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Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rover771 on June 23, 2008, 12:50:51 AM
we've hade posts for food all over the world so why dont we talk about restaurants in ny.

please share your favorite restaurant in ny and if possible the hashgoch (and if it has rubashkin/david eliot meat) and price range.

thanks.
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: levi on June 23, 2008, 01:13:41 AM
Great thread! I personaly like La Marais their food is amazing I really enjoy sitting upstairs near the window because the chairs there are alot more comfortable and more spacious
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: Smirk on June 23, 2008, 10:20:46 AM
Great thread! I personaly like La Marais their food is amazing I really enjoy sitting upstairs near the window because the chairs there are alot more comfortable and more spacious
levi, your there so much you should know how to spell it's name, it's Le Merais
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: Dan on June 23, 2008, 02:51:11 PM
levi, your there so much you should know how to spell it's name, it's Le Merais
Actually you're both wrong, it's Le Marais!
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: Smirk on June 23, 2008, 03:30:04 PM
Actually you're both wrong, it's Le Marais!
Haha
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: ash on June 24, 2008, 10:02:26 AM
i loved hayikarah japanese steakhouse when it was open
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: Eli on June 24, 2008, 03:59:31 PM
I had a really good steak at Jerusalem Sterakhouse on Ave M and also at Hapisgah in Queens.
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: rover771 on June 25, 2008, 09:45:02 PM
I had a really good steak at Jerusalem Sterakhouse on Ave M and also at Hapisgah in Queens.

what meat do they use?
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: Smirk on June 25, 2008, 09:46:44 PM
hapisgah was good :-)
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: coralsnake on June 26, 2008, 12:05:46 AM
Great thread! I personaly like La Marais their food is amazing I really enjoy sitting upstairs near the window because the chairs there are alot more comfortable and more spacious
I agree 100% and am a huge fan of their Prime Rib for 2.
But word on the street (not just from the disgruntled mashgiach) is that their are some 'issues' with the hashgocho.
This is what happens when goyim own kosher restaurants.
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2008, 01:10:36 AM
This is what happens when goyim own kosher restaurants.

Off topic, but a goy once owned a chinese restaurant in cleveland and many people said they wouldnt eat there because of that, regardless of it having a good hashgocha.

At some point he sold the restaurant to an "erliche yid" from a prominent local family.

At around the same time the local rabonim decided to consolidate all local restaurants under one hashgocha called "VKC."

One restaurant refused to pay the higher rates that the VKC wanted and the VKC announced a boycott against that restaurant, which eventually closed down.

At any rate, that chinese restaurant (now owned by a jew and under the VKC)  was found to be serving 100% traife meat from the local supermarket.

Neither the restaurant or the VKC survived...

(I was 10 years old when this whole incident happened, so I hope I didn't mess up too many facts here)

Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: coralsnake on June 26, 2008, 11:22:12 AM
Off topic, but a goy once owned a chinese restaurant in cleveland and many people said they wouldnt eat there because of that, regardless of it having a good hashgocha.

At some point he sold the restaurant to an "erliche yid" from a prominent local family.

At around the same time the local rabonim decided to consolidate all local restaurants under one hashgocha called "VKC."

One restaurant refused to pay the higher rates that the VKC wanted and the VKC announced a boycott against that restaurant, which eventually closed down.

At any rate, that chinese restaurant (now owned by a jew and under the VKC)  was found to be serving 100% traife meat from the local supermarket.

Neither the restaurant or the VKC survived...

(I was 10 years old when this whole incident happened, so I hope I didn't mess up too many facts here)


When I said goyim, I should also have said not-yet-frum yidden. Just because a person wears a yarmulkah and tzitzis, does not make him frum.

I certainly would not consider a person who serves treif meat in his supposedly-kosher establishment a frum-yd (although we may all percieve him to be).

Nobody knows whats in a persons heart.

Which brngs me to my final comment- I know a Rav who does not eat in any restaurants, and only eats chickens and meat from a shochet who he knows personally. It certainly makes sense to me why he does this. I used to work in restaurants and and you see what (can) go(es) on there.
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: aygart on June 26, 2008, 11:54:08 AM
I agree 100% and am a huge fan of their Prime Rib for 2.
But word on the street (not just from the disgruntled mashgiach) is that their are some 'issues' with the hashgocho.
This is what happens when goyim own kosher restaurants.
when hearing word on the street, one must keep in mind that there are many disgruntled people in this world who will be that way no matter what happens. I am sure that many of you have been online enough to know for your selves that some of there people thrive off of any possible scandal. Some also seem to have a personal axe to grind with R' Belsky. Oftentimes the word on the street can be traced directly to them. This does not answer all aspects of the OU, and there are various different OU products that don't enter my house. This may surprise you, but R' Belsky himself says it is worthy to be stringent regarding a ruling of his which is relyed upon to certify Pringles. In any case, I think that his detractors felt they found an easy one here with the mashgiach backing them up, and that the word on the street can be traced to them.
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: coralsnake on June 26, 2008, 01:24:21 PM
Lets get back to the real descussion here- Whats good to eat in NY!
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: Eli on June 26, 2008, 04:18:19 PM
hapisgah was good :-)

Yes Avi, in fact I'm pretty sure you were sitting at the next table. :)
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: moish on June 26, 2008, 05:05:49 PM
did anybody try the kosher cheeseburger at talias?
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: coralsnake on June 26, 2008, 08:50:37 PM
did anybody try the kosher cheeseburger at talias?
lol.
I read about it in the paper.

But ive never been there.
Title: Re: best kosher restaurants in .... NY!
Post by: moish on June 27, 2008, 09:45:56 AM
how about Solo since Chef Hung, the winner of Top Chef, started cooking there?
Title: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: jack on December 03, 2009, 05:21:55 PM
What is the best NYC restaurant (meat)?  Not factoring $$$ i.e. for your money.
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: bentch on December 03, 2009, 09:41:43 PM
clubhouse on 46th between 6th ave and 7th ave
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: jack on December 04, 2009, 01:59:08 PM
over prime grill?
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Dan on December 04, 2009, 02:09:48 PM
over prime grill?
I've only been there twice, but both time I felt that Prime Grill NYC was overcrowded and overrated.
Prime Grill LA on the other hand was much nicer.

Clubhouse isn't fancy or anything, but it's a fun restaurant in a great location.  Great burgers, amazing fries, other neat appetizers (duck empenadas, etc.) and awesome drinks like the Brazilian Caiparinha (have them make a passion fruit caiparinha for a special treat!).
 
Also right across the street, Le Marais' cracked peppercorn steak is awesome, and don't miss their warm chocolate cake-possibly the best version of this dessert that I've ever tried.
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: jack on December 04, 2009, 02:12:44 PM
thanks!
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Yaalili on December 04, 2009, 02:59:49 PM
Wolf and Lamb steakhouse near the diamond district, amazing food, a little pricey though :)
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Smirk on December 04, 2009, 03:26:20 PM
Solo
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: jack12 on December 04, 2009, 04:34:26 PM
Let's see if we can get the best place to eat in each neighborhood that way we can get more specific for where people might be going. 
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: moish on December 05, 2009, 11:02:54 AM
the la surprise steak at le marais but prime grill is a better overall restaurant
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: momo on December 29, 2009, 01:02:15 PM
My personal fave is le marais. The food is great the, prices semi reasonable and i just LOVE the hot chocolate cake for dessert. Prime Grill is pretty good, as well as tevere 84. If you like dairy then va bene is your place
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2009, 01:35:03 PM
My personal fave is le marais. The food is great the, prices semi reasonable and i just LOVE the hot chocolate cake for dessert.
+1.
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: deals on December 29, 2009, 04:43:37 PM
le marais is great and reasonable priced
just whent to mike bistro little more expensive but much nicer and great food will reallyrecomend
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: momo on December 29, 2009, 07:55:05 PM
mikes bistro is nice. Its a little bit more romantic with those 2 tables upstairs each in their own little alcove. But i find the portions to be a bit small. It is really good for a date.
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: jack on December 30, 2009, 12:45:49 AM
another for va bene for best dairy.
Went to prime grill the noise and crowd... we asked to be moved to the other side which they did but still too crowded and noisy for my taste.
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: deals on December 30, 2009, 11:09:13 PM
remember when you eat out in manhatten not around all restaurant you could find free parking (or meter parking)
and the private parking are very very expensive
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Dan on December 30, 2009, 11:53:46 PM
I can usually find metered parking for Le Marais/Clubhouse Care on 47th.
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: jack on December 31, 2009, 01:18:33 AM
I only do dinner (after 7) never have a problem than again I don't mind walking a bit.
Title: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: iman on March 10, 2010, 10:09:40 AM
Any recommendations for a sunday brunch for 20 people?
Title: Re: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: momo on March 11, 2010, 07:35:02 AM
prices? va bene is higher end. you could also try my most favorite dessert
Title: Re: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: batzelda1 on March 11, 2010, 01:18:03 PM
Noidue Cafe is good
Title: Re: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: mordys on March 11, 2010, 02:20:58 PM
Noidue Cafe is good

Second that, and very trendy as well.
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 11, 2010, 02:43:58 PM
Thanks for the recommendation of "Clubhouse" on 46th. It was really good and not too pricey at all (compared to the other Manhattan restaurants...)
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2010, 04:25:49 PM
Thanks for the recommendation of "Clubhouse" on 46th. It was really good and not too pricey at all (compared to the other Manhattan restaurants...)
Your welcome, the owner of Le Marais/Clubhouse really knows how to make a nice place.

And I love brushing up on my Portuguese at Clubhouse and ordering off-the-menu Brazilian drinks like a Caiparinha made with Passion Fruit or other fruit instead of just limes (which is perfectly good as well)!
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Mikeoracle on March 11, 2010, 04:54:05 PM
Are there any other restaurant reccomendations in Manhattan- prefferably midtown area- that are nice but priced mid range like The Clubhouse? i.e. I consider $50-$80 for a couple to be mid range, as opposed to the Solo, Prime Grill, Le Marais etc...'s that are $100++
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2010, 04:59:56 PM
Are there any other restaurant reccomendations in Manhattan- prefferably midtown area- that are nice but priced mid range like The Clubhouse? i.e. I consider $50-$80 for a couple to be mid range, as opposed to the Solo, Prime Grill, Le Marais etc...'s that are $100++
If you just stick to the steak, potatoes, and salad there's no reason you can't eat at Le Marais within that price range.
Last time I was there my favorite peppercorn steak was something like $32+25% tax/tip=$40

Although I do find it hard to leave without their warm chocolate cake, probably the best version of that dessert anywhere.

If only they took restaurant.com coupons  ;D
Title: Re: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: md on March 11, 2010, 05:01:39 PM
Triple that-Noidue is fantastic
Title: Re: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: Dan on March 11, 2010, 05:09:18 PM
So what's good at Noidue? Where is it located?
Title: Re: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: md on March 11, 2010, 05:11:41 PM
Noidue Dairy Restaurant 143 west 69th street NY, NY.Cool pizzas, pastas, salads.
Title: Re: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: batzelda1 on March 12, 2010, 12:05:05 PM
its right below where levana used to be
Title: Re: dairy restaurant in manhattan
Post by: plane.love on March 12, 2010, 05:13:43 PM
NoiDue is amazing
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: jack6941 on March 17, 2010, 09:47:16 PM
mikes bistro hands down best in manhattan and ive been to all of them
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on June 10, 2010, 02:03:47 PM
Anyone been to the Hyatt Long Island?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 10, 2010, 02:35:36 PM
Anyone been to the Hyatt Long Island?
Paging Levi...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on June 10, 2010, 02:37:08 PM
It's interesting that the Whole NYC thread is restaurants, and not one hotel report/request.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on June 10, 2010, 02:43:55 PM
It's interesting that the Whole NYC thread is restaurants, and not one hotel report/request.

I'm guessing most frum yidelach stay with friends / relatives when they come here. Could be wrong.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on June 10, 2010, 02:45:46 PM
There are frum jews in the NY/NJ area?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zalman123 on July 01, 2010, 11:31:41 AM
Does anybody havea ny experience with the W on lexington or the Westin in times square in the city? Any nice Dairy restaurants in midtown? Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on July 01, 2010, 11:36:48 AM
Does anybody havea ny experience with the W on lexington or the Westin in times square in the city? Any nice Dairy restaurants in midtown? Thanks
I stayed at the W on lexington and was impressed. I did have a suite which was great but overall it is a very nice hotel.
We walked to 46th st to Clubhouse cafe which is across the street from La Marais.

Use the site http://nyc.bestparking.com/index.php to find the cheapest nearby parking. I ended up saving a nice amount of money by parking a few blocks away rather than right by the hotel.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zalman123 on July 01, 2010, 11:49:07 AM
I stayed at the W on lexington and was impressed. I did have a suite which was great but overall it is a very nice hotel.
We walked to 46th st to Clubhouse cafe which is across the street from La Marais.

Use the site http://nyc.bestparking.com/index.php to find the cheapest nearby parking. I ended up saving a nice amount of money by parking a few blocks away rather than right by the hotel.
Did you get the suite bec of *wood gold if yes any tips or its just luck? what did u do for lunch?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on July 01, 2010, 11:53:43 AM
Actually there werent any reg rooms available (memorial day weekend) so when I called they offered me the suite for more points which I took, since there was not one other SPG room avail in manhattan for that night. I think anyone can get the suite for the additional points (i think it was 14,500) over the phone if avail.

I wasnt there during the day but if I would have been we would have probably gone for lunch to Cafe K which is also not a far walk. (48st near 5th I think)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: md on July 01, 2010, 08:11:36 PM
Cafe K is 48th street between 5th & madison
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sprint on July 02, 2010, 01:36:37 AM
Also right across the street, Le Marais' cracked peppercorn steak is awesome, and don't miss their warm chocolate cake-possibly the best version of this dessert that I've ever tried.


+1 to both of those!...Let's just say that they are known for the their peppercorn steak - not a massive steak by any means, but fantastic!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yid on July 02, 2010, 01:56:07 AM
the hanger steak at le marais is really good. i think it is skirt steak.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Monsey on July 02, 2010, 02:56:21 AM
Le marais beef jerkey is amazing however its expensive (i think its $20 for a quarter pound)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on July 02, 2010, 06:11:21 AM
prime grill's beef jerky is better!!!!!!
i'd have to say clubhouse is my favorite in the city!!!!! their wings are the best iv ever tasted along with the prime rib sandwich!!!!and fries are fresh cut downstairs. they told me most days the guy sits down there the whole day just peeling and cutting up potatoes!! the only prob is some nights it can get very noisy.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 09, 2010, 07:00:14 AM
A new dairy place called Tiberias opened 3 weeks ago and their open 24 hrs. It's dairy Cholov Yisrael under the OK, located on 34th st bet. Madison and Park which is also right next to Eden Wok and Mendy's. Review (http://kosherscene.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/tiberias/).

If you know of any other Kosher eateries open 24 hrs in NYC please post.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on August 01, 2010, 08:58:11 AM
Anyone know of a good breakfast place in Manhattan particularly upper east side area but any suggestions are welcome.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: deals on August 01, 2010, 09:06:28 AM
Anyone know of a good breakfast place in Manhattan particularly upper east side area but any suggestions are welcome.

j2
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: md on August 01, 2010, 09:13:15 AM
Cafe K 48 bet 5 & madison or Noidue 143 west 69th street
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lazalaz on August 05, 2010, 12:59:18 PM
A new dairy place called Tiberias opened 3 weeks ago and their open 24 hrs. It's dairy Cholov Yisrael under the OK, located on 34th st bet. Madison and Park which is also right next to Eden Wok and Mendy's. Review (http://kosherscene.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/tiberias/).

If you know of any other Kosher eateries open 24 hrs in NYC please post.
There are two bagel places open 24 hrs
H&H - 2239 Broadway (between 79th St & 80th St)
Avi & David's - 1046 3rd Avenue (between 61st & 62nd)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on August 05, 2010, 02:56:09 PM
There are two bagel places open 24 hrs
H&H - 2239 Broadway (between 79th St & 80th St)
Avi & David's - 1046 3rd Avenue (between 61st & 62nd)

Thanks.
Avi & David's closed recently. What's the hechsher at H&H, and hows their food?
How about Brooklyn? I heard Milk and Honey in BP is open 24hr. Anyone been there and liked it?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plane.love on August 05, 2010, 05:16:16 PM
Anyone know of a good breakfast place in Manhattan particularly upper east side area but any suggestions are welcome.

There is a new place opened where Turquoise was.. its on the east side in the 80s.... maybe 83 or 83 thats the street its on, I think by York.
Very good food and reasonably priced.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 05, 2010, 06:28:29 PM
Avi & David's closed recently. What's the hechsher at H&H, and hows their food?

+1

Is H&H Chalav Yisrael?

Edit: I called and asked, the guy who answered had no idea what I was talking about. Their website (http://www.hhbagels.com/) says their hashgacha is Star-K.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on August 05, 2010, 06:50:31 PM
+1

Is H&H Chalav Yisrael?

Edit: I called and asked, the guy who answered had no idea what I was talking about. Their website (http://www.hhbagels.com/) says their hashgacha is Star-K.

If its Star-k, i would assume it is. The star-k has a separate hechsher for products that are not cholov yisroel called the star-D.

Here is their certificate: http://www.star-k.org/loc/kosher_letter_5226_hhbagels.pdf

If you see this article  (http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-palate-whey.htm)by the star-k, it says it is the Star-K policy to only use cholov yisroel products, including powdered whey.
Perhaps call the star-k if you want more info...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 05, 2010, 06:53:22 PM
If its Star-k, i would assume it is. The star-k has a separate hechsher for products that are not cholov yisroel called the star-D.

Here is their certificate: http://www.star-k.org/loc/kosher_letter_5226_hhbagels.pdf

If you see this article  (http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-palate-whey.htm)by the star-k, it says it is the Star-K policy to only use cholov yisroel products, including powdered whey.
Perhaps call the star-k if you want more info...

Edit: Whoops, I didn't read the cert...   :-[

I guess I'll stop by sometime when I'm in the neighborhood, hopefully I can get a straight answer.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lazalaz on October 26, 2010, 05:43:20 PM
Pardes Restaurant that just opened on Atlantic is absolutely delicious. Has anybody else been there yet?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on October 26, 2010, 05:45:51 PM
Pardes Restaurant that just opened on Atlantic is absolutely delicious. Has anybody else been there yet?

I found their menu (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/731865), seems interesting...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lazalaz on October 26, 2010, 05:50:24 PM
It's the same chef who originally cooked for Basil. Very creative.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaimke on November 17, 2010, 07:27:02 PM
The owner/Chef is incredibly creative. He brings the flair of his past non-kosher experience to an upscale, warm, kosher establishment. http://kosherscene.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/pardes-restaurant/ (http://kosherscene.wordpress.com/2010/11/15/pardes-restaurant/)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on December 05, 2010, 05:41:06 PM
Anyone know of a good breakfast place in Manhattan particularly upper east side area but any suggestions are welcome.

U Cafe
1436 Lexington Ave  E 93/ E 94
New York, NY  10128
212.427.8223

Nice servings at a decent price !
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mancunian on December 05, 2010, 09:16:23 PM
does anyone have anything to say on la carne?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: momo on December 05, 2010, 09:40:08 PM
expensive! good food
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E on December 06, 2010, 01:43:51 AM
expensive! good food
+1 very good food
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on December 06, 2010, 07:01:39 AM
... as for Prime Grill... -1 ... ambiance was nice... portions were nice...  food was decent.. I guess for the amount of money I spent there with the wife, it just wasn't worth it  :-\
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 06, 2010, 10:03:25 AM
... as for Prime Grill... -1 ... ambiance was nice... portions were nice...  food was decent.. I guess for the amount of money I spent there with the wife, it just wasn't worth it  :-\
I prefer Le Marais or Clubhouse to Prime Grill.
Much better value for great food.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: momo on December 06, 2010, 11:50:38 AM
I prefer Le Marais or Clubhouse to Prime Grill.
Much better value for great food.
could not agree more
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mikeoracle on January 31, 2011, 12:44:10 PM
I am contemplating a 1-2 night stay in the city and narrowed it down to the following options;

W New York (Lexington and 49th) -I stayed here once in a suite
Westin NY @ Times Sqare (W 43rd)
Le Parker Meridien (W 56th)

Any reccomendations on which to go with?

Part of my thinking is that these are all pretty close walking distance to Cafe K for Brunch and Les Marais/Clubhouse for dinner.

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whYME on March 02, 2011, 10:49:34 PM
Any place near the Javits Center to grab a quick lunch?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: schneury on March 08, 2011, 10:33:38 AM
So we have on the forum things to do/see - attractions all over the world, how about things to do/see in NYC?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on March 08, 2011, 03:59:40 PM
So we have on the forum things to do/see - attractions all over the world, how about things to do/see in NYC?

American Museum of Natural History.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on March 22, 2011, 01:30:41 AM
NYC has some of the worlds top museums. The Met (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropolitan_Museum_of_Art) is ranked as one of the top 8 museums in the world by Lonely Planet. The met is humongous taking up about a 1/4 of a mile and is located on Museum mile (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Museum_Mile,_New_York_City), a mile long stretch of fifth Ave with another 10 museums. It can take several days or more to go through the entire Met.

The Jewish Museum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Museum_%28New_York%29) located at 92nd street and 5th Ave contains the largest collection of Jewish art and culture outside of museums in Israel.

The Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intrepid_Sea-Air-Space_Museum) is an exciting place for kids and adults alike. It's basically an aircraft carrier from WWII turned into a museum for all stuff sear-air-space. There's also a submarine nearby which allows tours inside. I've been here many times over the years.

See also: List of museums and cultural institutions in New York City (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_and_cultural_institutions_in_New_York_City)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 08, 2011, 08:09:53 PM
10 points to Orchadea is Boro Park!! Great food, great service and great ambiance! Worth every penny.
10 points to DansDeals for the link to $25 off at above place!  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on October 03, 2011, 03:56:18 PM
I'm gonna be in NY with my brother for (part of) sukkos. i'm looking for some nice things we can do. i looked thru this whole thread but most of it is restaurants, etc. does anyone have suggestions of stuff to do other than eat? thanx. 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 03, 2011, 03:58:47 PM
What indof stuff do you like? Indoors, outdoors, action, relaxing etc.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on October 03, 2011, 04:00:51 PM
What indof stuff do you like? Indoors, outdoors, action, relaxing etc.
indoor/outdoor doesn't matter. looking mostly for action stuff..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on October 03, 2011, 04:03:54 PM
you can rent bikes on governors island though i would bring my own since they are expensive to rent
or you can do archery in queens, ice skating in aviators
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 04, 2011, 12:09:02 AM
@Chollent,
*NY Sky Ride in the Empire state building.
*Flight simulators at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Bp on October 04, 2011, 12:37:12 AM
@Chollent,
Is dancing on the street not enough? if you need some company I can join;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on October 04, 2011, 10:01:49 AM
Thanks!
*NY Sky Ride in the Empire state building.
seems a bit expensive...
*Flight simulators at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum.
looks like something i may be interested in.

Is dancing on the street not enough?
that's at night. I'm looking for stuff to do during the day...

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: westman812 on October 04, 2011, 02:12:23 PM
Thanks!seems a bit expensive...looks like something i may be interested in.
that's at night. I'm looking for stuff to do during the day...

Bike ride thru central park a must unless weather is bad, good bike company in columbus circle.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 04, 2011, 06:06:31 PM
*NY Sky Ride in the Empire state building.
Thanks!seems a bit expensive...looks like something i may be interested in.
Check DD this Sunday ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 04, 2011, 10:27:23 PM
Check DD this Sunday ;)
Hmmm...  thanks for the heads up.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on October 04, 2011, 11:28:38 PM
Check DD this Sunday ;)
lol Thanx Dan! i check the site everyday, so Sunday won't be any different. i'm looking forward...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2011, 12:55:55 PM
What are your favorite places in NYC to get:

Pizza:
Upscale dairy:
Steak:
Burger:
Chinese:
Sushi:
Bakery:
Bagels/Breakfast:
Ice Cream:

Any other category I missed?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 10, 2011, 01:00:54 PM
If NYC is only Manhattan then

Pizza: J2
Upscale dairy:Va Bene
Steak: Prime Grill
Burger:Koshe Delight
Chinese: Estihana
Sushi: Estihana/Prime Grill/Prime KO
Bakery: ?
Bagels: H&H/Breakfast: Milk & Honey
Ice Cream: ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2011, 01:02:28 PM
If NYC is only manhattan then
It's not.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 10, 2011, 01:09:14 PM
It's not.
Then I would just add.....

Pizza: add Pizza Time (bk), Mendelsons (bk), Pizza Professor (Queens)
Sushi: add Sushi Metzuyan (few locations) and Sushi Meshuga (bk)
Ice Cream: Sweet Choice
Chocolate: La Chocolat (added just for you Dan ;))
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 10, 2011, 01:21:50 PM
For sushi I'd suggest Sushi Tokyo. What do the Mevinim say?
Just beware there is practically no sit down space.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 10, 2011, 01:25:25 PM
For sushi I'd suggest Sushi Tokyo. What do the Mevinim say?
Just beware there is practically no sit down space.
Have you had sushi meshuga? It beats anywhere else in Flatbush by leaps & bounds. But there is no place to sit there either. If you want somewhere nice to sit with good sushi there is a Estihana on J.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 10, 2011, 01:30:58 PM
Have you had sushi meshuga? It beats anywhere else in Flatbush by leaps & bounds.

Nope. I guess I gotta try it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on October 10, 2011, 01:34:54 PM
If NYC is only Manhattan then

Pizza: J2
Upscale dairy:Va Bene
Steak: Prime Grill
Burger:Koshe Delight
Chinese: Estihana
Sushi: Estihana/Prime Grill/Prime KO
Bakery: ?
Bagels: H&H/Breakfast: Milk & Honey
Ice Cream: ?

Va Bene - not a fan. Bit overpriced too. I may be a bit negative towards it too just cause I came home vomiting but I still thought it not to be worthwhile.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on October 10, 2011, 01:36:05 PM
What are your favorite places in NYC to get:

Pizza:
Upscale dairy:
Steak:
Burger:
Chinese:
Sushi:
Bakery:
Bagels/Breakfast:
Ice Cream:

Any other category I missed?


Don't forget Schnitzi !! Best bang for your buck. Open late. Fresh food !
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 10, 2011, 01:40:00 PM
Don't forget Schnitzi !! Best bang for your buck. Open late. Fresh food !
Ditto! New category for schnitzi.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 10, 2011, 01:40:33 PM
Dan, when are you coming?  Maybe we can do another meetup  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 10, 2011, 01:46:36 PM
Nope. I guess I gotta try it.
I recommend the tuna supreme with extra crunch...mmm mmm mmmm
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on October 10, 2011, 03:39:39 PM
Have you had sushi meshuga? It beats anywhere else in Flatbush by leaps & bounds. But there is no place to sit there either. If you want somewhere nice to sit with good sushi there is a Estihana on J.

I think Sushi Kbar (http://www.sushikbar.com/) is better than Meshuga.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on October 10, 2011, 03:53:05 PM
What are your favorite places in NYC to get:

Here's my list

Pizza: Basil, or if you're looking for something cheaper, Dagan's. In Manhattan check out Mike's Pizzaria.
Upscale dairy: Barmuda was great, but then they went out of business.
Steak: La Marais' a great value.
Burger: Like some other people were saying, Schnitzi's is a great value for fast food.
Chinese: In CH, Empire grill has the good greasy stuff with big portions for a decent price. MoshiMoshi is my favorite (Asian, but not necessarily Chinese).
Sushi: Sushi Tokyo is awesome. For ambiance I'd recommend Sushi Metzuyan in the 5-towns.
Bakery: Gombo's in CH or a Heimishe one in Williamsburg (don't remember the name).
Bagels/Breakfast: Bunch-o-bagels.
Ice Cream: Zis-Lek in BP.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 10, 2011, 04:16:51 PM
Then I would just add.....

Pizza: add Pizza Time (bk), Mendelsons (bk), Pizza Professor (Queens)
Sushi: add Sushi Metzuyan (few locations) and Sushi Meshuga (bk)
Ice Cream: Sweet Choice
Chocolate: La Chocolat (added just for you Dan ;))

+10 on the pizza professor. Pizza is unique, original, and *great*.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 10, 2011, 04:49:26 PM
+10 on the pizza professor. Pizza is unique, original, and *great*.
Not to mention the cinnamon sticks that I must get every time..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2011, 04:58:37 PM
Ir PP still partially non-cholov yisroel?
As a kid we used to love that place.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on October 10, 2011, 05:01:51 PM
Ir PP still partially non-cholov yisroel?
As a kid we used to love that place.

Everything is Cholov Yisroel except for the chocolate pie = Yes.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 10, 2011, 05:07:22 PM
Everything is Cholov Yisroel except for the chocolate pie = Yes.
Yup. that's the last non-cholov yisroel thing I ate (that I'm aware of at least).  Never thought there would be one thing on the menu non-CY :P  It was back on 06/14/04 after seeing the Indians' phenom CC Sabathia romp the Mets 9-1 and before getting egged after getting off the subway in crown heights.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on October 10, 2011, 05:17:37 PM
Sushi Meshuga (Kings Hwy & 17th) has very good sushi at a great price
10 fish rolls $36
Veggie rolls starting at $2
Most of the regular fish rolls are about $5
and they have some sick deep fried tempura I think the range is about $4-9

Take out only
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 10, 2011, 11:41:59 PM
Sushi Meshuga (Kings Hwy & 17th) has very good sushi at a great price
10 fish rolls $36
Veggie rolls starting at $2
Most of the regular fish rolls are about $5
and they have some sick deep fried tempura I think the range is about $4-9

Take out only

Actually, AFICR, they have a small two-person table outside (at least some nights) :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on October 11, 2011, 09:22:26 PM
Apparently the new sushi place in CH is really good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on October 11, 2011, 09:24:45 PM
Apparently the new sushi place in CH is really good.
I didn't get a chance to stop by yet. How are their prices?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on October 11, 2011, 09:32:17 PM
I didn't get a chance to stop by yet. How are their prices?
Sushi Spot (http://www.sushispot2.com)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cholentfresser on October 11, 2011, 09:36:34 PM
Sushi Spot (http://www.sushispot2.com)
Thanx.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 11, 2011, 10:22:07 PM
The place is packed. I tried calling in a curbside order several times but it goes straight to an answering machine.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on October 12, 2011, 04:28:15 AM
The place is packed. I tried calling in a curbside order several times but it goes straight to an answering machine.

Smart of them to open in Tishrei. It basically guarantees their first month won't be slow.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 12, 2011, 04:44:22 AM
I can't say the same about Prime Sandwich that just opened. They don't seem all that packed.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on October 12, 2011, 04:46:40 AM
I can't say the same about Prime Sandwich that just opened. They don't seem all that packed.
Probably one has good sushi while the other has sandwhiches that ate nothing special...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 12, 2011, 04:49:58 AM
Yup, I wsn't impressed with the sandwich I bought.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whYME on October 12, 2011, 04:52:14 AM
I can't say the same about Prime Sandwich that just opened. They don't seem all that packed.
It was packed the first few days they were opened.

Yup, I wsn't impressed with the sandwich I bought.
I wouldn't say I was impressed but I wasn't disappointed either.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on October 12, 2011, 10:19:07 AM
i miss netanya pizza. they were the best and they had the best prices
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 17, 2011, 02:24:24 PM
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is great for nature / scenery. It's a really nice serene, relaxing, refreshing get away from the bustling city tumult. It gives you that ' country' feeling.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whYME on October 18, 2011, 12:28:04 AM
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is great for nature / scenery. It's a really nice serene, relaxing, refreshing get away from the bustling city tumult. It gives you that ' country' feeling.
If I'm not mistaken it's free on Tuesdays...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on October 18, 2011, 03:15:21 AM
Good to know, as my current pass is about to expire.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on October 28, 2011, 03:48:15 PM
A friend of mine is coming to NY and said he wants to take me out to the best and fanciest kosher restaurant in NY. So what is the best and fanciest (meaning price is not a factor) in NY? Personally I am just looking for the best steak in the city...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 29, 2011, 12:03:46 PM
A friend of mine is coming to NY and said he wants to take me out to the best and fanciest kosher restaurant in NY. So what is the best and fanciest (meaning price is not a factor) in NY? Personally I am just looking for the best steak in the city...
Prime Grill and Solo are the two top
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 29, 2011, 07:50:47 PM
Prime Grill and Solo are the two top
Never been to Solo, but I'd eat at Le Marais any day over TPG.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on October 29, 2011, 07:58:15 PM
Prime Grill and Solo are the two top
Solo is the place to go.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on October 29, 2011, 08:01:25 PM
Prime Grill and Solo are the two top

I looked at solos menu didn't seem to have much choices for entrees. What is the best steak in PG or Solo or Le Marais?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 29, 2011, 08:02:29 PM
Personally my best steak has been at TPG, and i eat out very very often. Best appetizers are at Prime KO, though I must say that the duck spring rolls at  TPG are out of this world. Le Marais is half the price of TPG and Prime KO and personally the only thing that interests me there is the Pepper crusted Steak au Poivre. My experience at Solo was a overpriced not as good PG so i wouldn't recommend it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on October 29, 2011, 08:15:48 PM
Personally my best steak has been at TPG, and i eat out very very often. Best appetizers are at Prime KO, though I must say that the duck spring rolls at  TPG are out of this world. Le Marais is half the price of TPG and Prime KO and personally the only thing that interests me there is the Pepper crusted Steak au Poivre. My experience at Solo was a overpriced not as good PG so i wouldn't recommend it.
I'm going to be at Prime Grill any recemandations,
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 29, 2011, 08:25:32 PM
I'm going to be at Prime Grill any recemandations,
For the appetizer I cant stress enough to you how good the BBQ Duck Spring Rolls are, but be aware that the Sushi there is phenomenal as well. As for the steak, it varies when you'll be there, try for a Sunday and you can get the Prime Grill "T" Bone Steak which is only available on Sunday's.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Blazer on October 30, 2011, 12:55:10 AM
For the appetizer I cant stress enough to you how good the BBQ Duck Spring Rolls are, but be aware that the Sushi there is phenomenal as well. As for the steak, it varies when you'll be there, try for a Sunday and you can get the Prime Grill "T" Bone Steak which is only available on Sunday's.

I'm going to be there Monday, do you say
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 30, 2011, 02:08:22 PM
Personally my best steak has been at TPG, and i eat out very very often. Best appetizers are at Prime KO, though I must say that the duck spring rolls at  TPG are out of this world. Le Marais is half the price of TPG and Prime KO and personally the only thing that interests me there is the Pepper crusted Steak au Poivre. My experience at Solo was a overpriced not as good PG so i wouldn't recommend it.

Pretty much agree with everything said, except for the best steak is at TPG.

For me, its the Delmonico at Le Carne. But best appies, by a mile, are Prime KO. Deeeeelicious. And pepper steak at Le Marais is really good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on October 31, 2011, 01:54:34 AM
+1
Pepper steak at Le Marais is excellent.

However I am noticing that Mike's Bistro and Tevere seem to be underrated in this thread.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on October 31, 2011, 07:19:36 AM
I love mikes bistro. They are quite expensive but their food is delicious
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 31, 2011, 09:10:47 AM
However I am noticing that Mike's Bistro and Tevere seem to be underrated in this thread.

Agreed, both are outstanding restaurants, and Tevere is one of my most favorite restaurant in NYC, but its for a different palate. Not everyone likes lamb chops and sweetbreads which are both to die for at Tevere. If you just go to either there or mikes to get steaks (which will be amazing steaks) then your not experiencing what both these restaurants really have to offer.

I've attached a picture of the BBQ Duck Spring Rolls from TPG that I mentioned in a previous post.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on November 11, 2011, 12:59:41 PM
i usually read through the threads before asking but too many pages to go thru here and wondering if anyone would know or can spot my answer:
if i were to be having a meeting with someone over a lunch/dinner, and im looking for a place close to CH - preferably Milchig (must be Cholov Yisrael), and with good food, what would u suggest?

Lunch:
Dinner:

the one i have in mind - ive not been to many - is cafe k on ave k and coney island. dont know what the ratings are there either.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on November 11, 2011, 01:36:16 PM
i usually read through the threads before asking but too many pages to go thru here and wondering if anyone would know or can spot my answer:
if i were to be having a meeting with someone over a lunch/dinner, and im looking for a place close to CH - preferably Milchig (must be Cholov Yisrael), and with good food, what would u suggest?

Lunch:
Dinner:

the one i have in mind - ive not been to many - is cafe k on ave k and coney island. dont know what the ratings are there either.

I like Basil in Crown Heights. They have a Great goat cheese and mushroom pizza. The basil fries are a must have, they come with a garlic mayo type sauce. It is pricey and the wine is way overpriced, but its a nice atmosphere and I have had only good experience with the service.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on November 11, 2011, 01:38:22 PM
i usually read through the threads before asking but too many pages to go thru here and wondering if anyone would know or can spot my answer:
if i were to be having a meeting with someone over a lunch/dinner, and im looking for a place close to CH - preferably Milchig (must be Cholov Yisrael), and with good food, what would u suggest?

Lunch:
Dinner:

the one i have in mind - ive not been to many - is cafe k on ave k and coney island. dont know what the ratings are there either.

Cafe Venezia‎
1391 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-5400
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on November 11, 2011, 01:48:20 PM
I like Basil in Crown Heights. They have a Great goat cheese and mushroom pizza. The basil fries are a must have, they come with a garlic mayo type sauce. It is pricey and the wine is way overpriced, but its a nice atmosphere and I have had only good experience with the service.
I was waiting for someone to say Basil! U win ;-) but thats practically in CH
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on November 11, 2011, 01:53:30 PM
I was waiting for someone to say Basil! U win ;-) but thats practically in CH

Thank you :) Is my prize that your treating me out to Basil? In general Its mostly people from out of crown heights that eat there. Just look at the cars parked outside at night usually Lexus' or nicer. So it doesn't exactly have the feel of a crown heights restaurant. Have you been there before?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on November 11, 2011, 02:06:35 PM
Thank you :) Is my prize that your treating me out to Basil? In general Its mostly people from out of crown heights that eat there. Just look at the cars parked outside at night usually Lexus' or nicer. So it doesn't exactly have the feel of a crown heights restaurant. Have you been there before?
Never been there and ive heard the same about it thats its nice and all and a bit pricy. But its gonna be at time of kinus hashluchim and its too busy around that area , looking for somewhere quieter
Oh and Im always available if u want to show me around Basil!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 11, 2011, 02:30:03 PM
i usually read through the threads before asking but too many pages to go thru here and wondering if anyone would know or can spot my answer:
if i were to be having a meeting with someone over a lunch/dinner, and im looking for a place close to CH - preferably Milchig (must be Cholov Yisrael), and with good food, what would u suggest?

Lunch:
Dinner:

the one i have in mind - ive not been to many - is cafe k on ave k and coney island. dont know what the ratings are there either.

Basil? Renaissance?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on November 11, 2011, 04:04:54 PM
thnx. i will look into all mentioned (besides basil ;) )
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on November 12, 2011, 06:47:00 PM
Cafe Venezia‎
1391 Coney Island Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11230
(718) 258-5400

I liked Cafe Venezia too.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on November 12, 2011, 08:59:11 PM
i usually read through the threads before asking but too many pages to go thru here and wondering if anyone would know or can spot my answer:
if i were to be having a meeting with someone over a lunch/dinner, and im looking for a place close to CH - preferably Milchig (must be Cholov Yisrael), and with good food, what would u suggest?

Lunch:
Dinner:

the one i have in mind - ive not been to many - is cafe k on ave k and coney island. dont know what the ratings are there either.

You mentioned Cafe K in Flatbush. It's sad that many people would not drive the extra 10 minutes and go to the Mill Basin location. It had a parking lot, wasn't as loud and full, yet the food there was still always delicious. The service was great as well.

Unfortunately, the just closed last month.

Point of my post: just reminiscing and giving a shout out to an underrated Brooklyn spot with good food, service, and parking!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on November 12, 2011, 09:05:30 PM
T Fusion in Brooklyn is really good. Went there last week and was pleasantly surprised. I did not expect such good steak in Brooklyn.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on November 12, 2011, 11:59:04 PM
T Fusion in Brooklyn is really good. Went there last week and was pleasantly surprised. I did not expect such good steak in Brooklyn.
looks nice but i prefer milchig. thanx anyway
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 13, 2011, 12:03:38 AM
T Fusion in Brooklyn is really good. Went there last week and was pleasantly surprised. I did not expect such good steak in Brooklyn.

+1

Had probably the best appie there I've ever tasted.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on November 13, 2011, 12:04:56 AM
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My friend who is taking me out tomorrow, ate out with 3 friends tonight and that was there bill. Any of the gentile ddf members eat at this restaurant before? jbtw after dessert and tip it came out to over $4,000 for 4 people. *The main course was 26 different entrees.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on November 13, 2011, 12:09:40 AM
uuuum.... :o
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on November 13, 2011, 12:12:44 AM
+1

Had probably the best appie there I've ever tasted.

Was it those little chicken fingers? Battered fried and spiced to perfection.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 13, 2011, 12:15:45 AM
Was it those little chicken nuggets?

With the pink spicy-ish sauce? Yep.

Un. Real.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on November 13, 2011, 02:31:25 AM
T Fusion in Brooklyn is really good. Went there last week and was pleasantly surprised. I did not expect such good steak in Brooklyn.

Was there 2 weeks ago Sunday. Thank gd I made a RSVP. In the Winter I suggest requesting a seat upstairs (the front door lets all the cold air right in). As for my bill, all I can thank is Groupon for that  :)


With the pink spicy-ish sauce? Yep.

Un. Real.

And yes, I had those too!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2011, 12:28:09 PM
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My friend who is taking me out tomorrow, ate out with 3 friends tonight and that was there bill. Any of the gentile ddf members eat at this restaurant before? jbtw after dessert and tip it came out to over $4,000 for 4 people. *The main course was 26 different entrees.

 :o :o :o
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on November 13, 2011, 02:29:06 PM
Was there 2 weeks ago Sunday. Thank gd I made a RSVP. In the Winter I suggest requesting a seat upstairs (the front door lets all the cold air right in). As for my bill, all I can thank is Groupon for that  :)



And yes, I had those too!
Lol, me too. Actually it was Amazon local.
The cold air suggestion would've helped before hand. +1 on sitting upstairs.

Amazing, I feel like a pregnant woman.. been craving those things since I left the restaurant.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on November 13, 2011, 02:46:29 PM
My friend who is taking me out tomorrow, ate out with 3 friends tonight and that was there bill. Any of the gentile ddf members eat at this restaurant before? jbtw after dessert and tip it came out to over $4,000 for 4 people. *The main course was 26 different entrees.
With friends like that, who needs Dans Deals?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on November 13, 2011, 04:45:57 PM
With friends like that, who needs Dans Deals?

