Sitting-tour-of-NYC filter: My seventeen-year-old sister is visiting me in NJ this week and we want to hit up NYC on Saturday. Problem: she sprained her knee on the plane ride over, and so a lot of things I had in mind (mostly shopping) are no longer practical. Help me find cost-effective entertainment in NYC for someone on crutches!
Background: we're from Oklahoma so NYC just as a concept is pretty dazzling. This will be her first time here without my parents, and I want her to have a great time! She likes fashion, food, Asian culture (we're Chinese), song+dance+musicals, and flashy things; she not really interested in museums, parks, bookstores, boat/bus tours, and "stuff that's boring" (teenagers
). She'd be a little uncomfortable watching a stand-up show that's just cursing and references to sex, but otherwise she handles herself very well.
She has mobility but we don't want to aggravate her injury further so we're going to take it slow. It'll be challenging (I suspect the subway system in particular will be tricky), but we still want to make the best of it! Despite being utterly uninterested in a lot of things I love, she's truly a delightful person and we get along great.
My original plan was to spend most of our time in Soho, China/K-town, and the High Line, and eat at Alice's Teacup, Shake Shack, and Momofuku. Now that I'm reluctant to bring her anywhere that requires a lot of walking and crowd navigation, how can I maximize her experience while minimizing my funds?
We'd love to go to a big Broadway show; can this be accomplished on my college-student budget (i.e., modest)? (Or: is there any way we could get two tickets for Sleep No More on such short notice? That looks incredible
and I'd make her go with me.)
I've looked at previous AskMeFi questions for help (including the same question from four years ago
, etc.), as well as TimeOutNewYork and TimeOutNewYorkKids, but would love ideas from MeFites in the know!
In general we're looking for non-restaurant suggestions of things that we can do this Saturday seated
, and (outside of Broadway) we would prefer smaller locations to the really big touristy ones— experiences that seem out of the ordinary! I want to give her something to talk about back home.
Thanks so much!