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  posted on 8/24/2014 at 04:17 AM
I would appreciate any info please. I was able to get 2 tickets yesterday for October 27th on Stub Hub for $335 each LoBal C2 Row E from Uber Seat. I have never been to New York before and will be departing from Detroit Metro Airport. Which airport should I fly into in New York? Any suggestions or tips on hotels etc. would be appreciated.

Thank you so much in advance for taking the time, Maria

 
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  posted on 8/24/2014 at 06:19 AM
Hello Maria,
Congratulations on getting a ticket and you won't be disappointed .All 3 NYC airports (LaGuardia,Kennedy and Newark) have Express busses from the airport to mid-town Manahattan so pick the airport where you get the best deal. When you finesh with baggage claims ;ook for signs that say "Ground transportation" and pictures of busses. Ask any employee and they can point you to them. Have $20 of small bills as I believe they are $12-$15 dollars and cash gets you on quick.
I don't now much about hotels except that the sweetest deal will be if you call the YMCA , Westside, Manhattan they have very clean, simple rooms for rent within walking distance of the Beacon.I have seen the rooms/facility and it is really nice. Call this morning!! Google YMCA NYC.
My husband and I are going to the show. If you need more info perhaps we can trade phone numbers.
All the hassle will be well worth it!

 

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  posted on 8/24/2014 at 07:48 AM
And we New Yawkas don't bite! The area will be safe and have a good time exploring the area. The streets around the Beacon (Central Park is three avenue blocks away) have plenty to see even if you don't want to venture to Times Square.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2014 at 09:53 AM
Congrats,
I highly recommend hotel NYLO formerly On The Ave which is located two blocks from the Beacon. Also great access to Central Park. Great neighborhood to hang with many bars and restaurants.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2014 at 09:56 AM
If you can, book a little extra time while you are in NYC.there is so much to see and do,you will not be disappointed.Maybe a little broke,but definitely not disappointed.lol

Central park will be nice in Oct.

 

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  posted on 8/24/2014 at 10:48 AM
Thank you all for replying so quickly and thank you for all your great advice! I know New Yawkas don't bite lol. Grew up in Detroit, in spite all the bad press, I still love downtown Detroit. I am excited to see New York it's such a vibrant city, my daughter is a nurse and she just moved to Long Island so we will visit her too.

Looking at the pictures of the Beacon it reminds me of Detroit's Masonic Temple, from what I could see the seats I was able to get don't look too bad has anybody ever sat in that section?

Again I can't thank you all enough for all your advice, Maria

 

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  posted on 8/24/2014 at 04:11 PM
quote:
Thank you all for replying so quickly and thank you for all your great advice! I know New Yawkas don't bite lol. Grew up in Detroit, in spite all the bad press, I still love downtown Detroit. I am excited to see New York it's such a vibrant city, my daughter is a nurse and she just moved to Long Island so we will visit her too.

Looking at the pictures of the Beacon it reminds me of Detroit's Masonic Temple, from what I could see the seats I was able to get don't look too bad has anybody ever sat in that section?

Again I can't thank you all enough for all your advice, Maria


There isn't a bad seat in The Beacon with a capacity of just under 3,000 seats. I sat in the upper balcony for opening night this March and the view was fine

 

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  posted on 9/1/2014 at 11:19 AM
Yeh,try to catch Jimmy Fallon,Letterman last minute tics.See the Bluenote & catch some jazz in that area...Prob impossible but try to get into Sat Nite Live.Also the late night jams at BB's.Then if u're still alive catch some tourist stuff;Statue Liberty,Tall bldgs,other bars,deli's,cheesecake,Times Sq,eat in some real NY diners (listen to the locals,great places)soho,museums (if u into that),etc.
Hope that gives u sorta a start

 

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  posted on 9/5/2014 at 10:25 PM
SNL probably isn't even taping, but yea, no chance. Fallon FOR SURE. Just have your twitter ready. Good time.
 

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  posted on 9/6/2014 at 08:27 AM
You have to eat some NYC pizza! If your travels take you near any of the Legendary pizzerias plan on spotting by.

Alot of places operate only on cash. So you may want to map out some ATM locations if you don't like to carry a bunch.

Depending how many days you are staying for there is so much to do and so little time.

Don't be afraid of the subway. You can look at a subway map on line http://web.mta.info/maps/submap.html and kind of plan what trains you need to take to get from point a to point b.

 

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  posted on 9/6/2014 at 01:36 PM
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SNL probably isn't even taping, but yea, no chance. Fallon FOR SURE. Just have your twitter ready. Good time.


In October SNL should be taping. But good advice

 

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  posted on 9/6/2014 at 01:55 PM
A couple of things. I have been doing a lot of flying this year and always try to get out of LaGuardia as it is closer to my home (10 minutes away) and it is closer to Manhattan than JFK. However fewer flights get cancelled coming to NYC than to LaGuardia as JFK is considered to be the primary airport in NYC. So if time is a premium, fly to JFK.

