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New York is great apart from the horrible weather.
The worst day in California is the best day in New York.

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On 16/10/2017 at 21:10, Cerberus said:

New York is great apart from the horrible weather.
The worst day in California is the best day in New York.

I have been NY the past week and it has ranged from perfect sunny autumn days and up to 28° on others.

You couldn't go outside in California due to smoke and ash from wildfires.

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Just back from a week in NY on Friday, eighth visit and don't think I've seen everything yet!
Great weather, temperature still in the 80s the first few days I was there, but fell to the high 60s/low 70s later on.
Went to a couple of shows, tried the tip a few pages back about going to the Times Square ticket booth late on and went at six o'clock one night and got really good seats for Charlie and Chocolate Factory at half price, a really good show, better than I was expecting. Also saw The Play That Goes Wrong, excellent comedy.
Went over to Brooklyn one day but didn't go too far in (!) and walked back over the Brooklyn Bridge, and took a train along the Hudson Valley another day, most of the trees were still green so probably a couple of weeks too early to the see the autumn colours in full effect.
Security also seems to have been tightened in the last 12 months since I was last there, was at the Colombus Day parade down Fifth Avenue on Monday, and at several blocks there were massive Sanitation Department trucks loaded with sand to block anyone trying to drive into the parade, all the other blocks also had cars or other temporary obstacles blocking the streets, bags searched going into museums and the like, even had to pass a metal detector test when I went to NY Red Bulls against Vancouver Whitecaps, if you don't have a backpack or similar then you get through the queues a bit quicker. Massive concrete blocks all around the block that Trump Towers is on on Fifth Avenue and also high security at his hotel at Columbus Circle.
Had the delights on Fox News on the hotel TV, they're barking mad. Katie Hopkins was their guest one night and she was being presented as the rational voice of most people in the UK!  


Not only were you in New York the same time we were you've seen the same things we did. Well Charlie and the Chocolate factory and Red Bulls game

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No United Airlines flights between Glasgow and New York (EWR) until May next year as United have pulled their winter service.

Announced back in the summer, this is the first time their winter Glasgow service has been pulled since the route launched 19 years ago.  The Edinburgh route is still in operation over the winter.

http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/glasgow-flights-to-new-york-to-be-grounded-this-winter-1-4501878

Only two flights currently showing between Glasgow and New York (EWR) until next May, both this month with Jet 2, departing 23 & 30 Nov.  Currently £260 return for the flight going out on 23 Nov and returning 28 Nov.

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flew in and out of EWR last month, it gets a bad rep but genuinely no difference, and perhaps even preferable to JFK

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EWR is better than JFK but it's still a fucking hole.

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Not read the whole thread so apologies if this has been answered.

What is the Norweigan Air flight from Edinburgh to Steward International like? I know the airport in the US is a bit out of town but we might take a day or two to make our way in to New York. Or, how easy will it be to get to Brooklyn (got family living there) from the airport (with a 6 and 4 year old)?

Cheers for any information.

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It's not really a bit out of town, its 70 miles away.

I looked at it for last trip and concluded I couldn't be arsed.

You can get a bus which will take about 2 hours to Manhattan.

The train requires a transfer from airport to station and then goes to grand central so you would need to change to Brooklyn. 

As a younger guy I would have done all that to save a few quid. With two young kids? Only you know.

We were quoted $200 for private hire into Mahattan so $400 round trip with 4 hours of driving we decided not to. Depends how much you are saving.

 

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Not read the whole thread so apologies if this has been answered.
What is the Norweigan Air flight from Edinburgh to Steward International like? I know the airport in the US is a bit out of town but we might take a day or two to make our way in to New York. Or, how easy will it be to get to Brooklyn (got family living there) from the airport (with a 6 and 4 year old)?
Cheers for any information.

Will your family not pick you up?

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We're heading tonight, can't wait. Second Anniversary yesterday, so booked it under the guise of that (we did the same last year), but I also really wanted to go to the Lomachenko v Rigondeaux fight at MSG on Saturday night, so dual bonus.

Booked a table at Gabriel Kreuther for tomorrow night, which is ranked #2 in the City on TA (wanted Daniel which is #1, but only table was 10pm and bit late after travelling all night before), has anyone ever been? Going to try and get to a show on Friday night too, but not booked anything yet, anyone have any recommendations?

I fucking love New York, some place.

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15 minutes ago, J_Stewart said:

We're heading tonight, can't wait. Second Anniversary yesterday, so booked it under the guise of that (we did the same last year), but I also really wanted to go to the Lomachenko v Rigondeaux fight at MSG on Saturday night, so dual bonus.

Booked a table at Gabriel Kreuther for tomorrow night, which is ranked #2 in the City on TA (wanted Daniel which is #1, but only table was 10pm and bit late after travelling all night before), has anyone ever been? Going to try and get to a show on Friday night too, but not booked anything yet, anyone have any recommendations?

I fucking love New York, some place.

Haven't been to either but the prix fixe at both look pretty special.

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1 hour ago, J_Stewart said:

We're heading tonight, can't wait. Second Anniversary yesterday, so booked it under the guise of that (we did the same last year), but I also really wanted to go to the Lomachenko v Rigondeaux fight at MSG on Saturday night, so dual bonus.

Booked a table at Gabriel Kreuther for tomorrow night, which is ranked #2 in the City on TA (wanted Daniel which is #1, but only table was 10pm and bit late after travelling all night before), has anyone ever been? Going to try and get to a show on Friday night too, but not booked anything yet, anyone have any recommendations?

I fucking love New York, some place.

We went to see Wicked which was excellent and easy to get tickets for.

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1 minute ago, GingerSaint said:

We went to see Wicked which was excellent and easy to get tickets for.

We've previously been to see Of Mice and Men (James Franco, Chris O'Dowd 7 Leighton Meester)  and Aladdin (saved some old guys life in the concession stand by giving him CPR, which was exciting/terrifying), both of which were tremendous. Went to see A Christmas Carol (Rhys Ifans, also brilliant) in London a few weeks ago and I think I definitely prefer plays to musicals. Heard Wicked is brilliant though, so might be an option yet. Probably just see what's available on the day.

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I'm going on Saturday. We haven't booked a show but going to see Rockettes Christmas Specatcular at Radio City Music Hall. 

This isn't a piss take but Spongebob Square Pants on Broadway is new and getting excellent reviews. 

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