+1
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on November 14, 2011, 08:38:25 PM
Bloomberg article on Prime Grill and Le Marais..brutal review for TPG

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-31/prime-grill-s-82-steak-is-kosher-mediocre-le-marais-rocks-ryan-sutton.html
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 14, 2011, 08:39:51 PM
Bloomberg article on Prime Grill and Le Marais..brutal review for TPG

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-31/prime-grill-s-82-steak-is-kosher-mediocre-le-marais-rocks-ryan-sutton.html
Repost: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9938.msg119868#msg119868
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on November 14, 2011, 10:52:16 PM
Repost: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=9938.msg119868#msg119868
oops
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on December 08, 2011, 12:56:51 PM
Did anyone do this Discovery Dead Sea scrolls exhibition: http://www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/dead-sea-scrolls ?
Did you like / would you recommend it?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: YudiG on December 14, 2011, 04:14:30 PM
Bloomberg article on Prime Grill and Le Marais..brutal review for TPG

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-31/prime-grill-s-82-steak-is-kosher-mediocre-le-marais-rocks-ryan-sutton.html

Ouch
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 14, 2011, 05:35:52 PM
anyone have been to or can recommend one of the hyatt properties in manhattan excluding andaz on 5th
choices seem to be Andaz on wall street, grand hyatt at central station, and Hyatt 48LEX.
any input is appreciated.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2011, 05:46:04 PM
I'd rank them:

Andaz 5th Ave.
Andaz Wall St.
Hyatt 48LEX
GH NYC
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 14, 2011, 05:54:11 PM
Thanx I think I would try the 48LEX cuz of location and it seems to be a better deal then andaz wall street which is priced 200$ cheaper.( and its newer so probably cleaner)
Any problems with it?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2011, 05:55:55 PM
Thanx I think I would try the 48LEX cuz of location and it seems to be a better deal then andaz wall street which is priced 200$ cheaper.( and its newer so probably cleaner)
Any problems with it?
It's Hyatt's low-cost hotel in NYC.  It's a bargain with points or with the free anniversary Hyatt cc night as its only a category 4 compared to category 6 for the other NYC hotels.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 14, 2011, 06:02:13 PM
it from a free cc night so think its the same to stay anywhere in NYC
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 14, 2011, 06:03:39 PM
Did anyone hear of a new sushi bar opening in soho? a friend told me he heard its opening this week but not sure and i couldn't find anything about it online.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on December 14, 2011, 06:37:02 PM
Did anyone hear of a new sushi bar opening in soho? a friend told me he heard its opening this week but not sure and i couldn't find anything about it online.
www.sushein.com
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2011, 06:46:30 PM
You're using a Hyatt cc systemwide night at 48LEX :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 14, 2011, 06:50:48 PM
thanx. funny i looked on the website and they have pics of steaks everywhere but none in the menu
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 14, 2011, 06:52:20 PM
You're using a Hyatt cc systemwide night at 48LEX :P
you have a better place in nyc area? andaz 5th is not available.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2011, 07:03:04 PM
I ranked them for you.
Availability also comes and goes and can be forced open.....
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 14, 2011, 07:04:42 PM
I ranked them for you.
Availability also comes and goes and can be forced open.....
sound interesting.. how can they be forced open?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 14, 2011, 07:11:15 PM
PUTPAC
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 14, 2011, 07:24:36 PM
PUTPAC
HUH?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on December 14, 2011, 09:13:18 PM
HUH?
Pick Up The Phone And Call
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 20, 2011, 01:39:42 PM
I'd rank them:

Andaz 5th Ave.
Andaz Wall St.
Hyatt 48LEX
GH NYC

Which way do you read this? The GH is the best or worst?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 20, 2011, 01:41:29 PM
Which way do you read this? The GH is the best or worst?
Worst.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 20, 2011, 01:43:58 PM
Really, learned something new!

I see that the price is more expensive at the Andaz, but the pictures seemed nicer to me at the GH.

And can you elaborate on PUTPAC what their telling me is that it is always available if you pay 600+ dollars  :o :o
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kivabb on December 20, 2011, 01:55:57 PM
I ranked them for you.

Can you rank your favorite 3 SPG hotels?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 20, 2011, 10:33:28 PM
I ranked them for you.
Availability also comes and goes and can be forced open.....


Thought into this and all I came up with was this:

Book with cash, and platinum members always have availability, and then PUTPAC for them to use the free night award.

Anyone with experience with this working? 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 21, 2011, 11:12:35 AM
there is room availability just not the lowest class. so even if you book a better room its not available for free nights.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 21, 2011, 11:54:47 AM
That I understand, the question is if this is a valid loophole.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 21, 2011, 12:23:37 PM
No
Title: Hotel close to Times Square in January?
Post by: Drago on December 22, 2011, 04:09:07 AM
I have a friend going from Israel to NY, and needs a hotel from 1/12 to 1/19.
He's hoping to stay close to Times Square and needs a minyan for shabbas.

He'd like to spend under $120 a night, and I'm not sure if that's possible. I'd be willing to book for him using points if the value of the points in in that range. I have SPG and MR points.

Any ideas, or is he asking for too much at that price.
Title: Re: Hotel close to Times Square in January?
Post by: damaxer91 on December 22, 2011, 04:18:03 AM
he asking for too much at that price.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 22, 2011, 08:34:59 AM
No

Thought into this and all I came up with was this:

Book with cash, and platinum members always have availability, and then PUTPAC for them to use the free night award.

Anyone with experience with this working?

Dan, I would have trusted you blindly and not tried this out, however since I already did the first step and booked with cash I decided to call and try my luck, and behold: They switched it for me!!
Title: Re: Hotel close to Times Square in January?
Post by: Hudi on December 22, 2011, 12:22:50 PM
Check starpics for the Manhattan Times Square, Four Points & Element. On weekends (and sometimes Monday nights as well) you can get those for under $200. Midweek however, you can expect to pay well over 300.

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 22, 2011, 12:38:33 PM
Dan, I would have trusted you blindly and not tried this out, however since I already did the first step and booked with cash I decided to call and try my luck, and behold: They switched it for me!!
You're telling me that the hotel showed no standard rooms for sale (e.g. no award availability), you book a Plat Guar rate, and someone switched the Guar rate into an award night?
Please let me know which hotel, for what night, and who you spoke to please if I understood you correctly as that's very rare.
Title: Re: Hotel close to Times Square in January?
Post by: joeb1 on December 22, 2011, 03:09:28 PM
I have a friend going from Israel to NY, and needs a hotel from 1/12 to 1/19.
He's hoping to stay close to Times Square and needs a minyan for shabbas.

He'd like to spend under $120 a night, and I'm not sure if that's possible. I'd be willing to book for him using points if the value of the points in in that range. I have SPG and MR points.

Any ideas, or is he asking for too much at that price.

tell him to use PC points and book a holiday inn for 150/nt in the city. many to chose from
and for all those that are going to ask that he doesnt have PC points--buy them 25k*.006=150/nt including everything
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 22, 2011, 05:31:14 PM
You're telling me that the hotel showed no standard rooms for sale (e.g. no award availability), you book a Plat Guar rate, and someone switched the Guar rate into an award night?
Please let me know which hotel, for what night, and who you spoke to please if I understood you correctly as that's very rare.

The only way I saw to book award stays is through calling. I Called and was told that there's absolutely nothing available in Andaz 5ht ave. for the following week.

(Note that i tried the GH, Lex & 48th, and the Andaz wall street, too; all I was able to get with an award was one night at the GH and one night at Lex.)

I than called the regular line and booked the Andaz 5ht Ave. with cash. I did not need to use the platinum guarantee.

Today I called and asked them to use my award instead of the whopping $500+, she put me on hold for a while, and returned by saying that (indeed) since this is an award booking to which not all rooms are available, she will have switch me for one of the nights to a king size bed instead of two double beds. She told me that she tried a few times to keep me in the same room but the system would not let her.

It's possible that exactly when I called there were two openings, and for exactly the nights I needed, but I don't think so as this is a busy season and, as I mentioned before, all Hyatts in the city are pretty much full for the following week.

I guess to be more accurate this shall be deemed a YMMV and not a full proof trick.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 22, 2011, 05:33:40 PM
Again, which hotel did you book and for what night?
And awards can be booked online.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 26, 2011, 07:43:22 AM
Any ideas for a shul near Penn st. to daven Shachris about 9 AM. Don't need a Minyan. TIA
 
found Millinery Center Synagogue - 1025 6th Avenue New York, NY ---- anyone know when they daven (no work today) and if they're open

hope to make it to http://www.aderethel.org/20070619/weekly_services.html at 29th & Lex
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 26, 2011, 08:36:18 AM
Again, which hotel did you book and for what night?
And awards can be booked online.

Dint's see this until now...

The Andaz 5th Ave. for Dec. 27-29.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 26, 2011, 12:47:53 PM
Dint's see this until now...

The Andaz 5th Ave. for Dec. 27-29.

As unlikely as it may have been, sounds like a room opened up between the time you booked for cash, and when you tried to book your award.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 26, 2011, 01:07:28 PM
As unlikely as it may have been, sounds like a room opened up between the time you booked for cash, and when you tried to book your award.
+1 except not unlikely at all.  Availability is constantly in flux.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 26, 2011, 01:11:50 PM
As unlikely as it may have been, sounds like a room opened up between the time you booked for cash, and when you tried to book your award.

Possible.

But that's two rooms on consecutive nights at a time when no other Hyatt (Andaz Wall street, GH, Lex & 48.) in the city had more than one room available for this entire week, and the Andaz 5th Ave. had zero availability. From the time I checked all this and until I had my bookings in the Andaz was less then 48 hours. 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 26, 2011, 03:56:04 PM
Possible.

But that's two rooms on consecutive nights at a time when no other Hyatt (Andaz Wall street, GH, Lex & 48.) in the city had more than one room available for this entire week, and the Andaz 5th Ave. had zero availability. From the time I checked all this and until I had my bookings in the Andaz was less then 48 hours.

All that really doesn't matter. I also have had an experience (with the PHP) that availability, as Dan mentioned, constantly changes.

And, trust me, it was probably harder to get a room at the PHP than it is at the Andaz (or has been IME).

 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 27, 2011, 11:38:00 AM
If this is not your trick in "always getting availability," I am curious what is? Is it just calling again and again and relying that availability will open up?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 27, 2011, 01:01:38 PM
@nitan - yeah.

Anyone for a DO in Manhattan tonight please pm
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 27, 2011, 01:29:24 PM
@nitan - yeah.

Anyone for a DO in Manhattan tonight please pm

I can meet later on, like 8/9 PM. One condition though, we're not going to sit and discuss/argue hashkafa :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 27, 2011, 01:40:10 PM
I can meet later on, like 8/9 PM. One condition though, we're not going to sit and discuss/argue hashkafa :P
OK with me, but I won't know anything for certain until later.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 27, 2011, 01:41:32 PM
OK with me, but I won't know anything for certain until later.

Ok, please post back here. And let me amend my availability to 9pm or later.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 27, 2011, 02:08:33 PM
Anyone for a DO in Manhattan tonight please pm

Is there something going on in Manhattan tonight that I don't know about? Or is this just cuz you have plans to be there?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 27, 2011, 02:17:09 PM
AJK just cause I might be there. Why don't you join
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 27, 2011, 03:21:23 PM
AJK just cause I might be there. Why don't you join

I actually may be there a bit later on (Mrs. AJK likes to look at all the pretty store windows), but not too late.

I want to catch dinner (hopefully) at Tea Fusion.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 27, 2011, 03:31:04 PM
A crazy line outside the Saks windows some weird display.
I don't know what tea fusion is. I'm pretty sure I won't make it tonight.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 27, 2011, 03:36:14 PM
I don't know what tea fusion is. I'm pretty sure I won't make it tonight.

To T-Fusion (http://tfusionsteakhouse.com/), or to Manhattan? :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on December 27, 2011, 03:37:39 PM
A crazy line outside the Saks windows some weird display.
I don't know what tea fusion is. I'm pretty sure I won't make it tonight.

http://tfusionsteakhouse.com/

Located in Marine Park (Flatbush)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 27, 2011, 03:49:38 PM
Maybe I'll stop by too
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 27, 2011, 04:00:08 PM
AsherO looks like I'm too busy today for either
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 27, 2011, 04:01:39 PM
Maybe I'll stop by too

Stop by where? PG didn't set a time/place.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ez1985 on December 27, 2011, 04:57:32 PM
How far is the Andaz 5th ave from times square?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 27, 2011, 05:01:45 PM
How far is the Andaz 5th ave from times square?

Are u in the Andaz?

It's about a 5 minutes walk.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 27, 2011, 08:47:35 PM
Ashero is  9:45 @ Delli Kasabah/Prime KO good?
Anybody wanna join?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 27, 2011, 09:54:45 PM
was in Time Square before....
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 27, 2011, 11:54:28 PM
Ashero is  9:45 @ Delli Kasabah/Prime KO good?
Anybody wanna join?

Gah, bad timing. Short notice is probably what ruined our meetup. I.e. if it was planned ahead with an official time and place set, I'd make it. Thanks for trying to set it up, hopefully next time we can make it work.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 27, 2011, 11:57:13 PM
Gah, bad timing. Short notice is probably what ruined our meetup. I.e. if it was planned ahead with an official time and place set, I'd make it. Thanks for trying to set it up, hopefully next time we can make it work.
Yeah thanks for trying. I just couldn't predict if/when I'd be around, it sucks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ez1985 on December 28, 2011, 12:46:52 PM
Are u in the Andaz?

It's about a 5 minutes walk.
no.  I am looking to make a reservation somewhere.  Want it to be close to Times Square.  What is my best bet?  Pay for a Hyatt somewhere and use a diamond suite upgrade and if so which Hyatt?  or should I use my starwood points?  And if so which Hotel is the nicest (best bang for my buck)?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 28, 2011, 02:19:55 PM
Can't go wrong with Andaz.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ez1985 on December 28, 2011, 02:37:10 PM
Can't go wrong with Andaz.
Its a liitle steep  Comes out to 300 after tax.  Are their suites nice?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 28, 2011, 02:39:53 PM
Its a liitle steep  Comes out to 300 after tax.  Are their suites nice?

Ah, for some reason I thought you were using a free night.

I've stayed in a suite there which was very large AFAICR.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ez1985 on December 28, 2011, 04:25:31 PM
I have free suite nights but I think I'm saving up for something a little better.  To get a nice Starwood Hotel in the city, it looks like about 20000 points.  At that rate, I think its better to pay for a room and get upgraded from Hyatt.  I guess we'll see
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 28, 2011, 04:54:59 PM
stay at hoboken and take the fairy over its only12000 spg
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ez1985 on December 28, 2011, 05:11:44 PM
a regular room is 299 then i can use a suite upgrade for a paid stay.  The problem with Hoboken is that I am going with a baby and leaving another baby at home so I need to have my car with me.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 28, 2011, 06:24:57 PM
Plz a trip report about the fairy.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on December 28, 2011, 06:26:29 PM
Plz a trip report about the fairy.
huh
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on December 28, 2011, 06:37:08 PM
fairy=ferry
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: SuperFlyer on December 28, 2011, 07:22:21 PM
Trip report = fairy tale
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 29, 2011, 09:39:18 AM
does any one know of any deals to the dead sea exhibit at the discovery museum
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 29, 2011, 10:49:06 AM
ok but parking in manhattan will cost you a pretty penny!! at the hyatt 48LEX they want 60$ a day WITHOUT in/out!!!(meaning once you take your car you have to repay to bring back!!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on December 29, 2011, 10:53:17 AM
Ok but parking in manhattan will cost you a pretty penny!!
Dont get why this is still a secret. #1 comes out to be $32 for 12 hours
http://nyc.centralparking.com/search/517+Lexington+Ave/New+York/NY+10017/USA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 29, 2011, 11:46:40 AM
thats still about 45$ a day without in/out.
for short term parking i find bestparking.com the best!

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 29, 2011, 05:27:01 PM
Some hotels offer free parking
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 29, 2011, 05:28:52 PM
Some hotels offer free parking
In Manhattan?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 29, 2011, 05:31:16 PM

From Andaz's website
Quote
at your service
24-hour gym // 24-hour room service // dry cleaning and
laundry services // valet parking // business services //
currency exchange // complimentary safe deposit boxe

I understood this to mean free, am I wrong?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on December 29, 2011, 05:36:48 PM
From Andaz's website
I understood this to mean free, am I wrong?

Well, if the dry-cleaning and laundry services would be free, then...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 29, 2011, 05:42:29 PM
Your right, it's not free...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on December 29, 2011, 06:43:18 PM
Your right, it's not free...
Lol seriously?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on December 29, 2011, 06:44:31 PM
Plz a trip report about the fairy.
she left me 2 bucks for my tooth
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on December 30, 2011, 07:01:58 AM
does any one know of any deals to the dead sea exhibit at the discovery museum

I know there was a $5 off coupon recently. I can try and track it down if you want.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 30, 2011, 09:57:21 AM
I know there was a $5 off coupon recently. I can try and track it down if you want.
if you can that would be great
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 30, 2011, 09:59:18 AM
if you can that would be great

BTW, I am sure if you are aware of the controversy regarding the dead see scrolls. I am not saying that you should or should not go, just that you should perhaps consider that fact.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 30, 2011, 10:12:18 AM
im not aware of any controversy around the scrolls
i realize they are not the torah that we know it as
still interesting to see the oldest written ten commandments
the last day of that part of the exhibition is this sunday
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 30, 2011, 10:34:44 AM
I am not to familiar with it either, but the general idea is that christens use it for their benefit as supposedly it proves their version, or a different, of Torah, etc.

The (simple) given answer is that because it was NOT accurate it was buried, as is the old Jewish law regarding a Sefer Torah Sekosvo Min.

That's all I know. Maybe someone else here knows more...   
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 30, 2011, 10:40:53 AM
either way im not going there to try and disprove our torah so i dont think its a problem imo
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Nitantnel on December 30, 2011, 10:44:35 AM
Indeed, but don't think your going to find original yiddishkait there
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 30, 2011, 11:04:26 AM
that wasnt my intent
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on December 30, 2011, 02:11:55 PM
the last day of that part of the exhibition is this sunday

I wasn't aware that this Sunday was the last day. Hope I can make it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on December 30, 2011, 02:23:16 PM
if you can that would be great
Code: DCOUP
http://www.destinationcoupons.com/new_york/nyc/Discovery-Times-Square/dss-coupon.asp
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack on January 01, 2012, 12:20:24 AM
Any recommendations for a great restaurant?  Want a change from prime grill or solo.
Thinking of Prime Ko as i've never been there or Brooklyn's Pardes.  Any opinions?
Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 01, 2012, 12:28:25 AM
Any recommendations for a great restaurant?  Want a change from prime grill or solo.
Thinking of Prime Ko as i've never been there or Brooklyn's Pardes.  Any opinions?
Thanks

Service at Pardes was nothing special the few times I was there, food was good (not amazing) but considering their menu wasn't that extravagant I was disappointed they didn't have the few things I really wanted last time I was there. The food is also artsy, so don't expect a steakhouse.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack on January 01, 2012, 12:42:16 AM
Service at Pardes was nothing special the few times I was there, food was good (not amazing). 
Anyplace you can recommend "amazing"!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 01, 2012, 12:49:35 AM
Anyplace you can recommend "amazing"!

I'm not much of a foodie. Personally I like Le Marais and Mike's Bistro, but that's probably because I can't justify to myself the cost of dinner @ the fancier places (http://primehospitalityny.com/), so maybe I shouldn't be the one answering your questions.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2012, 12:58:49 AM
I'm not much of a foodie. Personally I like Le Marais and Mike's Bistro, but that's probably because I can't justify to myself the cost of dinner @ the fancier places (http://primehospitalityny.com/), so maybe I shouldn't be the one answering your questions.
It is really easy to rack up a nice tab at Mikes
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 01, 2012, 01:10:20 AM
It is really easy to rack up a nice tab at Mikes

Perhaps, but I'm under the impression that it's cheaper than the more expensive places I linked to, please CMIIW.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on January 01, 2012, 02:55:16 AM
i love mikes
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 01, 2012, 02:59:39 AM
Any recommendations for a great restaurant?  Want a change from prime grill or solo.
Thinking of Prime Ko as i've never been there or Brooklyn's Pardes.  Any opinions?
Thanks

+1 to Mike's Bistro -- one of my favorite steaks in NYC. (and +1 to the ease at which a tab can be racked up... was there thursday night with 3 others and the bill, before we knew it was ~$400)

Prime KO has spectacular appies, but their mains leave something to be desired.

I also love the Delmonico at Le Carne.

Perhaps, but I'm under the impression that it's cheaper than the more expensive places I linked to, please CMIIW.

They're pretty similar... a main at Mike's is $40-60, too.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on January 01, 2012, 10:59:11 AM
wasn't impressed with PRIMEKO their apps were solid but sushi and mains were nothing special. I was there a while ago so could have changed but not going back soon.
not sure why so many ppl love la merais its solid food but nothing amazing (ok except for the beef jerky) and last time i went we got food poisoned.
personally i  like to try diff food not just a good reg. steak!
its like going to ateres avraham...always a good solid meal but not gonna walk out saying wow that was amazing!

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: YOSEF on January 01, 2012, 11:12:32 AM
was there thursday night
Me too.
8 o'clock reservation upstairs.
You?
Title: Re: Best NYC restaurant
Post by: twentie4hrs on January 01, 2012, 11:14:23 AM
If you just stick to the steak, potatoes, and salad there's no reason you can't eat at Le Marais within that price range.
Last time I was there my favorite peppercorn steak was something like $32+25% tax/tip=$40

Although I do find it hard to leave without their warm chocolate cake, probably the best version of that dessert anywhere.

If only they took restaurant.com coupons  ;D

you liked the peppercorn steak?
maybe I ordered mine wrong
how do you like yours cooked?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: twentie4hrs on January 01, 2012, 11:15:30 AM

I also love the Delmonico at Le Carne.


better than the tuesday night delmonico at PG?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 01, 2012, 02:33:35 PM
Me too.
8 o'clock reservation upstairs.
You?

9:15 RSVP, sitting to the left right when you enter, in that enclave closest to the street.

you liked the peppercorn steak?
maybe I ordered mine wrong
how do you like yours cooked?

Peppercorn steak is, IMHO, their best steak. Medium to medium-rare gets me every time.

better than the tuesday night delmonico at PG?

Actually, I don't think I've been to PG at on a Tuesday so I can't opine. Le Carne's delmonico is available every night, and to my palate is durn good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on January 01, 2012, 02:39:24 PM
+1 on the Peppercorn at Le Merais. Very good steak (and fried).
+1 On the appies being the only really good thing @ Prime KO.
IMHO Tevere is being overlooked here it is one of my favorites.
Delmonico at Le Carne is good but bit over-hyped for the price.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bosoxfan on January 04, 2012, 08:25:57 PM
ok but parking in manhattan will cost you a pretty penny!! at the hyatt 48LEX they want 60$ a day WITHOUT in/out!!!(meaning once you take your car you have to repay to bring back!!
I stayed there last night comped my parking because of plat status.
Very nice room on 21st floor. Obviously more of business hotel as suite was a little small but well appointed.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 05, 2012, 02:51:33 AM
have you guys ever had the la surprise at le marais?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 11, 2012, 05:25:25 PM
I'd rank them:

Andaz 5th Ave.
Andaz Wall St.
Hyatt 48LEX
GH NYC

Dan, what kind of upgrades (if any) can a Hyatt Plat expect when redeeming an award (systemwide nights) stay at each of these locations?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ez1985 on January 11, 2012, 05:35:03 PM
I stayed at the Andaz 5th Ave. Used a Diamond Suite Upgrade and got put in the Splash Suite.  Was absolutely stunning.  Humongous suite with a great view and amazing customer service.  Couln't find a complaint if  I tried (which I did)Got there at 12:05 Sat night which is already sunday and found a parking spot directly in front of the hotel for free! Ate at Le Marais.  I went cheap since I had lunch at Cafe K about an hour earlier.  Got the $19.95 Steak and fries which imho was awesome.  Overall it was a great trip and I did not need to pay for parking once
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on January 11, 2012, 06:10:03 PM
i st
Dan, what kind of upgrades (if any) can a Hyatt Plat expect when redeeming an award (systemwide nights) stay at each of these locations?
I stayed at the 48 LEX was very nice but no upgrades they said they were booked solid! but was nice clean room
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on January 22, 2012, 11:54:37 AM
Did anyone do this Discovery Dead Sea scrolls exhibition: http://www.discoverytsx.com/exhibitions/dead-sea-scrolls ?
Did you like / would you recommend it?
I finally made it to Discovery's Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Was awesome. They have some really amazing stuff there aside from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Very nicely laid out. Feel's like you're walking back in time.

Unfortunately, I mistakenly left my Groupon tix at home and had to pay full price.
Fortunately, if anyone wants to buy my 2 tix for $15 each instead of $30, it's yours.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 22, 2012, 12:03:51 PM
Unfortunately, I mistakenly left my Groupon tix at home and had to pay full price.
Fortunately, if anyone wants to buy my 2 tix for $15 each instead of $30, it's yours.

Did you try to load the Groupon PDF on your BB?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on January 22, 2012, 12:09:50 PM
Did you try to load the Groupon PDF on your BB?
Darn, no I did not. Did that ever work for anyone? Now that I think of it, that guy at the will call window said that he could pull up my tix with the Groupon confirmation code. Oh well.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: elikay on January 22, 2012, 02:44:27 PM
I finally made it to Discovery's Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. Was awesome. They have some really amazing stuff there aside from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Very nicely laid out. Feel's like you're walking back in time.

Unfortunately, I mistakenly left my Groupon tix at home and had to pay full price.
Fortunately, if anyone wants to buy my 2 tix for $15 each instead of $30, it's yours.
I saw it in Israel at the Shrine of the Book at Israel Museum, it was interesting although I personally found the Aleppo Codex more interesting (more Jewish, and in general more my type of thing).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 23, 2012, 02:25:50 PM
Looking to book some family in a hotel in NYC and since I am from out of town and haven't yet explored the Big Apple I need some advice.

            It have Marriot, Hyatt, and Priority Club points. I'm looking for the nicest hotel in the middle of all the action and/or close to a pretty view in central park.


          Advice?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ez1985 on January 23, 2012, 04:18:12 PM
Looking to book some family in a hotel in NYC and since I am from out of town and haven't yet explored the Big Apple I need some advice.

            It have Marriot, Hyatt, and Priority Club points. I'm looking for the nicest hotel in the middle of all the action and/or close to a pretty view in central park.


          Advice?
I just stayed in the Andaz on 5th avenue which is an high class hyatt.  Not so child friendly but a gorgeous hotel.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 23, 2012, 08:18:29 PM
I just stayed in the Andaz on 5th avenue which is an high class hyatt.  Not so child friendly but a gorgeous hotel.

Thanks. No children are going on this trip! :)

                               I narrowed it down to the Andaz 5th Avenue , Marriot Marquis, Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt New York-

            I don't know New York really well so... which of one these would be the most in the action? Or next to a pretty area by Central Park? 
    and better q- which one is closest to some tasty food?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ez1985 on January 24, 2012, 01:02:26 PM
Thanks. No children are going on this trip! :)

                               I narrowed it down to the Andaz 5th Avenue , Marriot Marquis, Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, and the Grand Hyatt New York-

            I don't know New York really well so... which of one these would be the most in the action? Or next to a pretty area by Central Park? 
    and better q- which one is closest to some tasty food?
Don't know about the others and don't know New York too well, but the Andaz is on 5th avenue which is definitely action and around the corner from Times Square which is forsure where the action is.  Marriott Marquis I think is right in the middle of Times Square.  Personally I think a little TOO in the action.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 24, 2012, 03:27:16 PM
Don't know about the others and don't know New York too well, but the Andaz is on 5th avenue which is definitely action and around the corner from Times Square which is forsure where the action is.  Marriott Marquis I think is right in the middle of Times Square.  Personally I think a little TOO in the action.

Got it. Ok- Ill prob end up going with the Andaz then. Thanks..


                       What's the easiest cheapest (and safest) way to get from Manhattan to Brooklyn?  and getting back late at night after a wedding?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on January 24, 2012, 03:29:47 PM
What's the easiest cheapest (and safest) way to get from Manhattan to Brooklyn?  and getting back late at night after a wedding?
Easiest is a cab, cheapest is the subway, and safest is walking.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 24, 2012, 03:33:02 PM
Easiest is a cab, cheapest is the subway, and safest is walking.

How much will a cab run me? (approx?)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on January 24, 2012, 03:35:30 PM
How much will a cab run me? (approx?)
Depending on where your going around $40. IMHO you should take the subway for $2.50
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 24, 2012, 03:44:48 PM
Depending on where your going around $40. IMHO you should take the subway for $2.50

Is it safe? Easy? It's going to be my Israeli relatives. They don't speak too much english.
Think that will be alright?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on January 24, 2012, 03:55:10 PM
Is it safe? Easy? It's going to be my Israeli relatives. They don't speak too much english.
Think that will be alright?
It should be simple. Depending on where your going if you need to transfer or not.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on January 24, 2012, 06:48:47 PM
Is it safe? Easy? It's going to be my Israeli relatives. They don't speak too much english.
Think that will be alright?

Personally, I wouldn't recommend taking the subway late at night. In general the Subway's system runs on a slower paced schedule at night and it will take longer. (the really slow schedule used to be from 12 AM, but I saw signs last week saying they are moving it back even earlier). It will be even harder for your relatives who don't speak/read English. Just imagine them trying to find directions or missing their stop. And lastly, it's not that safe.
If they're spending money/points and a nice city hotel, let them enjoy it all the way with a nice taxi ride home.
Just my $0.02.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on January 24, 2012, 06:53:20 PM
I saw it in Israel at the Shrine of the Book at Israel Museum, it was interesting although I personally found the Aleppo Codex more interesting (more Jewish, and in general more my type of thing).
Did they have other interesting things there aside from the Scrolls/Codex?
It was the scrolls together with all the other things they had there that really made it worthwhile.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 24, 2012, 09:40:52 PM
Personally, I wouldn't recommend taking the subway late at night. In general the Subway's system runs on a slower paced schedule at night and it will take longer. (the really slow schedule used to be from 12 AM, but I saw signs last week saying they are moving it back even earlier). It will be even harder for your relatives who don't speak/read English. Just imagine them trying to find directions or missing their stop. And lastly, it's not that safe.
If they're spending money/points and a nice city hotel, let them enjoy it all the way with a nice taxi ride home.
Just my $0.02.

Thanks. I think I'll take that advice and maybe I'll just book them a hotel in Brooklyn so they can be close to the wedding and the next day they can travel to Manhattan. Would that be easier? Also... if they have just one day in Manhattan, what are some ideas of what they should do?
Title: Which hotel to book?
Post by: sky121 on January 25, 2012, 11:45:30 AM
Has anyone stayed in any of the frum hotels in Brooklyn?  I'm looking into the Pointe Plaza.  Anyone ever stayed there who can advise me on how the rooms and food were? And how far it is from Borough Park and Manhattan?



       also I am looking to book with Expedia- I usually use Travelocity because they are good about letting me cancel. Has anyone canceled successfully with Expedia before?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2012, 11:49:26 AM
Has anyone stayed in any of the frum hotels in Brooklyn?  I'm looking into the Pointe Plaza.  Anyone ever stayed there who can advise me on how the rooms and food were? And how far it is from Borough Park and Manhattan?



       also I am looking to book with Expedia- I usually use Travelocity because they are good about letting me cancel. Has anyone canceled successfully with Expedia before?
Groupon is excellent with refunds for any reason, and they're cheaper and throw in a bottle of wine:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/19062
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sky121 on January 25, 2012, 12:00:29 PM
Groupon is excellent with refunds for any reason, and they're cheaper and throw in a bottle of wine:
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/19062

I'm looking at March 26-28 and I see March 26 is one of the blackout dates for the Groupon. So I would need to book at least one night with Expedia. They are pricing me 252.38 for two nights with tax included. Seems about the same.

        Think it's worth splitting it up? Buying one Groupon and then using Expedia for the first night?

                                     
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 25, 2012, 12:05:26 PM
I'm looking at March 26-28 and I see March 26 is one of the blackout dates for the Groupon. So I would need to book at least one night with Expedia. They are pricing me 252.38 for two nights with tax included. Seems about the same.

        Think it's worth splitting it up? Buying one Groupon and then using Expedia for the first night?

                                     
If you want the free wine, I don't see why not.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on January 25, 2012, 01:32:29 PM
Has anyone stayed in any of the frum hotels in Brooklyn?

I've stayed at the Park House (http://www.parkhousehotelbrooklyn.com/), and I've been at Avenue Plaza (http://www.theavenueplaza.com/). Between the two, I would recommend the PH because the rooms are much bigger. Although the AP is much newer, the PH has recently been refurbished and some of the rooms are really beautiful. Breakfast there is not too bad either.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on January 25, 2012, 05:07:00 PM
I've stayed at the Park House (http://www.parkhousehotelbrooklyn.com/), and I've been at Avenue Plaza (http://www.theavenueplaza.com/). Between the two, I would recommend the PH because the rooms are much bigger. Although the AP is much newer, the PH has recently been refurbished and some of the rooms are really beautiful. Breakfast there is not too bad either.
I think using the acronym 'PH' for the Park house is a crime
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on January 25, 2012, 05:20:16 PM
I think using the acronym 'PH' for the Park house is a crime
+1
The thought of saying something crossed my mind
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on January 26, 2012, 07:28:40 AM
I think using the acronym 'PH' for the Park house is a crime

Lol, I beg for forgiveness (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-angelic001.gif).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on February 06, 2012, 06:46:45 PM
FYI, a friend of mine recently spent a weekend (incl. Shabbos) at the Andaz 5th Ave. and it's really not a Shabbos-friendly hotel:

1. The stairwells all have motion-sensors 24/7.
2. There's an AC sensor (can be disabled (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1643.msg164062#msg164062)).
3. The rooms' light switches are sensor based, so walking by too closely can turn on/off some lights.
4. Opening the room door turns on some lights.
5. Some lights turn off after some time if no motion is detected.

These were the experiences reported to me, anyone have a good experience there on Shabbos?

Anyone know if the Andaz Wall St. is the same in these regards?
Title: Plaza
Post by: Mk on February 07, 2012, 06:41:33 PM
I can't find a good rate at tha plaza 2nd week of march. Anyone have suggestions?
Title: Re: Plaza
Post by: JEWDA on February 07, 2012, 06:45:20 PM
Go somewhere else that has better rates!
Title: Re: Plaza
Post by: jj1000 on February 07, 2012, 08:16:14 PM
I can't find a good rate at tha plaza 2nd week of march. Anyone have suggestions?
What rates are you getting and what rates are you looking for? In general the Plaza in an extremely expensive hotel that rarely has sales.
Title: Re: Plaza
Post by: Mk on February 07, 2012, 10:09:36 PM
What rates are you getting and what rates are you looking for? In general the Plaza in an extremely expensive hotel that rarely has sales.
.   300 for 2 adults And a child under 1
Title: Re: Plaza
Post by: moish on February 08, 2012, 09:05:06 AM
if you pm your dates, i might be able to help you
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: beny on February 12, 2012, 06:30:00 PM
anybody have any experience staying at the la parker meridean in NYC? What to expect?
I booked 2 nights for later this month with spg points, cash and points wasn't available...

or better question: what starwood hotels are recommended NYC?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on February 20, 2012, 02:42:08 PM
Anybody been to Burgers Plus?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 21, 2012, 03:08:24 AM
Gah, bad timing. Short notice is probably what ruined our meetup. I.e. if it was planned ahead with an official time and place set, I'd make it. Thanks for trying to set it up, hopefully next time we can make it work.
Any time this week or next week?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Drago on March 21, 2012, 05:50:24 AM
I'll be staying at the Beekman Tower next week. Their address is Mitchell Place, and I think it's in Midtown.
Any recommondations for dinner, take-out for the flight back, and a place to buy some decent priced beer? How about an early shachris? Thoughts on the hotel?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TC610 on April 09, 2012, 01:12:46 PM
We will be arriving at LGA on Friday and renting a car.  The plan is to drive about an hour in to NJ for a wedding and then return to NYC to do some touristy stuff on Sunday and stay there through Wednesday. 

We're using free rental awards from Hertz with some points I had leftover.  The terms state I have to return the car at the same place I picked it up from, in this case LGA.  We're staying in a hotel near Times Square.  I plan on using the $10 Jetsetter deal to get from the hotel to LGA on Wednesday, which just leaves one missing link:  Getting from Hertz@LGA to Times Square on Sunday after I drop the car off.  What are some of the best and most economical ways to do this?  I'm assuming a cab is going to be way too expensive.  Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plane.love on April 09, 2012, 03:35:32 PM
We will be arriving at LGA on Friday and renting a car.  The plan is to drive about an hour in to NJ for a wedding and then return to NYC to do some touristy stuff on Sunday and stay there through Wednesday. 

We're using free rental awards from Hertz with some points I had leftover.  The terms state I have to return the car at the same place I picked it up from, in this case LGA.  We're staying in a hotel near Times Square.  I plan on using the $10 Jetsetter deal to get from the hotel to LGA on Wednesday, which just leaves one missing link:  Getting from Hertz@LGA to Times Square on Sunday after I drop the car off.  What are some of the best and most economical ways to do this?  I'm assuming a cab is going to be way too expensive.  Thanks in advance.

If you are doing a one man mission to return the car these guys are pretty good, http://www.nycairporter.com
Also keep your eyes peeled for a Groupon for car service, I just got one for $29.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TC610 on April 09, 2012, 06:15:24 PM
If you are doing a one man mission to return the car these guys are pretty good, http://www.nycairporter.com
Also keep your eyes peeled for a Groupon for car service, I just got one for $29.

Thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for!  There's actually two of us (should run us a total of $24+tip if I read it right) but I will be on the lookout for groupons.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 09, 2012, 09:45:11 PM
Thank you, this is exactly what I was looking for!  There's actually two of us (should run us a total of $24+tip if I read it right) but I will be on the lookout for groupons.
I think a train is much easier.
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on April 09, 2012, 09:46:21 PM
I think a train is much easier.
With luggage?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on April 09, 2012, 09:48:21 PM
With luggage?
He is returning a car, his luggage is at the hotel already.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TC610 on April 09, 2012, 10:17:14 PM
He is returning a car, his luggage is at the hotel already.

I don't think I was clear enough in my OP- my apologies.  We land at LGA and then go straight to Jersey first and then will be in NYC later in the week and will need to drop the car off at LGA on the way to NYC (I don't want/need a car in the city).  I did some more research with Frommer's and found that cabs from LGA -> Times Square area are about $25+tolls+tip, so split by 2 people we may be better off doing that to avoid having to take shared transportation and transfers that the shuttles require...unless Frommer's is off on the cost.

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kayef on April 15, 2012, 03:25:36 PM
I am looking to use my free hyatt suite night in nyc. Which is the nicest hyatt there? where is my best bet to get upped to a nicer room?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on April 15, 2012, 09:22:50 PM
I am looking to use my free hyatt suite night in nyc. Which is the nicest hyatt there? where is my best bet to get upped to a nicer room?

My vote is Andaz 5th.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kayef on April 15, 2012, 10:25:33 PM
My vote is Andaz 5th.
Thanks for the input. I was leaning towards there but I wanted to hear from the DDF'ers first.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ichmein on April 18, 2012, 02:21:31 PM
Any good suggestions for outdoor Sunday trips over the summer within driving distance to NYC?  Any beach-type places that are secluded enough to not be a problem of mixed swimming?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on April 18, 2012, 02:45:19 PM
we go to westbury gardens a lot,
also i dont think you are going to find any beach types places that are secluded enough
Title: Best Sushi in Brooklyn?
Post by: aryeh1 on April 27, 2012, 01:01:02 AM
What do you guys think?
Title: Re: Best Sushi in Brooklyn?
Post by: Mocha on April 27, 2012, 01:02:28 AM
What do you guys think?
Sushi Meshuga
Title: Re: Best Sushi in Brooklyn?
Post by: aryeh1 on April 27, 2012, 01:03:26 AM
Sushi Meshuga
Mesugenur would definitely agree with this :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on April 27, 2012, 12:22:58 PM
Any good suggestions for outdoor Sunday trips over the summer within driving distance to NYC?  Any beach-type places that are secluded enough to not be a problem of mixed swimming?

If anyone know of a place like that, they'd be dumb posting it here :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 27, 2012, 12:30:20 PM
If anyone know of a place like that, they'd be dumb posting it here :P
:D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: e-Lawyer on April 27, 2012, 12:39:16 PM
www.sushein.com

On that topic: Is the Chumus place just off of Times Square any good? Still Open? Still Kosher?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: e-Lawyer on April 27, 2012, 12:43:08 PM
Any suggestions for reasonably priced things to see or do in NY - out of the way and unique - not the usual wax museum stuff. What about a really funky hotel with a great spa - without breaking the bank?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on April 27, 2012, 12:49:38 PM
On that topic: Is the Chumus place just off of Times Square any good? Still Open? Still Kosher?

What was it called? If you're referring to this place (http://www.hummusplace.com/), the kashrus is iffy at best.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on April 27, 2012, 03:07:20 PM
I have a free night certificate at any PC hotel. I wanted to go somewhere in NYC, and wanted to know which one is the nicest one in NY (yes, I know that PC does not compare to tother chains, but still, free is free)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on April 30, 2012, 12:13:29 PM
Has anyone been to Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill  (http://www.LadinoGrill.com) yet?


Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on April 30, 2012, 01:16:54 PM
I personally have not had a chance yet  but some of my family members have been to ladino's and they loved it
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on April 30, 2012, 01:22:05 PM
Has anyone been to Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill  (http://www.LadinoGrill.com) yet?
Looks good! On my list for next time I eat out, and Ill report back.


On another note for all those that are interested I have taken a carriage or car-seat into the following places. (more to come)

Carriage into:
Deli Kasbah, Le Marais,

Car-seat into:
Club House
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Columbiadorm on April 30, 2012, 01:26:39 PM
Has anyone been to Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill  (http://www.LadinoGrill.com) yet?




Wife went there with some friends. She enjoyed and would go back to try more of their menu. Appetizers seem to be what interested he most, desserts did not.

RSVP is a must.

It's Mexican style so expect a different type menu.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on April 30, 2012, 03:03:00 PM
Bravo pizza on broadway and 36th is amazing.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on April 30, 2012, 03:18:19 PM
Bravo pizza on broadway and 36th is amazing.

