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In NYc Over Christmas

Hey folks, I'm going to be in New York for eight days the week after Christmas. I lived in the city for three months last summer, so I've done most of the standard NYC tourist stuff. I'm looking for new & interesting ideas, maybe activities that are well suited for winter weather. Specifically, I'll be staying in Brooklyn Heights, so Brooklyn ideas are welcome too.



Friday, November 7, 2003

Ice Skating under the tree in Rockefeller Center? The windows at Bloomingdales & Macy*s? NOT shopping in any store that might sell gifts.
Friday, November 7, 2003

Skating in Central Park would probably be nice too, although I've never done it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2003

I went ice skating in central park... it was fun but... why would it be any different from ice skating anywhere else? I think Rockefeller Center is the place to do it.
Wednesday, November 12, 2003

It's more fun to watch skating at Rockefeller Center than to actually do it - the rink is so small that all you're doing is constantly turning in a tight circle.

Go down to Chinatown - the restaurants are open on Christmas Day!

Dana Hoffman
Thursday, November 13, 2003


I have noticed that. Is that restaurant there open? Maybe a better suggestion would be to eat there. Oh and if you're here on the right day, definately think about watching the lighting of the tree.

And depending on your temperment, go to or completely avoid Time Square on New Years day.
Thursday, November 13, 2003

"And depending on your temperment, go to or completely avoid Time Square on New Years day."


Unless you enjoy freezing, packed in a pen with other people who can just barely see a glimmer that others are claiming is the ball that will drop at midnight (which will arrive after a wait of what seems like approximately 10 days).

Jim Rankin
Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Speaking of Time Square at new years Eve, Where do 10s of thousands of people go to take leak that night?

Tony Cape
Monday, December 29, 2003

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