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Date: Tue May 25 2004 - 04:11:41 PDT

In a message dated 05/24/2004 6:44:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
Don't forget the Cloisters! And a ride on the Staten Island Ferry at
If I had one weekend in NYC, I wouldn't spend time at the Cloisters or on the
Staten Island Ferry. This is not to say that they are not worthwhile things
to do, but on limited time- just not worth it. I would opt for The
Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim in that order. ( the buildings themselves
are amazing) They are not that far from each other. Had MoMA been open, I'd
do that, but it is not worth the time to go to its temporary location in

Go to the Empire State Building and see NYC from the top. Take a double
decker tour bus (is Big Apple still running?) around the city. Go to SoHo, the
Village, Little Italy, and Chinatown, if you have time. Absolutely get tickets-
in advance, to a Broadway show. DO NOT waste your time waiting in the LONG
line for "twofer" tickets, if you only have a day or two. And, NEVER buy from
a scalper on the street because often the tickets are counterfit. I recommend
Mama Mia for you and your teenager. Or, any light musical (The Producers).
Enjoy NY Deli-The Stage or the Carnigie Deli for lunch. Grab a pretzel and/or
potato knish on the street, and a NY bagel to get the "flavor" of NY. Also,
eat in "Little Italy" section or "Chinatown". Save your $$ for the cabs, but
take the subway during rush hours because it is faster to walk or take the
subway during these times. Taxis just went up in price during rush hours, also.

Enjoy New York City-it's an amazing place. And congrats to your son on his
Susan on Long Island