Not sure about amazing, but def very good.

I recommend the thin-slice, whole wheat fresh mozzarella slice.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 02, 2012, 05:35:08 PM
I'm not sure it opened yet, but Wolf & Lamb Brooklyn (http://wolfandlambbrooklyn.com/) looks hot!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 02, 2012, 05:51:59 PM
I'm not sure it opened yet, but Wolf & Lamb Brooklyn (http://wolfandlambbrooklyn.com/) looks hot!

I hope it's better than the one in the city :P

(OK, fine, it's not that bad, but it doesn't hold a candle to some of the other places...)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on May 02, 2012, 05:55:06 PM
I'm not sure it opened yet, but Wolf & Lamb Brooklyn (http://wolfandlambbrooklyn.com/) looks hot!
Not till next week.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 02, 2012, 05:55:17 PM
(OK, fine, it's not that bad, but it doesn't hold a candle to some of the other places...)

It's probably cheaper than (at least) some of said "other places". IMHO some of the best kosher eateries in NY are quite reasonably priced, but then again, I'm no foodie (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.msg164416#msg164416).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 02, 2012, 06:01:27 PM
It's probably cheaper than (at least) some of said "other places". IMHO some of the best kosher eateries in NY are quite reasonably priced, but then again, I'm no foodie (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.msg164416#msg164416).

Like?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 02, 2012, 06:04:13 PM
Like?

Depends what you're looking for. For some settings ClubHouse is perfect and is always a great value for your buck. Le Marais has some steak dinner options that are fantastic without breaking the bank.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 02, 2012, 06:09:40 PM
Depends what you're looking for. For some settings ClubHouse is perfect and is always a great value for your buck. Le Marais has some steak dinner options that are fantastic without breaking the bank.

Clubhouse for the food? Eh, I tend to like the ambiance there *when I'm in the mood for it*, but I find the menu VERY sparse and the food just OK. Boy do I love the pepper steak at Le Marais, though.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 02, 2012, 06:18:24 PM
Clubhouse for the food? Eh, I tend to like the ambiance there *when I'm in the mood for it*, but I find the menu VERY sparse and the food just OK. Boy do I love the pepper steak at Le Marais, though.

When clubhouse isn't super crowded (which is never), the ambiance is great, and I personally like the food, but agree the menu is sparse.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 02, 2012, 06:21:44 PM
which pepper steak, the famous chinese dish, or steak au poivre?

i personally love the le surprise. i get one for the main course, and then one for dessert...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 02, 2012, 06:23:04 PM
steak au poivre
Heaven.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on May 02, 2012, 06:25:42 PM
I'm all about the turnedo
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on May 03, 2012, 10:58:47 AM
Has anyone been to Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill  (http://www.LadinoGrill.com) yet?



I saw advertised cigars on motsai shabbos. Does that mean you can smoke inside the restaurant? If nod do they have outdoor area you could?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 03, 2012, 11:24:27 AM
I saw advertised cigars on motsai shabbos. Does that mean you can smoke inside the restaurant? If nod do they have outdoor area you could?

Isn't that against the law in NYC?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on May 03, 2012, 11:31:33 AM
Isn't that against the law in NYC?
+1
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 03, 2012, 11:32:58 AM
Isn't that against the law in NYC?
Aren't bars or specifically zoned buildings exempt? There are cigar lounges in NYC I assume you can smoke in there...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 03, 2012, 11:42:26 AM
Aren't bars or specifically zoned buildings exempt?

I thought the law was specifically for bars (and eateries?)...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 03, 2012, 11:48:33 AM
I thought the law was specifically for bars (and eateries?)...
Your right but there is a permit for smoking lounges. Seems almost impossible to get unless you had it before the ban.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on May 03, 2012, 11:56:59 AM
I was hoping not!  Maybe they have smoking porch?
They advertised they have motsai shabbos
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on May 03, 2012, 05:42:55 PM
Maybe they mean meat cigars ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on May 03, 2012, 05:56:25 PM
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/125788/First+Kosher+Tapas+in+Manhattan+-+Upscale+Latin+Cuisine+OU.html
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on May 06, 2012, 11:06:43 AM
I called the restaraunt last night they just have a promotion that they are giving out cigars on Saturday nights to their customers. ( but they did say until they run out. Just curious if anyone was there and got one or like most of these type of gimmicks they almost always "just ran out" )
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 13, 2012, 01:22:24 PM
Anyone else have Bravo Pizza on Broadway? Just had it last night and it was very good! Much better than J2 a"h...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 13, 2012, 02:17:05 PM
Anyone else have Bravo Pizza on Broadway? Just had it last night and it was very good! Much better than J2 a"h...

Bravo pizza on broadway and 36th is amazing.

I recommend the thin-slice, whole wheat fresh mozzarella slice.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 13, 2012, 02:32:45 PM

Nice :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on May 13, 2012, 02:34:48 PM
their pizza is delicious but a bit pricey
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on May 13, 2012, 04:47:33 PM
Much better than J2 a"h...
J-2 is still around. They moved a few blocks away and their name is now Jerusalem Cafe.
http://yeahthatskosher.com/2012/02/j2-pizza-in-nyc-is-closing-reopening-nearby-as-jerusalem-cafe/
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 23, 2012, 05:32:48 PM
clubhouse cafe lost their lease and is closing may 24
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on May 23, 2012, 05:35:14 PM
clubhouse cafe lost their lease and is closing may 24
Their closing tomorrow!???? Gotta run over and stock up on wings and burgers!!!!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2012, 05:39:12 PM
clubhouse cafe lost their lease and is closing may 24
:'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 23, 2012, 05:40:32 PM
Owners reportedly said they'll be open again in the same area in 6 months.

We'll see.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 05:41:00 PM
clubhouse cafe lost their lease and is closing may 24
I know where I'm going for dinner tonight! Anyone else?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2012, 05:54:24 PM
I know where I'm going for dinner tonight! Anyone else?
Send a burger and fries my way.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 06:00:22 PM
Send a burger and fries my way.
you want it even cold?   if you want it it's yours.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2012, 06:04:27 PM
you want it even cold?   if you want it it's yours.
Hey, I brought back McDonald's fries to CLE for people :D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on May 23, 2012, 06:28:19 PM
They claim to be reopened within 6 months.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 07:26:10 PM
Hey, I brought back McDonald's fries to CLE for people :D
better than fish grill?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 23, 2012, 07:27:53 PM
I know where I'm going for dinner tonight! Anyone else?

You're serious? Impromptu DO?

ETA: Gah, just realized what time it is...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 08:09:56 PM
You're serious? Impromptu DO?

ETA: Gah, just realized what time it is...
it is late. But If anyone wants a late burger/DO I'm game. Their open till 12 right? (I have an early flight tomorrow don't usually sleep the night before...)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2012, 08:12:13 PM
it is late. But If anyone wants a late burger/DO I'm game. Their open till 12 right? (I have an early flight tomorrow don't usually sleep the night before...)
I don't think they're open that late but why not just PUTPAC?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 23, 2012, 08:12:34 PM
it is late. But If anyone wants a late burger/DO I'm game. Their open till 12 right? (I have an early flight tomorrow don't usually sleep the night before...)

I'm out, it's too late for me.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 08:19:03 PM
I'm out, it's too late for me.
oh well. Kitchen closes 11:30 for anyone else that wants to go.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 23, 2012, 08:38:53 PM
I don't think they're open that late but why not just PUTPAC?
I recall you liked a specific drink there. What was it?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 23, 2012, 08:59:01 PM
Caiparinha de maracuja.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on May 23, 2012, 09:07:23 PM
Are there any nice hotel redemptions in the Upper East Side?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 03:18:19 AM
clubhouse cafe lost their lease and is closing may 24
Sure hit the spot. You will be missed :(
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Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 03:19:52 AM
Sure hit the spot. You will be missed :(
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Tempting, but I was hoping to be asleep at this hour (c'mon, who am I kidding :P)

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 03:20:49 AM
Get any word about the closing or reopening?

(Also want to be asleep, but the jetlag is a killer.)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 03:23:04 AM
Tempting, but I was hoping to be asleep at this hour (c'mon, who am I kidding :P)
Well you (were) missed {out}.
Get any word about the closing or reopening?

(Also want to be asleep, but the jetlag is a killer.)
Nop, didn't ask sorry. I just enjoyed it for what it was. AKA If I did ask and they didn't know anything about closing, I'd feel like an idiot lol...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 03:29:40 AM
AKA If I did ask and they didn't know anything about closing, I'd feel like an idiot lol...

So there was nothing noticeable indicating they were closing anytime soon?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 03:31:38 AM
So there was nothing noticeable indicating they were closing anytime soon?
Not that I saw.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 03:40:11 AM
Not that I saw.

That's what I asked:

So there was nothing noticeable indicating they were closing anytime soon?

 :P

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 03:48:30 AM
Well, it could have been objectively noticeable, but he subjectively didn't catch it :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 03:50:35 AM
Well, it could have been objectively noticeable, but he subjectively didn't catch it :P

I'm not in law school, and neither is jj1000 :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 03:52:20 AM
I'm not in law school, and neither is jj1000 :P

...and neither is AJK! ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 24, 2012, 04:10:12 AM
...and neither is AJK! ;)
drop out or graduated? (or I'm totally out of the loop and that wink indicated an inside joke)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on May 24, 2012, 11:07:46 AM
I just called them and indeed they are closing and today is the last day they will be open!
No specials or sales just a reg day
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 11:12:33 AM
drop out or graduated? (or I'm totally out of the loop and that wink indicated an inside joke)

Graduated (thankfully?)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:13:53 AM
Graduated (thankfully?)

Now you've got the diploma to come along with the attitude :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 24, 2012, 11:14:41 AM
Now you've got the diploma to come along with the attitude :P

I've had the attitude diploma for awhile :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on May 24, 2012, 11:20:44 AM
I've had the attitude diploma for awhile :P

Classic AJK :D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on May 25, 2012, 01:41:37 PM
Get any word about the closing or reopening?
they said the plan is to be back open at a new location in 6 months time.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on May 30, 2012, 09:49:25 AM
Any good ideas for a free night redemption at a PC hotel? Anyone been to the Times Square Westin?
Title: Shabbos in NYC
Post by: Rivkah on May 31, 2012, 01:08:51 PM
Does anyone know about which restaurants in Manhattan have a pay before Shabbos and eat on Shabbos plan?
Title: Re: Shabbos in NYC
Post by: Yossi. on May 31, 2012, 01:40:35 PM
Does anyone know about which restaurants in Manhattan have a pay before Shabbos and eat on Shabbos plan?
chabbad :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on May 31, 2012, 01:49:15 PM
Does anyone know about which restaurants in Manhattan have a pay before Shabbos and eat on Shabbos plan?


This place (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304070304577396101614293914.html) will have, once it's open
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 31, 2012, 01:57:19 PM
I think Talia's does.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: aussiebochur on May 31, 2012, 02:23:40 PM


This place (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304070304577396101614293914.html) will have, once it's open
Anyone know Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of the National Kosher Supervision agency?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on May 31, 2012, 04:21:59 PM
Anyone know Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of the National Kosher Supervision agency?
I've talked with him numerous times over the phone with questions I had regarding the Kashrus of his establishments.
Seems like a nice litvish guy, knowledgeable fellow, and very open to questions.

So my suggestion would be to PUTPAC!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on May 31, 2012, 04:23:24 PM
Anyone know Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of the National Kosher Supervision agency?
i think he covers certain dunkin donuts in brooklyn but im not positive
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on May 31, 2012, 10:04:20 PM
Pretty sure than Abigail's and Prime KO are open.

If you haven't been to the latter, its definitely worth a try.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on May 31, 2012, 11:05:41 PM
I think Talia's does.

It does, indeed.

Pretty sure than Abigail's and Prime KO are open.

If you haven't been to the latter, its definitely worth a try.

Especially the appetizers. Some of the best I've had the pleasure of eating.
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 01, 2012, 12:06:38 AM
Anyone know Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of the National Kosher Supervision agency?
I have heard that he is a very nice frum erliche Rav but his hashgacha isn't great so PUTPAC may not help. AYLOR
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 01, 2012, 01:35:14 AM
I have heard that he is a very nice frum erliche Rav but his hashgacha isn't great so PUTPAC may not help. AYLOR
Would you please enlighten me/us?  Any specifics?

If something like this is "private" (like ppl often try and excuse themselves), then please tell me what's supposed to be public?
Please share what you know, as it's quite relevant to know if what I am eating is kosher or what standard etc...

It's no Mitzvah to withhold such info..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on June 02, 2012, 03:43:00 PM
Anyone know Rabbi Aaron Mehlman of the National Kosher Supervision agency?
I've heard from many many sources that it's a really bad hashgacha. He does cover most of the Dunkin Donuts in Brooklyn, and anyone who knows anything stays FAR away
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 02, 2012, 05:20:50 PM
define bad
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 03, 2012, 12:26:47 AM
I've heard from many many sources that it's a really bad hashgacha. He does cover most of the Dunkin Donuts in Brooklyn, and anyone who knows anything stays FAR away
Would you please enlighten me/us?  Any specifics?

If something like this is "private" (like ppl often try and excuse themselves), then please tell me what's supposed to be public?
Please share what you know, as it's quite relevant to know if what I am eating is kosher or what standard etc...

It's no Mitzvah to withhold such info..

Since it's my first time hearing that its a "bad" hashgocho, please share with us why...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on June 03, 2012, 12:28:35 AM
Is there any Hechsherim thread on DDF?  ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 03, 2012, 12:52:33 AM
Is there any Hechsherim thread on DDF?  ;)
2 off the top of my head http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16659.msg233256#msg233256 and http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=14913.msg201357#msg201357
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on June 03, 2012, 03:10:28 PM
Everyone I spoke to that had anything to do with hashgachos said they wouldn't drink his water (this was years before the bugs)
My cousin is close friends with the mashgiach that was responsible for DD on J when it was under the Chof-K. He said the day he took down the hashgacha Mehlman came in and put up his without even calling to find out what went wrong
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 03, 2012, 10:49:48 PM
I've just heard from other people in the business that there is no way he can keep up with all of his establishments based on the staff he has
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E on June 06, 2012, 01:03:56 AM
Has anyone been to Ladino Tapas Bar & Grill  (http://www.LadinoGrill.com) yet?
Just went sunday night, Great food! I tried all the meat tapas ribs, duck, lamb they where all amazing. Also had the burger which was  really good came with yuca fries which where also quite tasty so so far so good..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 08, 2012, 02:41:22 PM
Just went sunday night, Great food! I tried all the meat tapas ribs, duck, lamb they where all amazing. Also had the burger which was  really good came with yuca fries which where also quite tasty so so far so good..

As of Wednesday June 6th, Ladino is temporarily closed for Health Inspection reasons. Odd that it was sooo quick. Been there 2 times and liked their food.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on June 19, 2012, 04:52:06 AM
 kosher delight manhattan closed   :-[
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on June 19, 2012, 09:22:17 AM
kosher delight manhattan closed   :-[

Is that really bad? Did you see the violations? I always thought that K-Deluxe was better.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 19, 2012, 01:01:29 PM
I also read they lost their lease... Guess its one or the other, or both :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 19, 2012, 01:02:55 PM
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Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: HelpMe on June 23, 2012, 06:59:43 PM
Any recommendations for a bus tour to see NYC? Not interested in “hop on hop off”.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 23, 2012, 07:54:56 PM
Any recommendations for a bus tour to see NYC? Not interested in “hop on hop off”.
And me thinking you were going to Vegas  :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: HelpMe on June 23, 2012, 08:02:47 PM
And me thinking you were going to Vegas  :P
Both, now stop it!  ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 05:15:51 PM
Anyone know of any good breakfast places in Manhattan that will deliver to a hotel?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bubbles on June 28, 2012, 05:24:49 PM
Anyone know of any good breakfast places in Manhattan that will deliver to a hotel?

Can't say the food is great but My Most Favorite def used to
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 05:28:23 PM
Anyone know of any good breakfast places in Manhattan that will deliver to a hotel?

Cafe K has breakfast and is on Seamless.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on June 28, 2012, 05:30:38 PM
Can't say the food is great but My Most Favorite def used to
I'm a fan of theirs I would recommend pretty much any dessert I'm the menu but of you have to choose go for the strawberry shortcake with milchig whip cream
I've never been there for breakfast but for lunch I would recommend there fettuccine Alfredo or grilled salmon (I think they have a combo thingy)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 10:39:45 PM
Hitting up the NYC restaurant scene next week with my better half, so what should I not miss?

I'm planning on dining for my first time in Basil, Ladino, Solo (with 30% off), and Prime KO.
Anything else I shouldn't miss?
What do you think is the top upscale dairy and sushi place in NYC?

Cafe K has breakfast and is on Seamless.
Seamless doesn't matter when the hotel is buying :D
Now I just need to decide between Cafe K, My Most Favorite, and Circa NY for brekkie.
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 28, 2012, 10:41:33 PM
Hitting up the NYC restaurant scene next week with my better half, so what should I not miss?

I'm planning on dining for my first time in Basil, Ladino, Solo (with 30% off), and Prime KO.
Anything else I shouldn't miss?
You're welcome
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 11:13:49 PM
I only mentioned seamless as evidence they they'll deliver.

I'd definitely do Mike's over Solo.

... and maybe over Prime KO, though they're appies are greaat.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 28, 2012, 11:14:34 PM
Was also very impressed with Mikes
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 11:19:01 PM
I'd definitely do Mike's over Solo.
Was also very impressed with Mikes
Thanks guys, changed my savored res from Solo to Mike's.

What other recs do you have?
Specifically best dairy and best tempura sushi places?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 28, 2012, 11:24:04 PM
My Most Favorite is really great I was there couple times
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on June 28, 2012, 11:24:23 PM

What other recs do you have?
Specifically best dairy and best tempura sushi places?
No raw fish for you? :D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 11:24:48 PM
Get the duck gnocchi at Mike's.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 11:25:15 PM
My Most Favorite is really great I was there couple times
Anything specific that sticks out?
I've got $75/day breakfast credit for 4 days :D

Get the duck gnocchi at Mike's.
Will do, thanks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 28, 2012, 11:25:20 PM
I have eaten at VA bene a few times and enjoyed it

Everyone talks about noi du but I can't speak for the hechsher (actually I can, but negatively)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 11:25:50 PM
I have eaten at VA bene a few times and enjoyed it
Anything specific that sticks out?

So MMF for breakfast and then I'll try to hit up Basil, Ladino, Mike's (with 30% off), Prime KO, and Va Bene.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 11:26:35 PM
Anything specific that sticks out?
I've got $75/day breakfast credit for 4 days :D
Will do, thanks.

Staying where?

I have eaten at VA bene a few times and enjoyed it

My wife says they have a great brunch there.
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 28, 2012, 11:28:51 PM
Anything specific that sticks out?
It's gen almost a year and I don't have a foodie memory like you do
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 11:29:50 PM
It's gen almost a year and I don't have a foodie memory like you do
Lol, I can tell you about the hotels I stayed at and the meals I ordered from 15 or even 20 years ago :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 28, 2012, 11:30:46 PM
Anything specific that sticks out?
I've got $75/day breakfast credit for 4 days :D
Will do, thanks.
cant remember off hand but  the desserts are amazing.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 11:38:38 PM
Staying where?

My wife says they have a great brunch there.
Andaz 5th.

Daily brunch?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on June 28, 2012, 11:42:18 PM
Lol, I can tell you about the hotels I stayed at and the meals I ordered from 15 or even 20 years ago :)
Thats cuz you take a picture of e/t you eat  :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2012, 11:44:33 PM
Andaz 5th.

Daily brunch?

Sundays, I believe.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 11:45:04 PM
Thats cuz you take a picture of e/t you eat  :P
Lol, only the past few years.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2012, 11:45:19 PM
Sundays, I believe.
Oh well, won't work this trip.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on June 29, 2012, 02:40:05 AM
Anything specific that sticks out?

So MMF for breakfast and then I'll try to hit up Basil, Ladino, Mike's (with 30% off), Prime KO, and Va Bene.

But are they open?

As of Wednesday June 6th, Ladino is temporarily closed for Health Inspection reasons. Odd that it was sooo quick. Been there 2 times and liked their food.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2012, 02:43:25 AM
But are they open?

Seems they are open from recent reviews here, but wow those have me thinking I shouldn't bother going: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ladino-tapas-bar-and-grill-new-york
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on June 29, 2012, 02:50:57 AM
Seems they are open from recent reviews here, but wow those have me thinking I shouldn't bother going: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ladino-tapas-bar-and-grill-new-york

That almost sounds too bad to be true (i.e. a competitor posting bad reviews)...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on June 29, 2012, 08:50:38 AM
I didn't like MMF at all. Nui Due is awesome IMHO. One of the best pastas I ever had.
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 29, 2012, 09:01:38 AM
I didn't like MMF at all. Nui Due is awesome IMHO. One of the best pastas I ever had.


Everyone talks about noi du but I can't speak for the hechsher (actually I can, but negatively)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on June 29, 2012, 10:09:14 AM
I have eaten at VA bene a few times and enjoyed it

Everyone talks about noi du but I can't speak for the hechsher (actually I can, but negatively)
whats wrong with the hechsher

also how do you get 30% off from mike's
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David B on June 29, 2012, 10:12:42 AM
I didn't like MMF at all. Nui Due is awesome IMHO. One of the best pastas I ever had.

+1 on Noi Due

Only downside is you can't make a reservation.  Food is great.

Regarding the Hechscher, it's Rabbi Mehlman, who is quite an Ehrlich Yid with a shtiebel on the UWS.  Can't imagine why anyone would have a problem with his Hashgocho....but, as the saying goes, two Jews yield at least three opinions :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David B on June 29, 2012, 10:13:32 AM

also how do you get 30% off from mike's

Limited times you can get 30% off....but here's how....

http://savored.com/nyc/
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 29, 2012, 10:25:03 AM
Regarding the Hechscher, it's Rabbi Mehlman, who is quite an Ehrlich Yid with a shtiebel on the UWS.
Agree 100% with this part of the statement, but an Ehrlich yid does not a good hecsher make. I would eat in his house, but not in his restaurants.
Spoke to people in the know who strongly recommended against it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 29, 2012, 01:24:53 PM
Agree 100% with this part of the statement, but an Ehrlich yid does not a good hecsher make. I would eat in his house, but not in his restaurants.
Spoke to people in the know who strongly recommended against it.

people from a competing hashgacha organization by any chance?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 29, 2012, 03:30:15 PM
Any activities or walks worth doing with a baby?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on June 29, 2012, 03:36:37 PM
Any activities or walks worth doing with a baby?
i have not been there yet but they say the Highline in the city is supposed to be a beautiful place for a walk or there is the brooklyn promenade where you can see the city
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on June 29, 2012, 03:43:21 PM
I'm The meatpacking.district they have this ready cool park it used to be an elevated train and they turned it into a park,
you can check out the wtc memorial walk across the street to the amex building.they have some of there history and stuffs all over the walls in their lobby maybe interesting for you and you can walk thru the building to the winter gardens and then you can go out back and walk along the Hudson to battery park although if your not from there you may want to walk on the street as Manhattan is pretty cool and you have no reason to try to run away you'll get your lake views in the Swiss alps
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on June 29, 2012, 03:45:07 PM
Looks like mercaz best me to it its called the highline
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 29, 2012, 03:55:11 PM
+1 to the Highline, but do it at or near sunset.
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 29, 2012, 04:17:18 PM
people from a competing hashgacha organization by any chance?
One yes and one not. PM for info
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on June 29, 2012, 05:50:17 PM
sushi - never been there but there's this cool sounding place: http://www.sushein.com
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 29, 2012, 05:51:51 PM
Also if you'll be in queens hapisgah is excellent
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: U-no-me! on June 30, 2012, 04:42:33 PM
Seems they are open from recent reviews here, but wow those have me thinking I shouldn't bother going: http://www.yelp.com/biz/ladino-tapas-bar-and-grill-new-york

Ladino
http://kosherscene.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/ladino-just-opened-and-kosher-for-passover/ (http://kosherscene.wordpress.com/2012/04/06/ladino-just-opened-and-kosher-for-passover/)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 01, 2012, 03:11:58 AM
sushi - never been there but there's this cool sounding place: http://www.sushein.com

Cool place, but overpriced and sub-par food (for their prices).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 01, 2012, 06:53:08 AM
So what is a good sushi joint?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on July 01, 2012, 06:55:26 AM
I haven't been but I heard good reports about sushein and its pretty cool with the whole conveyer belt thingy
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cbs on July 01, 2012, 10:32:12 AM
So what is a good sushi joint?
sushi Tokyo in Coney island is good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on July 01, 2012, 10:53:57 AM
So what is a good sushi joint?
I like Sushi Meshuga. It's takeout only, and maybe not the best sushi I've ever had, but it's very solid, and amazing price. The have a deal for 10 rolls your choice, including most of their fish rolls for like $36 I think. I ordered 50 rolls from them for my vort, was crazy cheap
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 01, 2012, 12:08:58 PM
I haven't been but I heard good reports about sushein and its pretty cool with the whole conveyer belt thingy
Is that the one on canal?  If so I've also beats amazing things about it. I got to go there sometime.

Sushispot I'm crown heights is good. Sushimetzuyon has some really good rolls.
Title: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 04, 2012, 07:38:37 PM
Please post anything that's a must in manhattan.
- Places to go (if coupons discounts etc. are avail. Please post as well)
- Places to stay at
- Places to eat at
Title: Re: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 04, 2012, 07:39:53 PM
Please post anything that's a must in manhattan.
USS Intrepid

Metropolitan Museum.

Discovery Times Square always seems to have something worth seeing, but I think they charge waaay to much.

Anyone take a tour of the United Nations? Do you enjoy it?
(technically, it's not in 'Manhattan' or even in US territory ;) )
Title: Re: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 04, 2012, 08:19:16 PM
Some obvious ones (just to chill at):

-Battery Park (was just there today! so beautiful and relaxing!)
-Central Park

Title: Re: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 04, 2012, 08:34:43 PM
Pier 11 choper tours. (pricey)
Title: Re: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on July 04, 2012, 08:43:46 PM
Whats wrong with the NYC Master Thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.0)?
Title: Re: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 04, 2012, 08:53:08 PM
The High Line
Title: Re: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 04, 2012, 08:55:32 PM
Whats wrong with the NYC Master Thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.0)?
you are on vacation now, right? So you promised us to shut up for a while....
Title: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 04, 2012, 09:30:28 PM
Whats wrong with the NYC Master Thread (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.0)?

Didn't realize. Mods feel free to move. Thanks.
Title: Re: Manhattan Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on July 04, 2012, 09:52:52 PM
freedom tower (wtc site)
top of the rock (rockefeller center) [mendys nearby]
empire state bldg.
roosevelt Island.
statue of liberty
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 10:25:40 AM
@ mods

after reading through the WHOLE thread, i think that Manhattan is poorly represented...

the place is big (in concept) enough to warrant its own thread... can it be reinstated?

Thanks!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 10:28:11 AM
of the three restaurants/cafe's below in MANHATTAN which is the tastiest and which is the cheapest :) ?

answers can be tastiest but pricey, or better tastiest and cheapest :)

Looking for a delivery to the Andaz for a brunch :)

Milk n' Honey
Kosher Deluxe
My most favorite Food

If anyone has any info on hashgacha (kosher certification) it would be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 05, 2012, 10:33:45 AM
of the three restaurants/cafe's below in MANHATTAN which is the tastiest and which is the cheapest :) ?

answers can be tastiest but pricey, or better tastiest and cheapest :)

Looking for a delivery to the Andaz for a brunch :)

Milk n' Honey
Kosher Deluxe
My most favorite Food

If anyone has any info on hashgacha (kosher certification) it would be greatly appreciated!

The cheapest is Milk n' honey. Its a pizza/ salad type place.
MMF is the most expensive and potentially the best out of the 3.
KD is a fast food place, and not so cheap for what it is but the food isnt bad.

All 3 have good hashgacha - MMF is OK, Mik n Honey is OU and KD is a reputable Rabbi (R' Amram Roth)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on July 05, 2012, 10:36:38 AM
The cheapest is Milk n' honey. Its a pizza/ salad type place.
MMF is the most expensive and potentially the best out of the 3.
KD is a fast food place, and not so cheap for what it is but the food isnt bad.

All 3 have good hashgacha - MMF is OK, Mik n Honey is OU and KD is a reputable Rabbi (R' Amram Roth)
KD is non-existent
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 10:37:31 AM
The cheapest is Milk n' honey. Its a pizza/ salad type place.
MMF is the most expensive and potentially the best out of the 3.
KD is a fast food place, and not so cheap for what it is but the food isnt bad.

All 3 have good hashgacha - MMF is OK, Mik n Honey is OU and KD is a reputable Rabbi (R' Amram Roth)

Thanks! any info on who the rabbi roth is?

also is Milk n' Honey all cholov isroel/pas yisroel?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 10:38:19 AM
KD is non-existent
They DO exist!
please delete your post so as not to confuse anyone

just called...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 05, 2012, 10:40:33 AM
Kosher Delight  ≠ Kosher Deluxe (which is still in business).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2012, 10:46:08 AM
WhyAich, are you not diamond?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 05, 2012, 10:48:26 AM
Thanks! any info on who the rabbi roth is?

also is Milk n' Honey all cholov isroel/pas yisroel?

Milk n Honey is cholov israel and pas yisroel (at least according to their site).

Sorry- beyond Rabbi Roth being a Boro Park Rabbi, dont really know too much about him. I do know that I havent heard of anyone having an issue with K-Deluxe's hechsher.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Side incomer on July 05, 2012, 10:51:59 AM
also is Milk n' Honey all cholov isroel/pas yisroel?

They are.

They have the Hechsher of Rabbi Asher Eckstien (Belze dayan) as well.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 11:00:41 AM
WhyAich, are you not diamond?
i was at the time of signing up :) not now... tried pushing my luck for the $75 breakfast..no luck...any other email addresses i can spam?? :D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2012, 11:02:54 AM
i was at the time of signing up :) not now... tried pushing my luck for the $75 breakfast..no luck...any other email addresses i can spam?? :D
Were you diamond at the time of booking?
If not fuggedaboutit.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 11:05:15 AM
Were you diamond at the time of booking?
If not fuggedaboutit.
thanks for the quick reply :)
just booked... nope...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on July 05, 2012, 02:24:55 PM
i may be to late for lunch but...mendys at rockerfeller center for a quick sit down ( 2 seats) or to go. (o.u.)
kosher deluxe is glatt with great hecsher
diamond dairy on top of the exchange cholov yisroel / pas yisroel
milk and honey cholov yisroel / bishul yisroel ( except the TUNA!!)
cafe K
i think they all have free delivery- or take a stroll not that far (and catch mincha all over that area or in the evening chabad of midtown )
fancier.. wolf/lamb..prime grill other side of town (pricey) mikes.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on July 05, 2012, 02:26:55 PM
KD is non-existent
My bad, skimmed too quick and thought KD was kosher delight.

They DO exist!
please delete your post so as not to confuse anyone

just called...
I can't, but mods please feel free.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 02:43:41 PM
thanks for the quick reply :)
just booked... nope...

i just sent hyatt and email and they said they will match me to my Hilton gold (for a second time), which i have, but they are requesting activity for the past 12 months...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 02:44:14 PM
My bad, skimmed too quick and thought KD was kosher delight.
I can't, but mods please feel free.
loli thought you would see this way earlier :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 05, 2012, 03:01:25 PM
@ mods

after reading through the WHOLE thread, i think that Manhattan is poorly represented...

the place is big (in concept) enough to warrant its own thread... can it be reinstated?

Thanks!
I agree. Each area of NYC deserves it's own thread. There are just so many kosher restaurants and attractions when you want a specific area it's impossible to find it in the NYC master thread. (that's why I started the ch mater thread...)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 03:23:13 PM
I agree. Each area of NYC deserves it's own thread. There are just so many kosher restaurants and attractions when you want a specific area it's impossible to find it in the NYC master thread. (that's why I started the ch mater thread...)
especially manhattan
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 05, 2012, 03:27:31 PM
Does anyone know when the new restaurant 'Jezebel' is supposed to open? Been hearing about it for a while.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 05, 2012, 03:34:31 PM
Does anyone know when the new restaurant 'Jezebel' is supposed to open? Been hearing about it for a while.

Read an article about it last night; seemed almost like a joke. The place is legit?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 05, 2012, 03:36:04 PM
Does anyone know when the new restaurant 'Jezebel' is supposed to open? Been hearing about it for a while.

Seems like next week, from here (http://www.refinery29.com/jezebel-soho-restaurant).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 05, 2012, 03:38:23 PM
Read an article about it last night; seemed almost like a joke. The place is legit?

Yes, they are using a good chef so i hear. Supposedly they are going to have pictures of Jewish Celebs on the wall.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 05, 2012, 03:44:15 PM
Yes, they are using a good chef so i hear. Supposedly they are going to have pictures of Jewish Celebs on the wall.

It was discussed somewhere on the forums. People were iffy about the hechsher.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 05, 2012, 03:50:12 PM
It was discussed somewhere on the forums. People were iffy about the hechsher.

Not to bring back an old topic, but it seems like they are using R' Mehlman who does oversee some of the other kosher places (Bagel basket, U Cafe, Noidue etc..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 05, 2012, 07:48:24 PM
Seems like next week, from here (http://www.refinery29.com/jezebel-soho-restaurant).

With ingredients like marrow, branzino (dang them for insisting on spelling it that way) and anise, the place sounds like the culinary equivalent of Urban Outfitters...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2012, 08:40:12 PM
I agree. Each area of NYC deserves it's own thread. There are just so many kosher restaurants and attractions when you want a specific area it's impossible to find it in the NYC master thread. (that's why I started the ch mater thread...)
Feel free to read through 519 posts and tell me the reply numbers for every post discussing Manhattan :P
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 05, 2012, 08:49:01 PM
Feel free to read through 519 posts and tell me the reply numbers for every post discussing Manhattan :P
Ok... But how about a new one. Fresh start?

With the first post having a link to this thread
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 05, 2012, 08:51:33 PM
Idea for a 1hr romantic night-out?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 06, 2012, 12:18:40 AM
Feel free to read through 519 posts and tell me the reply numbers for every post discussing Manhattan :P
You just asked to get a lot of reports to moderator. Just let me know when it gets annoying.

Although this is going to take a while since I can only report 1 every 40 seconds
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 06, 2012, 12:20:24 AM
Idea for a 1hr romantic night-out?
Take a walk :)

(I realize this may be a bit too late)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: meshugener on July 06, 2012, 09:26:55 AM
Yeah, we ended up in battery park...
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 06, 2012, 03:20:08 PM
Yeah, we ended up in battery park...
I was there Wednesday ;)
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 08, 2012, 11:52:50 AM
Out of the two places in manhattan, which is better (or less worse ;) )

-Wolf and lamb
-Deli Kasba
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 08, 2012, 11:57:31 AM
Out of the two places in manhattan, which is better (or less worse ;) )

-Wolf and lamb
-Deli Kasba
DK is a fast food place IMHO, W&L is a restaurant
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 08, 2012, 12:03:01 PM
DK is a fast food place IMHO, W&L is a restaurant

DK = FAST FOOD  :o
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 08, 2012, 12:04:02 PM
DK = FAST FOOD  :o
It's where I go when Im looking for fast food, I specified it is only my HO
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 08, 2012, 12:10:20 PM
It's where I go when Im looking for fast food, I specified it is only my HO

Its nowhere close to fast food prices.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 08, 2012, 12:16:21 PM
Its nowhere close to fast food prices.
http://www.delikasbah.com/siteedit/files/takeoutmenu%20for%20January%202012.pdf

Is $15 for a bruger sandwich so much more than Kosher Delight etc?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 08, 2012, 12:20:13 PM
http://www.delikasbah.com/siteedit/files/takeoutmenu%20for%20January%202012.pdf

Is $15 for a bruger sandwich so much more than Kosher Delight etc?

KD might not be the best basis for comparison.

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 08, 2012, 12:23:52 PM
Dont get me wrong, I go there the whole time and like the food a lot, just the price and timing sometimes, i wouldnt classify as fast food.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on July 08, 2012, 12:24:57 PM
KD might not be the best basis for comparison.
Are you saying KD wasn't fast food, or its impossible for food to be classified as fast food in Manhattan?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 08, 2012, 12:28:39 PM
Are you saying KD wasn't fast food, or its impossible for food to be classified as fast food in Manhattan?

I think that KD was as close to fast food as you could possibly get. The latter part of your sentence might be pretty true.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 08, 2012, 01:06:27 PM
It's where I go when Im looking for fast food, I specified it is only my HO

It may be fast in relation to how quickly its prepared, but I'm not sure anyone would agree its anything like the colloquial "fast food."
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Centurion on July 08, 2012, 07:02:00 PM
mendys as well
http://www.yelp.com/biz/mendys-at-rockefeller-center-new-york
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: RJ898 on July 10, 2012, 03:59:07 PM
Does anyone know of good places to go for drinks? (preferably outside the city - closer to Brooklyn).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E on July 11, 2012, 12:03:09 AM
quick review - just had the chance to eat at Jezebel the new kosher restaurant in SoHo.

First off don't go expecting your typical kosher restaurant the look of the place is quite funky with lots style ques taken from restaurant/nightclub decor you get in and around soho. Service was great we were attended to promptly and with cordially, some of the things we wanted to order were not on the menu but that's to be expected as the restaurant isn't officially open yet. Food wise the menu is small 6 appetizers and the same for the entrees. Prices are manageable - entrees ranged from $26-$48 wines are also not crazy don't remember the whole list but  there where 2-3 bottles in the $30-$50 range (although previously reported otherwise the wine is all mevushal) . The food was delicious! between the 3 of us I think we had basically everything they had on the menu it was all incredible I definitly recommend the Cornish hen. There is also a great cocktail menu designed by Nick Mautone there were a number of great drinks. All in all great experience and although not typical "jewish" this with out a doubt takes the kosher restaurant to the next level.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 11, 2012, 01:47:17 AM
quick review - just had the chance to eat at Jezebel the new kosher restaurant in SoHo.

First off don't go expecting your typical kosher restaurant the look of the place is quite funky with lots style ques taken from restaurant/nightclub decor you get in and around soho. Service was great we were attended to promptly and with cordially, some of the things we wanted to order were not on the menu but that's to be expected as the restaurant isn't officially open yet. Food wise the menu is small 6 appetizers and the same for the entrees. Prices are manageable - entrees ranged from $26-$48 wines are also not crazy don't remember the whole list but  there where 2-3 bottles in the $30-$50 range (although previously reported otherwise the wine is all mevushal) . The food was delicious! between the 3 of us I think we had basically everything they had on the menu it was all incredible I definitly recommend the Cornish hen. There is also a great cocktail menu designed by Nick Mautone there were a number of great drinks. All in all great experience and although not typical "jewish" this with out a doubt takes the kosher restaurant to the next level.


Thanks for the review, sounds like a 10/10 experience, for those who dig funky :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 11, 2012, 09:26:42 AM
quick review - just had the chance to eat at Jezebel the new kosher restaurant in SoHo.

First off don't go expecting your typical kosher restaurant the look of the place is quite funky with lots style ques taken from restaurant/nightclub decor you get in and around soho. Service was great we were attended to promptly and with cordially, some of the things we wanted to order were not on the menu but that's to be expected as the restaurant isn't officially open yet. Food wise the menu is small 6 appetizers and the same for the entrees. Prices are manageable - entrees ranged from $26-$48 wines are also not crazy don't remember the whole list but  there where 2-3 bottles in the $30-$50 range (although previously reported otherwise the wine is all mevushal) . The food was delicious! between the 3 of us I think we had basically everything they had on the menu it was all incredible I definitly recommend the Cornish hen. There is also a great cocktail menu designed by Nick Mautone there were a number of great drinks. All in all great experience and although not typical "jewish" this with out a doubt takes the kosher restaurant to the next level.

Thanks, going there next week. Any recommendations from the appetizers and entrees?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2012, 10:31:03 AM
So what's the deal with R' Mehlman?
What do kashrus groups hold of him?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E on July 11, 2012, 11:08:33 AM
 appitizer I'd go for the duck, entire it was all great.
Thanks, going there next week. Any recommendations from the appetizers and entrees?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 11, 2012, 11:09:09 AM


thanks. Sorry- must have missed that the first time around.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 11:23:00 AM
So what's the deal with R' Mehlman?
What do kashrus groups hold of him?

You know my opinion on the matter, and it comes from a kashrus group. You can PM for more info
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2012, 11:27:11 AM
You know my opinion on the matter, and it comes from a kashrus group. You can PM for more info
Can't be posted publicly?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 11:28:47 AM
I have two sources that strongly recommended against, I would rather not post their names publicly
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 11, 2012, 12:13:37 PM
So what's the deal with R' Mehlman?
What do kashrus groups hold of him?
what is a "kashrus group"??
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 11, 2012, 02:23:49 PM
In case anyone is curious just saw this menu:

http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2012/07/10-jezebel-menu-2.pdf (http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2012/07/10-jezebel-menu-2.pdf)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E on July 11, 2012, 02:55:17 PM
Yup that is it I mistakenly thought mains starting from $26 they are in fact $36-$48

In case anyone is curious just saw this menu:

http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2012/07/10-jezebel-menu-2.pdf (http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2012/07/10-jezebel-menu-2.pdf)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stevep on July 11, 2012, 03:00:16 PM
I'm from the Upper West Side where R Mehlman is a Rabbi. He is a wonderful and reliable person who does lots of good work to make this world a better place. He is Frum/Yeshivish. He learnt in the Mir, (I think both Mirs). (he's a brother of Mordy Mehlman of Citicom).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 03:54:35 PM
No one has denied any of those points.

ETA: not relying on someone's hashgacha is not an attack on them as a person.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 11, 2012, 03:57:44 PM
Yup that is it I mistakenly thought mains starting from $26 they are in fact $36-$48

E- The Cornish hen is the chicken chops?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 11, 2012, 04:44:08 PM
No one has denied any of those points.

ETA: not relying on someone's hashgacha is not an attack on them as a person.
Asked a buddy of mine in the OK what's the sitch and got back,
"The one I asked said not a very reliable hashgocha, but very nice guy."
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 05:14:48 PM
My point exactly
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 11, 2012, 05:39:55 PM
I'm from the Upper West Side where R Mehlman is a Rabbi. He is a wonderful and reliable person who does lots of good work to make this world a better place. He is Frum/Yeshivish. He learnt in the Mir, (I think both Mirs). (he's a brother of Mordy Mehlman of Citicom).
then how can he be unreliable unless he is a complete fraud?
Lots of unsubstantiated l.h. in this thread
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E on July 11, 2012, 08:14:09 PM
Quote from: dhalpern1 link=topic=213.msg259021#msg259021 date=134203
E- The Cornish hen is the chicken chops?
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no off the menu at the moment
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 11, 2012, 08:35:13 PM
then how can he be unreliable unless he is a complete fraud?
Lots of unsubstantiated l.h. in this thread
Disagree with both of those statements
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 13, 2012, 10:16:14 AM
what is a "kashrus group"??

