Apparently, I'm going to New York
March 29, 2014 5:57 PM Subscribe
My dad and I are spending two and a half days in New York City. I have essentially never been to New York. What do I want to see? (Specific desires and some background below.)
posted by hoyland to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (24 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Specific desires (in no particular order):
- knitting shop
- Indian restaurant
- good bookshops, new or used (I can spend a lot of time in City Lights in San Francisco; if there's a shop that sells German or French books that isn't outrageously expensive, that'd be nice, too)
Me: 27, grad student, queer, spent one day in New York City in 2003 (and don't remember it), unless you count the inside of Penn Station or the random hotel in an industrial park in Queens I stayed in when my connecting flight was cancelled; I am the sort of person who goes to Rome and doesn't bother seeing the Sistine Chapel
My dad: 63, lawyer, very not queer, has presumably seen most of the obvious things in New York (though maybe not since 1980 or so for some of them), his only hobbies are really looking at art and going to plays and he really likes Brideshead Revisited, for whatever that's worth.
My dad and I spend a lot of time just walking in cities. We will presumably go to MoMA, as that's one place our interests intersect reasonably well. We are also planning on trying to see Cabaret (that being another place our interests intersect) and going to the High Line.