As for hotels, it depends on budget and what you plan to do. If you can afford to get something in Manhattan, I think it is preferable to staying in Queens or Brooklyn. But if money is an issue or you can't get a good deal staying in Manhattan, staying in Brooklyn or Queens will give you a truer NYC experience as you will need to take the subway. But you need to see what subway stops are near those hotels particularly if you are strapped for cash and do not want to splurge for cash. Feel free to IM me if you have any questions.

Try to visit some of the other boroughs as NYC is so much more than Manhattan. Queens is the most diverse area in the nation with a plethora of neighborhoods and places to eat. I see a lot of live music and spend as much time in Brooklyn as I do in Manhattan. But I strongly urge you to walk the streets of Greenwich Village and Soho. Never bores me

PS-I really enjoyed my stay in Detroit even visiting the Motown Museum which is in one of the scariest neighborhoods I ever visited which is saying a lot as I have been to 28 countries and many states and have worked in the South Bronx, Bushwick and Bed Sty.

 

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  posted on 9/8/2014 at 09:13 PM
Unfortunately I haven't been able to reply until now, for some reason haven't been able to move my neck without excruciating pain. After 3 different doctors and as many CT Scans plus a night spent in the ER I still don't know what is wrong with my neck. Treatment was Valium and Percocet so I have little memory of the past week. I finally refused to take anymore meds, still have pain but no where near what it was.

I just want to thank you so much for all the great ideas and information. We decided to stay 4 days, I really want to visit the 9/11 Memorial Site. My neighbors daughter was a flight attendant on the plane that hit the Pentagon. There was also a small church St Nicholas at the base of the tower that welcomed all faiths and was a sanctuary for those who were far from their homes, I don't think that they were able to rebuild. I believe those of us who were not in New York City on that heart wrenching day can't begin to understand the horror, the devastation, the shock to the City and it's people. I want to pay my respects and May all their Memories be eternal. Again thank you so much.

 

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  posted on 9/23/2014 at 09:31 AM
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Hello Maria,
Congratulations on getting a ticket and you won't be disappointed .All 3 NYC airports (LaGuardia,Kennedy and Newark) have Express busses from the airport to mid-town Manahattan so pick the airport where you get the best deal. When you finesh with baggage claims ;ook for signs that say "Ground transportation" and pictures of busses. Ask any employee and they can point you to them. Have $20 of small bills as I believe they are $12-$15 dollars and cash gets you on quick.



I am flying into LaGuardia and I am happy to hear about these buses. Do some buses go to the Upper West Side? Or will I need to get off somewhere else and take the subway (or taxi) to the Upper West Side? I've been to NYC once, not an expert but I think I can get around once I get there.

What is the Upper Westside neighborhood like late at night? Say, if the concert finishes at midnight, will the area be busy/bustling or will it be quiet/deserted?

 

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  posted on 9/23/2014 at 10:58 AM
I can't afford to go.....but to all you who are ENJOY :-))) Meanwhile re the very latest post
The Airport Buses go to Midtown eg 42 or 33 st, east and west side http://www.nycairporter.com/
http://www.panynj.gov/airports/jfk-public-transportation.html
from there....Subway, Bus or Taxi up the West Side If you have a smartphone...get a map app eg "City Maps to Go" "Google Maps" Ditto about the Pizza....NY Pizza is the BEST....look up where to go for the best! Also food for every budget! You name it ! Every type ! And it IS safe around the Beacon even after the show......just don't take a walk to the River at that hour LOL The Subway IS a great way to get around the city !!!! Don't flash your money!
Be careful with your wallet/purse at the Airport and Bus Terminal ! Be aware of the possibility of a Pick pocket bumping into you! Large amounts of cash....put into a separate place! Best to use a Credit Card rather than carry large amounts of cash!
Manhattan is very easy to navigate If you don't have a smartphone......buy a map when there, or print out some maps ahead of time
Museums, Music Clubs, Food, Walking tour etc ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY :-)))

 

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  posted on 9/23/2014 at 01:35 PM
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I am flying into LaGuardia and I am happy to hear about these buses. Do some buses go to the Upper West Side?




the buses that have mentioned are more "pay shuttles" than city buses...

as in, you pay them to drop ya off at your hotel...

but, if you want a city bus (the MTA), it is real easy and super cheap to get into manhattan....

its $2.50 a ride but i usually buy a 7 day pass which gives you unlimited rides on busses and subways.....the cheap way to get around town as oppose to taxis..

and from laguardia---it's real easy to hop the but to the UWS.............go downstairs to ground transportation----ask for a subway map.......it shows bus routes as well...

then hop the M60 and it will take you right to broadway............that's (and im not looking at a map right now) right around 110th or so street..............and then find a subway station and take it down to 72nd street which is the closest subway to the beacon.........or take it to wherever your hotel is......

so easy to do.........and much cheaper than the express shuttles or taxis........

as for the UWS after the concert----really depends upon day.........but, for the most part, you'll see people but it wont be super packed...

also, i've walked the UWS around the beacon and a touch further north way after a show has ended and have felt really safe.......

hope that helps.......

 

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  posted on 9/23/2014 at 01:46 PM
As Kevin stated the area around The Beacon is fairly safe. If you're around Penn Station you can take the "number" trains up to Broadway and 72nd which if you get off at the front of the train (73rd Street) will only be a block and a half walk to The Beacon.

 

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