OU, OK, CRC etc.

In case anyone is curious just saw this menu:

http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2012/07/10-jezebel-menu-2.pdf (http://images.nymag.com/images/2/daily/2012/07/10-jezebel-menu-2.pdf)

Looks delish, would love to try their Tartare + Terrs chips :D

On a side note, their entrees look small... $38 for a 6oz steak?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 13, 2012, 10:21:48 AM

On a side note, their entrees look small... $38 for a 6oz steak?

+1. Thats expensive for a tiny portion.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 13, 2012, 10:24:58 AM
+1. Thats expensive for a tiny portion.

It's not even about the price. An appetizer and a 6oz "steak" will leave me wanting for more :P

Then again, Jezebel is an experience-restaurant not a steakhouse...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 13, 2012, 10:44:53 AM
It's not even about the price. An appetizer and a 6oz "steak" will leave me wanting for more :P

Then again, Jezebel is an experience-restaurant not a steakhouse...

Thats why it might be better to order the chicken haha.
Title: Empire State Building
Post by: zek on July 16, 2012, 11:32:03 AM
Any advice on obtaining tickets at a reasonable price?
Title: Re: Empire State Building
Post by: Cholentfresser on July 16, 2012, 12:19:17 PM
Which attraction u interested in? There's the ride, and there's going up to the observetory..
Title: Re: Empire State Building
Post by: zek on July 16, 2012, 12:53:23 PM
Just observatory (is the ride worth it?)
Title: Re: Empire State Building
Post by: Cholentfresser on July 16, 2012, 11:37:53 PM
I never did the observatory. I did the ride and it's way overrated IMHO.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 17, 2012, 01:45:54 AM
I did the ride and it's way overrated IMHO.
If it didn't change in the last 10 years them it is really lame.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 17, 2012, 09:44:35 AM
any good ideas to go out with the wife tom night. any nice places to see or good shows to go to? also what is the best restuarant in the city now (besides la marais, prime grill and abigails which we did already)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 17, 2012, 10:12:30 AM
any good ideas to go out with the wife tom night. any nice places to see or good shows to go to? also what is the best restuarant in the city now (besides la marais, prime grill and abigails which we did already)

It seems like the main steakhouses that you havent been to are: Mike's Bistro, Wolf and Lamb, Ladino Bar and Grill (tappas food), Solo.

I recommend using savored.com to set a Mike's bistro or Solo reservation at 30% off.  Been to Mike's many times and they are  consistently good and with the 30% off it brings down the price considerably.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 17, 2012, 10:12:31 AM
Just observatory (is the ride worth it?)
I'd do the observatory and skip the ride.
I did the ride and it's way overrated IMHO.
+1, way overrated. And be prepared to spend a huge amount of waiting time to get into the ride (they'll shift you from one place to another 3-4 times to make you think you're not waiting.)For kids it might be good, but waste of time for adults.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 17, 2012, 10:57:03 AM
It seems like the main steakhouses that you havent been to are: Mike's Bistro, Wolf and Lamb, Ladino Bar and Grill (tappas food), Solo.

I recommend using savored.com to set a Mike's bistro or Solo reservation at 30% off.  Been to Mike's many times and they are  consistently good and with the 30% off it brings down the price considerably.
thanks.
Any good ideas of what to do in the city either before earting or after eating?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 17, 2012, 11:08:02 AM
What kind of hechsher is RCBC (Rabbinical Council of Bergen County)? Is it reliable? I'm asking specifically about ETC in Teaneck.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 17, 2012, 11:09:35 AM
thanks.
Any good ideas of what to do in the city either before earting or after eating?

If you want to go see a show www.broadwaybox.com has good discounts
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 17, 2012, 11:10:00 AM
What kind of hechsher is RCBC (Rabbinical Council of Bergen County)? Is it reliable? I'm asking specifically about ETC in Teaneck.

It is a very reputable one, a large majority of the teaneck restaurants and butchers are under it. And ETC is a very good steakhouse.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 17, 2012, 12:02:47 PM
any other good ideas to do besides broadway?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 17, 2012, 12:16:39 PM
Stomp was really cool. Search for a coupon code plus sync your amex with twitter for another $25 off
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 17, 2012, 12:18:15 PM
Stomp was really cool. Search for a coupon code plus sync your amex with twitter for another $25 off

Stomp during the 3 weeks?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 17, 2012, 12:20:11 PM
Good call
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 17, 2012, 12:21:34 PM
I really wanted to do the Cirque du Soleil Groupon the other day, but it was basically only during the 3 weeks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 17, 2012, 12:46:33 PM
is the highline nice or a waste at night?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 17, 2012, 12:48:15 PM
is the highline nice or a waste at night?

It's unique. Unless you're specifically into unique parks, I'd say skip it, but i you're in the neighborhood and are looking for a park to hang out in, you should definitely check it out.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 17, 2012, 12:50:01 PM
anything else?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 17, 2012, 02:26:23 PM
anything else?

Beyond touring and shopping?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 17, 2012, 02:49:33 PM
Beyond touring and shopping?
like any nice lounges or rooftop spots or something that is unique for the summer time or just some good date night ideas
broadway is not gonna cut it in the 3 weeks nor will a cool jazz bar but this is NYC so there has to be something, im just not good at coming up with any good ideas
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 17, 2012, 02:51:39 PM
like any nice lounges or rooftop spots or something that is unique for the summer time or just some good date night ideas
broadway is not gonna cut it in the 3 weeks nor will a cool jazz bar but this is NYC so there has to be something
I've had this problem for a while. There is really nothing to do.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: regalhome on July 17, 2012, 02:57:57 PM
like any nice lounges or rooftop spots or something that is unique for the summer time or just some good date night ideas
broadway is not gonna cut it in the 3 weeks nor will a cool jazz bar but this is NYC so there has to be something, im just not good at coming up with any good ideas
Hudson Hotel @ Columbus Circle has some cool lounges, haven't been there in a couple of years.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 17, 2012, 02:58:39 PM
I've had this problem for a while. There is really nothing to do.

230 5th. Nice outdoor spot.

+1 to Hudson Hotel
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 17, 2012, 03:00:49 PM
like any nice lounges or rooftop spots or something that is unique for the summer time or just some good date night ideas
broadway is not gonna cut it in the 3 weeks nor will a cool jazz bar but this is NYC so there has to be something, im just not good at coming up with any good ideas

Empire rooftop (Empire hotel) is nice. You can also try the top of the Dream Hotel (midtown) which has a nice rooftop bar.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on July 17, 2012, 03:47:11 PM
Isn't the dream hotel selective in who they let on to the roof
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 17, 2012, 04:15:43 PM
does anyone know of any discounts to the top of the rock
also has anyone ever been to the Kitchen of the year exhibit at rockafeller center and if yes does anyone know if you can just view it or is it only open during specific hours?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 17, 2012, 04:24:21 PM
any other good ideas to do besides broadway?
You can go to dave and busters for arcades. A little competition is always good. Also I have had fun going to the disney store late at night when there are basically just adults there and sitting in the little kids table upstairs, they have pictures and crayons to draw with. My friend and I had quit the crowd watching us and saying how amazing or drawings are. They were fill in the lines drawings lol. Not sure if your into either of those but it's a suggestion.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 17, 2012, 04:41:45 PM
thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on July 17, 2012, 07:58:03 PM
like any nice lounges or rooftop spots or something that is unique for the summer time or just some good date night ideas
broadway is not gonna cut it in the 3 weeks nor will a cool jazz bar but this is NYC so there has to be something, im just not good at coming up with any good ideas
http://www.peninsula.com/Peninsula_Hotels/en/default.aspx#/New_York/en/Dining/Salon_de_Ning/

http://www.gramercyparkhotel.com/roof_club.html

both are nice spots
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mek on July 17, 2012, 08:02:45 PM
Stomp during the 3 weeks?

Why not? I thought its just percussion which doesnt present a problem
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WhyAich on July 17, 2012, 10:26:21 PM
Bryant park for a sit down? It's on 41 and 5th. (if you didn't eat yet, and enjoy picnics you can order to go and eat there (it's close to wolf and lamb)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 17, 2012, 11:11:00 PM
Why not? I thought its just percussion which doesnt present a problem

I'm not saying you're wrong, but I've never heard of that.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on July 17, 2012, 11:25:25 PM
Bryant park for a sit down? It's on 41 and 5th.
+1, and check out the NYPL research library around the corner if it's open. The building is magnificent!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 18, 2012, 12:14:03 AM
Bryant park it's great but the heat is oppressive outside. NYPL is great but never open at night
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: devorie on July 18, 2012, 11:10:36 AM
Staying at the Westin Times Square, but will be using the spa at the W (Lex & 49th).  What are my best bets for dinner (preferably fleishig) and brunch?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishy36 on July 18, 2012, 11:26:33 AM
Staying at the Westin Times Square, but will be using the spa at the W (Lex & 49th).  What are my best bets for dinner (preferably fleishig) and brunch?

abigails time square
http://www.koshertopia.com/Listings/Midtown-West/Abigael%27s

http://www.abigaels.com/
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 18, 2012, 11:42:18 AM
Le Marais and Mike's are both excellent.
The burger and cinnamon churros at Ladino are excellent as well.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 18, 2012, 11:44:51 AM
Brunch is good at My most favorite and Noidue (both relatively close by in the upper west side) but I think some people dont love the hechsher on Noidue.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 18, 2012, 11:46:17 AM
Brunch is good at My most favorite
Free if you're diamond at the Andaz 5th :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 18, 2012, 11:50:42 AM
I went to an old favorite last night, Mr. Broadway's. I have find memories of relatively cheap food and a large selection.
Had an awful experience.
Waited half an hour to take my order. Spilled ice. Bug in the rice. Portions were tiny (had to order three entrees for the two of us, at that price would've been better off going to le marais). complained and all we got was a sorry and she brought the rice back into the kitchen and probably brought back the same one.
We won't be returning
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on July 18, 2012, 12:26:54 PM
I went to an old favorite last night, Mr. Broadway's. I have find memories of relatively cheap food and a large selection.
Had an awful experience.
Waited half an hour to take my order. Spilled ice. Bug in the rice. Portions were tiny (had to order three entrees for the two of us, at that price would've been better off going to le marais). complained and all we got was a sorry and she brought the rice back into the kitchen and probably brought back the same one.
We won't be returning

Should of stuck to their amazing hot corned beef/pastrami sandwich.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: devorie on July 18, 2012, 12:47:07 PM
Mike's only has a 5:30 reservation at Savored.  How is the food at Solo?  Any suggestions for what to try at my most favorite?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 18, 2012, 12:51:21 PM
Mike's only has a 5:30 reservation at Savored.  How is the food at Solo?  Any suggestions for what to try at my most favorite?
We made a 5:30 res at Mike's and showed up at 6:10 and they still honored it.
Dumplings were very good, drinks were great, black angus steak was awesome, and the ribs were incredible.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on July 18, 2012, 01:11:02 PM
Should of stuck to their amazing hot corned beef/pastrami sandwich.
+ 1
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 19, 2012, 03:28:01 PM
I ate at Jezebel yesterday. The food was good- I followed previous recommendations and got the Cornish Hen with a side of duck fat potatoes, even though the cornish hen was a big enough portion as is. While the food was good, the prices were very high. I overheard a guy a couple tables over asking the waitress to bring a menu with lower prices. They only had one meat option which was the coute de beef (20oz for $88). The prices were virtually the same as going to the expensive steakhouses and were almost doubling the prices of some items at Le Marais.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 19, 2012, 03:37:44 PM
were the drinks good
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 19, 2012, 03:40:47 PM
were the drinks good

Sorry, only got wine.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on July 19, 2012, 04:30:32 PM
Sorry, only got wine.
its supposed to have a mixologist at the bar
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 19, 2012, 04:33:34 PM
I ate at Jezebel yesterday. The food was good- I followed previous recommendations and got the Cornish Hen with a side of duck fat potatoes, even though the cornish hen was a big enough portion as is. While the food was good, the prices were very high. I overheard a guy a couple tables over asking the waitress to bring a menu with lower prices. They only had one meat option which was the coute de beef (20oz for $88). The prices were virtually the same as going to the expensive steakhouses and were almost doubling the prices of some items at Le Marais.

A 20oz steak is nothing to frown at, but $88 before appetizers, sides (any included with this entree?), tax, tips, etc. is insane. So is it worth the $$?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 19, 2012, 04:40:10 PM
A 20oz steak is nothing to frown at, but $88 before appetizers, sides (any included with this entree?), tax, tips, etc. is insane. So is it worth the $$?

The food was very good, but im not so sure it was worth the money. Next time i eat out, it wiill be at Abigaels, Mike's Le Marais whose prices will look great.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on July 19, 2012, 04:47:50 PM
The food was very good, but im not so sure it was worth the money. Next time i eat out, it wiill be at Abigaels, Mike's Le Marais whose prices will look great.

Yup, I don't think you'll be disappointed either.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 20, 2012, 01:21:24 AM
Prime Ko all the way. Just spent the night there and it is truly in a league of it's own IMHO. Instead of having 1 waiter for every 3 tables it is 3 waiters per table, yet they do not make you feel like they are watching you. The food speaks for itself. Splurge on the 60 day aged steak if you like your meat rare. I like it better than Solo, Prime Grill, Mikes Bistro etc.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on July 20, 2012, 01:39:21 AM
Just spent the night there
How were the accommodations,
Did you eat the whole time?
 :o  :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on July 20, 2012, 01:58:45 AM
How were the accommodations,
Did you eat the whole time?
 :o  :P
I am not sure what your doctorate is in, but it does not seem to be in human expressions!  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on July 20, 2012, 10:37:15 AM
A new dairy place called Tiberias opened 3 weeks ago and their open 24 hrs. It's dairy Cholov Yisrael under the OK, located on 34th st bet. Madison and Park which is also right next to Eden Wok and Mendy's.

Here (http://www.greatrestaurantsmag.com/KOSHER/restaurants/490/tiberias) are some more details. Has anyone been there lately? What was your experience?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 20, 2012, 11:10:33 AM
Free if you're diamond at the Andaz 5th :)
Please explain
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 20, 2012, 11:45:39 AM
Free breakfast is a benefit of being Diamond. In practice you can use the credit anywhere and at any time in the day.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2012, 11:57:52 AM
Free breakfast is a benefit of being Diamond. In practice you can use the credit anywhere and at any time in the day.
Up to $75/day.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on July 20, 2012, 12:10:46 PM
Do do they order the food for you or do you get to eat out
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2012, 12:11:18 PM
Do do they order the food for you or do you get to eat out
You order the food.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zek on July 20, 2012, 12:20:40 PM
You order the food.
very nice. thanks for the info. I was planning a trip there.
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on July 20, 2012, 12:30:57 PM
Up to $75/day.
That's a nice allowance. how long you think it will last
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2012, 12:31:42 PM
That's a nice allowance. how long you think it will last
Beats me, but it is very generous indeed.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on July 22, 2012, 10:45:23 AM
I could use some help figuring out where in NYC to stay with my wife for a night and a day (leaving kids by my parents).  We will probably want to stay somewhat centralized in terms of location because we're seeing an exhibit just south of Central Park and visiting friends who live near the north end of the park.

 I want to stay at a top tier hotel if possible.  We don't travel all that much but I want a hotel that will:
a) impress my wife
b) look great in pictures (to impress friends of course! I'm not ashamed of my motives!)
c) be exceptionally comfortable and classy 

The only hotel I've really looked into is the St. Regis, which looks like the best fit for us in the Starwood program.  I had problems with both the Citi TY hotel search and Amex MR hotel search today so I couldn't really compare the St Regis to whatever they offer. Any ideas if I have other options through any of my programs? 

I have the following account balances:

SPG:  Over 160k (and Gold status, for what it's worth)
Amex MR:  75k (and another 30k on wife's account)
Citi TY:  53k
Hilton HHonors: 44k
Also several 100k on United and about 30k on Delta, but I assume those are going to be awful transfer rates for booking hotels.

What (very fancy, classy) hotels in NYC have you stayed at and what did you love about them?  Are some top level hotels clearly better deals than others when using points?

Thanks for the input!

PS.  The super-modern trendy aesthetic is not for me or my wife, so no W hotels thanks :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on July 22, 2012, 12:37:39 PM
Andaz 5th Ave is fantastic.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on July 22, 2012, 12:41:14 PM
IMHO, you stay at the St. Regis for the name. Not so impressive once you are there.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on July 22, 2012, 12:48:15 PM
I was going to suggest that except he has no HGP or UR, and:

PS.  The super-modern trendy aesthetic is not for me or my wife, so no W hotels thanks :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on July 29, 2012, 05:28:10 PM
Anyone know if there is a gourmet kosher chocolate/candy shop in Manhattan?  I'd assume there is but for all I know every one of them might be in Brooklyn.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 29, 2012, 05:40:05 PM
Anyone know if there is a gourmet kosher chocolate/candy shop in Manhattan?  I'd assume there is but for all I know every one of them might be in Brooklyn.

There is one on 92nd and Amsterdam called "Chocolate works"
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mek on July 29, 2012, 05:43:08 PM
K Chocolatier by Diane Kron on 19 East 69th street in Manhattan. Dunno what the hechsher is though. their number is 212-861-2111
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on July 29, 2012, 06:05:24 PM
Just called that number.... they're not kosher :(
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on July 29, 2012, 06:06:35 PM
Apparently there's a difference between "K CHOCOLATIER" in manhattan and Kron in Great Neck though it might be the same owner.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mek on July 29, 2012, 06:07:12 PM
Well I know the one in L.A is kosher but has no hechsher maybe its the same here.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on July 29, 2012, 06:09:58 PM
Chocolate Works looks delicious but it's way uptown :(  I'm staying midtown and spending most of my time south of 55th st.  Might still check it out but is there no option downtown?

Having no hechscher is about as good as not being kosher unless it's owned by somebody who really knows halacha.  Even then it's not something I'd buy without serious research.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 29, 2012, 06:12:17 PM
Chocolate works has a good hechsher. 212-799-3630

I think they are the only kosher candy/choc store that i know of.  its a 10 min subway ride from midtown.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on July 29, 2012, 06:14:01 PM
Can somebody recommend a nice hotel For a Chinese Business Partner he's in the 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel and very unhappy looking to spend 4 or 5 hundred a night till friday
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on July 29, 2012, 06:15:44 PM
Can somebody recommend a nice hotel For a Chinese Business Partner he's in the 70 park avenue hotel - a Kimpton Hotel and very unhappy looking to spend 4 or 5 hundred a night till friday

Andaz midtown is pretty close to there.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: levik on July 30, 2012, 12:37:03 AM
if you have spg points there some nice ones in lower manhattan
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DrDanny on July 30, 2012, 11:54:05 AM
Turns out his problem was he felt that he wasn't in the matzav so we put him in the Marriott Marquis times square (don't think you can get more in the matzav than that)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChasingTheDime on August 01, 2012, 10:53:12 AM
can anyone recommend a nice SPG hotel in Manhattan, preferably midtown, but downtown is a consideration as well

would like to use cash + points ideally, but can do straight points as well
i see most are level 5/6, so need a little advice on what people think gives the best bang for the buck
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on August 05, 2012, 11:01:02 PM
from the two restaurants in the city - which has better food? better prices?
1. solo
2. mike's bistro

thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on August 05, 2012, 11:03:38 PM
from the two restaurants in the city - which has better food? better prices?
1. solo
2. mike's bistro

thanks
I've never eaten at either but I believe solo use the most expensive kosher restaurant in nyc. I've heard great things about mike's just do a search on the main page im sure you'll see reviews. I'm actually planning on going there tomorrow night.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 05, 2012, 11:09:21 PM
I've never eaten at either but I believe solo use the most expensive kosher restaurant in nyc. I've heard great things about mike's just do a search on the main page im sure you'll see reviews. I'm actually planning on going there tomorrow night.

Try using savored.com for  Mikes and Solo , you can get 30% off the whole meal. Sometimes the times are limited, but its a great deal.

Out of the 2, I prefer Mike's.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on August 06, 2012, 12:49:33 AM
@dhalpern1 i will be using savored but first wanted to know which of the two is a better restaurant
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 06, 2012, 09:33:01 AM
@dhalpern1 i will be using savored but first wanted to know which of the two is a better restaurant

Ive been to Solo once, and Mikes like 7 or 8 times. Mikes has been very consistently good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 06, 2012, 06:40:25 PM
Mike's, hands down.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2012, 06:44:05 PM
Ive been to Solo once, and Mikes like 7 or 8 times. Mikes has been very consistently good.
Solo that unimpressive?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on August 06, 2012, 06:59:03 PM
Mike's, hands down.
Just had dinner there and the ribs just wow.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 06, 2012, 07:18:35 PM
Solo that unimpressive?

It was good, i just think Mike's is better (Mikes is also closer to my apt).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 06, 2012, 07:19:28 PM
Just had dinner there and the ribs just wow.

Sorry- forgot to recommend the Duck Gnocchi as an appetizer. My favorite thing in the restaurant.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2012, 07:30:59 PM
Sorry- forgot to recommend the Duck Gnocchi as an appetizer. My favorite thing in the restaurant.
I think the dumpling appetizer is even better.
And the ribs are outstanding.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on August 06, 2012, 07:31:37 PM
Sorry- forgot to recommend the Duck Gnocchi as an appetizer. My favorite thing in the restaurant.
Had it. Was very unique! Taste was very good too. When we sat down we asked the waitress what's good she said well among the wait staff we decided they should really rename it gnnocchi and ribs. :)) pecan pie was a very rich and true flavor absolutely delicious. Dumplings are good, the sauce and plumb with them are fantastic. Thats my review.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 06, 2012, 07:50:38 PM
Sorry- forgot to recommend the Duck Gnocchi as an appetizer. My favorite thing in the restaurant.

+1 on the duck gnocchi. As I've said many times before, that's the thing to beat at Mike's.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on August 06, 2012, 07:51:16 PM
thanks guys for all the feedback...i think its gana be mikes even though solo is walking distance to a show afterwards as opposed to mikes which ill have to drive there.

any other suggestions and favorites from there besides for the gnocchi and ribs? wana know what else to get...thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 06, 2012, 07:53:55 PM
Drinks are very good.
Black Angus Steak was as well.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on August 06, 2012, 07:58:25 PM
thanks dan...anyone know the parking situation there at around 5pm weekday? easy to get spots?
sorry if this is getting off topic and if it belongs in a diff thread already...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 06, 2012, 07:59:24 PM
love mikes bistro - you can get a chefs tasting idk what its called exactly  but its basically all his best dishes in one meal paired with wines -omg fills you for the week
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 06, 2012, 08:01:58 PM
Drinks are very good.
Black Angus Steak was as well.

They have an off the Menu steak as well that i order. I think Chef's cut.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on August 06, 2012, 08:24:04 PM
love mikes bistro - you can get a chefs tasting idk what its called exactly  but its basically all his best dishes in one meal paired with wines -omg fills you for the week
Taster meal its $100 which is actually relatively cheap compared to other restaurants.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: hmr on August 06, 2012, 10:01:08 PM
Go to Abigeils on Broadway and make sure to order their cocktails. i've been to mike's bistro and was not very happy with the food.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 06, 2012, 10:03:27 PM
Go to Abigeils on Broadway and make sure to order their cocktails. i've been to mike's bistro and was not very happy with the food.

You'd be in the minority... though Abigails does have good drinks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on August 06, 2012, 10:11:13 PM
You'd be in the minority... though Abigails does have good drinks.

+1, especially when you're comparing Abigail's to Mike's...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on August 06, 2012, 10:30:16 PM
btw I dont usually care for soups but mikes soups are out of this world!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on August 14, 2012, 01:03:47 PM
I've heard unconfirmed reports that KD on J will be closing.  :'(
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JEWDA on August 14, 2012, 01:38:47 PM
I've heard unconfirmed reports that KD on J will be closing.  :'(
Not surprised.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on August 14, 2012, 01:55:18 PM
thats sad
it was an institution on the corner there
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on August 15, 2012, 02:15:24 PM
I was at the United Nations visitors center (http://visit.un.org/wcm/content/) last Friday. For anyone thinking of going, they have a guided tour every 15 minutes where they take you around the main building and show different exhibits about what the UN did in the past and does today. They show gifts presented to the UN from countries around the world, and of course they bring you into the General Assembly room if it's open (it wasnt when we were there, so they gave us a 20% discount), and the Security Councel room when not in use. Nothing too amazing really unless you're trying to cover all museums and cultural institutions (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_museums_and_cultural_institutions_in_New_York_City) in NYC (which I am) or want to see the building where world politics take place.

(Make no mistake, the UN is very biased and hostile to Israel  (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_Nations_resolutions_concerning_Israel)and I'm not suggesting anyone go visit this place (they have a whole exhibit on the Palestine problems...) . Certainly don't go with your little kids. If you're going to go because you're interested or whatever, go with an open mind. Be ready to hear some things you don't want to, and realize that at the same time that the UN is hostile to Israel, it works to bring good to many other places in the world (end war, stop genocide, food and medicine for developing countries etc...))

I think the most interesting part is the Post Office downstairs. The UN is owned by all 193 countries  and the land is UN territory, not part of the US. They have their own postal system and it's cute to send some postcards to friends (and yourself) from outside US territory. And for those of us collecting stamps in our passports for each country we visit, if you bring your passport with you, the post office will stamp your passport with the UN territory stamp (too bad I didn't know about it beforehand).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on August 16, 2012, 12:59:47 PM
Looking to spend a nice night with wife in the city. Which Hyatt would you guys suggest staying in? The "Grand Hyatt NYC" or "Hyatt 48 Lex"? Thanks!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 16, 2012, 01:00:59 PM
Looking to spend a nice night with wife in the city. Which Hyatt would you guys suggest staying in? The "Grand Hyatt NYC" or "Hyatt 48 Lex"? Thanks!

Andaz.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on August 16, 2012, 01:01:35 PM
Looking to spend a nice night with wife in the city. Which Hyatt would you guys suggest staying in? The "Grand Hyatt NYC" or "Hyatt 48 Lex"? Thanks!
how r u paying?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on August 16, 2012, 01:05:51 PM
Was actually hoping to buy a free night voucher off someone..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: This is who I am on August 26, 2012, 12:58:09 PM
Looking to do  a half day  trip arround New York with the wife and new baby... Thanks in advance  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on August 26, 2012, 01:23:28 PM
anyone from nyc go to the 48 lex for a night out?
just booked for a sunday in oct..maybe a show and restaurant to chilax.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 26, 2012, 01:50:52 PM
Yep, was great.

Awesome anniversary night redemption (both meanings intended).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on August 26, 2012, 02:05:41 PM
Yep, was great.

Awesome anniversary night redemption (both meanings intended).
Nice! Unfortunately mine expires on oct 31 which is 1 stupid month short for my anniversary but the GM refused to extend. :( o well.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on August 26, 2012, 02:53:48 PM
Looking to do  a half day  trip arround New York with the wife and new baby... Thanks in advance  :)
Depends what you like to do.

I recently went to this mansion on 5th ave and 70th st called the Frick Collection (http://www.frick.org/) which was really nice. It's right near central park and there's a kids playground nearby. Also near other museums and cultural institutions.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 26, 2012, 04:33:12 PM
Email GP to extend validity by a month.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: METZIA on August 26, 2012, 04:54:43 PM
ESSN IS GREAT. CONEY ISLAND AVE  BET J-K RIGHT OFF AVE J
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: This is who I am on August 27, 2012, 12:32:18 PM
Depends what you like to do.

I recently went to this mansion on 5th ave and 70th st called the Frick Collection (http://www.frick.org/) which was really nice. It's right near central park and there's a kids playground nearby. Also near other museums and cultural institutions.
That looks awesome !! Thanks:)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on August 30, 2012, 01:38:00 PM
May I make a suggestion?

I think for the more popular locations (Like NYC, LA, and Israel) there should be two threads. One discussing food and one discussing everything else.

I just clicked through about 25 pages of posts looking for some interesting ideas for things to do in NYC area and discussion seemed to be 60% about food 30% about hotels and 10% about attractions.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on August 30, 2012, 02:08:43 PM
May I make a suggestion?

I think for the more popular locations (Like NYC, LA, and Israel) there should be two threads. One discussing food and one discussing everything else.

I just clicked through about 25 pages of posts looking for some interesting ideas for things to do in NYC area and discussion seemed to be 60% about food 30% about hotels and 10% about attractions.
+1000
Time to separate the food and the attractions. People don't travel to a city to eat some good food (at least I hope not). It really clogs up the thread for people looking for things to do and places to stay.
I would add the South Florida thread to the list.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: This is who I am on August 30, 2012, 06:10:46 PM
Any good deals for circle line tours ??
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: doublejay on August 30, 2012, 08:01:44 PM
Dan: Are you agreeable to the plan?

Can you subdivide the reports into two? We can start with post from "this is who i am" as the first one in the non-food related thread.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Londoner Rebbe on September 05, 2012, 05:56:41 PM
Is Jazabel worth a visit?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on September 07, 2012, 02:30:02 PM
any body going?
http://www.greatkosherdeals.com/?task=confirmSubscribe (http://www.greatkosherdeals.com/?task=confirmSubscribe)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on September 09, 2012, 02:42:25 AM
any body going?
http://www.greatkosherdeals.com/?task=confirmSubscribe (http://www.greatkosherdeals.com/?task=confirmSubscribe)

Decent wine list, lousy menu, at $100 ("discounted", ETA:or not... WTH is a 0% discount...), I'll pass.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on September 19, 2012, 07:59:49 AM
whats the best breakfast place in the flatbush/bp area?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on September 19, 2012, 08:27:57 AM
Bagels & greens on coney between J & K or so

It's an imitation of Green (the owner was mad...), but not as good.

French B'kfst is good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 26, 2012, 04:49:32 PM
Email GP to extend validity by a month.
By the way thanks for the advice! Got it extended to my anniversary in December.  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 26, 2012, 04:51:26 PM
By the way thanks for the advice! Got it extended to my anniversary in December.  :)
2 months, nice!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AVI D on October 28, 2012, 12:58:57 AM
Has anyone tried out the new restaurant 'Prime at the Bentley"? Its a new restaurant operated by the the same owner as the Prime Grill. They basically occupy a 2 story penthouse at the Bentley hotel in NYC.  Looking for recommendation...thanks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on October 28, 2012, 01:00:25 AM
Has anyone tried out the new restaurant 'Prime at the Bentley"? Its a new restaurant operated by the the same owner as the Prime Grill. They basically occupy a 2 story penthouse at the Bentley hotel in NYC.  Looking for recommendation...thanks.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.50
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 08, 2012, 12:46:02 AM
What is the story with driving in Manhattan now? Thinking of driving in tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) to go to Prime Grill and was wondering if it is still a mess from last weeks storm. I figure tonight's snowfall will be cleared up if that is the only issue.
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on November 08, 2012, 01:26:11 AM
What is the story with driving in Manhattan now? Thinking of driving in tomorrow afternoon (Thursday) to go to Prime Grill and was wondering if it is still a mess from last weeks storm. I figure tonight's snowfall will be cleared up if that is the only issue.
I take the fdr every night there's no problems. The only thing is that the tunnel is closed. Might vary depending on the time that your going though.
Title: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Saver2000 on November 08, 2012, 01:51:13 AM
I take the fdr every night there's no problems. The only thing is that the tunnel is closed. Might vary depending on the time that your going though.
Which tunnel?  Weren't they all reopened?
Title: Re: Re: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on November 08, 2012, 01:53:36 AM
Which tunnel?  Weren't they all reopened?
no, brooklyn battery is closed
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on November 08, 2012, 02:08:04 AM
Coming from Lakewood will aim to leave at around 3 pm although it may not be till five ish. Trying to figure going inbound if there is a big difference what time I leave in regard to traffic.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: regalhome on November 13, 2012, 12:21:08 PM
Any ideas for a quite restaurant in the city where you can have a business lunch?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on November 13, 2012, 12:23:21 PM
Abigails is quiet, and the food is good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2012, 12:27:08 PM
Ladino?
Though I'd go for the burger over the tapas.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on November 13, 2012, 04:26:45 PM
Ladino?
Though I'd go for the burger over the tapas.

Ladino isnt quiet, and the burger is $25, thats more expensive than most of the fancy places.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2012, 04:48:47 PM
Was very quiet when we went for lunch.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on November 13, 2012, 10:46:49 PM
Was very quiet when we went for lunch.
For good reasons!! I was just there with a friend and overall bad experience!! The soup I got was decent but his tapas( I think lamb chop) was small portion not great. And I ordered skirt steak and asked for it medium and they said they only do it med-well and failed to mention it was more like a stew! With cactus and random veggies with few cut up pieces of steak! And I think it's prob first time in my life I didn't finish my food!!!!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2012, 10:50:50 PM
Like I said, stick with the burger and get churros for dessert.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on November 13, 2012, 10:56:18 PM
Any apps? I live for them!!
But I don't think I'd ever waste my time there again
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on November 13, 2012, 11:00:05 PM
Burger, fries, and churros and I daresay you'll leave very satisfied.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 30, 2012, 12:18:36 AM
Amazing - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=22853&alias=eatery-reflects-owners-switch
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on November 30, 2012, 12:22:45 AM
Amazing - http://collive.com/show_news.rtx?id=22853&alias=eatery-reflects-owners-switch

One of these guys' names sounds familiar... Upon further review of the pictures, it's apparently not the same guy.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 30, 2012, 12:23:25 AM
One of these guys' names sounds familiar...

Marty markowitz? ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jacobsherman55 on December 06, 2012, 01:46:50 PM
So I qualified for the free weekend with SPG and want to stay in a NYC hotel one nigiht on the weekend. Whats the nicest SPG hotel in NYC excluding category 7s?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 07, 2012, 11:23:40 AM
I know it's not optimal, but does the Andaz 5th have a staircase for shabbos? Anyone stayed there over shabbos?

TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 08, 2012, 11:18:46 PM
I know it's not optimal, but does the Andaz 5th have a staircase for shabbos? Anyone stayed there over shabbos?

TIA
IIRC it has motion sensors for the lights, just like every room does.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 08, 2012, 11:57:11 PM
IIRC it has motion sensors for the lights, just like every room does.
Yup, terrible hotel for shabbos.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 09, 2012, 12:48:19 AM
Yup, terrible hotel for shabbos.
A shame as it's next door to Chabad of Midtown.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Steven on December 10, 2012, 09:53:54 PM
any recommendation for a nice hotel in NYC area (jersey or conn is good too) with nice spa? looking to go away for a night with wife. needs to be nice room; im willing to spend ~250 a night or points equivalent. thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 11, 2012, 09:34:35 PM
I seem to remember there being a thread for this but I can't find it.
Anyone have a good idea for a nice Milchige restaurant in the 5 towns to take the wife to for lunch?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 11, 2012, 11:05:28 PM
Anyone?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 12, 2012, 09:16:53 AM
Anyone have a good idea for a nice Milchige restaurant in the 5 towns to take the wife to for lunch?

Didn't realize you were married...

Sushi metzuyan in Cedarhurst (http://www.metsuyan.com/Cedarhurst.html) is really nice, if you like sushi that is. Lookig at the menu it looks like it's a meat place with a focus on sushi.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealvr on December 12, 2012, 09:26:30 AM
I seem to remember there being a thread for this but I can't find it.
Anyone have a good idea for a nice Milchige restaurant in the 5 towns to take the wife to for lunch?
Upper crust is excellent
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 12, 2012, 10:53:56 AM
the is a restaurant on Broadway down by gotta get a bagel
i dont remembert the name but its supposed to be upscale and its milchig
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on December 12, 2012, 11:11:38 AM
Didn't realize you were married...
Must have come up a few times...

if you like sushi that is.
Problem is the wife doesn't (at least for now, these things change every day these days...).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: eis517 on December 18, 2012, 03:21:11 PM
looking for a recommendation for a good restaurant in Manhattan or Teaneck, NJ for Saturday night. If there is a place in brooklyn that people strongly suggest, I would look into that also....

TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 18, 2012, 03:42:46 PM
Interesting idea that just opened up in crown heights - http://www.crownheights.info/index.php?itemid=49139 - anyone gonna try it out and rate it?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 18, 2012, 03:51:14 PM
Interesting idea that just opened up in crown heights - http://www.crownheights.info/index.php?itemid=49139 - anyone gonna try it out and rate it?
You mean what the goyim figured out decades ago...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 18, 2012, 03:51:47 PM
You mean what the goyim figured out decades ago...

Exactly, but a first for us here in ch.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DH Data Recovery on December 18, 2012, 03:54:58 PM
They had one in bp a while back - very good pizza - was under $10 a pie
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 19, 2012, 12:46:51 AM
You mean what the goyim figured out decades ago...

Let's see if their delivery will be on-time. With 5+ other locations in the neighborhood selling kosher pizza, this guy will need to expand his delivery area and market heavily for his business to take off.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 19, 2012, 01:04:03 AM
Let's see if their delivery will be on-time. With 5+ other locations in the neighborhood selling kosher pizza, this guy will need to expand his delivery area and market heavily for his business to take off.
An Israeli chain once had a 30-minute guarantee or your pizza is free (Pizza Hut in the Philippines still has it)

They had to quickly pull it when elevators were getting stuck around the country
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on December 19, 2012, 01:26:01 AM
With 5+ other locations in the neighborhood selling kosher pizza
5+?  How so?
An Israeli chain once had a 30-minute guarantee or your pizza is free (Pizza Hut in the Philippines still has it)

They had to quickly pull it when elevators were getting stuck around the country
Just askin', how the hec would you know about Pizza Hut in the Philippines?! ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 19, 2012, 02:16:55 AM
5+?  How so?Just askin', how the hec would you know about Pizza Hut in the Philippines?! ;D
They advertise in Engilsh, and I've been to the Philippines. On a sidenote, the Manila chabad serves a great Pizza
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on December 19, 2012, 02:34:45 AM
5+?  How so?

Basil, Wholesome Bagels, Kingston Pizza, Pommodori, Bunch O' (?), Kretch (?), The Marketplace (heard they were going to have pizza, haven't been yet).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on December 19, 2012, 06:14:38 AM
Basil, Wholesome Bagels, Kingston Pizza, Pommodori, Bunch O' (?), Kretch (?), The Marketplace (heard they were going to have pizza, haven't been yet).
Didn't Kvetch close down, ages ago??
Bunch O' makes pizza?  Was unaware of that..
Marketplace, haven't been to either, yet.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 19, 2012, 07:13:32 AM
Let's see if their delivery will be on-time. With 5+ other locations in the neighborhood selling kosher pizza, this guy will need to expand his delivery area and market heavily for his business to take off.

Know people that ordered from there yesterday and they had their pizza around 25 minutes later.

Basil, Wholesome Bagels, Kingston Pizza, Pommodori, Bunch O' (?), Kretch (?), The Marketplace (heard they were going to have pizza, haven't been yet).

Bunch O' has pizza if u call grilled cheese or open face bagels pizza :) And kretch u never know one days he is open, the other day he's closed, but they did once have great pizza!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 23, 2012, 10:17:36 PM
Thinking of stopping by Carlos and gabbys during a 6 hour layover in JFK tomorrow.
What's good there or where else should I go instead?

Will I be able to hail a cab or should I just rent a car for $35 with tax?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on December 23, 2012, 10:26:02 PM
No problem getting a cab from JFK, might be harder getting one on the return but many car services will gladly come by.

You can also take the LIRR to Lawrence. Station is on Central Avenue where all the restaurants are.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 23, 2012, 10:33:34 PM
Def rent a car. Not worth the possible hassle and stress.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 23, 2012, 10:46:00 PM
Def rent a car. Not worth the possible hassle and stress.
Sounds good.
Any recs for C&G? Or better place to go for lunch and to pickup food for dinner on the flight?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 23, 2012, 10:49:41 PM
I'm a fan of C&G.

Buffalo Zingers + Texas Wrangler.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on December 23, 2012, 10:52:46 PM
I'm a fan of C&G.

Buffalo Zingers + Texas Wrangler.
What are those?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 23, 2012, 10:53:57 PM
http://www.carlosandgabbysqueens.com/menu.html
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on December 23, 2012, 11:36:17 PM
Zingers and the Cedarhurst
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on December 24, 2012, 04:03:36 AM
how about cho-sen island for some good chinese
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on December 24, 2012, 12:08:26 PM
how about cho-sen island for some mediocre chinese
FTFY
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on December 24, 2012, 01:49:48 PM
no need to fix, thanks for trying to help though
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on December 26, 2012, 08:42:08 AM
What are those?

Why not try sushi metsuyan its excellent!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on January 06, 2013, 01:23:56 AM
Interesting idea that just opened up in crown heights - http://www.crownheights.info/index.php?itemid=49139 - anyone gonna try it out and rate it?

Ordered from here a few days ago, was terribly overdone, too much sauce and some sort of block of cheese. Wouldn't advise to try it until they shape it up.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Tzfas on January 11, 2013, 12:44:06 PM
Looking for an idea, I’m going to be in nyc for one night and staying @the Andaz 5 ave.
 
what activities or sights can someone recommend we do there for a few hrs in the evening from about after 6pm.

