     
  4. basilisk

    basilisk TRIBE Member

    Any interesting events taking place in mid-May? I'm heading to NYC just because I've never been...
     
  5. moose-meat

    moose-meat TRIBE Member

  6. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

  7. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    ps
    paging Deevah.... ;)
     
  8. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    I loved Sullivan Room - great great space :)
    The sound at Cielo is great but it's prettier not grittier
     
  9. xopus

    xopus TRIBE Member

    The Room, and the Sullivan Room are two different spots.
    the place im talking about is a small intimate wine and beer lounge a block south of The Sullivan Room, which is an awesome intimate club.
    both are great, but totally different spots.
    to make things even more confusing, the same street has The Cub Room, and The Soho Room. its a bit ridiculous.
     
  10. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

    ^ no the sound @ cielo is definitely not gritty. Mighty in SF is gritty. LOVE sounds like the glow of candle but i haven't been back since it changed hands.

    blkmarket is choice

    there's a pretty extensive NYC thread on here somewhere...i think jesux may have started in. There's already a ton of suggestions from myself and others in there. Maybe someone will helpfully timeline the n00b.

    depends on what you want to do - there's so much going on in nyc

    basilisk - ping me 1-2 wks before you go and I can be of better help. Stuff not announced yet. Not sure you'll luck into some of the outdoor events i have in mind but you never know. Body & Soul Memorial Day weekend I know of for sure.

    Santos in Chinatown has quickly risen in favour...promoted by the same folks that do the FK/LLV residencies @ cielo - Dance.Here.Now & Dance.Here.Too, it's actually got some size with multiple rooms but the main dancefloor is just about the same size that System's was with a club length row of JBLs that line each side. Dark but no sketch under a heart shaped disco ball. Paradise Garage/Shelter vibe on the right nights.

    There's a new Sunday aftn party at Bar 13. Quentin Harris played the inaugural gig, there's a rotation of DJs coming through with NYC nightlife visual performance spectacles.

    food wise:
    batali's Babbo restaurant is nearly impossible to get into - they only take reservations 30d in advance. You can always call the day of and ask if they have any cancellations or score an early or later sitting for dinner like 9-10pm. Otto is much more accessible and the food is still superb, there's a huge bar area where you can also order from the dining room menu if it's too overwhelmed. Craft with Tom Cor-no-lo-kio-whatever-his-name-is was excellent as well - bonus points for having sweetbreads on the menu. GOOD (the restaurant, not adjective) for brunch - fresh homemade donuts, great pancakes, yummy baked goods.

    Kun Jip in k-town for korean fare, 5 napkin for burgers (mmmm...lobster burgers), either of the Columbus Cir or Thompson St of the blue ribbons for japnese (real japn, not McSushi...they do the whole lobster served sushi/sashimi)

    just got a new list of top rated restaurants and may try some out next i'm down

    The other thread I listed a bunch of bargainista places and there's loads of travel in nyc advice there. The ones above are middlefare (imho)

    use hopstop.com to help you get around on the MTA subway

    The numbered grid part of NYC is what you see on TV and in movies...you gotta go off-grid to find the real heart of the city
     
  11. xopus

    xopus TRIBE Member

    another vote for Kunjip.
    I love that place.

    deevah, do you live in nyc?
     
  12. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    dumbest thread of the year
     
  13. graham

    graham Well-Known TRIBEr

    Hai guys I'm gonna be on earth next weekend, anything good to eat or do ?
     
  14. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

    imma puerto rican livin' in Brooklyn
     
  15. xopus

    xopus TRIBE Member


    ah cool. what hood?
    I'm up in Inwood.
     
  16. mr chris

    mr chris TRIBE Member

    how about a p√Ętisserie in new york?

    Patisserie Claude perhaps?
     
  17. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    bwahahahahahahaha best laugh of the day!!!! :D
     
  18. erika

    erika TRIBE Member

    I hear there's this great volcanic ash-coated dish that's all the rage...
     
  19. mushroom

    mushroom TRIBE Member

    if you want to check out the statue of liberty, take the staten island ferry. its free and it takes you right by the statue.

    check out barney's greengrass, 541 Amsterdam Avenue (at 86th Street). its awesome. a 100 year old deli, wicked food. make sure you grab a black and white cookie on the way out.
     
  20. deevah

    deevah TRIBE Member

    was there this wkend...

    qtip plays every fri now @ the Ace Hotel - DJ gig, not live performance. Fun jam although the crowd seems divided into hip black people and awkward white folk.

    Cherry blossoms fest May 1st @ Water Taxi Beach
     
  21. EffinHard

    EffinHard TRIBE Member

    I've been living in Sugar Hill since February - PM with any questions.

    Speakeasy's are awesome fun for pre-drinks: Death and Co. + Please Don't Tell are fun, you need to get used to OpenTable... which means showing up - putting your name on a list and waiting for a call when your table is ready.

    Brooklyn is a must - its easy to get to and is just madness on a friday night - Public Assembly + Brooklyn Bowl are awesome. ?uestlove has a residency on Thursday nights - Brooklyn Brewery has great fuckign beer, great fucking food and 10 lanes of bowling.

    Santos Party House has the best sound + prices in Manhattan - good parties - going to see the twelves this thursday.

    Check out Flashinglights + BasicNYC

    Flashinglights does these parties at Dim Sum - Banquet hall in LSE that are kinda like those booty house parties we had in T.O
     
  22. EffinHard

    EffinHard TRIBE Member

    Highline is awesome - but crowded, try to go off tourist hours.

    Flashinglights does these parties at Dim Sum - Banquet hall in LES that are kinda like those booty house parties we had in T.O - fun fun for a laugh.

    Flashing Lights

    BASIC NYC
     
  23. green_souljah

    green_souljah TRIBE Member

    Hey Johnny you reading this thread brother?


    You must be in Buffalo by now?


    Have a few dozen beers for me
     
  24. EffinHard

    EffinHard TRIBE Member

    did you happen to park a pathfinder in times square mr. chris.
     
  25. mr chris

    mr chris TRIBE Member

    damn camping bbq... wonder if canadain tire will take it back now?
     

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