And should we go for brunch to "My most favorite" or is there someplace else closer that can be recommended.
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on January 11, 2013, 12:55:21 PM
Would you go to a broadway show?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Tzfas on January 11, 2013, 01:03:58 PM
Would you go to a broadway show?
Thanks that’s a great idea, will look into it now, not sure why I didn’t think about a show earlier.
Any recommendations to a particular show?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on January 13, 2013, 01:15:02 AM
Dont go to my most favorite food, noi due cafe is much better (not many dairy places in the city)..
As far as shows book of mormon was histerical (but has quite a bit of peofanity)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on January 20, 2013, 12:31:32 AM
Looking to help a friend who will be in NYC on Thursday with his fiancée......anyone have any suggestions? They do not want a broadway show or ice skating. I was thinking of top of the rock or central park....any thoughts on those or better suggestions? It's supposed to be cold!! Thanks!!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on January 20, 2013, 01:45:04 AM
Looking to help a friend who will be in NYC on Thursday with his fiancée......anyone have any suggestions? They do not want a broadway show or ice skating. I was thinking of top of the rock or central park....any thoughts on those or better suggestions? It's supposed to be cold!! Thanks!!
if they go to central park and they want to sit down and relax they should def check out Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus circle. the lounge is on the 35th floor overlooking the city, very nice place. they could also go to columbus shops which is right there. its a nice little mall to walk around in if it gets too cold outside.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 20, 2013, 09:32:26 AM
Anyone (a) suffering from extreme boredom and (b) feeling particularly altruistic wanna take a crack at wikifying this thread?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on January 20, 2013, 10:32:27 AM
if they go to central park and they want to sit down and relax they should def check out Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus circle. the lounge is on the 35th floor overlooking the city, very nice place. they could also go to columbus shops which is right there. its a nice little mall to walk around in if it gets too cold outside.

thanks! will pass these great ideas on! keep 'em coming:)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on January 20, 2013, 09:37:38 PM
how's bowling at Chelsea piers? is that the best place for bowling in the city?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on January 20, 2013, 09:41:46 PM
how's bowling at Chelsea piers? is that the best place for bowling in the city?
i was only there once and that was during the evening; it was very busy and loud.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on January 20, 2013, 10:03:12 PM
Lucky strike on 42 and the west side highway. At night you have to be older then 21
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on January 20, 2013, 10:22:19 PM
Lucky strike on 42 and the west side highway. At night you have to be older then 21

is it loud and noisy like Chelsea piers?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: SavingsBigtime on January 20, 2013, 11:24:02 PM
is it loud and noisy like Chelsea piers?
i found it nicer then Chelsea piers its newer also Chelsea piers has arcades in the back room also they have a lounge/bar were u can sit , lucky strike also has one but its more like a restaurant felling.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on January 21, 2013, 01:21:32 PM
It's supposed to be freezing on Thursday so anyone have any good indoor ideas in the city? Bowling may be too wild.....thanks!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on January 21, 2013, 01:33:39 PM
Why don't u check out mikomos?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 21, 2013, 03:45:14 PM
It's supposed to be freezing on Thursday so anyone have any good indoor ideas in the city? Bowling may be too wild.....thanks!

Bowling may be "too wild?"

Who are these people? Octogenarian nuns?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lcyitz on January 21, 2013, 04:16:59 PM
Anyone ever been to "Barcade" its a bar/arcade place looks super yuppie!!!!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lcyitz on January 22, 2013, 05:39:27 PM
has anyone been to any good comedy club/lounge in N.Y they would recommend?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 22, 2013, 05:46:00 PM
has anyone been to any good comedy club/lounge in N.Y they would recommend?

I'd imagine 95% (or more) have very vulgar humor. Is that a problem for you?

If not, I'd check out that one in the Village... I can google the name.

ETA: comedy cellar.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lcyitz on January 22, 2013, 05:57:02 PM
I'd imagine 95% (or more) have very vulgar humor

ETA: comedy cellar.
Any experience?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on January 22, 2013, 06:04:21 PM
Any experience?
You never heard, there is good humor and then there is clean humor. Most comedians in comedy clubs follow that for at least part of their routines...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 22, 2013, 06:49:39 PM
Any experience?

Plenty.

You never heard, there is good humor and then there is clean humor. Most comedians in comedy clubs follow that for at least part of their routines...

Like.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 24, 2013, 04:05:11 AM
You never heard, there is good humor and then there is clean humor.

-1

You never heard Brian Regan?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on January 24, 2013, 04:11:12 AM
-1

You never heard Brian Regan?
Read in context please.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 24, 2013, 05:45:11 AM
Read in context please.

The -1 was directed at the original comment itself, not the context you used it in. Whoever made that comment originally made it at face value, without context.
Title: Hyatt free night near NY
Post by: joesol on January 27, 2013, 11:07:33 AM
I have a free night that must be redeemed by 3/31. Any recommendations near NY (NYC is good too)?
Title: Re: Hyatt free night near NY
Post by: mmermss on January 27, 2013, 11:12:43 AM
I have a free night that must be redeemed by 3/31. Any recommendations near NY (NYC is good too)?
Here is Dan's take:

Next time use the search functionality ;)
I'd rank them:

Andaz 5th Ave.
Andaz Wall St.
Hyatt 48LEX
GH NYC
Title: Re: Hyatt free night near NY
Post by: joesol on January 27, 2013, 11:47:49 AM
can it be booked online?
Title: Re: Hyatt free night near NY
Post by: mmermss on January 27, 2013, 11:49:04 AM
can it be booked online?

http://newyork.5thavenue.andaz.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-newyork-5thavenue-andaz/index.jsp?null
Title: Re: Hyatt free night near NY
Post by: joesol on January 27, 2013, 11:49:39 AM
i meant that free night booked online
Title: Re: Hyatt free night near NY
Post by: mmermss on January 27, 2013, 11:51:02 AM
i meant that free night booked online

I think you should be able to...or PUTPAC and ask
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on January 27, 2013, 12:18:06 PM
No, you cannot book it online.

PUTPAC.

And of those mentioned, you can only book Lex 48 (which I very much like).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: btab on January 27, 2013, 02:22:03 PM
Anyone been to Benjy's Pizza in queens? I miss it so very much  :'(

Brunch is good at My most favorite and Noidue (both relatively close by in the upper west side) but I think some people dont love the hechsher on Noidue.

I know that Noidue used to be certified by National Kosher Supervision which when I asked a very reliable rav that knows about hechsherim he told me that it is not a recommended hechsher. Now though, when you check the website it says that they are certified by the OK. Has anyone been there recently?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 28, 2013, 03:42:06 AM
Just notifying whomever may not know yet- There's a new NYC Master thread for hotels over here. (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=23222.0)

Special thanks goes to the mod that started the hard work of separating the hotel posts from this thread.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: A European on January 30, 2013, 11:23:41 PM
Did anyone hear about the SHUK restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn ?
 
http://shukmediterraneancuisine.com/
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whYME on January 31, 2013, 12:40:42 AM
I started the wiki.
There's not much there other than a couple of random placeholders, but I put in the structure -copied from yuneeq's Israel wiki with the addition of additional info for attractions.

If you don't think I did the grouping etc. right, or think I missed something, go change it. that's why it's a wiki :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AsherO on January 31, 2013, 03:32:12 AM
Why not try sushi metsuyan its excellent!

+1, great ambiance too. Maybe have lunch there and take C&Gs to the plane. Perhaps if you pack their sauces in <3oz containers in a ziplock, you can bring them on the plane :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on January 31, 2013, 03:34:23 AM
I started the wiki.
There's not much there other than a couple of random placeholders, but I put in the structure -copied from yuneeq's Israel wiki with the addition of additional info for attractions.

If you don't think I did the grouping etc. right, or think I missed something, go change it. that's why it's a wiki :)

Nice start!  ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: A European on January 31, 2013, 05:00:29 PM
Did anyone hear about the SHUK restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn ?
 
http://shukmediterraneancuisine.com/
BUMP
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on February 11, 2013, 06:12:40 PM
An one ever went to colbeh in Long Island? How's the food?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ShmuliT on February 11, 2013, 07:48:21 PM
An one ever went to colbeh in Long Island? How's the food?
Yes. Really good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: A European on February 12, 2013, 06:04:40 AM
Did anyone hear about the SHUK restaurant in Downtown Brooklyn ?
 
http://shukmediterraneancuisine.com/
PUMP
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on February 14, 2013, 04:07:57 PM
So I started a job in Queens a few weeks ago and I don't know anything about Queens!  What are some good kosher places to eat in Queens?  The job is in Bayside but I don't mind traveling around a bit for good food, especially since I have a friend in Manhattan who is willing to meet me in Queens on occasion.  Is it worth eating in Queens to save 15 minutes of driving?  Or should I suck it up and meet him in midtown?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on February 14, 2013, 06:19:21 PM
So I started a job in Queens a few weeks ago and I don't know anything about Queens!  What are some good kosher places to eat in Queens?  The job is in Bayside but I don't mind traveling around a bit for good food, especially since I have a friend in Manhattan who is willing to meet me in Queens on occasion.  Is it worth eating in Queens to save 15 minutes of driving?  Or should I suck it up and meet him in midtown?

15 minutes to Midtown? You must not be a New Yorker. It's almost a half hour in no traffic. There are a bunch of places on Union Tpke, which is probably a little closer than heading to Main St. Use the Shamash.org (http://www.shamash.org/kosher/map.php) map, just scroll in toward where you work and look at the eateries nearby. There's a pretty big and varied selection.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on February 14, 2013, 06:29:31 PM
It's 15 minutes further than eating in Queens I said.  Not 15 minutes to midtown.  This assumes I'd be eating in Kew Garden Hills.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on February 14, 2013, 06:33:40 PM
It's 15 minutes further than eating in Queens I said.  Not 15 minutes to midtown.  This assumes I'd be eating in Forest Hills.

It's not 15 minutes from Forest Hills to Midtown either. It's at least a half hour subway ride and probably around that driving if traffic is light.

As far as food in Forest Hills, there's almost nothing. There are a few places on 108th St in an area not particularly close to the subway. The bulk of the restaurants in Queens are on Main St or Union Turnpike.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: semper fi on February 14, 2013, 06:37:07 PM
Main st. in Kew Garden Hills has a few good places. Shushi Metsuyan, Grill Point,
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: btab on February 14, 2013, 06:51:47 PM
I am excited. I get to go to Benjy's Pizza this weekend :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on February 15, 2013, 12:02:06 PM
It's not 15 minutes from Forest Hills to Midtown either. It's at least a half hour subway ride and probably around that driving if traffic is light.

As far as food in Forest Hills, there's almost nothing. There are a few places on 108th St in an area not particularly close to the subway. The bulk of the restaurants in Queens are on Main St or Union Turnpike.

1.  I edited my post to say Kew Gardens Hills instead of Forest Hills, at exactly the same time you posted your reply.  How cute :)

2.  I am referring to the total time it would take me to leave work in Bayside, get to a restaurant, and go home to Monsey.  From my office in bayside to W 72nd st and back to monsey (without traffic) is about 1h 10m, going to Kew Gardens Hills and driving back to Monsey is under 1h.  This is all according to Google Maps.  In other words driving the 30 minutes from Bayside to Midtown puts me closer to Monsey, and therefore the increase in total driving time is only 15 minutes, assuming no traffic (I dont leave work till rush hour is long over so there's a chance there won't be traffic).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on February 15, 2013, 12:59:22 PM
1.  I edited my post to say Kew Gardens Hills instead of Forest Hills, at exactly the same time you posted your reply.  How cute :)

2.  I am referring to the total time it would take me to leave work in Bayside, get to a restaurant, and go home to Monsey.  From my office in bayside to W 72nd st and back to monsey (without traffic) is about 1h 10m, going to Kew Gardens Hills and driving back to Monsey is under 1h.  This is all according to Google Maps.  In other words driving the 30 minutes from Bayside to Midtown puts me closer to Monsey, and therefore the increase in total driving time is only 15 minutes, assuming no traffic (I dont leave work till rush hour is long over so there's a chance there won't be traffic).

Pretty much whatever time you're doing this, Bayside to Manhattan to Monsey will run you into a lot more traffic than Bayside to KGH to Monsey. You have to take Google Maps time estimates with a grain of salt.

You asked if it's worth schlepping in to the city. Personally, I think the much greater chance of traffic, hassle of parking, etc and the fact that there are so many places to eat in Queens, make it totally not worth it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on February 15, 2013, 01:16:26 PM
So I started a job in Queens a few weeks ago and I don't know anything about Queens!  What are some good kosher places to eat in Queens?  The job is in Bayside but I don't mind traveling around a bit for good food, especially since I have a friend in Manhattan who is willing to meet me in Queens on occasion.  Is it worth eating in Queens to save 15 minutes of driving?  Or should I suck it up and meet him in midtown?

What type of food are you looking for?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on February 16, 2013, 09:42:19 PM
The kind they serve you in a restaurant, and then you eat it.  I don't care so much tbh :) 

Pizza, Chinese, Steak, Burger, Sushi, Bagels, Falafel, Shwarma.............

I am just looking for suggestions.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on February 17, 2013, 12:02:56 AM
I am excited. I get to go to Benjy's Pizza this weekend :)

Best pizza in queens.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: btab on February 17, 2013, 12:34:31 AM
Best pizza in queens.

yep. grandma slice and spicy fry slice (I invented that one). Naomi's has a better white slice though...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on February 18, 2013, 09:11:18 AM
The kind they serve you in a restaurant, and then you eat it.  I don't care so much tbh :) 

Pizza, Chinese, Steak, Burger, Sushi, Bagels, Falafel, Shwarma.............

I am just looking for suggestions.
http://www.queensvaad.org/establishment_search.php
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on February 18, 2013, 10:02:51 AM
Best pizza in queens.
incorrect... l'bella vita beats benjy's on pretty much everything
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on February 18, 2013, 10:06:04 AM
incorrect... l'bella vita beats benjy's on pretty much everything

How does one "incorrect" someone else's opinion? ::)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 18, 2013, 10:07:18 AM
על טעם וריח אין להתווכח...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ahecht37 on February 18, 2013, 10:07:41 AM
How does one "incorrect" someone else's opinion? ::)
i dont think he has eaten at l'bella if he would say such things ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on February 18, 2013, 03:34:38 PM
i dont think he has eaten at l'bella if he would say such things ;)

Plus I don't think any of the other Queens pizza places have zeppoli.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: btab on February 18, 2013, 03:51:51 PM
I have eaten at la bellas and I still think Benjy's is the best. I ate there three times over the weekend :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on February 18, 2013, 04:02:13 PM
I have eaten at la bellas and I still think Benjy's is the best. I ate there three times over the weekend :)
i remember in my youth them having baked ziti pizza. do they still have it? or maybe it was shimons
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: btab on February 18, 2013, 04:05:22 PM
i remember in my youth them having baked ziti pizza. do they still have it? or maybe it was shimons

still have it!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: glasses dude on February 28, 2013, 11:14:24 PM
could be this was talked about and if yes id appreciate if some1 directed me(I tried searching sorry) but are there any cheap(er) parking options near the grand hyatt ny?? thanx!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on February 28, 2013, 11:30:01 PM
i dont think he has eaten at l'bella if he would say such things ;)

I have eaten l'bella but decided not to subject myself to inferior pizza again so I stick with benjys.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mek on March 10, 2013, 01:03:11 AM
The kind they serve you in a restaurant, and then you eat it.  I don't care so much tbh :) 

 Shwarma



Grill Point. Corner of Maine and Jewel
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: This is who I am on March 29, 2013, 04:52:54 PM
chateau steakhouse in Queens NY....is awesome
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: This is who I am on March 29, 2013, 04:55:14 PM
Burgers Plus has very good food and good prices as well!! Address: 147-41 Union Turnpike, Flushing, NY 11367  Phone:(718) 380-6060
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on March 31, 2013, 06:42:09 AM
Sounds like we need a queens DO.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 05:06:38 PM
The BEST steak lunch in the city (In my opinion obviously) is Les Marais French Dip sandwich. Although Les Marais is known to be a more upscale steakhouse, this lunch (tip included) is under 20 dollars. It's a great big steak sanwich with a good dip, plus loads of fries. Legit stuff. Also, there's nothing like the fresh bread they give ;).

Shnitzel Express for cheap shmitzel supper. One mistake I did was try Pitopia (newer shnitzel place, and it made me question the ability to make good shnitzel. To remove my doubt, I treated myself to another supper, at Shnitzel Express.

For ur milichig lunch in NYC, there's one place only. Bravos Pizza on 38th and Broadway. Stuff is insanely good. Take my word for it, ause there's no way I can prove it on this forum.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 05, 2013, 05:19:54 PM
The BEST steak lunch in the city (In my opinion obviously) is Les Marais French Dip sandwich. Although Les Marais is known to be a more upscale steakhouse, this lunch (tip included) is under 20 dollars. It's a great big steak sanwich with a good dip, plus loads of fries. Legit stuff. Also, there's nothing like the fresh bread they give ;).
For ur milichig lunch in NYC, there's one place only. Bravos Pizza on 38th and Broadway. Stuff is insanely good. Take my word for it, ause there's no way I can prove it on this forum.
Anyone (besides your bro ;)) able to second that?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 05:31:22 PM
Nah Dan, these food trips are while I'm supposed to be in yeshiva in uptown NYC, so even my bro can't second that, so you might have to trust me on this, or we try it together ;).
Btw Dan, my metrocard is getting burned from all the swiping, we need a jewish alternative ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on April 05, 2013, 05:33:45 PM
Anyone (besides your bro ;)) able to second that?

I second Bravo, their pizza is great.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 05:35:28 PM
I second Bravo, their pizza is great.

Haha! Appreciate the love! Their pizza, all types, and they've got great onion rings.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 05, 2013, 06:42:11 PM
Anyone (besides your bro ;)) able to second that?
Lol  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on April 05, 2013, 06:44:00 PM
Lol  ;D
:) you ought to try it 4 urself...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 07, 2013, 06:59:24 PM
Where in 5 towns/Far Rockaway can you get a good salad.

Either something like Bagel Island used to make or something like a shnitizis salad.

TIA

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on April 07, 2013, 07:18:13 PM
Where in 5 towns/Far Rockaway can you get a good salad.

Either something like Bagel Island used to make or something like a shnitizis salad.

TIA


Maybe Burger's bar has a good salad?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 07, 2013, 07:26:28 PM
Maybe Burger's bar has a good salad?
Anyone with experience?

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on April 07, 2013, 07:28:20 PM
Anyone with experience?
Its now called "Burgers" (new management). Ive never had a salad from there but im getting a burger as we speak.  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 07, 2013, 07:33:45 PM
Its now called "Burgers" (new management). Ive never had a salad from there but im getting a burger from there as we speak.  :)
How does the salads look. You pick what you want? Or they just give you a general.

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 07, 2013, 07:41:15 PM
Heading over now.

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on April 07, 2013, 07:43:55 PM
Heading over now.
Enjoy!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on April 07, 2013, 07:52:47 PM
Enjoy!
You still there?

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on April 07, 2013, 08:11:26 PM
You still there?
nope. Picked up.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 09, 2013, 01:00:41 PM
Any decent places to eat in downtown manhattan? Around city hall
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on April 09, 2013, 01:10:59 PM
Any decent places to eat in downtown manhattan? Around city hall

dairy- Cravings
meat- Pita Express
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 09, 2013, 01:27:17 PM
dairy- Cravings
meat- Pita Express
Thank you.

Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on April 09, 2013, 02:07:20 PM
Thank you.

Any other suggestions?

I think those are the better ones. I dont know much about Sushein, and Noahs Ark is walkable.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 09, 2013, 02:20:07 PM
I think those are the better ones. I dont know much about Sushein, and Noahs Ark is walkable.
Any one tried sushein? Reviews?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on April 09, 2013, 07:08:08 PM
Any decent places to eat in downtown manhattan? Around city hall

Cafe 11 has good, reasonably priced sushi.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on April 09, 2013, 07:09:27 PM
Any one tried sushein? Reviews?

I've tried it. The sushi was very good, burger pretty good too. Pretty expensive though.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on April 09, 2013, 07:09:53 PM
Any one tried sushein? Reviews?
Update- after my walk to sushein...found out the closed down.

Lesson learned: call the restaurant before going.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on April 09, 2013, 11:07:18 PM
I'm having trouble finding kosher restaurants by neighborhood.... anything decent in the Village or Chelsea or Union Sq area?  The only thing I've found so far is "Murray's Falafel & Grill"..... anyone ever eaten there?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on April 10, 2013, 08:59:55 AM
Use Shamash.org's map (http://www.shamash.org/kosher/map.php). Just keep double clicking to zoom into the area you want. There are places with many different hechsherim listed, some of which may not be widely accepted, so check beforehand to make sure it's something you're okay with.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on April 10, 2013, 12:18:14 PM
Use Shamash.org's map (http://www.shamash.org/kosher/map.php). Just keep double clicking to zoom into the area you want. There are places with many different hechsherim listed, some of which may not be widely accepted, so check beforehand to make sure it's something you're okay with.


Good advice, thank you. 

I always find it hard to figure out whether to rely on hechsherim.  Many times I've asked Rebbeim about a certain hechsher only to find that they never heard of it.  If they would tell me it's no good, then fine.  But not knowing about it doesn't mean "yes" or "no" in terms of reliability.  I've even had times where I asked several Rabbis or people who are knowledgeable about kashrus but nobody knew the organization (this usually happens when I travel out of town).  What do Dansdealers do when they encounter an obscure hechsher?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on April 10, 2013, 12:47:20 PM

Good advice, thank you. 

I always find it hard to figure out whether to rely on hechsherim.  Many times I've asked Rebbeim about a certain hechsher only to find that they never heard of it.  If they would tell me it's no good, then fine.  But not knowing about it doesn't mean "yes" or "no" in terms of reliability.  I've even had times where I asked several Rabbis or people who are knowledgeable about kashrus but nobody knew the organization (this usually happens when I travel out of town).  What do Dansdealers do when they encounter an obscure hechsher?
We search ddf ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 972sg212 on April 10, 2013, 05:23:54 PM
The Wiki has a fancy table but no info

I have started compiling a list sorted by neighborhood with address, phone, hechsher and website
so far have the  Westside ( 15or so )

Can i Delete the current Wiki and just do a List ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on April 10, 2013, 05:44:54 PM
The Wiki has a fancy table but no info

I have started compiling a list sorted by neighborhood with address, phone, hechsher and website
so far have the  Westside ( 15or so )

Can i Delete the current Wiki and just do a List ?
Do as you wish. It can always be changed back if other people like this one more.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 972sg212 on April 10, 2013, 06:52:34 PM
Updated Wiki
UWS so far
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Jkhein on April 14, 2013, 01:06:21 PM
Any indoor eating spot in Brooklyn, other than museum?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 14, 2013, 01:46:39 PM
Any indoor eating spot in Brooklyn, other than museum?

Like a restaurant?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochada on April 14, 2013, 02:08:00 PM
Has anyone stayed in the Intercontinental Barclays? I got a free night in a suite there through BRG in May.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on April 14, 2013, 07:42:54 PM

Good advice, thank you. 

I always find it hard to figure out whether to rely on hechsherim.  Many times I've asked Rebbeim about a certain hechsher only to find that they never heard of it.  If they would tell me it's no good, then fine.  But not knowing about it doesn't mean "yes" or "no" in terms of reliability.  I've even had times where I asked several Rabbis or people who are knowledgeable about kashrus but nobody knew the organization (this usually happens when I travel out of town).  What do Dansdealers do when they encounter an obscure hechsher?
If you trust the Star K, CRC (chicago) or any other national kashrus organization, try calling them - they are usually willing to tell you if a hechsher is reliable or not
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: george on April 21, 2013, 05:54:49 PM
I'm planning a trip to NYC with my wife for two days/one night a few weeks from now. Looking to stay in a nice hotel in the 15K to 25K points range (hyatt or spg - plenty of points for each). Any recommendations would be very much appreciated!
Also, recommendations for great restaurants and attractions - please tell me your favorites!

TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on April 21, 2013, 06:07:26 PM
I'm planning a trip to NYC with my wife for two days/one night a few weeks from now. Looking to stay in a nice hotel in the 15K to 25K points range (hyatt or spg - plenty of points for each). Any recommendations would be very much appreciated!
Also, recommendations for great restaurants and attractions - please tell me your favorites!

TIA

Can't go wrong with Andaz 5th avenue and Mike's Bistro.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: george on April 21, 2013, 06:59:03 PM
Can't go wrong with Andaz 5th avenue and Mike's Bistro.
Thanks. Any ideas for attractions?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on April 21, 2013, 07:01:22 PM
Thanks. Any ideas for attractions?

Dozens... brooklyn bridge, empire state building, the MET, times square, wall street, 5th avenue, etc etc
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on April 21, 2013, 07:28:14 PM
Thanks. Any ideas for attractions?
http://www.mikomos.com/wiki/Manhattan Choose what you like.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 21, 2013, 08:43:02 PM
Does anyone know if its possible to tour the NYSE?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 21, 2013, 09:13:40 PM
Does anyone know if its possible to tour the NYSE?
post 9/11 I believe not
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on April 22, 2013, 05:22:14 AM
post 9/11 I believe not
I know someone who just did it. He said the place is a ghost town. Just a few security guards. Everything is done on the internet these days
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PETERP on April 22, 2013, 07:05:06 AM
I know someone who just did it. He said the place is a ghost town. Just a few security guards. Everything is done on the internet these days

   Highly doubt it . The floor still has specialists etc . I used to be a spec. clerk, and if you put on CNBC you will see people on floor still. Computers doing  most of the work ,but worth seeing IMHO

 You can feel the History
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on April 22, 2013, 07:10:34 AM
   Highly doubt it . The floor still has specialists etc . I used to be a spec. clerk, and if you put on CNBC you will see people on floor still. Computers doing  most of the work ,but worth seeing IMHO

 You can feel the History
right I forgot. He said there were security guards and news reporters. Most of the people you see in the background actually work for news agencies. I'm sure a lot has changed since you worked there
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on April 22, 2013, 07:34:55 AM
post 9/11 I believe not
-1 I was there post 9-11. Went about 5 years ago.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 972sg212 on April 24, 2013, 04:45:04 PM
Pinkberry (http://www.pinkberry.com/frozen-yogurt-store/us/ny/new-york/279/93rd--broadway) on the UWS is now kosher under NKS R'Mehlman NOT CHOLOV YISROEL

2508 Broadway
Bet 93 and 94

Secondly,
If anyone would like to help me format the wiki (restaurants) please  pm me I have started creating but as you can see its not formatted nicely
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on April 24, 2013, 05:00:37 PM
kosher under NKS R'Mehlman
Many ppl might tell you that's an oxymoron.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on April 24, 2013, 06:04:47 PM
Many ppl might tell you that's an oxymoron.

Why?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on April 24, 2013, 06:50:46 PM
Why?
+1
Seems to be an ehrliche guy..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Chaikel on April 24, 2013, 06:56:22 PM
Why?
+1
Seems to be an ehrliche guy..
Plenty of info in this thread about his hechsher. Ask a reliable OR in NYC about the hechsher - I've spoken to many
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 24, 2013, 07:01:51 PM
+1
Seems to be an ehrliche guy..
Ehrliche guy who allows stores to be open on shabbos?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 24, 2013, 07:07:40 PM
Ehrliche guy who allows stores to be open on shabbos?
if it's owned by a non jew what's the problem?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on April 24, 2013, 07:12:00 PM
if it's owned by a non jew what's the problem?
I don't think all the places under him are owned by non-jews, that's where it gets messy.
Either way anyone in kashrus says not to trust him...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on April 24, 2013, 07:17:23 PM
I don't think all the places under him are owned by non-jews, that's where it gets messy.
Either way anyone in kashrus says not to trust him...
that's a difference story
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 04, 2013, 08:55:24 PM
todd aarons (originator and former head chef of tierra sur) has just been hired as culinary director at pomegranate. they just keep getting better...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on May 04, 2013, 08:58:12 PM
todd aarons (originator and former head chef of tierra sur) has just been hired as culinary director at pomegranate. they just keep getting better...

Wow. :o
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on May 04, 2013, 10:22:52 PM
todd aarons (originator and former head chef of tierra sur) has just been hired as culinary director at pomegranate. they just keep getting better...
Wow, seems like overkill, no?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on May 04, 2013, 10:24:28 PM
Wow, seems like overkill, no?
Clearly you've never experienced Pomegranate.

Good for them. That's amazing!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on May 05, 2013, 04:54:26 AM
Wow, seems like overkill, no?
i think its genius. i doubt he'll be there 9-5, rather itll be under his auspices
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 02:24:25 PM
Looking for a restaurant in Brooklyn outside of boro park but not too far.
Any recommendations ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on June 02, 2013, 03:04:53 PM
Looking for a restaurant in Brooklyn outside of boro park but not too far.
Any recommendations ?
flatbush? price range?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 04:08:13 PM
flatbush? price range?
Flatbush is perfect, doesn't have to be pricey. Ambiance is more important
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on June 02, 2013, 04:31:23 PM
Flatbush is perfect, doesn't have to be pricey. Ambiance is more important
maybe jerusalem steak house (not so pricey) if you want more expensive check out wolf and lamb or tfusion
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 04:33:37 PM
maybe jerusalem steak house (not so pricey) if you want more expensive check out wolf and lamb or tfusion
How's the ambiance by these places? And how's the food?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: judahk88 on June 02, 2013, 05:11:47 PM
How's the ambiance by these places? And how's the food?
T Fusion. Not so cheap, but ambiance  is very nice IMO
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 05:47:41 PM
T Fusion. Not so cheap, but ambiance  is very nice IMO
I might be doing T Fusion, anything specific to try? Any must haves?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 02, 2013, 05:58:46 PM
I happen to be a fan of T-Fusion... their buffalo chicken crisps are one of my top 3 appies, period.

I've also had their Delmonico... was less than impressed. Can't compare to the likes of Le Carne's Delmonico and PG's Tuesday Delmonico (FWIU).

Their Spencer steak and Pepper steak are above average though.

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 06:21:38 PM
I happen to be a fan of T-Fusion... their buffalo chicken crisps are one of my top 3 appies, period.

I've also had their Delmonico... was less than impressed. Can't compare to the likes of Le Carne's Delmonico and PG's Tuesday Delmonico (FWIU).

Their Spencer steak and Pepper steak are above average though.

Thanks
Buffalo=spicy?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 02, 2013, 06:24:28 PM
Indeed (slightly).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 06:26:08 PM
Lol thanks we are just not into spicy so much
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 06:26:25 PM
Reservations recommended?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 02, 2013, 06:28:22 PM
Yes, IME.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 06:31:50 PM
Anything to ask for once I'm at it? (In regards to seating placement etc?)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on June 02, 2013, 09:01:27 PM
i dont think he has eaten at l'bella if he would say such things ;)

Food is ok. By far the worst service I have ever experienced though. They keep you waiting when there are open tables because of a reservation in over an hour. Bring out half the meals 25 minutes before others. Forget items. This place isn't worth it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Shreknit on June 02, 2013, 09:04:43 PM
Food is ok. By far the worst service I have ever experienced though. They keep you waiting when there are open tables because of a reservation in over an hour. Bring out half the meals 25 minutes before others. Forget items. This place isn't worth it.

Agreed food is not great at all hapisgah though is best in queens IMO
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 02, 2013, 09:08:11 PM
I enjoyed la Bella
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DP7 on June 02, 2013, 09:43:11 PM

I enjoyed la Bella

Glad someone enjoyed. Don't think I will be back there. Maybe under different management.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on June 02, 2013, 10:38:22 PM
Went to T Fusion. Food was really good, had the spencer stake and cornish hen. Had a really long wait for the food, but could be because of the party upstairs. Our server apoligized for the long wait and took our drinks off the bill, without even being asked.
Had a realy nice time and would def go back.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: This is who I am on June 05, 2013, 08:15:23 PM
I enjoyed la Bella
the management changed recently and the service and food has dropped :{
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on June 17, 2013, 04:24:12 PM
I know it's not really in NYC but I didn't know if I should start a new thread for this question.


I'm craving steak and I am wondering if anyone has eaten at Kyo Steakhouse in Monsey.  Is it good?  What's the best steak they serve?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2013, 05:43:17 PM
Not the place to go to for a good steak.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on June 17, 2013, 05:45:12 PM
Not the place to go to for a good steak.

I figured as much.  Problem is there's no place in Monsey to go for a good steak :)  Maybe I can squeeze a trip to Teaneck into my schedule next week, but that's the best option I may have.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 05:45:26 PM
I know it's not really in NYC but I didn't know if I should start a new thread for this question.


I'm craving steak and I am wondering if anyone has eaten at Kyo Steakhouse in Monsey.  Is it good?  What's the best steak they serve?
Partially biased opinion coming. Sushi Metsuyan has some good steaks on the menu.
Check out the menu. (http://metsuyan.com/SM_Monsey_Menu.pdf)

I figured as much.  Problem is there's no place in Monsey to go for a good steak :)  Maybe I can squeeze a trip to Teaneck into my schedule next week, but that's the best option I may have.
-1

See above.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2013, 05:45:37 PM
I figured as much.  Problem is there's no place in Monsey to go for a good steak :)  Maybe I can squeeze a trip to Teaneck into my schedule next week, but that's the best option I may have.

Worth it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 05:47:27 PM
Worth it.
Which restaurant do you recommend for steaks? ETC?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2013, 06:13:13 PM
Which restaurant do you recommend for steaks? ETC?

I'm a big fan of ETC, but for most things, not just steaks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MEIR613 on June 17, 2013, 06:17:11 PM
Partially biased opinion coming. Sushi Metsuyan has some good steaks on the menu.
Check out the menu. (http://metsuyan.com/SM_Monsey_Menu.pdf)
Just found this out a yesterday.

Maybe next DO ;)

#JK
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 06:44:21 PM
Just found this out a yesterday.

Maybe next DO ;)

#JK
If we have a DO, I can get a discount.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 06:46:35 PM
I'm a big fan of ETC, but for most things, not just steaks.
Truthfully I don't really eat steaks, more of a white meat person. Been to ETC once w/gc's from SBS and was happy with it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2013, 06:50:30 PM
Truthfully I don't really eat steaks, more of a white meat person. Been to ETC once w/gc's from SBS and was happy with it.

GMTA.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 17, 2013, 08:12:23 PM
GMTA.
Living in the area, if i start going out and actually paying for food, i will become broke very quickly.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 17, 2013, 08:14:20 PM
Living in the area, if i start going out and actually paying for food, i will become broke very quickly.

Truth.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on June 17, 2013, 08:17:56 PM
If we have a DO, I can get a discount.

Ding ding ding!  We have a winner!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bruce on June 27, 2013, 05:30:55 PM
Hey Everyone-

We will be in NYC on July 3 and 4 (Andaz!) for our anniversary.

Wheres the best place to watch the Macys July 4th fireworks for free and not crowded?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 27, 2013, 05:31:45 PM
Hey Everyone-

We will be in NYC on July 3 and 4 (Andaz!) for our anniversary.

Wheres the best place to watch the Macys July 4th fireworks for free and not crowded?

My office  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bruce on June 27, 2013, 05:39:07 PM
My office  ;D

you serious? where else?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on June 27, 2013, 05:40:08 PM
My office  ;D
+1 :D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on June 27, 2013, 05:41:03 PM
DO?  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bruce on June 27, 2013, 05:41:51 PM
+1 :D
What am I missing here? :-\
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mmermss on June 27, 2013, 07:37:58 PM
What am I missing here? :-\
He probably works in an office on a high floor..and its free  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on June 28, 2013, 08:47:51 AM
+1, though I don't know about it being the best place (maybe best value). There's something about being outside for it all, especially if it's not too hot and muggy.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on June 28, 2013, 09:27:33 AM
especially if it's not too hot and muggy.
What are the odds of that?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jj1000 on June 28, 2013, 10:18:31 AM
What are the odds of that?
Last year was amazing weather. I was on my roof in brooklyn and it was neat being surrounded by fireworks shows in any direction.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bades on July 03, 2013, 10:34:11 AM
i have family coming in from israel, and want to see NYC, aside from Times square what are some good sights for them to see in nyc? restaurants excluded.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on July 03, 2013, 10:50:22 AM
i have family coming in from israel, and want to see NYC, aside from Times square what are some good sights for them to see in nyc? restaurants excluded.
Central Park is nice place. Maybe some museums or Empire State Building. Ground Zero...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 03, 2013, 11:10:39 AM
i have family coming in from israel, and want to see NYC, aside from Times square what are some good sights for them to see in nyc? restaurants excluded.

There's literally a million things to do (okay, maybe not literally, but they have a few choices to say the least). Marco mentioned a few big ones, and I'd add Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Intrepid, the Met, MoMA, Museum of Natural History, Bronx Zoo, NY Aquarium, etc. You can look into packages like CityPass (http://www.citypass.com/new-york), NYC Explorer Pass (http://www.smartdestinations.com/new-york-attractions-and-tours/_d_Nyc-p1.html?pass=Nyc_Prod_Exp), New York Pass (http://www.newyorkpass.com/En/), or a choose your own type of setup like Go Select (http://www.smartdestinations.com/new-york-attractions-and-tours/_ptd_Nyc-p1.html). They can be worthwhile if you want to go to all the places in your package, but always compare to the normal prices. It may be worth not doing 1 or 2 of the attractions and paying regular price for the others.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on July 03, 2013, 12:15:38 PM
I've never done one of those double decker bus tours but I always thought they looked fun.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 10, 2013, 06:58:38 PM
My office  ;D
+1 :D

+2 ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 10, 2013, 07:00:17 PM
Are there any "must check out" food places in the City, for a quick snack that is also a fun experience? Like a famous bakery, or a fun ice cream shop?

(I hope I'm making some sense...)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on July 10, 2013, 07:04:53 PM
Are there any "must check out" food places in the City, for a quick snack that is also a fun experience? Like a famous bakery, or a fun ice cream shop?

(I hope I'm making some sense...)
Not tons of sense, but you don't have to. How about just good Italian pizza?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 10, 2013, 07:12:04 PM
Not tons of sense, but you don't have to. How about just good Italian pizza?

You ever hear of ice cream stores like Menchies or 16 Handles? An ice cream store with a twist, right? So I wanna know if there's a bakery or ice cream store with a "twist" like that in NYC, preferably as close to 34th st. as possible.

Makes more sense now?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on July 10, 2013, 07:16:31 PM
You ever hear of ice cream stores like Menchies or 16 Handles? An ice cream store with a twist, right? So I wanna know if there's a bakery or ice cream store with a "twist" like that in NYC, preferably as close to 34th st. as possible.

Makes more sense now?
Yeah. gotcha. I know of a yogurt store similar to those all the way down, like by Wall St. but it's no good. Around 34th street, there's the new J2, 36th between 5th and 6th. Also, Bravo's Pizza on Broadway between 37th and 38th...
Sorry I can't help with the "twist"...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on July 10, 2013, 07:24:40 PM
Yeah. gotcha. I know of a yogurt store similar to those all the way down, like by Wall St. but it's no good. Around 34th street, there's the new J2, 36th between 5th and 6th. Also, Bravo's Pizza on Broadway between 37th and 38th...
Sorry I can't help with the "twist"...

Thanks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on July 10, 2013, 07:50:19 PM
Clubhouse ע״ה

For snack if you like coffee shop then coffee bean is cool that its kosher. But nothin special.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 15, 2013, 04:34:49 PM
How "Mendys" Dairy in Grand central for breakfast? Staying in the grand hyatt
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on July 15, 2013, 05:03:43 PM
Honestly, both Mendy's dairy and meat and like airline meals... Really not into it....
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: aviz on July 29, 2013, 12:21:03 PM
going to be in NYC around Labor day .... Any suggestions for great value (points) Hotels in the city... did a quick search through SPG, Marriot, Club Carlson, Marriot.. and didn't seem like there was alot out there... SPG has some expensive point wise ones like the "W" .. but almost none take cash and points...

I was thinking possibly the Sheraton for 12k SPG .. otherwise I'm thinking of paying cash for the "W" considering they want 20k a night there .

any suggestions ... (obviously want to be in the city, prob mid-town - time square area ..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 04, 2013, 06:04:00 PM
Anyone know of a good cheap fleishig place in NYC?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on August 04, 2013, 07:28:12 PM
Anyone know of a good cheap fleishig place in NYC?
depends what you call cheap
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochada on August 04, 2013, 07:50:25 PM
depends what you call cheap

...and depends what you call good  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on August 04, 2013, 09:24:43 PM
Anyone know of a good cheap fleishig place in NYC?

Mr. Broadway is quite good
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 04, 2013, 09:52:24 PM
Mr. Broadway is quite good
Not in my recent experience
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 05, 2013, 01:59:01 AM
Are there any "must check out" food places in the City, for a quick snack that is also a fun experience? Like a famous bakery, or a fun ice cream shop?

(I hope I'm making some sense...)
No Kosher bakeries in Manhattan.

My most favorite and prime butcher baker are the closest there is to one.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on August 05, 2013, 06:48:04 AM
No Kosher bakeries in Manhattan.

My most favorite and prime butcher baker are the closest there is to one.
-1  There are at least two kosher bakeries on the lower east side.  The famous Kossar's Bilays on Grand and Essex, and one door away another regular bakery run by some Bukharian's, but I don't think they bake anything on premises, I think it's all from Beigels or whoever (IME you may land with stale food), and IIRC there's another bakery too (on the LES).

I think there's also one in WH (on the yekke side), and some on the UWS.

BTW, any idea if Prime is Pas Yisroel?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 05, 2013, 09:39:01 AM
No Kosher bakeries in Manhattan.

My most favorite and prime butcher baker are the closest there is to one.

They also recently opened a bakery on the UES. The name escapes me for now.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 05, 2013, 12:25:40 PM
Not in my recent experience
Yeh, Mr. Broadway was overpriced and not great at all. The pita place at 39th and Broadway was awful too... I need a kosher delight style place...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 05, 2013, 12:42:31 PM
Yeh, Mr. Broadway was overpriced and not great at all. The pita place at 39th and Broadway was awful too... I need a kosher delight style place...

What about Schnitzel Express? The closest kosher delight style place is Kosher deluxe.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 05, 2013, 12:45:10 PM
Gonna havta try Kosher Deluxe....
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lou Bob on August 05, 2013, 02:18:54 PM
Gonna havta try Kosher Deluxe....
left a few min ago...had a pastrami sandwich on club. Very good! Still in area... ;-)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 05, 2013, 04:24:16 PM
left a few min ago...had a pastrami sandwich on club. Very good! Still in area... ;-)
Pastrami is too standard for me... how about cheap chinese???
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 05, 2013, 04:25:02 PM
left a few min ago...had a pastrami sandwich on club. Very good! Still in area... ;-)
Shame... had I been around we could've put down an epic chill bruh...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochada on August 05, 2013, 04:26:23 PM
Shame... had I been around we could've put down an epic chill bruh...

I will be in that area in about 45 min- Andaz 5th Ave
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 05, 2013, 04:33:50 PM
I will be in that area in about 45 min- Andaz 5th Ave
Not gonna be in the city till tomorrow night...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on August 05, 2013, 04:34:42 PM
I will be in that area in about 45 min- Andaz 5th Ave
Looks like a hip hotel dude, enjoy!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on August 13, 2013, 08:16:07 PM
What's the cheapest way to get tickets to Blue Man Group?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: wierdal832 on August 13, 2013, 11:40:54 PM
What's the cheapest way to get tickets to Blue Man Group?
ive seen good deals on Craigslist.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 972sg212 on August 14, 2013, 01:05:01 AM
What's the cheapest way to get tickets to Blue Man Group?



How about the  TKTS booth in Times Square ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 21, 2013, 04:40:15 PM
Any recommendations for a place to buy a nice, good quality baseball cap, besides for Lids?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 21, 2013, 04:44:34 PM
Any recommendations for a place to buy a nice, good quality baseball cap, besides for Lids?
Kohls has a decent selection of assorted caps. Plus the Freedom and UR mall bonuses, make it even better.

Modells also has, but limited to the local sports teams usually.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Moishebatchy on August 21, 2013, 04:51:55 PM
Kohls has a decent selection of assorted caps. Plus the Freedom and UR mall bonuses, make it even better.

Modells also has, but limited to the local sports teams usually.

Thanks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ayman on August 23, 2013, 12:29:44 AM
No Kosher bakeries in Manhattan.
Isn't Crumbs Bakery kosher?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 972sg212 on August 23, 2013, 12:32:21 AM
Isn't Crumbs Bakery kosher?

The locals don't eat it
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Marco Polo on August 23, 2013, 08:51:51 AM
The locals don't eat it
Which locals?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on August 23, 2013, 11:25:11 AM
Isn't Crumbs Bakery kosher?

Magnolia Bakery also has some type hechsher. Although most ppl wont go near it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dhalpern1 on August 23, 2013, 11:26:48 AM
Isn't Crumbs Bakery kosher?

Very weak certification.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochada on August 23, 2013, 12:54:03 PM
Very weak certification.

Have heard from reliable sources that the rabbanim will have no problem eating in the rav hamachshir's house but will not eat by their certifications.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on August 23, 2013, 01:46:55 PM
what is magnolia's certification?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 972sg212 on August 23, 2013, 02:28:48 PM
what is magnolia's certification?
United Kosher Supervision
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on August 23, 2013, 06:11:20 PM
Have heard from reliable sources that the rabbanim will have no problem eating in the rav hamachshir's house but will not eat by their certifications.
I can hear that becuase alot of times the person is trustworthy. But he relies on many kulas and not on top of his places. So even if he's reliable if he steps into his place once a month they may not be reliable,
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on September 09, 2013, 09:56:29 PM

Isn't Crumbs Bakery kosher?

There's a bakery in Washington heights though, I'm not sure if that helps you...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on September 12, 2013, 06:27:19 PM
Is this thread for Brooklyn too? Is there a Brooklyn thread?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on September 12, 2013, 06:32:02 PM
Is this thread for Brooklyn too? Is there a Brooklyn thread?
your asking for it, the out-of-towners  ;) are gonna tell you that brooklyn is in nyc!!  ;D (but ya brooklyn is here also)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on September 12, 2013, 06:35:04 PM
Whats a good cheap chinese restaurant (take out) in boro park??
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on September 12, 2013, 06:43:41 PM
Every time i'm here, I find myself in Shnitzi's... Not like i'm complaining, I just want a chane. Where can i get good cheap food in Brooklyn??
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 12, 2013, 06:45:20 PM
Every time i'm here, I find myself in Shnitzi's... Not like i'm complaining, I just want a chane. Where can i get good cheap food in Brooklyn??
Thurs night cholent @ Kold Kuts ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lazegotit on September 12, 2013, 06:47:47 PM
Thurs night cholent @ Kold Kuts ;D

Not gonna cut it, I need a fat meal right now...  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 12, 2013, 06:50:16 PM
How cheap is cheap? Jerusalem steakhouse on Ave J is good IMO.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on September 12, 2013, 07:09:52 PM
There's a Chinese place on 18th Ave called Glatt Kosher Family (or something like that). They're pretty cheap and they deliver. Disclaimer: I've never eaten from there.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on September 12, 2013, 07:37:07 PM
cheap places to eat in borough park:
sub express (very good burger)
subsational
Big fleishigs (not that cheap with small portions)
VIP (or whatever its called now) on 13th and 38
shnitzi
china glatt (although i wasnt there in years so cant tell you about the prices or the food)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 12, 2013, 07:57:42 PM
Milchigs in BP
Bennys
Cafe Paris
Spoons
Kaff Kafe
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on September 12, 2013, 08:18:07 PM
not in BP

Huh?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on September 12, 2013, 08:20:59 PM
not in BP
theres a schnitzi on New Utrecht.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ayman on September 12, 2013, 08:24:18 PM
My mistake then :-[
Only knew of the one on Coney Island ave
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on September 12, 2013, 08:26:22 PM
cheap places to eat in borough park:
sub express (very good burger)
subsational
Big fleishigs (not that cheap with small portions)
VIP (or whatever its called now) on 13th and 38
shnitzi
china glatt (although i wasnt there in years so cant tell you about the prices or the food)
another vote for sub express. Great spicy grilled chicken sandwich.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on September 12, 2013, 08:27:02 PM
Milchigs in BP
Bennys
Cafe Paris
Spoons
Kaff Kafe
Cafe shalva
orchidia (if thats how its spelled) - very good
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on September 12, 2013, 08:27:24 PM
another vote for sub express. Great spicy grilled chicken sandwich.

Their crossfire is great. Just had it tonight as a matter of fact.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on September 12, 2013, 08:29:32 PM
Their crossfire is great. Just had it tonight as a matter of fact.
but your location is LHR ???
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on September 12, 2013, 08:31:32 PM
but your location is LHR ???

Their international shipping rates are very competitive. ;)




Seriously though, that is my permanent location. I am currently in NY
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on September 12, 2013, 08:33:20 PM
Their international shipping rates are very competitive. ;)




Seriously though, that is my permanent location. I am currently in NY
I was kiddin. Welcome to the Big Apple. 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChAiM'l on September 12, 2013, 08:36:01 PM
I was kiddin. Welcome to the Big Apple.

You used the wrong smiley then. Thank you!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 29, 2013, 01:47:18 AM
I'd rank them:

Andaz 5th Ave.
Andaz Wall St.
Hyatt 48LEX
GH NYC

Have a free night, should I use it at the Andaz?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on September 29, 2013, 06:10:07 PM
Out of all of those? Yes.

Try to get a splash suite, IMO.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: chff on September 30, 2013, 12:51:10 PM
Out of all of those? Yes.

Try to get a splash suite, IMO.

I cant get a suite, only a standard.
I could only find avail at the Andaz wall street
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: chff on October 03, 2013, 01:14:13 AM
Had a booking in the Andaz Wall St. Then the 5th Avenue had an opening for a bigger room so changed.
Is the 5th Avenue Andaz nicer then the one on Wall?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 03, 2013, 01:16:59 AM
Much
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 03, 2013, 08:48:21 AM
There's a new Hyatt at Union Square which is nice as well.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 03, 2013, 08:52:25 AM
https://couples.howaboutwe.com/?promo=vs4msckif3txw&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_couples&utm_campaign=couples_NYC_experiences_web_allV2&utm_content=NY_003

$50 off a 'date' (?)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 09, 2013, 08:08:00 PM
Were is the best "fast food" in Queens?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 09, 2013, 08:11:28 PM
Carlos and gabbys
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 09, 2013, 08:12:33 PM
Carlos and gabbys
I thought so I was just confirming:)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 09, 2013, 08:26:38 PM
Agreed.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 09, 2013, 08:31:16 PM
Agreed.
IMHO the one in flatbush is much better
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 09, 2013, 08:38:39 PM
And I think the opposite :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 09, 2013, 09:03:30 PM
I've only had 5T, but I'm a fan.
Brought food from there onto SQuites which they warmed up and it was awesome.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on October 10, 2013, 10:16:38 AM
the 5t one is better than queens
there really isnt that many other fast food choices in queens besides CG anyways
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 10, 2013, 10:35:05 AM
Grill point
Annie's kitchen (Chinese)

Stool would recommend c&g
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on October 10, 2013, 10:43:44 AM
Grill point
Annie's kitchen (Chinese)

Stool would recommend c&g
Freudian slip?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on October 10, 2013, 10:46:30 AM
the 5t one is better than queens
there really isnt that many other fast food choices in queens besides CG anyways
There is a place called K Burger, which my father is a big fan of.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on October 10, 2013, 10:48:20 AM
Grill point
Annie's kitchen (Chinese)

Stool would recommend c&g
chinese and schwarma are a different type of fast food
when i hear fast food i think of burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches.

k burger is hit or miss
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on October 10, 2013, 11:24:44 AM
Freudian slip?
swype is very smart
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on October 10, 2013, 11:31:03 AM
swype is very smart
Lol, I think we just came up with a great name for a competitor to damnyouautocorrect.com (http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/) and autocorrectfail.org (http://www.autocorrectfail.org/): FreudianSwype.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on October 10, 2013, 11:32:27 AM
Lol, I think we just came up with a great name for a competitor to damnyouautocorrect.com (http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/) and autocorrectfail.org (http://www.autocorrectfail.org/): FreudianSwype.
And naturally someone has thought of that already http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Freudian%20swype (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Freudian%20swype)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on October 10, 2013, 01:13:20 PM
k burger is hit or miss
Well then I've never missed
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on October 10, 2013, 01:26:55 PM
Well then I've never missed

ive been there and gotten a raw burger
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on October 12, 2013, 10:11:52 PM
Were is the best "fast food" in Queens?
http://www.burgers-plus.com
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: plainbachur on October 14, 2013, 11:09:49 PM
Just ate at Amsterdam burger bar for the second time in a row great experience
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on October 14, 2013, 11:26:43 PM
Just ate at Amsterdam burger bar for the second time in a row great experience
I was there last week i had the lamb burger it was excellent
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kevmfc on October 16, 2013, 01:27:17 PM
I am going to NYC in January and wanted to know what Brighton beach was like at that time of year. I have been twice before in January and know it will be cold but always wanted to see it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on October 16, 2013, 01:34:13 PM
I am going to NYC in January and wanted to know what Brighton beach was like at that time of year. I have been twice before in January and know it will be cold but always wanted to see it.

Just as you expect, cold. And ugly.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kevmfc on October 16, 2013, 01:42:53 PM
coming from scotland as long as the bars are open then we will be ok. Just have to try and get set up with rangers and knicks tickets now and then we will be ok. Has anyone been in to Ottos shrunken heads before as we have heard it is a good night out?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: myb821 on October 21, 2013, 09:01:29 PM
A new kosher steak house just opened in the Financial District at the Setai. Reservecut.com. Per the OU's website, it is under their supervision. Menu looks pretty pricey. At the moment, they are only serving dinner.
check out the manhattan kosher restaurant thread discussed there
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on October 24, 2013, 11:08:17 AM
I know this was discussed i just cant find it now with the thread split up.

Is there a kosher cafe that would deliver breakfast to the barclay?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rcarentals on October 24, 2013, 11:27:16 AM
Best espresso/cafe in Manhattan?
I'm looking for a real Italian/European styled cafe with a professional barrista. One where they really know how to make espresso to perfection - preferably with a nice ambiance. I am so sick of crap Starbucks and dunkin donuts and even illy. Looking for some really good stuff. Any ideas? I don't want to have to fly to Italy just for an espresso...
(I dont need it to be cholov yisroel pr kosher as i am getting just a black espresso.)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jmansour on October 24, 2013, 11:28:21 AM
Best espresso/cafe in Manhattan?
I'm looking for a real Italian styled cafe with a professional barrista. One where they really know how to make espresso to perfection - preferably with a nice ambiance. I am so sick of crap Starbucks and dunkin donuts and even illy. Looking for some really good stuff. Any ideas?
(I dont need it to be cholov yisroel pr kosher as i am getting just a black espresso.)
aroma?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on October 24, 2013, 11:31:29 AM
Best espresso/cafe in Manhattan?
I'm looking for a real Italian/European styled cafe with a professional barrista. One where they really know how to make espresso to perfection - preferably with a nice ambiance. I am so sick of crap Starbucks and dunkin donuts and even illy. Looking for some really good stuff. Any ideas? I don't want to have to fly to Italy just for an espresso...
(I dont need it to be cholov yisroel pr kosher as i am getting just a black espresso.)

Nespresso? never been there but I heard its amazing. Ive tried their machine coffee pods and its really good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rcarentals on October 24, 2013, 11:32:49 AM
Thanks - Preferably not a chain... Looking more for a boutique really nice cafe. One of real superior quality?

Nespresso pods are the best pods I've had - but pods are beshaas hadchak.. I'm looking for a exquisite coffee. One that would have authentic Italian espresso machines and barrista etc..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on October 24, 2013, 11:47:43 AM
Thanks - Preferably not a chain... Looking more for a boutique really nice cafe. One of real superior quality?

Nespresso pods are the best pods I've had - but pods are beshaas hadchak.. I'm looking for a exquisite coffee. One that would have authentic Italian espresso machines and barrista etc..

I happen to think NOI DUE has really good espresso
Have you tried Starbucks Clover Brew- Its amazing, in my opinion
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rcarentals on October 24, 2013, 12:52:52 PM
I happen to think NOI DUE has really good espresso
Have you tried Starbucks Clover Brew- Its amazing, in my opinion
Clover might be a good machine but the Starbucks reserve -coffee- is not "amazing" IMHO.. Will look up "NOI DUE." Thanks..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on October 24, 2013, 02:30:24 PM
Clover might be a good machine but the Starbucks reserve -coffee- is not "amazing" IMHO.. Will look up "NOI DUE." Thanks..
what about the new coffee bean?
I never tried the one in the city but in LA it's awesome!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on October 24, 2013, 02:44:45 PM
I just remembered I have been to a cafe that's pretty good and they roast their  own beans. It's called sicaffe it's Lexington and 70-71 I believe
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on October 24, 2013, 03:11:44 PM
I happen to think NOI DUE has really good espresso
I find their coffee awful.

Personally I think Central Bar at the top floor of the Columbus circle mall has excellent coffee but it definitely doesn't have Italian ambiance.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kracked dude on November 30, 2013, 08:03:50 PM
Looking for a good milichg restaurant in Brooklyn (Flatbush area) to go for dessert tonight. Any recommendations?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DovtheBear on November 30, 2013, 09:21:55 PM
Upthread someone mentioned Sienna.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: chff on December 11, 2013, 09:50:26 AM
Which one should I book using a free night, Andaz 5th or Hyatt Times Sq.?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 11, 2013, 09:58:53 AM
Were is the best "fast food" in Queens?

I like Pita Hot
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on December 11, 2013, 01:32:55 PM
Which one should I book using a free night, Andaz 5th or Hyatt Times Sq.?

Andaz
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on December 11, 2013, 02:57:19 PM
I like Pita Hot
I actually prefer Grill Point to Pita Hot, but depends on what you're getting.
I'll take their shwarma laffa any day.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on December 11, 2013, 03:05:41 PM
I actually prefer Grill Point to Pita Hot, but depends on what you're getting.
I'll take their shwarma laffa any day.

That's what I get usually :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on December 12, 2013, 04:33:23 PM
going to the Barclays next week on my BRG
anything i should know- is it worth trying the $20 trick to upgrade
where is good to eat near there
anything nice to do that is close to the hotel
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: SGF on January 07, 2014, 11:47:15 AM
has anyone been to 'The Museum of Jewish Heritage' AKA 'Holocaust Museum' that knows if
- 2 hrs enough for a tour?
- how would it compare to Yad veshem or the Holocaust museum in DC
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on January 07, 2014, 11:57:12 AM
going to the Barclays next week on my BRG
anything i should know- is it worth trying the $20 trick to upgrade
where is good to eat near there
anything nice to do that is close to the hotel

Not sure what the upgrade trick is but they were not very friendly to me and when i asked for upgrade they said NO until i showed them email from Gm saying they would upgrade me and they still tried not to until i asked for a manager then they made me foreword the email and gave me a suite but lacked any type of service and apparently was the worst suite in hotel, As after the showers the fire alarm went off and security came to the room to shut it and said they never knew they still had rooms that had the old bathrooms with no vents inside.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on January 26, 2014, 07:46:16 AM
Landing in JFK and going to the Ohel, are there any cafés/restaurants nearby for a quick bite? Something decent...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 26, 2014, 08:27:17 AM
Try central avenue (5 Towns) or Main street (Queens). Both have a nice selection of places to eat.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on January 26, 2014, 09:38:06 AM
Landing in JFK and going to the Ohel, are there any cafés/restaurants nearby for a quick bite? Something decent...
IINM the closest thing would be Benny's pizza in union turnpike. But may be quicker to go to central avenue and have a shorter ride back to the airport
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on January 26, 2014, 11:23:16 AM
IINM the closest thing would be Benny's pizza in union turnpike
Best pizza store in queens! And way better than anything in 5 towns.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on January 26, 2014, 11:54:28 AM
Is the pizza place decent looking? I'll be with people who don't keep kosher so I need a decent looking place
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on January 26, 2014, 12:01:55 PM
IINM the closest thing would be Benny's pizza in union turnpike.
Main Street in KGH is about 5 minutes further and has a lot more places to eat

Is the pizza place decent looking? I'll be with people who don't keep kosher so I need a decent looking place
You can try Cafe Muscat - http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-muscat-fresh-meadows?nb=1

Here is a list of all the places under the Vaad of Queens - http://www.queensvaad.org/establishment_search.php
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on January 26, 2014, 01:55:30 PM
Main Street in KGH is about 5 minutes further and has a lot more places to eat
You can try Cafe Muscat - http://www.yelp.com/biz/cafe-muscat-fresh-meadows?nb=1

Here is a list of all the places under the Vaad of Queens - http://www.queensvaad.org/establishment_search.php
Try Turnpike Cafe. It's on Union, only a 10 minute drive to the Ohel. It's a more upscale milchig place (similar to Muscat). I've only been there once, but I enjoyed it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChikkyMonkey on January 26, 2014, 02:41:50 PM
Which would be higher class muscat or turnpike?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on January 26, 2014, 03:24:51 PM
Which would be higher class muscat or turnpike?
Slightly different styles, but basically same class. Muscat is a bit more spacious for the most part.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on February 01, 2014, 10:17:29 PM
What would make your list of the top 5 restaurants with the best ambiance in the New York Metropolitan area area?
Preferably dairy.

I'm willing to drive an hour+..., and the food doesn't have to be the greatest, just decent. 
Main thing I'm looking for is ambiance.  It should go w/o saying, a reputable hechsher as well.
Lower prices wouldn't hurt ;) .
It can be a cafe, lounge, restaurant, etc, as long as the food is Chalav and Pas Yisrael.
I'd greatly appreciate any recommendations, asap.

TIA!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on February 01, 2014, 10:53:21 PM
Top 3 are probably:

1. Reserve Cut
2. Prime at the Bentley
3. Abigaels? (Very quiet, not great views)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on February 01, 2014, 10:56:29 PM
Top 3 are probably:

1. Reserve Cut
2. Prime at the Bentley
3. Abigaels? (Very quiet, not great views)
he said pref dairy, you couldn't think of 1?::)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on February 01, 2014, 10:59:19 PM
You didn't know Reserve Cut has a dairy part?  ::)

Anyway, missed the dairy bit, but it doesn't matter because I don't believe any have a particularly nice ambiance.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 01, 2014, 11:11:09 PM
Top 3 are probably:

1. Reserve Cut
2. Prime at the Bentley
3. Abigaels? (Very quiet, not great views)
Where's Prime ko!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on February 01, 2014, 11:14:11 PM
Wasn't my cup o' tea.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Galitzyaner on February 01, 2014, 11:17:50 PM
Top 3 are probably:

1. Reserve Cut
2. Prime at the Bentley
3. Abigaels? (Very quiet, not great views)
Thank you AJ!

Is there anything outside of NYC that you'd recommend?

(It doesn't have to be ridiculously expensive ;) )
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 01, 2014, 11:29:19 PM
Wasn't my cup o' tea.
Not sure if you were upstairs or downstairs but they are 2 very different animals.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on February 01, 2014, 11:34:08 PM
Not sure if you were upstairs or downstairs but they are 2 very different animals.

Didn't even know they had an upstairs  :-[

Much better?

Thank you AJ!

Is there anything outside of NYC that you'd recommend?

(It doesn't have to be ridiculously expensive ;) )

Not really familiar out of NYC... sorry.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Fan of Dan on February 02, 2014, 01:46:51 AM
Didn't even know they had an upstairs  :-[

Much better?
It's bright and airy. Much more quite as the bar and music is all downstairs and there is usually a good crowd upstairs.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on February 02, 2014, 02:06:56 AM
Good to know.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Avid Reader on February 19, 2014, 10:20:50 PM
Is anyone familiar with the Kashrus status of Sacred Chow? I'm supposed to meet someone there. It's Vegan if that helps, but open on Shabbos.
http://sacredchow.com/kosher.htm (http://sacredchow.com/kosher.htm)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on March 06, 2014, 04:52:35 PM
Thanks for the upgraded Wiki but where are all the recommendations?? I really liked seeing those before trying a different place!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on March 07, 2014, 10:32:17 AM
Is anyone familiar with the Kashrus status of Sacred Chow? I'm supposed to meet someone there. It's Vegan if that helps, but open on Shabbos.
http://sacredchow.com/kosher.htm (http://sacredchow.com/kosher.htm)
Most people I know won't eat IKC. Or Vaad Harabonim Lemeshmeret Hakashrut (Cup-K), OKS, and one or 2 others that seem to have their hechsherim on a bunch of places in the city.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: thejerseyguy on March 07, 2014, 11:16:04 AM
Where is a good place for lunch before the "atzeres"?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on March 07, 2014, 11:20:39 AM
Most people I know won't eat IKC. Or Vaad Harabonim Lemeshmeret Hakashrut (Cup-K), OKS, and one or 2 others that seem to have their hechsherim on a bunch of places in the city.
I called a place and asked the hechsher and they responded (what I thought I heard) kof K. So I went in and happen not to see any religious ppl so as I was about to order I asked to see kosher paper and realized they meant Cup-k.
-I left
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on March 07, 2014, 12:16:12 PM
i loved hayikarah japanese steakhouse when it was open
you mean when it was kosher! i think they went non kosher before they went out of business

how does that work with bishul akoom?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on March 07, 2014, 01:00:10 PM
I called a place and asked the hechsher and they responded (what I thought I heard) kof K. So I went in and happen not to see any religious ppl so as I was about to order I asked to see kosher paper and realized they meant Cup-k.
-I left
what is CUP K!!!!?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on March 07, 2014, 01:02:48 PM
Top 3 are probably:

1. Reserve Cut
2. Prime at the Bentley
3. Abigaels? (Very quiet, not great views)


Reserve and prime are good calls
but i rather Le Marias over abigaels
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on March 07, 2014, 01:03:11 PM
what is CUP K!!!!?
Vaad Harabonim Lemeshmeret Hakashrut, under Rabbi Israel Mayer Steinberg.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on March 07, 2014, 01:06:16 PM
other great food
Mikes Bistro
Talia's (Groupon)
Prime Grill - Del Monico Steak
Tevere 84
Pardes (brooklyn)
Glatt ala Cart(Brooklyn)

Dairy
Va Benne
Orchidea(Brooklyn)
Basil (Brooklyn)

 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on March 07, 2014, 01:19:06 PM
Was in mikes last night and was truly amazing food!!
Tried the tuna nachos which was good but nothing special
Braised short rib- prob best dish I've ever had!!
Steak off the menu they said its a good steak if u like med-well (not for me- so hold back the comments) surprisingly it was really good and juicy esp for a med-well. And we got the sweet potato frites on side which we're amazing and came with a cranberry dipping sauce.

Service was so-so . esp after the waitress denied taking my $$ and coming back and telling us tip isn't included. I said I know and she just put it back down on our table-
Here's what happened;
I gave almost exact in cash for the bill(rounded up $4) and was planing on leaving the tip on the table after when they bring it back. - is this the norm? - to my defense I usually pay with card and add tip after so that's what I was planning in doing without putting any thought on it. Was it the right thing? Or is it  a given when paying cash to give it all at once?
 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on March 07, 2014, 01:22:57 PM
what is CUP K!!!!?
That's exactly what I thought and after seeing its from Brooklyn and this is the first I've seen of it can't be that good of a sign esp since this place was in New Brunswick NJ
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on March 07, 2014, 01:24:57 PM
That's exactly what I thought and after seeing its from Brooklyn and this is the first I've seen of it can't be that good of a sign esp since this place was in New Brunswick NJ
I can't be sure, buy I always got the feeling the name is intentional, so people think it's kof-k. It's definitely not a reliable hashgocha.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 09, 2014, 09:31:08 PM
Was in mikes last night and was truly amazing food!!
Tried the tuna nachos which was good but nothing special
Braised short rib- prob best dish I've ever had!!
Steak off the menu they said its a good steak if u like med-well (not for me- so hold back the comments) surprisingly it was really good and juicy esp for a med-well. And we got the sweet potato frites on side which we're amazing and came with a cranberry dipping sauce.

Service was so-so . esp after the waitress denied taking my $$ and coming back and telling us tip isn't included. I said I know and she just put it back down on our table-
Here's what happened;
I gave almost exact in cash for the bill(rounded up $4) and was planing on leaving the tip on the table after when they bring it back. - is this the norm? - to my defense I usually pay with card and add tip after so that's what I was planning in doing without putting any thought on it. Was it the right thing? Or is it  a given when paying cash to give it all at once?

I was there tonight. I got the off the menu steak (crescent cut). Very good...thanks!
The table next to us got the sampler. It seems like a good value. It's 7 courses for 110 but it hits up all the main dishes. It is random but everything on the menu is good so I would consider it next time I go. If you let them know you're a foodie and want to try something interesting, they will accommodate.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: youG on March 09, 2014, 09:35:15 PM
I was there tonight. I got the off the menu steak (crescent cut). Very good...thanks!
The table next to us got the sampler. It seems like a good value. It's 7 courses for 110 but it hits up all the main dishes. It is random but everything on the menu is good so I would consider it next time I go. If you let them know you're a foodie and want to try something interesting, they will accommodate.

Did you get it with the sweet potatoe things??
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 09, 2014, 09:37:58 PM
Did you get it with the sweet potatoe things??

I did. DW liked them better than I did.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mtl18 on March 11, 2014, 11:09:03 PM
Suppose I want to buy a gift certificate for a couple to one of the nice steak places (reserve cut, mikes etc...). What should be the ideal amount? 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 12, 2014, 08:40:34 AM
Suppose I want to buy a gift certificate for a couple to one of the nice steak places (reserve cut, mikes etc...). What should be the ideal amount?

I would say 75 per person it's a nice account.  It may not cover both drinks and dessert but you can't predict if they will order
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on March 12, 2014, 03:55:56 PM
Suppose I want to buy a gift certificate for a couple to one of the nice steak places (reserve cut, mikes etc...). What should be the ideal amount?
If you want to cover a proper meal 250
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on March 12, 2014, 03:58:51 PM
If you want to cover a proper meal 250 $200
My opinion
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mtl18 on March 12, 2014, 04:12:29 PM
My opinion
Thanks guys. Yup $200 sounds reasonable.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on March 12, 2014, 04:31:16 PM
Thanks guys. Yup $200 sounds reasonable.
Ok Thanks! If I'm not home you can just leave it in the mailbox :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2014, 05:08:35 PM
My opinion
I think it depends where.
At LM you'll be hard pressed to spend $200.
At RC $200 won't go very far.
Sounds right for Mike's though.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on March 12, 2014, 05:25:37 PM
I think it depends where.
At LM you'll be hard pressed to spend $200.
At RC $200 won't go very far.
Sounds right for Mike's though.
Agree with LM. Can get a nice meal at rc though
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2014, 05:30:40 PM
Agree with LM. Can get a nice meal at rc though
I'd call a nice meal 2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 side dishes like fries if the entrees don't include sides, 2 desserts, tax, tip.
At Reserve Cut you're looking at $300 for that.
Add drinks to a "nice meal" and you'll be in for way more than that.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on March 12, 2014, 06:08:48 PM
I think one app, two entrees, two sides and a dessert is a nice meal. IIRC you can do that for $200 at RC assuming you don't get the most expensive steaks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2014, 06:48:10 PM
I'm talking after tax and tip.
But even before tax and tip you would be tight.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: tzvicoco on March 12, 2014, 08:04:05 PM
I'd call a nice meal 2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 side dishes like fries if the entrees don't include sides, 2 desserts, tax, tip.
At Reserve Cut you're looking at $300 for that.
Add drinks to a "nice meal" and you'll be in for way more than that.
And more for when you have to pay somebody to roll you away from the table :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on March 12, 2014, 08:25:03 PM
And more for when you have to pay somebody to roll you away from the table :P
Don't worry about me.  A boich like mine can pack it in and still manage to run to Icon, drive like mad, and make it on time for #DDS5T
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 12, 2014, 08:26:03 PM
Don't worry about me.  A boich like mine can pack it in and still manage to run to Icon, drive like mad, and make it on time for #DDS5T

even with a parking hiccup :-[
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 11, 2014, 06:34:55 PM
I'm going to basil tonight. anywhere to catch mincha beforehand? around 720? (pardon my complete ignorance of CH) TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on June 11, 2014, 08:00:42 PM
I'm going to basil tonight. anywhere to catch mincha beforehand? around 720? (pardon my complete ignorance of CH) TIA
770. It's right access the street.
I'm sure you found something by now :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on June 11, 2014, 09:23:57 PM
770. It's right access the street.
I'm sure you found something by now :)

Yup found it ☺ who knew
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jgecovich on June 18, 2014, 10:28:05 AM
Looking for restaurant options in queens, will be with kids, mostly meat eaters.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on June 18, 2014, 10:37:06 AM
carlos and gabbys
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jgecovich on June 18, 2014, 10:48:43 AM
What do you recommend at carlos and gabbys
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on June 18, 2014, 11:18:03 AM
they have a bunch of good stuff

look up their menu online
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on June 18, 2014, 12:43:26 PM
Cedarhurst. Trust me.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: shauly on July 07, 2014, 10:32:53 AM
I'm trying to plan something for our first anniversary. I've already posted in the NYC hotel thread to try and find the best SPG property to book. I want to check in to the hotel at around 3, go out to dinner, and then do something nice after dinner. Any suggestions for the night activity? We will have our baby with us.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 11, 2014, 06:16:05 PM
9/11 Memorial Museum is a must see.  :'(
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 10, 2014, 04:36:25 PM
Any quick tips for how to kill a couple hours till a flight from LGA?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jr611 on August 10, 2014, 04:42:00 PM
Any quick tips for how to kill a couple hours till a flight from LGA?

go get some cheap sushi at sushi fussion
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on August 10, 2014, 04:43:48 PM
Any quick tips for how to kill a couple hours till a flight from LGA?
pop into merchants pick up a nice cigar and glass of whiskey and chill! 8)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2014, 04:43:57 PM
Any quick tips for how to kill a couple hours till a flight from LGA?
I'm around. Where u at?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: PlatinumGuy on August 10, 2014, 04:44:23 PM
pop into merchants pick up a nice cigar and glass of whiskey and chill! 8)
Cheaper and better at my place.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on August 10, 2014, 04:45:50 PM
go get some cheap sushi at sushi fussion
Lol, anything but food.

I'm around. Where u at?
With my grandfather at Yankees Stadium.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on August 10, 2014, 05:01:52 PM
learn archery (http://www.archeryny.com/)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MoGro17 on August 12, 2014, 06:49:45 PM
looking for a nice place to sit after a show for dessert and drinks (alcohol) near times square tonight. Maybe a restaurant? any suggestions?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avrumy22 on August 12, 2014, 06:53:13 PM
looking for a nice place to sit after a show for dessert and drinks (alcohol) near times square tonight. Maybe a restaurant? any suggestions?

le marais
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MoGro17 on August 12, 2014, 07:02:00 PM
le marais
how does it compare to Abigail's in this regard? I'm getting recommendations to go there.

I imagine I'd want some place that has a setup that's less crowded and kinda mellow. La Marais is packed in like a clown car.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MoGro17 on August 12, 2014, 07:02:26 PM
le marais
thanks for taking the time to respond, btw. :D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avrumy22 on August 12, 2014, 07:19:24 PM
how does it compare to Abigail's in this regard? I'm getting recommendations to go there.

I imagine I'd want some place that has a setup that's less crowded and kinda mellow. La Marais is packed in like a clown car.

 ;D ;D ;D ;D

too true!!

Though their hot choc cake and ice cream is awesome.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yomo on August 26, 2014, 03:28:05 PM
Anyone try this?

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://static.escapetheroomnyc.com/&sa=U&ei=BN_8U6GUJ-XLsQT3ooDoCQ&ved=0CAsQFjAA&sig2=8w8ErP0ALjiMviB4g6RrpA&usg=AFQjCNELjcelwZkuIdFOj2ioQI7DHUa7hQ
Seems to have amazing reviews
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on August 26, 2014, 04:27:04 PM

Anyone try this?

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://static.escapetheroomnyc.com/&sa=U&ei=BN_8U6GUJ-XLsQT3ooDoCQ&ved=0CAsQFjAA&sig2=8w8ErP0ALjiMviB4g6RrpA&usg=AFQjCNELjcelwZkuIdFOj2ioQI7DHUa7hQ
Seems to have amazing reviews
Ha funny that you post it, I booked one with the wife for later in the week
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on August 26, 2014, 04:32:42 PM
Anyone try this?

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://static.escapetheroomnyc.com/&sa=U&ei=BN_8U6GUJ-XLsQT3ooDoCQ&ved=0CAsQFjAA&sig2=8w8ErP0ALjiMviB4g6RrpA&usg=AFQjCNELjcelwZkuIdFOj2ioQI7DHUa7hQ
Seems to have amazing reviews
Looks so cool for a family activity...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on August 26, 2014, 04:54:28 PM
Looks so cool for a family activity...

+1, or for a DDF DO?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Ergel on August 26, 2014, 05:43:13 PM
My brother went for a team building with his firm. Said it was a lot of fun
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: shnoz on August 26, 2014, 06:46:50 PM
how does it compare to Abigail's in this regard? I'm getting recommendations to go there.

I imagine I'd want some place that has a setup that's less crowded and kinda mellow. La Marais is packed in like a clown car.
Le Marais better desserts
Abigael's better drinks
Take your pick
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MoGro17 on August 26, 2014, 06:57:53 PM
+1, or for a DDF DO?
I'm in for a DO. Just need a few days notice to work it in to the schedule.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MoGro17 on August 26, 2014, 06:58:46 PM
Ha funny that you post it, I booked one with the wife for later in the week
Let us know how it goes. It will be good to hear a recent, 1st hand review.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on August 27, 2014, 10:04:30 PM
Let us know how it goes. It will be good to hear a recent, 1st hand review.
this is what I booked through living social http://missionescapegames.com/
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mendelk on September 01, 2014, 11:36:12 PM
Blue Man Group - any recent experiences or reviews from DDFers?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bem684 on September 02, 2014, 11:09:33 AM
Is Ladino gone (Yelp says it is)?  I went about 2 years ago with my wife and we loved it.  We are at a doctor visit on 58th and 10th and I was thinking Ladino was right near here, if it's still around....
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: an613 on September 02, 2014, 11:17:34 AM

Is Ladino gone

Believe so
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on September 02, 2014, 12:32:24 PM
Is Ladino gone (Yelp says it is)?  I went about 2 years ago with my wife and we loved it.  We are at a doctor visit on 58th and 10th and I was thinking Ladino was right near here, if it's still around....
Closed
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 02, 2014, 09:23:02 PM
Blue Man Group - any recent experiences or reviews from DDFers?

a lot of fun. don't sit in the "splash zone"
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 03, 2014, 03:05:45 PM
Any leads for Mincha/mariv near ABC tonight?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 05, 2014, 12:31:15 PM
Anyone ever spend shabbos near the Jacob Javit Center?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 08, 2014, 04:17:26 PM
Anyone ever spend shabbos near the Jacob Javit Center?
Bump
Anyone?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on September 08, 2014, 05:01:12 PM
a lot of fun. don't sit in the "splash zone"
How long does it last?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on September 08, 2014, 05:09:37 PM
anyone ever do Drunk Shakespeare?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on September 08, 2014, 05:26:37 PM
How long does it last?

Quote
90 minutes with no intermission
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 05, 2014, 01:35:48 PM
Best pasta in Boro Park?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on October 06, 2014, 06:52:51 AM

Best pasta in Boro Park?
try Spoons
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: shnoz on October 06, 2014, 07:48:40 AM
Best pasta in Boro Park?
1) Orchidea, 2) cafe k
try Spoons
You need to get out more
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 06, 2014, 08:19:25 AM
Thanks guys. Needed it live and yesterday. Ended up just going to the first place we saw next to our car - Bagels N More.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on October 06, 2014, 08:47:41 AM
Thanks guys. Needed it live and yesterday. Ended up just going to the first place we saw next to our car - Bagels N More.
How is their food ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 06, 2014, 08:51:25 AM
How is their food ?
My wife liked the baked ziti and iced coffee. I thought the bagel with eggs was good but not great.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on October 13, 2014, 09:26:36 PM
Anyone been at the (new) 9/11 Memorial Museum? Planning on going tomorrow, they have free tickets Tuesdays after 5 - must reserve way in advance. Looking for any suggestions of anything else interesting to do in the area, decent places for lunch or dinner with a sukkah, that are kid friendly. TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on October 13, 2014, 10:17:20 PM
Anyone been at the (new) 9/11 Memorial Museum? Planning on going tomorrow, they have free tickets Tuesdays after 5 - must reserve way in advance. Looking for any suggestions of anything else interesting to do in the area, decent places for lunch or dinner with a sukkah, that are kid friendly. TIA
A few blocks away is battery park. You could catch a ferry to almost anywhere or you could sit by the water & watch the boats. You could also get a helicopter tour ride.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: emak on October 22, 2014, 02:38:10 PM
What's the cheapest place in Brooklyn I can rent a car for a day?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: tageed-lee on October 29, 2014, 06:33:31 PM
Where is Mikes Bistro located? (Obviously the NEW address pls) TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on October 29, 2014, 06:38:12 PM
Where is Mikes Bistro located? (Obviously the NEW address pls) TIA
127 east 54 st. between Park & Lexington.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: tageed-lee on October 29, 2014, 07:19:31 PM
127 east 54 st. between Park & Lexington.

Ty! Not at a computer... And thought i had the wrong address.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on October 29, 2014, 07:24:35 PM
What's the cheapest place in Brooklyn I can rent a car for a day?
There is a place called Just Four Wheels on McDonald and Elmwood.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 12, 2014, 10:59:36 AM
upcoming anniversary
any ideas? good restaurant/activity?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on November 12, 2014, 11:14:25 AM
upcoming anniversary
any ideas? good restaurant/activity?
Here's a few activities.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/55010
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 12, 2014, 11:16:44 AM
Here's a few activities.
http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/55010
sorry i should have been more specific
thinking of dinner and something brief to do. if i plan on walking around were gonna end up being too tired and go home to relieve the baby sitter
for dinner, go with the classic, deli kasba?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on November 12, 2014, 11:19:57 AM
sorry i should have been more specific
thinking of dinner and something brief to do. if i plan on walking around were gonna end up being too tired and go home to relieve the baby sitter
for dinner, go with the classic, deli kasba?
230 5th
A really nice rooftop lounge. No cover charge, just buy drinks. They even give you a free robe if it's cold out.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 12, 2014, 11:23:52 AM
230 5th
A really nice rooftop lounge. No cover charge, just buy drinks. They even give you a free robe if it's cold out.
eh were not drinkers
anyone get the mendys groupon? you get to choose any appetizer and any 2 entres?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on November 12, 2014, 11:36:44 AM
eh were not drinkers
anyone get the mendys groupon? you get to choose any appetizer and any 2 entres?
We had sodas; it was a first date. Walked the Highline, then went up to the roof for beautiful views. 6 months later, I asked her to marry me.

I do not do bars/lounges and this felt really comfortable, not like a gross bar-like place.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 12, 2014, 11:41:27 AM
We had sodas; it was a first date. Walked the Highline, then went up to the roof for beautiful views. 6 months later, I asked her to marry me.

I do not do bars/lounges and this felt really comfortable, not like a gross bar-like place.
any restaurants near there? its an anniversary i feel like i should get her more than a soda
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on November 12, 2014, 11:51:21 AM
any restaurants near there? its an anniversary i feel like i should get her more than a soda
Ohhh I thought you were looking for activities besides just dinner. Like things to do before/after.
thinking of dinner and something brief to do.

Mendy's on 34th is near there, but it's nothing fancy.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 12, 2014, 11:57:50 AM
Ohhh I thought you were looking for activities besides just dinner. Like things to do before/after.
Mendy's on 34th is near there, but it's nothing fancy.
right but it is convenient as its not far from where we each work
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ganizzy on November 19, 2014, 03:33:42 PM
I am looking for an upscale meat restaurant that serves chabad shechita. Brooklyn or Manhattan

if this was covered in the past 24 pages, I am sorry ( i did a search)

thank you
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on November 19, 2014, 03:35:01 PM
I am looking for an upscale meat restaurant that serves chabad shechita. Brooklyn or Manhattan

if this was covered in the past 24 pages, I am sorry ( i did a search)

thank you
Might have better luck here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.0).
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 19, 2014, 04:28:57 PM
I am looking for an upscale meat restaurant that serves chabad shechita. Brooklyn or Manhattan

if this was covered in the past 24 pages, I am sorry ( i did a search)

thank you

Kasbah and Wolf 'n lamb should have, among others.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 19, 2014, 04:36:38 PM
Kasbah and Wolf 'n lamb should have, among others.
T fusion
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 23, 2014, 01:23:10 PM
Going to an Islanders game. Will most likely rent a car.

Which airport should I fly into?
How is the Hyatt in Garden City? Is there a better / more convenient place to stay?
Major shopping centers around Garden City for DW and daughter?
Distances from large concentration of DDF members for a DO?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on November 23, 2014, 02:06:45 PM
Going to an Islanders game. Will most likely rent a car.

Which airport should I fly into?
How is the Hyatt in Garden City? Is there a better / more convenient place to stay?
Major shopping centers around Garden City for DW and daughter?
Distances from large concentration of DDF members for a DO?
JFK and LGA are relatively equidistant from Garden City, you could even do ISP if you find cheaper tickets there. That area is a major shopping center (Roosevelt Mall, Source Mall, The Gallery) and the Hyatt is right in the thick of it. The Coliseum is a 10 minutes drive away. It's <10 minutes to the LIRR train station if you want to head into the city. Half hour drive to Queens, an hour to Brooklyn.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 02:15:51 PM
Going to an Islanders game. Will most likely rent a car.

Which airport should I fly into?
How is the Hyatt in Garden City? Is there a better / more convenient place to stay?
Major shopping centers around Garden City for DW and daughter?
Distances from large concentration of DDF members for a DO?
Isp should work, unless you plan to go to Manhattan as well
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on November 23, 2014, 02:28:01 PM
Isp should work, unless you plan to go to Manhattan as well
ISP is a little father than either JFK or LGA. However, ticket prices - and car rental prices - for each airport might make one a lot more attractive than the others.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 23, 2014, 02:54:19 PM
JFK and LGA are relatively equidistant from Garden City, you could even do ISP if you find cheaper tickets there. That area is a major shopping center (Roosevelt Mall, Source Mall, The Gallery) and the Hyatt is right in the thick of it. The Coliseum is a 10 minutes drive away. It's <10 minutes to the LIRR train station if you want to head into the city. Half hour drive to Queens, an hour to Brooklyn.
Thank you. I had to google ISP.  :-[
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 23, 2014, 02:55:31 PM
Thank you. I had to google ISP.  :-[
Not too many people, even in NY, know of it...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 03:04:05 PM
Thank you. I had to google ISP.  :-[
Southwest is probably the only airline worth flying with to there
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 23, 2014, 03:06:29 PM
Southwest is probably the only airline worth flying with to there
Does not even show up (ISP) for my discounted flights. Cheaper for me to pay cash than Avios.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 03:19:26 PM
Does not even show up (ISP) for my discounted flights. Cheaper for me to pay cash than Avios.
I would not even think that you have avios.... Oh,  I guess not that your obc was shut down, you can get some
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on November 23, 2014, 03:21:44 PM
Does not even show up (ISP) for my discounted flights. Cheaper for me to pay cash than Avios.

Only avios option to ISP would be on US through PHL.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 23, 2014, 03:22:24 PM
I would not even think that you have avios.... Oh,  I guess not that your obc was shut down, you can get some
I would be willing to bet I have more points/miles stashed than most here. I already have two more BC cards.  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 03:23:17 PM
I would be willing to bet I have more points/miles stashed than most here. I already have two more BC cards.  :)
Old?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 23, 2014, 03:24:48 PM
Old?
Is there anything else?  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Lunatic on November 23, 2014, 03:28:20 PM
Is there anything else?  :)
I guess I was chosed b'kesharim
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avrumy22 on November 26, 2014, 04:27:10 PM
Anyone every stay here? looking for feedback.

http://www.lxure.com/brooklyn.html

thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on November 27, 2014, 11:16:11 AM
So you can have fun without flying somewhere...

A Thanksgiving TR home in NYC.

Erev Thanksgiving:
Early office closing at 3:30 yesterday meant my wife could meet me in the UWS to check out Macy's Inflation Celebration!
(http://i.imgur.com/4G35sJV.jpg?1)
It was cool to see all the floats - most of them were blown up by 4:30, so that was good as I had been warned that by going so early (it ends at 10PM), the floats may not be blown up yet. The rain was a bit annoying but between both of us having umbrellas and the fact that it wasn't a downpour, it really wasn't too bad. There really weren't too many people there which was probably due to the early hour we were there and the rain. We got a bit wet and cold, but we dried up at dinner...

ABC!!!
It was about a 15 minute walk to ABC and despite warnings, there was no wait. They had a table for 2 ready and we sat down immediately. I would bet that was because we got there early - around 5:20. During most of our meal, there was a nice line waiting for a seat. They really should get a bigger place.

Soft Product: Service was excellent! Everyone we interacted with was very friendly and the food was brought out so fast! The seater gladly took a picture of us, and we really, really liked the atmosphere. We were a little unimpressed with the prices at first, but then realized this place is clearly not a fancy place like Le Marais, but is also going to be much better than a Kosher Delight, so the pricing was sensibly right in the middle. I also liked how the menu is on a paper placemat so it doesn't get in the way and you don't care if it gets dirty/ruined. Great idea!

Hard Product: We started off with Dan's recommendation of the Buffalo Nuggets with ranch dressing.
(http://i.imgur.com/8d79yJU.jpg?1)
You get 6 pieces, which would probably be great for 1 person, but it was definitely enough to do it's job - whet the appetite - for 2 people. The flavor of these nuggets was, as my wife said, "incredible". She sends her thanks for this suggestion as well as the others.

The main course came out in impressive timing and the sandwiches looked so good! My wife was definitely interested in the Guacamole Burger but then decided that for the same price, she could get the Classic Burger and add "bacon" to it, so she went with that.
(http://i.imgur.com/Hvbk9Vj.jpg?1)
I went with Dan's recommendation of the BBQ Pulled Beef.
(http://i.imgur.com/idkhiYN.jpg?1)
Both sandwiches were great! The flavor of the pulled beef was awesome! My wife really liked her sandwich as well! The buns were really tasty and we poured that awesome ranch dressing on everything, including the fantastic fries we got.
(http://i.imgur.com/xMxzkw0.jpg?1)

We were full and didn't need dessert although the options sounded fantastic. After tax and tip, we spent $66 - like I said, more than you would at KD, but not as much as you would at LM.

We went home and finished the night with some popcorn and Batman: The Dark Knight, which I rented for free from Amazon thanks to the video credits! Great first night of Thanksgiving weekend!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on December 01, 2014, 07:49:48 PM
Went to mikes food was great. Only downside was the waiter made it like the sides were included with the main course, turns out there not. Spent like just $25 on sides.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on December 01, 2014, 08:03:33 PM
Went to mikes food was great. Only downside was the waiter made it like the sides were included with the main course, turns out there not. Spent like just $25 on sides.
What did you have for the main course ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on December 01, 2014, 08:16:39 PM
What did you have for the main course ?
rib eye for me and reserve crescent for my wife. Ordered mash potatoes, fries and sweet potato totters as sides comes out $25 for that plus about $50 a steak which mind you are only about 10oz's each. The waiter says " we like to keep the steaks small so there's room for the sides", turns out there's no freakin sides unless you order of course.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Menachem613 on December 01, 2014, 08:24:43 PM

rib eye for me and reserve crescent for my wife. Ordered mash potatoes, fries and sweet potato totters as sides comes out $25 for that plus about $50 a steak which mind you are only about 10oz's each. The waiter says " we like to keep the steaks small so there's room for the sides", turns out there's no freakin sides unless you order of course.

Their cost savings is coincidental of course.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on December 01, 2014, 08:29:12 PM
Their cost savings is coincidental of course.
I get it just really don't like how there all slick about it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on December 01, 2014, 08:34:27 PM
Their cost savings is coincidental of course.
Doubtful. French fries cost nothing to make. It is just a way to charge more
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 02, 2014, 10:53:52 AM
Thanksgiving Day
Despite the remains of the rain/slush/snowstorm, we ventured out downtown to Bryant Park for Ice Skating.
(http://www.glenwoodnyc.com/manhattan-living/wp-content/uploads/resource/ice-skating-nyc-pond-bryant-park.jpg)
(not my pic)
This was my first time here and we had a blast! The whole area is set up all wintry with little shops called the Winter Village and yeah, winter is just a cozy, fun time of year. There was a bit of a line to get into the rink (probably 10 minute wait) although there was a fast pass lane, so that's an option (not sure what it costs). Entrance is actually free if you have your own skates, otherwise it costs $15 pp throughout most of the season, and $19 during Thanksgiving-New Years time (actually dates can probably be found online somewhere). Lockers to store your shoes are free, but there are no locks on them. If you want, you can buy a lock from them for $9 or bring one of your own. We bought one from them - oh well. The rink was pretty full, but we were still able to skate around without banging into people. They kicked us off for a a few minutes while the zamboni went around and that was cool to watch. We also saw someone propose to his girlfriend on the ice! Everyone starting gathering around and going ooohhh and clapping. We stayed on the ice for about an hour and then decided to check out the shops.
(http://i.imgur.com/inH2Ush.jpg?1)

(http://i.imgur.com/FalSkBU.jpg?1)
We shopped around for a bit, picked up a Chanukah present, and then headed back home to get the car to go to my brother in Jersey for Thanksgiving dinner. The Lincoln Tunnel was quite a breeze on Thanksgiving. :) Dinner was great - all the classic foods. After dinner, we went to see Hunger Games. We really liked it, even though others said it was schlepped out because it was broken into 2 movies. We didn't think so, it just didn't have so much action in it. After the movie, we noticed the mall next door was open already for Black Friday - in fact it opened Thursday morning and was going to be open for 36 hours straight (!) so we went in just to Banana Republic Factory Store since we had a discounted gift card from CardCash to spend. Thanks to the sale + extra coupons I found online + the discounted GC and a Gap rewards GC, we got 5 pieces of clothing for just $96. :)

Friday and Shabbos
We headed to NJ once again for Shabbos at my mother. We stopped by Target to pick up the folding table deal that was posted here and got an oil change before heading to my mom. Shabbos was nice and relaxing and then Motzai Shabbos we met up with friends for pizza and a movie on their projector. Nice size screen when it's as big as your wall is! We saw Click which I saw when I was younger, but only now realized what a huge lesson the movie had. It was much sadder watching it as an adult than as a kid. Anyway, I know the last 2 paragraphs weren't too excited for the NYC thread, but hopefully soon I'll get to Sunday @ the Crayola Factory!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 02, 2014, 11:26:53 AM
Sunday
We were planning on going up to Vanderbilt/Roosevelt Mansion, but they're only viewable in tours and by the time we got ready in the morning, we realized we weren't going to make the tour times that would get us home at the time we needed to be home by. So, in a spur of the moment decision, my wife was like, "let's go to the Crayola Factory!" And off we went.

I had been there as a kid and, more recently, about 2 years ago with some family, but I knew it could be fun even with just 2 adults going, especially knowing my wife's interests. It was only an hour and 20 minutes from the city, so it was even closer than going up to the mansions. We got there without trouble, found parking a block away and entered the "Crayola Experience" (at some point they took "factory" out of the name).
(http://i.imgur.com/srCi0fv.jpg?1)
Entrance was $17.99 for adults and a couple bucks cheaper for kids. They had a coat room at the entrance, and I noticed that people just hung up their coats and left, so I asked the staff if there was a guard at the coatroom or anything and they basically said, "This is Easton, PA. Sure there are guards that walk around the premises, but no one steals anything from the coatroom." lol I took my phone and wallet out of my coat and then we hung them up.
We began the self-guided tour by visiting the crayon-making station. Basically, you get a few tokens that you put into a machine that spits out a crayon and a label. You can personalize the label with your name or whatever and then you roll the sticker onto the crayon. We then visted a tech area where you draw on a tablet and then what you draw gets displayed via projector onto the walls. We then went into the next room where there was a station for just random crayon doodling and then a place that takes a picture of you with a Crayola background and it plays with the image so that you look a bit fuzzy/cartoony. It prints it out in B&W and then you draw on it with crayons. You could then pay to have the image printed onto a tshirt/mug/etc. We opted just to keep the printout. After that, it was time for a live crayon-making show. It was the closest aspect of the day to being an actual factory, yet it was still just a cute and show on how they make crayons. Fun to watch.

The next floor/station had make-your-own-marker machines. These machines also required a token and basically you just hit go and then watch it take an empty ink cartridge, fill it with the color ink that you choose and then see the cartridge slide into the marker tube and get capped and pop out for you to keep. We skipped the next station where, for a few bucks, you get playdoh and can build stuff.

On the next floor, there is a cute little water canal where you can play with toys in the water and watch them go downstream, we skipped that one too. In the next room they had 2-story jungle gym that we skipped and then a station where you could draw on a paper and place your drawing into a puzzle-cutting machine. Cute idea, but the cutter was terrible, and I had to recut the pieces with a scissor at home.

On the final floor, you get a crayon and place it into a machine that melts it into a mold and it forms a few different shapes. Would have been cool, but every time we tried it, the machine did a very bad job and our creations didn't come out too well. There was also a station for taking melted crayon and sprinkling it onto paper to make cool designs as well as machines that would melt a crayon and then spin the melted colors onto a paper to create cool designs.

The gift shop was nice and surprisingly had a lot of cheaper ($10 and under) items. I picked up a bunch of Chanukah presents there for kid relatives.

We had a really nice and fun time! It definitely is a great place if you have a young kid, but even as adults it was fun - especially if you or your wife have a kid side to them!

Awesome Thanksgiving Weekend and, once again, we didn't have to fly anywhere to have some fun!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on December 02, 2014, 01:47:41 PM
Cool, interesting to see a hometown trip report ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: joeberg on December 02, 2014, 03:51:52 PM
Sunday
We were planning on going up to Vanderbilt/Roosevelt Mansion, but they're only viewable in tours and by the time we got ready in the morning, we realized we weren't going to make the tour times that would get us home at the time we needed to be home by. So, in a spur of the moment decision, my wife was like, "let's go to the Crayola Factory!" And off we went.

I had been there as a kid and, more recently, about 2 years ago with some family, but I knew it could be fun even with just 2 adults going, especially knowing my wife's interests. It was only an hour and 20 minutes from the city, so it was even closer than going up to the mansions. We got there without trouble, found parking a block away and entered the "Crayola Experience" (at some point they took "factory" out of the name).
(http://i.imgur.com/srCi0fv.jpg?1)
Entrance was $17.99 for adults and a couple bucks cheaper for kids. They had a coat room at the entrance, and I noticed that people just hung up their coats and left, so I asked the staff if there was a guard at the coatroom or anything and they basically said, "This is Easton, PA. Sure there are guards that walk around the premises, but no one steals anything from the coatroom." lol I took my phone and wallet out of my coat and then we hung them up.
We began the self-guided tour by visiting the crayon-making station. Basically, you get a few tokens that you put into a machine that spits out a crayon and a label. You can personalize the label with your name or whatever and then you roll the sticker onto the crayon. We then visted a tech area where you draw on a tablet and then what you draw gets displayed via projector onto the walls. We then went into the next room where there was a station for just random crayon doodling and then a place that takes a picture of you with a Crayola background and it plays with the image so that you look a bit fuzzy/cartoony. It prints it out in B&W and then you draw on it with crayons. You could then pay to have the image printed onto a tshirt/mug/etc. We opted just to keep the printout. After that, it was time for a live crayon-making show. It was the closest aspect of the day to being an actual factory, yet it was still just a cute and show on how they make crayons. Fun to watch.

The next floor/station had make-your-own-marker machines. These machines also required a token and basically you just hit go and then watch it take an empty ink cartridge, fill it with the color ink that you choose and then see the cartridge slide into the marker tube and get capped and pop out for you to keep. We skipped the next station where, for a few bucks, you get playdoh and can build stuff.

On the next floor, there is a cute little water canal where you can play with toys in the water and watch them go downstream, we skipped that one too. In the next room they had 2-story jungle gym that we skipped and then a station where you could draw on a paper and place your drawing into a puzzle-cutting machine. Cute idea, but the cutter was terrible, and I had to recut the pieces with a scissor at home.

On the final floor, you get a crayon and place it into a machine that melts it into a mold and it forms a few different shapes. Would have been cool, but every time we tried it, the machine did a very bad job and our creations didn't come out too well. There was also a station for taking melted crayon and sprinkling it onto paper to make cool designs as well as machines that would melt a crayon and then spin the melted colors onto a paper to create cool designs.

The gift shop was nice and surprisingly had a lot of cheaper ($10 and under) items. I picked up a bunch of Chanukah presents there for kid relatives.

We had a really nice and fun time! It definitely is a great place if you have a young kid, but even as adults it was fun - especially if you or your wife have a kid side to them!

Awesome Thanksgiving Weekend and, once again, we didn't have to fly anywhere to have some fun!
You would write anything not to write up the rest of you Europe TR.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 02, 2014, 04:30:13 PM
Hehe... One day...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 03, 2014, 02:07:01 PM
Prime Grill or La Brochette for dinner?

Looking for some good sushi and some good fleish.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.0
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lunatic on December 22, 2014, 09:03:50 PM
@yehuda, would the ice skating be suitable for kids? Are there lot of teenagers etc?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on December 22, 2014, 09:29:27 PM
@yehuda, would the ice skating be suitable for kids? Are there lot of teenagers etc?
Plenty. Biggest age range was probably 18-30, but there was definitely a large group of kids and teens.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on December 29, 2014, 02:08:32 AM
Was at Eden Wok last week:

Pastrami Egg Roll (3.95) - I liked it a lot, even though it tasted 100% fast food
Crispy Shredded Beef (19.95) - ok, nothing special, sauce was good, meat was crispy enough to enjoy
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on December 29, 2014, 02:11:49 AM
Was at Eden Wok last week:

Pastrami Egg Roll (3.95) - I liked it a lot, even though it tasted 100% fast food
Crispy Shredded Beef (19.95) - ok, nothing special, sauce was good, meat was crispy enough to enjoy

No sure why these are not on the wiki (idk how to insert them) (info came from www.koshernear.me and google):

Abigael's On Broadway
1407 Broadway
Manhattan NY
United States 10018
Phone : 212-575-1407
www.abigaels.com
Business Status : Open
Kosher Supervision : Kof-K
Food Types Available : Meat

Tiberias
45 E. 34th
Manhattan NY
United States
Phone : 481-4222
Business Status : Open
Kosher Supervision : OK
Food Types Available : Dairy

Tevere 84
155 East 84th Street
New York, NY 10028
teverenyc.com
(212) 744-0210

Eden Wok
43 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016
edenwok.com
(212) 725-8100
There's a separate restaurant thread
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.0
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on December 29, 2014, 02:31:15 AM
There's a separate restaurant thread
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=20953.0

Thanks. Didn't see it since expected NYC instead of Manhattan. BTW are there separate restaurant thread for destination, because until now i would just put restaurant TR posts in the trip master thread? (ex. boston, south florida)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on December 29, 2014, 02:43:42 AM
Thanks. Didn't see it since expected NYC instead of Manhattan. BTW are there separate restaurant thread for destination, because until now i would just put restaurant TR posts in the trip master thread? (ex. boston, south florida)
IINM only Brooklyn, Manhattan, & Queens have separate restaurant threads.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack on December 29, 2014, 07:44:40 PM
I'm looking for a babysitter one evening in hotel so I can go out for dinner without my baby. Any leads  would be greatly appreciated
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on December 31, 2014, 08:57:45 PM
Staying in park Hyatt tonight, what's the closest minyan?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: pharmdear on December 31, 2014, 09:07:53 PM
Anybody have a direct email for a manager at the St regis nyc?

Also what is the closest minyan?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rots5 on December 31, 2014, 09:08:41 PM
Staying in park Hyatt tonight, what's the closest minyan?
there's an app
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on December 31, 2014, 09:47:04 PM
there's an app
figured New Years might be a little different.....
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AI-TRAVEL on January 01, 2015, 10:18:21 PM
figured New Years might be a little different.....
Turns out it was a lot different. Almost no minyanim. Ended up going to 5th ave synogauge.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moshe8177 on January 21, 2015, 06:04:02 PM
Hi
i am looking for a 2 day stay at the last week of February, i'm embarrassed to say that i live in NY but never visited Manhattan besides of passing the FDR and West side Highway on the way to the city ..... ;)
Hotel is not my first priority, rather go visit places, So whats the top 10 places that i should visit while i'm there

if there is another open thread for that, please direct me
Thank you
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on January 21, 2015, 07:33:46 PM
Hi
i am looking for a 2 day stay at the last week of February, i'm embarrassed to say that i live in NY but never visited Manhattan besides of passing the FDR and West side Highway on the way to the city .....

Firstly, Manhattan is THE city ;)

Activities are posted in the wiki. Are you looking to pay for activities or free ones. A couple of must see places: ground zero, Empire State Building, Times Square, FAO Shwartz, canal street. Wall streets lame since you can't go inside anymore ( the bull is still there :D )

Also, maybe base your trip around which restaurant you'll visit or don't and experience the subway.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moshe8177 on January 21, 2015, 07:38:56 PM
Im new here, (although im an old reader of dansdeal.com), what is the wiki..?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DMYD on January 21, 2015, 07:43:34 PM
Im new here, (although im an old reader of dansdeal.com), what is the wiki..?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.0 the first page of the tread usually has lots on info.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moish on January 22, 2015, 02:32:05 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=213.0 the first page of the tread usually has lots on info.
its on every page, you just have to click the plus sign on top
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: elit on January 22, 2015, 08:10:29 AM
its on every page, you just have to click the plus sign on top
Not on mobile
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avromie7 on January 22, 2015, 09:49:38 AM
Not on mobile
True but even on mobile it's on the first page
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: metziah on February 02, 2015, 01:41:45 PM
Going to be In the city today.
Any great activities to do with a 2 year old and a 4 year old?
Doesn't have to be in the city could be near by as well.....
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on February 02, 2015, 01:46:14 PM
Going to be In the city today.
Any great activities to do with a 2 year old and a 4 year old?
Doesn't have to be in the city could be near by as well.....

Liberty Science Center. You'll want to be indoors today
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on February 02, 2015, 01:47:44 PM
Going to be In the city today.
Any great activities to do with a 2 year old and a 4 year old?
Doesn't have to be in the city could be near by as well.....
Any part of the city ? Or do you have a certain part of town in mind.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: metziah on February 02, 2015, 02:19:58 PM
Any part...
No difference..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on February 02, 2015, 02:26:37 PM

Doesn't have to be in the city could be near by as well.....

Jewish Children's Museum
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: metziah on February 02, 2015, 02:34:00 PM
What's that?
Anything. For little kids?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on February 02, 2015, 02:40:24 PM
How nearby?
Once we're suggesting LSC, why not Crayola Factory?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on February 02, 2015, 02:40:42 PM
Go to FAO Shwartz. Its a huge toystore. Just don't buy any of there overpriced stuff. Easily can spend 2 hours. Next door is Sony Museum which is also free, though might be too advanced for the kids.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on February 02, 2015, 02:41:49 PM
Once we're suggesting LSC, why not Crayola Factory?
come on thats a bit of a jump
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on February 02, 2015, 02:44:16 PM
What's that?
Anything. For little kids?
http://www.jcm.museum/
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: metziah on February 02, 2015, 02:48:48 PM

How nearby?
Once we're suggesting LSC, why not Crayola Factory?
Thanx...:-)
But that's for a different day this week...
Got tickets already
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: metziah on February 02, 2015, 02:49:29 PM

http://www.jcm.museum/
Thanx
Looks like a great place...and it comes with Mendys to boot..
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: metziah on February 02, 2015, 02:50:46 PM

Go to FAO Shwartz. Its a huge toystore. Just don't buy any of there overpriced stuff. Easily can spend 2 hours. Next door is Sony Museum which is also free, though might be too advanced for the kids.
I think this will be the winner though...
I just hope to come out of there not like the poor father in marvelous middos machine
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on February 02, 2015, 02:52:01 PM
I think this will be the winner though...
I just hope to come out of there not like the poor father in marvelous middos machine
Good luck. They're going to be begging you
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on February 02, 2015, 02:53:17 PM
Good luck. They're going to be begging you
Begging is an understatement ;D  Enjoy!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: metziah on February 02, 2015, 07:03:40 PM
Anywhere I can get cholov Yisrael milk in the city? Kosher supermarket?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on February 02, 2015, 07:33:53 PM
Anywhere I can get cholov Yisrael milk in the city? Kosher supermarket?
Upper west side. Seasons.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moshe8177 on February 10, 2015, 03:20:30 PM
Im going to stay in NYC (Times Square) for 2 Days next week, and im would like to go visit some attractions like Empire S B and  Madame Tussauds (Wax Attraction) etc.
does it pay to buy passes in advance? and if do should i pay for the fast track (or whatever its called) so i don't waste time waiting, or it shouldnt be busy this time of the year and week (Tuesday-Wednesday)
and where should i buy tickets? direct or via third party (Expedia)

i will appreciate any help and advise
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on February 15, 2015, 01:56:23 PM
does anybody know any good spa/massage parlors near times square area?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bb1836 on February 25, 2015, 03:10:11 PM
does anybody know any good spa/massage parlors near times square area?
Bump
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on February 25, 2015, 03:43:21 PM
Any idea what 5 star hotel in the city is worth on priceline for 100/200 range
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on March 08, 2015, 02:00:25 PM
Best place to buy tickets to go up to Empire State Building?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 11, 2015, 12:25:11 PM
I know it was discussed in this thread as well as the Bentley thread, but no-one actually gives an answer. Are there any clean or cleanish comedy shows in NYC?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: an613 on March 11, 2015, 12:37:43 PM

I know it was discussed in this thread as well as the Bentley thread, but no-one actually gives an answer. Are there any clean or cleanish comedy shows in NYC?

There used to be an improv show in midtown (national comedy theatre) that was clean and very popular but IIRC they shutdown recently
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on March 11, 2015, 12:40:20 PM
There used to be an improv show in midtown (national comedy theatre) that was clean and very popular but IIRC they shutdown recently
probably bc its harder for them to be funny and clean
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 11, 2015, 01:23:37 PM
Any idea what 5 star hotel in the city is worth on priceline for 100/200 range

Not many 5s star hotels in that range, try the Refinery or the Conrad but I've never been to either so I can't recommend.
Trump Soho is my favorite hotel when I'm not using points, service is great, hotel is beautiful and rooms are super comfortable. You can get it for around $300 with AAA or even less with priceline name your own price
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on March 12, 2015, 06:57:27 PM
Any idea what 5 star hotel in the city is worth on priceline for 100/200 range
One time got a Ritz on Priceline for $188 for that night
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on March 13, 2015, 12:05:52 AM
There used to be an improv show in midtown (national comedy theatre) that was clean and very popular but IIRC they shutdown recently

that's a shame. I loved going there
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E R K on March 13, 2015, 12:21:50 AM
that's a shame. I loved going there
I believe it's temporary. It's supposed to reopen sometime this year.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bobeli on March 22, 2015, 11:18:51 PM
looking for a decent car wash in brooklyn
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: srf60 on March 23, 2015, 12:28:37 AM
Try Vages car wash, located at 7th  Avenue corner 20th st. Entrance is  from 19th.
I've had pretty good experiences with them.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dealfinder85 on March 23, 2015, 10:43:29 AM
a place in queens that will give a written estimate for damage?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on April 08, 2015, 01:24:32 PM
Heading with family tomorrow to Manhattan. Anyone have experience with going to Sony museum without reserved tickets. From their website, it seems like They only have a certain amount of tickets for walk-ins.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on April 08, 2015, 01:43:54 PM
Heading with family tomorrow to Manhattan. Anyone have experience with going to Sony museum without reserved tickets. From their website, it seems like They only have a certain amount of tickets for walk-ins.
I've gone early. Never had an issue.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on May 03, 2015, 01:19:35 PM
Anyone been to Metropolitan Museum of Art (met)? Is it doable in a couple of hours? Any must-sees?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: IsraelGuy on May 03, 2015, 02:01:20 PM

Anyone been to Metropolitan Museum of Art (met)? Is it doable in a couple of hours? Any must-sees?

Must sees really depend on you. You can do some of it in a couple of hours but don't try to do the whole thing in that amount of time. It's massive.
That being said it's probably more enjoyable to focus on a few sections you find interesting instead of trying to see every piece in one outing- which will exhaust you physically and mentally
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on May 05, 2015, 11:30:32 PM
Arriving at JFK at 1:15 am on the 6th (in a few hours), and I was wondering what the best way to get to Park Hyatt NYC is? or, cheapest way? or, even most cost effective way?  TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 05, 2015, 11:35:59 PM
Arriving at JFK at 1:15 am on the 6th (in a few hours), and I was wondering what the best way to get to Park Hyatt NYC is? or, cheapest way? or, even most cost effective way?  TIA
Uber?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on May 05, 2015, 11:41:23 PM
Uber?

I can refer you for free credit  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on May 05, 2015, 11:43:48 PM
Uber?
I was thinking same, but I'll take a shuttle to whatever hotel there is nearby, so I could get cheaper fare.  Any current NY Uber freebie codes?  I'm all used up.  :-\
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 05, 2015, 11:52:38 PM
I was thinking same, but I'll take a shuttle to whatever hotel there is nearby, so I could get cheaper fare.  Any current NY Uber freebie codes?  I'm all used up.  :-\
Pretty sure uberx can pick up at jfk... No need to take a shuttle
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on May 06, 2015, 12:01:14 AM
Pretty sure uberx can pick up at jfk... No need to take a shuttle
I was thinking same, but I'll take a shuttle to whatever hotel there is nearby, so I could get cheaper fare. Any current NY Uber freebie codes?  I'm all used up.  :-\
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on May 06, 2015, 12:09:20 AM
Really? In LA, some Uber drivers are not allowed unless they have the permit plates on their cars, so the prices are much higher coming from LAX because of the extra $$ that they tack on to the bill due to having to pay for the access permits.  This does not apply at JFK?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: princea143 on May 06, 2015, 06:46:52 AM
An fyi for whomever reads this: at 2 am today cabs were $58 flat. I alternatively decided to Uber it to PHNYC and pool shared for $48.32 of which nobody shared with us but we kept the same rate. I stacked this with an apparent 40% off promo (as I got a receipt for only $28.99), and paid with a Cap1 Quicksilver for an extra 20% off + 1.5% cash back.  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Zkpncs48 on June 02, 2015, 03:16:20 PM
Anyone know a good way to get cheap broadway show tickets?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on June 02, 2015, 03:21:55 PM
Anyone know a good way to get cheap broadway show tickets?
I dont really know but I think there are places which auction off tickets close to the show.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: DovtheBear on June 04, 2015, 10:04:02 AM
Looking for recommendations for a NYC Metro Area caterer for a corporate event. Something a bit more professional than the standard fare. Nothing too fancy; continental breakfast, refreshments and a casual buffet lunch. Prefer that the lunch be fleishigs.
TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 07, 2015, 09:41:10 PM
Does anyone know where I can buy kosher Noghl in New York? The stores that do carry it are the Fard brand which have a hechsher I've never heard of.

In case you were wondering, Noghl is also called Sugar Almond, Persian Wedding Candy, as well as Mouse Droppings.  :P

As of now, the only place that I know of that sells them is Glatt Mart in LA, as well as the candy store down the street from them. The brand they sell is Imperial.

Thank you in advance!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 07, 2015, 09:42:38 PM
Looking for recommendations for a NYC Metro Area caterer for a corporate event. Something a bit more professional than the standard fare. Nothing too fancy; continental breakfast, refreshments and a casual buffet lunch. Prefer that the lunch be fleishigs.
TIA

Elite handles a lot of that. They're under KAJ.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 07, 2015, 09:43:51 PM
Really? In LA, some Uber drivers are not allowed unless they have the permit plates on their cars, so the prices are much higher coming from LAX because of the extra $$ that they tack on to the bill due to having to pay for the access permits.  This does not apply at JFK?

Ubering out of JFK is always a joy.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on July 12, 2015, 12:54:41 PM
Any good, free audio guides for the Met? Something on par with Rick Steves in Europe?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 18, 2015, 10:00:01 PM
Any fish/dairy restaurants suggestions in the upper east side? Or meat with 9 days menu?

Already tried Va Benne, looking for something new.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 18, 2015, 10:41:08 PM
Anyone know a good way to get cheap broadway show tickets?
Tkts is your probably your best option the day of
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on July 21, 2015, 05:07:47 PM
Anyone know how it's possible to get cheap(er) tickets for Penn & Teller? I really wanted to see them in Vegas but it didn't happen
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on July 21, 2015, 05:10:43 PM
Anyone know how it's possible to get cheap(er) tickets for Penn & Teller? I really wanted to see them in Vegas but it didn't happen
On living social, not much cheaper though and not the greatest seats, but worth it
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mena613 on July 27, 2015, 11:31:37 AM

Does anyone have or know of someone who has a basement that I could rent around Brooklyn from August 16 - 27th for myself, my wife and baby ?

I will use it as a base and from there spend some nights in Manhattan and anywhere else we decide to go to..

Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on July 27, 2015, 03:39:01 PM
Does anyone have or know of someone who has a basement that I could rent around Brooklyn from August 16 - 27th for myself, my wife and baby ?

I will use it as a base and from there spend some nights in Manhattan and anywhere else we decide to go to..

Thanks

you can try Luach.com or similar and search for furnished apartments. some landlords will accept a week long stay
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kangarruu on July 27, 2015, 03:58:37 PM
Does anyone have or know of someone who has a basement that I could rent around Brooklyn from August 16 - 27th for myself, my wife and baby ?

I will use it as a base and from there spend some nights in Manhattan and anywhere else we decide to go to..

Thanks

Airbnb?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mena613 on July 27, 2015, 04:20:05 PM

For the prices I found on Airbnb I might as well stay at the Plaza in Bourogh park !

I was sure there must be some families looking to rent out there basement to make some extra cash but I guess I was wrong
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on August 11, 2015, 04:30:52 PM
Any kosher coffee shop in times square area?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on August 11, 2015, 04:32:38 PM
Any kosher coffee shop in times square area?
Coffee Bean
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on August 11, 2015, 04:36:54 PM
Coffee Bean
Any local ones not part of a corporation?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on August 11, 2015, 04:39:39 PM
Any local ones not part of a corporation?
A specifically Kosher-only coffee house? I don't think that exists in Times Square.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Adam101 on August 13, 2015, 09:50:48 PM
Any 24 hour laundromats near Borough Park?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 14, 2015, 03:20:01 AM

Any 24 hour laundromats near Borough Park?
Somt know if you still need an answer, but there is one on McDonald and ave. I right by shop rites parking lot.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on August 16, 2015, 03:48:33 PM
Spending 3 days in PH with the wife (No KIDS!!!). Wanna go to dinner to at least 1 very nice place. I know reserve cut food has mixed reviews, but the appetizers are great and ambience is second to none. Given that I am game for reserve cut prices, what else should I consider. Mike's is on my short list. Anything else compare? Prime Grill? Other?
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 16, 2015, 07:38:18 PM
Spending 3 days in PH with the wife (No KIDS!!!). Wanna go to dinner to at least 1 very nice place. I know reserve cut food has mixed reviews, but the appetizers are great and ambience is second to none. Given that I am game for reserve cut prices, what else should I consider. Mike's is on my short list. Anything else compare? Prime Grill? Other?
Mikes is definitely on the top of the list for great food.  I would recommend Abigail's too, they have good, solid food, and drinks. They serve big portions, just not the greatest ambiance. BTW you must check out the shower room, in the men's locker room by the pool.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on August 16, 2015, 07:40:42 PM
Mikes is definitely on the top of the list for great food.  I would recommend Abigail's too, they have good, solid food, and drinks. They serve big portions, just not the greatest ambiance. BTW you must check out the shower room, in the men's locker room by the pool.
Is the women's shower as good? For the pool, do I change in my room and use the towel to go up or can I keep every thing in the locker room?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 16, 2015, 07:47:36 PM
Abigails ambience is better than  prime grill and la Marais IMO. At pg and lm it's so loud and that shouldn't happen at such a pricey place. Abigails has separate rooms and tables are spread out better
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 16, 2015, 11:00:36 PM
Is the women's shower as good? For the pool, do I change in my room and use the towel to go up or can I keep every thing in the locker room?
I don't know about the women's shower, ( my wife didn't try it ) but I'd be surprised if they didn't have the same thing. In regards to your second question , you can do either one.
Abigails ambience is better than  prime grill and la Marais IMO. At pg and lm it's so loud and that shouldn't happen at such a pricey place. Abigails has separate rooms and tables are spread out better
I've never been to prime grill, but I agree with you on La Marais. It was very claustrophobic, and very noisy.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on August 16, 2015, 11:03:11 PM
I don't know about the women's shower, ( my wife didn't try it ) but I'd be surprised if they didn't have the same thing. In regards to your second question , you can do either one.  I've never been to prime grill, but I agree with you on La Marais. It was very claustrophobic, and very noisy.
Thanks
Abigails ambience is better than  prime grill and la Marais IMO. At pg and lm it's so loud and that shouldn't happen at such a pricey place. Abigails has separate rooms and tables are spread out better
I feel like Mikes and reserve cut are both a bit higher class than Abigails.am I wrong? I thought of was like that but couldn't remember for sure.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on August 17, 2015, 12:12:06 AM
Gotham burger vs Amsterdam burger?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AJK on August 17, 2015, 12:22:12 AM
ABC by a country mile.

Though the Gotham in Teaneck is very good.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on August 17, 2015, 08:57:56 AM
ABC by a country mile.

Though the Gotham in Teaneck is very good.
Thanks. Ten others on Facebook said the same thing.

Anyone have thoughts on prime KO? Ambiance? Food?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: cozmohoot on August 17, 2015, 01:28:22 PM
ThanksI feel like Mikes and reserve cut are both a bit higher class than Abigails.am I wrong? I thought of was like that but couldn't remember for sure.
Rc is higher than abigails but not sure about Mikes
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: damaxer91 on August 17, 2015, 01:55:15 PM
Thanks. Ten others on Facebook said the same thing.

Anyone have thoughts on prime KO? Ambiance? Food?

Its still around???
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mercaz1 on August 17, 2015, 02:13:46 PM
Gotham burger vs Amsterdam burger?

I have never been to amsterdam so i cant comment but Gotham has a full bar if that makes a difference.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on September 07, 2015, 07:17:45 PM
I am leaving from EWR ariving in JFK what is my best way from JFK to EWR to pick up my car .
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: HowYaDoin on September 07, 2015, 10:37:54 PM
I am leaving from EWR ariving in JFK what is my best way from JFK to EWR to pick up my car .
http://www.flyblade.com/ you asked for best way
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on September 07, 2015, 11:44:43 PM
http://www.flybla

de.com/ you asked for best way



Any other ideas ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avromie7 on September 08, 2015, 12:10:16 AM
http://www.flyblade.com/ you asked for best way

if you don't mind the time and hassle you can take the train
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on September 08, 2015, 12:29:08 AM
if you don't mind the time and hassle you can take the train
Trains. Plural.
Air train - E - PATH
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on September 08, 2015, 12:00:01 PM
is there any direct shuttle from jfk to ewr
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on September 08, 2015, 12:12:08 PM
is there any direct shuttle from jfk to ewr
Never heard of one. But maybe. Jfk amd ewr are a whole lot of city miles apart.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on September 08, 2015, 12:19:56 PM
is there any direct shuttle from jfk to ewr

ETS Airport Shuttle and All County Express Air Shuttle.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on September 08, 2015, 12:20:40 PM
is there any direct shuttle from jfk to ewr
GIYF
http://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-airport-connections.html

The bus/shuttle options probably take forever, but if you have the time it's certainly less of a hassle than the Airtrain/Subway/PATH option.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on September 08, 2015, 09:29:17 PM
GIYF
http://www.panynj.gov/airports/ewr-airport-connections.html

The bus/shuttle options probably take forever, but if you have the time it's certainly less of a hassle than the Airtrain/Subway/PATH option.
I did Airtrain>LIRR>NJ Transit a few weeks back. It took about 1.5 hours.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: sam28 on September 08, 2015, 10:04:03 PM
Wow I think I will just rent a car in JFK and give it back in EWR .
 
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on September 08, 2015, 10:45:13 PM
Wow I think I will just rent a car in JFK and give it back in EWR .
airtrain to rental pickup > driving (traffic?) > returning rental > air train to terminal

Your probably looking at about the same amount of time.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on September 08, 2015, 11:25:02 PM
airtrain to rental pickup > driving (traffic?) > returning rental > air train to terminal

Your probably looking at about the same amount of time.
+1 traffic would kill it. Train is faster than a car very often. Take the airtrain to the e, e to PATH, PATH to newark. Probably your best option. Its never easy to get from one side of nyc to the other and then cross into jersey.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: keepsmiling123 on September 11, 2015, 10:25:09 AM
Sorry for being off topic but didn't know where elee to post this question. Does anyone know of a place near queens they sell Yaniver esrogim? Wanna avoid the closed box shmitta sets if possible
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: lubaby on September 11, 2015, 11:54:05 AM
Sorry for being off topic but didn't know where elee to post this question. Does anyone know of a place near queens they sell Yaniver esrogim? Wanna avoid the closed box shmitta sets if possible
Do you consider Crown Heights close to Queens?  :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: keepsmiling123 on September 11, 2015, 12:09:53 PM
Do you consider Crown Heights close to Queens?  :)

Not if u factor in the traffic it takes to get there
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on September 24, 2015, 09:14:45 PM
Going to be in NY in January, and I really want to get in to the NYSE. I know that public tours aren't available anymore, but I think that employees can bring someone in? If anyone here works on the floor or knows someone that does, I would be happy to pay!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on September 25, 2015, 09:05:52 AM
Sorry for being off topic but didn't know where elee to post this question. Does anyone know of a place near queens they sell Yaniver esrogim? Wanna avoid the closed box shmitta sets if possible
I know this is likely way too late, but Fixe (Main St, KGH) had Yanivers - priced $75-$125.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on September 25, 2015, 10:43:25 AM
Anyone have info on the concerts in BP on Chol Hamoed?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack on September 30, 2015, 10:51:19 PM
Anyone have info on the concerts in BP on Chol Hamoed?
http://www.jewishtickets.com
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: keepsmiling123 on September 30, 2015, 11:31:47 PM
I know this is likely way too late, but Fixe (Main St, KGH) had Yanivers - priced $75-$125.

Bought from Rabbi Fix for $80
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bamo on October 07, 2015, 11:39:52 PM
so...I'm staying with my wife for one night in NYC this Monday night. Not sure how to book. Want a nice Hotel that can give me bang for the Buck or miles. I have 250k MR, 100k Chase, and 31K SPG. Or I can pay cash for a good deal. With so many options i'm confused AND last time I relied on myself I screwed up BIG TIME. I chose Hoboken, instead of NYC and my wife was very let down. SO, if you guys out there can help me, I would appreciate it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sport on October 07, 2015, 11:45:32 PM
so...I'm staying with my wife for one night in NYC this Monday night. Not sure how to book. Want a nice Hotel that can give me bang for the Buck or miles. I have 250k MR, 100k Chase, and 31K SPG. Or I can pay cash for a good deal. With so many options i'm confused AND last time I relied on myself I screwed up BIG TIME. I chose Hoboken, instead of NYC and my wife was very let down. SO, if you guys out there can help me, I would appreciate it.
See if phnyc has point availability that night. Great hotel good location.
 Its 30k hgp which you can transfer from chase. Or you can sell UR points and buy a sign up night for 250.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on October 08, 2015, 11:10:53 PM
Generally points do not give you the greatest value for hotels in nyc. Better off buying a Hyatt sign up night (stay at park Hyatt or andaz5th Abe if ph is unavailable) or a ihg free night will be a little cheaper and the intercontinental is good value
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 11, 2015, 08:22:56 PM
Any restaurants, walking distance from NYU on 34th st. ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 11, 2015, 11:08:40 PM
Any restaurants, walking distance from NYU on 34th st. ?

I think Mocha Burger is the closest.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E R K on October 12, 2015, 01:07:55 AM
Any restaurants, walking distance from NYU on 34th st. ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E R K on October 12, 2015, 01:08:55 AM
And Mendy's
61 East 34th Street
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 12, 2015, 01:48:43 PM

Any restaurants, walking distance from NYU on 34th st. ?
Anybody know about minyanim in the area ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 03:17:39 PM
4 lunches, 3 dinners.
Ignoring location, where would you hit up from this list (or what else should be on the list?)

Amsterdam Burger
Bedford
Boeuf & Bun
Bordeaux  
Bravo Pizza
Chagall
Izzys
Loft
Mikes
Mocha Burger
Noi Due
Pardes
Reserve Cut
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 12, 2015, 03:21:13 PM
4 lunches, 3 dinners.
Ignoring location, where would you hit up from this list (or what else should be on the list?)

Amsterdam Burger
Bedford
Boeuf & Bun
Bordeaux  
Bravo Pizza
Chagall
Izzys
Loft
Mikes
Mocha Burger
Noi Due
Pardes
Reserve Cut

Reserve Cut, Pardes, and Mike's for dinner. Or if you want one milchig dinner, go to Va Bene (better than Noi Due IMO), and go to Reserve for lunch.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 12, 2015, 03:26:37 PM
Any places to get a quick bite (bight?) in the Washington Heights (W168 and Fort Washington Ave area)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 12, 2015, 04:12:34 PM
Any places to get a quick bite (bight?) in the Washington Heights (W168 and Fort Washington Ave area)

Golan Heights and Grandma's are on Amsterdam and 186th.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 12, 2015, 04:17:13 PM
Golan Heights and Grandma's are on Amsterdam and 186th.
Thanks!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on October 12, 2015, 04:17:41 PM
4 lunches, 3 dinners.
Ignoring location, where would you hit up from this list (or what else should be on the list?)

Amsterdam Burger
Bedford- dinner
Boeuf & Bun- dinner

Bordeaux  
Bravo Pizza- lunch
Chagall
Izzys- dinner
Loft
Mikes
Mocha Burger
Noi Due- lunch
Pardes
Reserve Cut- lunch
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 04:18:56 PM
4 lunches, 3 dinners.
Ignoring location, where would you hit up from this list (or what else should be on the list?)

Amsterdam Burger
Bedford- dinner
Boeuf & Bun- dinner

Bordeaux  
Bravo Pizza- lunch
Chagall
Izzys- dinner
Loft
Mikes
Mocha Burger
Noi Due- lunch
Pardes
Reserve Cut- lunch
Thanks, missing 1 more lunch.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2015, 04:40:34 PM

I don't understand what is the hype of B&B..

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 12, 2015, 04:41:33 PM
Is Bravo really in the same category as those places?

Surprised Le Marais isn't on the list, although not sure how much of a lunch place it is.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ushdadude on October 12, 2015, 04:44:06 PM
Thanks, missing 1 more lunch.

Try to catch holly rollers 8)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 04:46:04 PM
I don't understand what is the hype of B&B..
Not worth hitting up?

Is Bravo really in the same category as those places?

Surprised Le Marais isn't on the list, although not sure how much of a lunch place it is.
Not everything has to be the same caliber, though they have to be worthwhile.
Been to LM too many times. It's a great value, but it's boring. Plus I can buy their steak from them for a fraction of the cost and grill it better myself.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 12, 2015, 04:54:51 PM
Not everything has to be the same caliber, though they have to be worthwhile.

Don't think Bravo is worthwhile. Pretty standard pizza shop. I'd replace it with Mocha Burger. Pretty solid place.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 12, 2015, 04:55:36 PM
Not worth hitting up?
Not everything has to be the same caliber, though they have to be worthwhile.
Been to LM too many times. It's a great value, but it's boring. Plus I can buy their steak from them for a fraction of the cost and grill it better myself.
Okay.

Since location is not an issue, perhaps consider a 2AM run to Golan Heights. Best food in the city at 2AM.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 04:55:46 PM
I'd replace it with Mocha Burger. Pretty solid place.
Better than ABC and/or B&B?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2015, 04:57:42 PM
Not worth hitting up?

Maybe for lunch, even then burgers can be had better elsewhere. Their service is nice, food not so much. What about raffaello italian pizza for lunch?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2015, 04:58:23 PM
Don't think Bravo is worthwhile. Pretty standard pizza shop. I'd replace it with Mocha Burger. Pretty solid place.

Heard good things about MB too.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 12, 2015, 04:59:08 PM
Better than ABC and/or B&B?

Never been to B&B. ABC is still probably slightly better but some differences between the menus so worth checking out Mocha Burger. Their Buffalo Lollies are great.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 04:59:11 PM
What about raffaello italian pizza for lunch?
Didn't it close?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2015, 05:00:17 PM
Didn't it close?

Oops thats too bad :(, didn't know it closed.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 05:02:09 PM
This make sense?
Or is it silly to do ABC and Mocha?
What else should I be factoring?

Amsterdam Burger-Lunch
Bedford
Boeuf & Bun
Bordeaux  
Bravo Pizza
Chagall
Izzys-Dinner
Loft-Dinner
Mikes-Dinner
Mocha Burger-Lunch
Noi Due-Lunch
Pardes
Reserve Cut-Lunch
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 12, 2015, 05:03:09 PM
Okay.

Since location is not an issue, perhaps consider a 2AM run to Golan Heights. Best food in the city at 2AM.

+1. Definitely need to get to Golan at some point. Used to live in the Heights and now every time I'm somewhere close, I make sure to stop at Golan.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on October 12, 2015, 05:03:47 PM
are you planning a "Eat my way though NY" DDMS post?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 12, 2015, 05:04:39 PM
Or is it silly to do ABC and Mocha?

A little redundant. What about swapping out ABC for La Brochette? Was there for lunch and I'm a big fan.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 05:06:12 PM
A little redundant. What about swapping out ABC for La Brochette? Was there for lunch and I'm a big fan.
I'd probably just do Bravo or something lighter for a lunch.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2015, 05:07:50 PM
Va bene? Orchidia? For lunch.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 12, 2015, 05:08:37 PM
What's the occasion for visiting?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 05:09:23 PM
Va bene? Orchidia? For lunch.
Done Va Bene.
Orchidea is worth trying over Bravo?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 05:10:14 PM
What's the occasion for visiting?
First trip leaving both kids at home, needs to be someplace close enough to run home from in case of emergency :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on October 12, 2015, 05:12:04 PM
First trip leaving both kids at home, needs to be someplace close enough to run home from in case of emergency :)
lol nice. Hope the weather is like today!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2015, 05:12:43 PM
Done Va Bene.
Orchidea is worth trying over Bravo?

Depends if your looking for a dairy cafe, or a pizza shop.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2015, 05:13:31 PM
Depends if your looking for a dairy cafe, or a pizza shop.
Nothing in particular, just trying to avoid bad food :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 12, 2015, 05:16:05 PM
Nothing in particular, just trying to avoid bad food :)

Orchidia was very good last I was there. Haven't been to bravo.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: shnoz on October 12, 2015, 06:37:39 PM
Done Va Bene.
Orchidea is worth trying over Bravo?
Va bene is worth trying again IMO
Just went to Bravo thought it was good but nothing special.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mocha on October 14, 2015, 10:58:23 AM
Va bene is worth trying again IMO
Just went to Bravo thought it was good but nothing special.
Agree with this.

Im a big fan of Va Bene, and have been there many many times. Though I have heard several people complain, and thus have been skeptical each time I go back that maybe things indeed have gone south...but fortunately I've never experience anything but deliciousness and courteous service.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: crownsbroyal on October 28, 2015, 03:39:42 PM
Heading to New York for a couple days with no kids.  Any recommendations for things to do during the days for two adults?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on October 28, 2015, 03:43:26 PM
Heading to New York for a couple days with no kids.  Any recommendations for things to do during the days for two adults?

Museum Mile, shopping...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 28, 2015, 08:54:28 PM
Heading to New York for a couple days with no kids.  Any recommendations for things to do during the days for two adults?

Uber Breakthrough  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: bentch on October 29, 2015, 10:42:29 AM
Any restaurants, walking distance from NYU on 34th st. ?

prime sushi at the promenade on 25th and 3rd
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on October 29, 2015, 11:02:29 AM
Anything kosher near City Hall ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on October 29, 2015, 11:19:14 AM
Anything kosher near City Hall ?

Bravo Pizza is like a 15 minute walk.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on October 29, 2015, 11:25:42 AM
Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 29, 2015, 07:25:02 PM
Ordered from Olympic Pita today for lunch, food was all very bland, will look for some place else next time.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 10, 2015, 01:07:36 AM
Any suggestions for a nice upscale spa good for a couples massage? Even better if there is a groupon. I've been to groupon but there are just too many options. Would rather hear from firsthand experience.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on November 10, 2015, 01:15:15 AM
Any suggestions for a nice upscale spa good for a couples massage? Even better if there is a groupon. I've been to groupon but there are just too many options. Would rather hear from firsthand experience.
$40 ticket to DFW?
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on November 10, 2015, 01:23:28 AM
$40 ticket to DFW?

What's in Texas? I don't understand.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on November 10, 2015, 01:24:17 AM
What's in Texas? I don't understand.
Free spa in DFW centurion lounge. I was joking.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: palm tights on November 10, 2015, 03:36:10 AM
Any suggestions for a nice upscale spa good for a couples massage? Even better if there is a groupon. I've been to groupon but there are just too many options. Would rather hear from firsthand experience.
Check out The Botanical Spa & Salon at the Park Ridge Marriott hotel new jersey

www.thebotanical.com (http://www.thebotanical.com)

They have a beautiful spa and for any spa service you get access to all amenities of hotel like pool e.t.c. ,its beautiful to spend a full day and they always have great groupons for cheap

That one of them

https://www.groupon.com/deals/the-botanical-spa-salon (https://www.groupon.com/deals/the-botanical-spa-salon)

You can search for more
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Tzfas on November 10, 2015, 11:33:45 PM
looking for ideas we will be in the city from about 12-5 pm,  best lunch recommendation ?   and any  other small activity, freedom tower, 911 museum or some other idea?
Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: CS91 on November 11, 2015, 12:54:39 AM
freedom tower
Cool to see, but I got bored after being up there for 20-25 minutes. You can only look out for so long...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avadah on December 01, 2015, 01:05:55 PM
Where can i get a screen replaced on a cell phone (not smart phone) in Flatbush? It's very important that texts and pix on the phone don't get erased.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avadah on December 08, 2015, 12:32:35 AM
Is there anywhere in Flatbush where i can get custom made pins with same day service. i only need 3 pins.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on December 08, 2015, 06:01:43 PM
Is there anywhere in Flatbush where i can get custom made pins with same day service. i only need 3 pins.
There was a place in kings plaza that did custom things that was same day. Not sure if theyre still around
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on December 13, 2015, 06:05:50 PM
Mens Mikvah in Kensington?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on December 13, 2015, 06:07:15 PM
Mens Mikvah in Kensington?
Ashnenazi on Avenue F and East 2nd.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MosheP on December 13, 2015, 07:11:00 PM
Ashnenazi on Avenue F and East 2nd.
Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yls2011 on December 15, 2015, 12:30:17 PM
Any on-location photographer recommendations? My wife wants to do a photo session on our next trip.
Hopefully reasonable prices, but needs to be good quality as well.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 28, 2015, 12:14:21 PM
Any good heimishe t-mobile authorized retailer in Brooklyn ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 28, 2015, 04:19:00 PM
Anyone know of a good carwash in Brooklyn? A bottle of tide spilled  in my Civic, also I'm getting the car ready to sell so I want to do a really good cleaning
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JoeyShmoe on December 28, 2015, 04:49:06 PM
Anyone know of a good carwash in Brooklyn? A bottle of tide spilled  in my Civic, also I'm getting the car ready to sell so I want to do a really good cleaning
Everkleen Car Wash - 1901 47th Street

Disclaimer: He's a friend of mine, never used him (heard good reviews though)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 28, 2015, 04:49:49 PM
Everkleen Car Wash - 1901 47th Street

Disclaimer: He's a friend of mine, never used him (heard good reviews though)
Does he do steaming?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 28, 2015, 04:50:43 PM
Also the cheaper the better
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JoeyShmoe on December 28, 2015, 04:51:08 PM
Does he do steaming?
Dunno, I can try to ask him
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 28, 2015, 04:52:23 PM
Dunno, I can try to ask him
Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: semper fi on December 28, 2015, 05:30:01 PM
Anyone know of a good carwash in Brooklyn? A bottle of tide spilled  in my Civic, also I'm getting the car ready to sell so I want to do a really good cleaning
Hollywood on the corner of Coney and Church.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JoeyShmoe on December 28, 2015, 05:51:29 PM
Thanks
He doesn't have steaming yet, he's working on getting it
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 28, 2015, 07:31:46 PM
He doesn't have steaming yet, he's working on getting it
Ok Thanks :)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WAM on December 29, 2015, 10:08:32 PM
Anyone know of a good carwash in Brooklyn? A bottle of fuel alternative spilled  in my Civic, also I'm getting the car ready to sell so I want to do a really good cleaning

ftfy.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:09:46 PM
I think I owe you for this
I don't think so, this is from a bottle of tide that spilled.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:10:53 PM
ftfy.
Additionally you paid for the parking and oil change and never cashed the check that I gave you for it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WAM on December 29, 2015, 10:11:01 PM
I don't think so, this is from a bottle of tide that spilled.
lol. I sit corrected.

Additionally you paid for the parking and oil change and never cashed the check that I gave you for it.

No clue what you're talking about. I'm thinking of a mini DO at your place next week. But since it's being discussed here, it will officially be a DDFDO.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:12:34 PM
lol. I sit corrected.
Unless you came to brooklyn, popped my lock and spilled the tide on the seat.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WAM on December 29, 2015, 10:14:02 PM
Unless you came to brooklyn, popped my lock and spilled the tide on the seat.

No way I'd come all the way from location location location just to do that to you, a fellow DDFer.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:14:15 PM
lol. I sit corrected.

No clue what you're talking about. I'm thinking of a mini DO at your place next week. But since it's being discussed here, it will officially be a DDFDO.
Wow! Sounds exciting!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:15:21 PM
lol. I sit corrected.

No clue what you're talking about. I'm thinking of a mini DO at your place next week. But since it's being discussed here, it will officially be a DDFDO.
Ooh you think Chaim Moskowitz will come?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WAM on December 29, 2015, 10:16:18 PM
Ooh you think Chaim Moskowitz will come?
Maybe, do you have any good cholent to offer him?
Paging CM.
This good cholent is better than Shallots cholent!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on December 29, 2015, 10:17:32 PM
Maybe, do you have any good cholent to offer him?
Paging CM.
This good cholent is better than Shallots cholent!
If you've got CM in on a DO, give us a heads up. Maybe I'll fly in.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WAM on December 29, 2015, 10:18:59 PM
If you've got CM in on a DO, give us a heads up. Maybe I'll fly in.
Sorry, this DO will be just for *elite* members. :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:19:54 PM
Maybe, do you have any good cholent to offer him?
Paging CM.
This good cholent is better than Shallots cholent!
Maybe I can get some chulent from last Shabbos but only a real yungerman could eat last Shabbos' chulent on Wednesday.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: WAM on December 29, 2015, 10:20:54 PM
Maybe I can get some chulent from last Shabbos but only a real yungerman could eat last Shabbos' chulent on Wednesday.
Right. I'm not sure that CM is still "yunger".
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:23:31 PM
Right. I'm not sure that CM is still "yunger".
I don't personally know him besides for seeing his posts on ddf but anyone on this forum b'pashtus has the title of yungerman.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Smartypantz on January 26, 2016, 09:26:59 PM
Has anyone been to the Minus 5 ice bar? They have a groupon now for it and wondering if its worth anything, as a sunday activity with DW. TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mendy from lakewood on January 27, 2016, 12:33:46 PM
where can I get a list of hotels to stay in or near Manhattan with points?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: coralsnake on January 27, 2016, 12:40:48 PM
where can I get a list of hotels to stay in or near Manhattan with points?
http://wandr.me/Hotel-Tools/Hotel-Hustle/
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 18, 2016, 01:05:46 PM
Looking for an SPG or Hyatt hotel to stay at for 2-3 nights in summer, 2 adults, no kids gonna use points. Doesn't look like any decent category 4 hyatts.
Which SPG or Hyatt would give best bang for the point? I stayed at park hyatt last year and honestly was kind of underwhelmed by the room. don't think I would splurge 30,000 points a night on something like that.
Thanks!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on February 18, 2016, 01:09:41 PM
Looking for an SPG or Hyatt hotel to stay at for 2-3 nights in summer, 2 adults, no kids gonna use points. Doesn't look like any decent category 4 hyatts.
Which SPG or Hyatt would give best bang for the point? I stayed at park hyatt last year and honestly was kind of underwhelmed by the room. don't think I would splurge 30,000 points a night on something like that.
Thanks!

andaz DIA upgrade to splash suite
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2016, 01:10:47 PM
Looking for an SPG or Hyatt hotel to stay at for 2-3 nights in summer, 2 adults, no kids gonna use points. Doesn't look like any decent category 4 hyatts.
Which SPG or Hyatt would give best bang for the point? I stayed at park hyatt last year and honestly was kind of underwhelmed by the room. don't think I would splurge 30,000 points a night on something like that.
Thanks!
HP LGA :D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on February 18, 2016, 01:13:25 PM
HP LGA :D

happens to be I'm a very big fan of this hotel. very underrated although location stinks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 18, 2016, 01:13:50 PM
HP LGA :D
Hardy har har >:(
happens to be I'm a very big fan of this hotel. very underrated although location stinks.
I'd have no problem if it was good location. I want midtown or wall street so we can do stuff without much of a train ride.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 18, 2016, 01:18:22 PM
andaz DIA upgrade to splash suite
Yup, Andaz 5th C+P+DSU
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 18, 2016, 01:20:43 PM
andaz DIA upgrade to splash suite
Yup, Andaz 5th C+P+DSU
Don't have diamond status :-(
Can i add a DIA to my booking and get the upgrade even if they dont go?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on February 18, 2016, 01:26:08 PM
I think you can xfer your points to a DIA and have him book for you
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 18, 2016, 01:29:04 PM
I think you can xfer your points to a DIA and have him book for you
cool, thanks! found https://buy.points.com/PointsPartnerFrames/partners/hyatt/container.html?language=EN&product=GIFT. looks like its limited ot only 55k received per year...can diamonds get more?
Why C+P over just P?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on February 18, 2016, 01:29:52 PM
P isn't combinable with DSU
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 18, 2016, 01:38:08 PM
P isn't combinable with DSU
got it. the splash suite is that much better than the standard room?
according to http://newyork.5thavenue.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/suite.html the lowest suite looks like loft, not splash...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on February 18, 2016, 01:49:11 PM
got it. the splash suite is that much better than the standard room?
according to http://newyork.5thavenue.andaz.hyatt.com/en/hotel/rooms/suite.html the lowest suite looks like loft, not splash...

I personally can't compare for you.

DSU books into splash suite.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 18, 2016, 02:40:51 PM
I personally can't compare for you.

DSU books into splash suite.
Thanks. So diamond can book for someone else under someone else's name and get upgrade and does not need to actually be there?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on February 18, 2016, 05:42:53 PM
I need some nice idea to chill at night. Somewhere to just sit and relax with some activities.  (Besides D&B, bowling, bars or lounges)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on February 18, 2016, 06:16:51 PM
I need some nice idea to chill at night. Somewhere to just sit and relax with some activities.  (Besides D&B, bowling, bars or lounges)
Billiards? Cigar lounge? Columbus circle mall
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on February 18, 2016, 06:26:51 PM
Billiards? Cigar lounge? Columbus circle mall
DW is pregnant  so no alcohol and no smoke
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 18, 2016, 06:28:21 PM
DW is pregnant  so no alcohol and no smoke
movie?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on February 18, 2016, 06:28:56 PM
DW is pregnant  so no alcohol and no smoke
Lamaze class...  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Mordyk on February 18, 2016, 08:29:22 PM
Lamaze class...  ;D
Then i would need alot of alcohol after that  :D
I see its time to open a nyc couples date night thread...

A few suggestions is uncommons, spin new york, chelsea bowling
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: noturbizniss on February 20, 2016, 11:59:31 PM
Yup, Andaz 5th C+P+DSU
I personally can't compare for you.

DSU books into splash suite.
ANy specific reason for choosing andaz C+P+DSU over W times square or st regis? getting better room for less at andaz?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 21, 2016, 06:32:22 AM
ANy specific reason for choosing andaz C+P+DSU over W times square or st regis? getting better room for less at andaz?
well st. Regis is the best of the 3 by far but also the priciest. W Times Square is decent but most likely you won't get a suite even if you are platinum. As far as the andaz I've been checking the rates lately and it's about 225 to 300 a night so I wouldn't do c& p I would just pay for it outright and use a dsu which will give you a suite and free breakfast
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on March 21, 2016, 04:11:59 PM
any ideas for a night out for a group of friends? dinner and a comedy show. can be anywhere in nyc accessible by train. meat or dairy. nothing extravagant.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on March 21, 2016, 04:48:24 PM
any ideas for a night out for a group of friends? dinner and a comedy show. can be anywhere in nyc accessible by train. meat or dairy. nothing extravagant.
you can go to me broadway for dinner and you will be right next to the theatre district where you will have lots of options.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: BOOKY on March 21, 2016, 04:59:04 PM
Tfusion or Wolf & lamb?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on March 21, 2016, 05:08:59 PM
Tfusion or Wolf & lamb?
tfusion
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: BOOKY on March 21, 2016, 07:16:08 PM
Thanks! I decided to go to wolf and lambs looks to me a drop cheaper, am I right? any recommendations?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on March 22, 2016, 10:18:30 AM
you can go to mr Broadway for dinner and you will be right next to the theater district where you will have lots of options.

'lots of options' not good enough. i want a solid recomendation
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JayR on March 23, 2016, 07:17:44 AM
any ideas for a night out for a group of friends? dinner and a comedy show. can be anywhere in nyc accessible by train. meat or dairy. nothing extravagant.
'lots of options' not good enough. i want a solid recomendation

PBMS to get a recommendation. There's something for every type.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 13, 2016, 11:06:55 AM
Looking for a good restaurant in midtown with a good lunch special.
Something like Le Marais.

TIA
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on April 13, 2016, 12:01:56 PM
Looking for a good restaurant in midtown with a good lunch special.
Something like Le Marais.

TIA
if you want something good you have many options, if you want a lunch special you can either go to kosher deluxe, schnitzel express, or eden wok
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on April 13, 2016, 12:26:49 PM
Looking for a good restaurant in midtown with a good lunch special.
Something like Le Marais.

TIA

Mr. Broadway?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: yuneeq on April 13, 2016, 01:55:22 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: EJB on April 13, 2016, 01:59:23 PM
Looking for a good restaurant in midtown with a good lunch special.
Something like Le Marais.

TIA
Le Marais
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on April 13, 2016, 06:16:11 PM
Where can I pick up a hot dog or sandwich near Mike's bistro area ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mosheeshel on April 14, 2016, 11:54:00 AM
Is there a Brooklyn (not resturant) master thread? sorry if this is the wrong place

We're coming (a family of 6) from Israel to spend the summer with the family.
Looking for a furnished apartment to rent for the summer (3 months June-August) in Brooklyn (Flatbush) NY
Can anyone recommend a realtor or someone that can help with such a thing?

Thank you,
Moshe
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: E-MAN on April 14, 2016, 05:17:29 PM
Where can I pick up a hot dog or sandwich near Mike's bistro area ?
Mendy's in Gallaria at 53rd and 3rd
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: chevron on April 14, 2016, 08:56:22 PM
http://aht.seriouseats.com/archives/2013/05/the-burger-lab-dry-aged-burgers.html

i need this kosher!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avadah on April 19, 2016, 05:47:09 PM
Where in flatbush can I get an eye test for the dmv before pesach?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: efflpetzel on April 20, 2016, 01:05:00 AM
Where in flatbush can I get an eye test for the dmv before pesach?
Most pharmacys
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: travel-ing on May 01, 2016, 09:55:40 PM
Any minyanim Monday morning in midtown?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: shwarmabob on May 02, 2016, 11:38:43 AM
Any minyanim Monday morning in midtown?
West Side Jewish Center  6:45 AM & 7:55 AM
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 02, 2016, 02:45:07 PM
Is coffee in samsung 837 kosher?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 02, 2016, 04:56:20 PM
Which storez can I buy chametz from agyer pesach in ny? Anyone have a list?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on May 02, 2016, 06:03:27 PM
Which storez can I buy chametz from agyer pesach in ny? Anyone have a list?

Which neighborhood?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on May 02, 2016, 06:31:30 PM
Which neighborhood?
Which major retailers
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on May 02, 2016, 10:45:28 PM
Which major retailers

Not always black and white.
I know, for example, ShopRite on Route 4 (Hackensack) and Englewood are Jewish owned, but one in Palisades Park is Italian owned. Not sure about Targets and Costco, but remember last year looking into them and not being pleased with results.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on May 02, 2016, 11:05:04 PM
http://www.star-k.org/articles/kashrus-kurrents/kashurs-kurrents-2015/spring-kashrus-kurrents-2015/2138/a-guide-to-purchasing-chometz-after-pesach/

HT: somewhere else on this forum earlier today
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: aygart on May 02, 2016, 11:52:33 PM
Not always black and white.
I know, for example, ShopRite on Route 4 (Hackensack) and Englewood are Jewish owned, but one in Palisades Park is Italian owned. Not sure about Targets and Costco, but remember last year looking into them and not being pleased with results.
Shoprite is a cooperative which will mean that each store can have a different owner
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on May 03, 2016, 12:25:17 PM
Which storez can I buy chametz from agyer pesach in ny? Anyone have a list?
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The Vaad Hakashrus of Five Towns forwarded the local rabbanim the following list of stores that are approved for post Pesach purchases.

  *   7-11
  *   BJ's
  *   Costco
  *   Cvs
  *   K-Mart
  *   Trader Joe's
  *   Petco
  *   Rite Aid
  *   Walmart
  *   Walgreen's
  *   Whole Foods
  *   King Kullen (Local)
  *   Smitty's (Local)


  *   Stop & Shop (See below)
  *   Target (See below)

Although some have raised specific questions about Stop & Shop and Target, the Vaad is aware of recent developments that make these stores acceptable for chometz purchases as well.
I heard that Rabbi Welcher (KGH) said not to buy from those last 2 for a month.
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Post by: avadah on May 24, 2016, 05:14:57 PM
Where can I get a petticoat  for a toddlers gown in brooklyn?
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Post by: stbaum on May 24, 2016, 10:32:35 PM
Where can I get a petticoat  for a toddlers gown in brooklyn?
I searched high and low and even online. I only wanted the type that's a full dress (sleeveless). The only place I found was on 16/44 I think the store is called Central? Not sure. Paid $25 2 years ago
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Post by: avadah on May 25, 2016, 01:49:16 AM
Thanks.
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Post by: TimT on May 25, 2016, 01:53:29 AM
Central children's wear 4401 16 ave.
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Post by: stbaum on May 25, 2016, 01:54:10 AM
Central children's wear 4401 16 ave.
TimT to the rescue! Go, TimT, Go! :)
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Post by: TimT on May 25, 2016, 01:56:11 AM
TimT to the rescue! Go, TimT, Go! :)
I cheated on google maps. 8)
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Post by: jack12 on May 31, 2016, 03:06:06 PM
If you could stay at the St. Regis, Gansevoort, or W Hotel, which would you choose?
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Post by: mochjas on May 31, 2016, 03:07:49 PM
If you could stay at the St. Regis, Gansevoort, or W Hotel, which would you choose?
if the price is the same. Definitely st. Regis
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: jack12 on May 31, 2016, 08:05:36 PM
if the price is the same. Definitely st. Regis
Thanks
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Post by: avadah on June 05, 2016, 04:29:25 PM
Any good cleaners in flatbush that do pickup and delivery?
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Post by: whacked1 on June 05, 2016, 04:41:14 PM
Any good cleaners in flatbush that do pickup and delivery?
Press direct 6464798900
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Post by: yitrap on June 05, 2016, 05:18:34 PM
Press direct 6464798900
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Post by: avadah on June 06, 2016, 12:34:16 PM
Doesn't  do it anymore.
Any other  suggestions ?
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Post by: emak on June 17, 2016, 12:49:25 AM
closest shul to WTC for shachris minyan?
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Post by: ushdadude on June 17, 2016, 06:56:22 AM
closest shul to WTC for shachris minyan?

Does the agudah office have?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: semper fi on June 17, 2016, 07:04:38 AM
closest shul to WTC for shachris minyan?
Check if Meridian capital has a minyan.
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Post by: yitz436 on June 18, 2016, 11:52:45 PM
What to take advantage of staying in St Regis? What nice to do for couple in manhattan?
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Post by: Elchay on June 19, 2016, 09:47:45 AM
Do any of the Manhattan Resteraunts have a private room with a tv ( like solo used to)? I'm looking for a nice place to watch the game with some friends. Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Miracle on July 03, 2016, 05:55:13 PM
What happens in NYC on July 4th? Anything cool to do? Any special activities or something? (preferably around times square.)

thanks
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Post by: ushdadude on July 03, 2016, 05:56:54 PM
What happens in NYC on July 4th? Anything cool to do? Any special activities or something? (preferably around times square.)

thanks

Macy's fireworks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: dsw193 on July 03, 2016, 07:51:57 PM
Macy's fireworks
Any place to recommend to watch from?
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Post by: ushdadude on July 03, 2016, 07:57:58 PM
Any place to recommend to watch from?

excellent question
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Post by: skyguy918 on July 03, 2016, 10:30:18 PM
excellent question
East River this year. Probably many more DDF'ers with roof views than past years when it was on the the Hudson.
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Post by: Miracle on July 03, 2016, 10:37:38 PM
East River this year. Probably many more DDF'ers with roof views than past years when it was on the the Hudson.
When does it start? 12am 2night?
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Post by: Abebee on July 03, 2016, 10:43:15 PM
When does it start? 12am 2night?
The Macy's Fourth of July fireworks 2016 will be taking place on Monday night and the spectacular event is set to draw thousands of partygoers in New York City, as well as millions on TV and online. The fireworks display has a scheduled start time of 9:25 p.m.
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Post by: Miracle on July 03, 2016, 10:44:26 PM
The Macy's Fourth of July fireworks 2016 will be taking place on Monday night and the spectacular event is set to draw thousands of partygoers in New York City, as well as millions on TV and online. The fireworks display has a scheduled start time of 9.25 p.m.
thanks for the info
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Post by: ushdadude on July 03, 2016, 10:54:15 PM
East River this year. Probably many more DDF'ers with roof views than past years when it was on the the Hudson.

how does one get a roof view?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 04, 2016, 12:11:11 AM
how does one get a roof view?
I meant living in a building where you have access to the roof, and the roof has a view of the fireworks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on July 17, 2016, 05:08:03 PM
Looking for a nice restaurant but not too pricey. Is Amsterdam burger good? Or should I go for abigails, Wolfe and lamb, mikes bistro? I know I'm being very vague. Tia
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Post by: keepsmiling123 on July 17, 2016, 05:15:54 PM
Looking for a nice restaurant but not too pricey. Is Amsterdam burger good? Or should I go for abigails, Wolfe and lamb, mikes bistro? I know I'm being very vague. Tia

you say not too pricey but then u throw in Mikes Bistro. What's your budget per person?
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Post by: keemster26 on July 17, 2016, 05:22:54 PM
you say not too pricey but then u throw in Mikes Bistro. What's your budget per person?
Let's say not more than 75-100 for 2 pple altogether
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on July 17, 2016, 05:27:22 PM
Let's say not more than 75-100 for 2 pple altogether
Avoid Mike's
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Post by: keemster26 on July 17, 2016, 05:28:46 PM
Avoid Mike's
Ok. Thanks. So what's the best out of the rest of them?
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Post by: mochjas on July 17, 2016, 05:30:17 PM
Ok. Thanks. So what's the best out of the rest of them?
avoid all of them. Just go to mr broadway with that budget
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: keepsmiling123 on July 17, 2016, 05:31:39 PM
Let's say not more than 75-100 for 2 pple altogether

La Maraeis/ Mr. Broadway is probably your best bet in that price range.
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Post by: TimT on July 17, 2016, 05:38:53 PM
Mr Broadway
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Post by: Abebee on July 17, 2016, 06:02:34 PM
Looking for a nice restaurant but not too pricey. Is Amsterdam burger good? Or should I go for abigails, Wolfe and lamb, mikes bistro? I know I'm being very vague. Tia
You'll walk out spending less then $75 in Amsterdam burger, they have great burger but are pricey for burgers!
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Post by: stbaum on July 17, 2016, 10:34:05 PM
Also depends where you are. Amsterdam is all the way uptown
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 18, 2016, 02:37:10 PM
What's the best way to get to Manhattan from Eden Palace with public transportation?
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Post by: JayR on July 18, 2016, 03:22:03 PM
What's the best way to get to Manhattan from Eden Palace with public transportation?
Where in Manhattan?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 18, 2016, 05:03:03 PM
Upper Manhattan, but what matters most is getting into the borough.
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Post by: skyguy918 on July 18, 2016, 05:18:47 PM
Upper Manhattan, but what matters most is getting into the borough.
Not really. East side vs west side makes a big difference here. Just google it. Put in Eden Palace, to your actual destination, and select public transportation.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on July 18, 2016, 05:20:10 PM
Probably the J,M, or Z & transfer in manhattan according to where you're headed.
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Post by: skyguy918 on July 18, 2016, 05:22:48 PM
Probably the J,M, or Z & transfer in manhattan according to where you're headed.
Except if you're heading the the UWS, you'll probably want to go in the other direction to pick up the A or C directly.
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Post by: TimT on July 18, 2016, 05:31:14 PM
Except if you're heading the the UWS, you'll probably want to go in the other direction to pick up the A or C directly.
Don't the J,M,Z connect with A,C,2, & 3 at Fulton st ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 18, 2016, 05:32:53 PM
Don't the J,M,Z connect with A,C,2, & 3 at Fulton st ?
Yes, but going straight to the C is faster. So says Google.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on July 18, 2016, 05:35:34 PM
Yes, but going straight to the C is faster. So says Google.
Well then there you have it
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avadah on July 19, 2016, 04:01:24 PM
Where's a store that sells buttons in flatbush?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on July 19, 2016, 04:02:56 PM
Well then there you have it

Found someone driving in the end. Thanks for all your help. Saved me a bit of stress.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on July 19, 2016, 08:29:14 PM
Where's a store that sells buttons in flatbush?

http://www.yelp.com/biz/garment-center-sewing-company-brooklyn (http://www.yelp.com/biz/garment-center-sewing-company-brooklyn)
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Post by: grodnoking on July 19, 2016, 11:48:30 PM
Yes, but going straight to the C is faster. So says Google.
IME google is not necessarily right when it comes for the fastest public transportation. I have routes I take that google says are the slowest that are actually faster, or even routes that google doesn't have.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: skyguy918 on July 19, 2016, 11:50:02 PM
IME google is not necessarily right when it comes for the fastest public transportation. I have routes I take that google says are the slowest that are actually faster, or even routes that google doesn't have.
If someone who regularly does this trip says otherwise, great. In the absence of that, I see no reason not to stick with Google.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: avadah on July 20, 2016, 02:04:43 PM
http://www.yelp.com/biz/garment-center-sewing-company-brooklyn (http://www.yelp.com/biz/garment-center-sewing-company-brooklyn)
Thanks but  they're  in middle of moving so they  don't  have.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on August 03, 2016, 10:12:18 PM
Cheapest place to go jet skiing?
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Post by: ADG on August 04, 2016, 11:01:56 AM
Looking for a kosher cake in midtown. any ideas?

Thanks
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Post by: mochjas on August 04, 2016, 11:02:58 AM
Looking for a kosher cake in midtown. any ideas?

Thanks
mr broadway. Tiberias has cheesecakes but it will set you back close to $100
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Post by: stbaum on August 04, 2016, 11:10:02 AM
mr broadway. Tiberias has cheesecakes but it will set you back close to $100

J2 has cheesecake too. not sure about full cakes though. maybe only slices. you can call and ask. 212.398.1475. you might also try the Manhattan kosher restaurants thread
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on August 04, 2016, 11:22:05 AM
I don't recall seeing full cakes at J2.
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Post by: mochjas on August 04, 2016, 11:23:59 AM
I don't recall seeing full cakes at J2.
they can get them if you special order it. Or if you get there before they cut it.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ADG on August 04, 2016, 11:33:03 AM
Mr B worked out great thanks!
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Post by: davidmal on August 11, 2016, 05:26:29 PM
If you could stay at the St. Regis, Gansevoort, or W Hotel, which would you choose?
ST regis is very elegant other 2 are very sharp

depends on what your looking for

Summer time Gansevoort is great especially with the roof top pool
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 18, 2016, 08:22:33 AM
What are my options for Mincha on a Tuesday afternoon near Penn Station?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on August 18, 2016, 10:03:54 AM
What are my options for Mincha on a Tuesday afternoon near Penn Station?

nothing on godaven?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on August 18, 2016, 04:08:57 PM
nothing on godaven?
impossible. theres tons.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 18, 2016, 05:46:33 PM
impossible. theres tons.

I found minyanim at B&H every half hour, thanks to a friend there.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Hershelsdeals on August 24, 2016, 05:58:25 PM
Anyone know where i can vaccum pack meat in boro park?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on August 24, 2016, 07:01:00 PM
Anyone know where i can vaccum pack meat in boro park?
You already own the meat or you want to buy meat and have it vacuum packed. If you want to buy, seasons (not in bp, but im sure stores like it) would vacuum pack what you want when you buy it from them.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moka on August 25, 2016, 12:31:42 AM
anyone know of table clothe rental/gemach in Flatbush.
looking for the cheapest option
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on August 25, 2016, 09:05:27 AM
anyone know of table clothe rental/gemach in Flatbush.
looking for the cheapest option

Is Boro Park also good?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moka on August 25, 2016, 11:05:33 AM
Is Boro Park also good?
I suppose
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: shie123 on September 03, 2016, 10:38:33 PM
Anybody know whos meat Mike's Bistro uses?
TIA.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: shie123 on September 04, 2016, 12:13:06 AM
Where can I find a Minyan shachris next to the Park Hyatt?
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on September 04, 2016, 01:35:59 AM
Where can I find a Minyan shachris next to the Park Hyatt?
Safra

Or godaven.com
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Toasted on September 06, 2016, 11:26:00 PM
Any starbucksesque kosher place in bp or flatbush with decent wifi?
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Post by: rileywiles23 on September 11, 2016, 04:34:18 PM
Where's the best place to rent a cargo can in Brooklyn ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on September 11, 2016, 04:36:18 PM
Where's the best place to rent a cargo can in Brooklyn ?
In city moving: u haul.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on September 11, 2016, 04:40:23 PM
In city moving: u haul.
Not in city. From Brooklyn to SI.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: whacked1 on September 11, 2016, 04:41:31 PM
Where's the best place to rent a cargo can in Brooklyn ?
I havent rented in a while, but budget on 17th (now lucky) and penseke (as a one way with corp codes) have always gotten me the best rates
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Post by: rileywiles23 on September 11, 2016, 04:42:59 PM
I havent rented in a while, but budget on 17th (now lucky) and penseke (as a one way with corp codes) have always gotten me the best rates
Thanks. Will price them out.
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Post by: whacked1 on September 11, 2016, 04:50:48 PM
In city moving: u haul.
In city moving: u haul.
His point was that budget main expense is the mileage so if youre staying in the city (5 boroughs), they can be fairly cheap.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: keemster26 on September 19, 2016, 04:23:14 PM
Any good meat restaurant near Bay Shore?
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Post by: mochjas on September 25, 2016, 02:19:20 PM
Best Chinese food in NYC?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on September 25, 2016, 09:59:49 PM
Does Landaus have (non sephardic) slichos at chatzos? How long does it take?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on September 25, 2016, 11:13:31 PM
Do any questions on this thread get answered?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on September 25, 2016, 11:20:45 PM
Best Chinese food in NYC?
Mr. broadway has great sesame chicken. Not sure about anything else
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Post by: yitzyul on September 25, 2016, 11:21:52 PM
Do any questions on this thread get answered?
Kinda tricky question. If I answer no then its a lie because I would be answering your question, so the only option is to answer YES but then maybe Im lying so either way you will never know....
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on September 25, 2016, 11:22:10 PM
Do any questions on this thread get answered?
Yes. Does that answer your question ? :P
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Cheesecake on September 25, 2016, 11:22:37 PM
Yes. Does that answer your question ? :-[
Yes
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 25, 2016, 11:28:35 PM
Best Chinese food in NYC?
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDMUO7iQbuz/?taken-by=dansdeals
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: stbaum on September 25, 2016, 11:29:41 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDMUO7iQbuz/?taken-by=dansdeals
That's not NYC...?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 25, 2016, 11:30:37 PM
That's not NYC...?
They'll deliver for a big enough order  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on September 25, 2016, 11:32:59 PM
https://www.instagram.com/p/BDMUO7iQbuz/?taken-by=dansdeals
had it wasn't impressed.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 25, 2016, 11:35:59 PM
had it wasn't impressed.
I would love to know where to find a better Sesame chicken!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on September 25, 2016, 11:41:24 PM
I would love to know where to find a better Sesame chicken!
in NYC area Im not sure that's why I'm asking. But I would say David chus in Baltimore is better. I think Hunan in Brooklyn is better too. But not too many options. Actually sushi metsuyan has better sesame chicken too. But Chinese food is not only sesame chicken!

I remember along time ago there used to be Shalom Hunan in Brooklyn. I would say that was the best kosher Chinese ever.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on September 25, 2016, 11:55:07 PM
in NYC area Im not sure that's why I'm asking. But I would say David chus in Baltimore is better. I think Hunan in Brooklyn is better too. But not too many options. Actually sushi metsuyan has better sesame chicken too. But Chinese food is not only sesame chicken!

I remember along time ago there used to be Shalom Hunan in Brooklyn. I would say that was the best kosher Chinese ever.
David Chu's Sesame is good, but definitely not better than NKS. And NKS is a fraction of the price and offers free delivery to EWR.
But to be fair, I rarely venture much past an egg roll and sesame chicken or sweet and sour chicken.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MendelG on September 26, 2016, 03:13:33 AM
Any starbucksesque kosher place in bp or flatbush with decent wifi?
Chocolatte
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Post by: Rivky on September 26, 2016, 12:09:54 PM
Looking for a last minute trip idea for this afternoon. 15 high school boys from Monsey. Can be museum, exploring idea, etc. Needs to be today from the hours of 3-7. Not too far. Thanks for any suggestions
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Post by: aarony on September 26, 2016, 12:57:00 PM
nice hikes in harriman state park
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zevi on October 02, 2016, 12:55:21 AM
Any viskin  slichos in Bp/Flatbush ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on October 02, 2016, 02:02:02 AM
Any viskin  slichos in Bp/Flatbush ?

Shommer Shabbos. Muncach.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zevi on October 02, 2016, 02:04:01 AM
Shommer Shabbos. Muncach.
Any idea of the time for muncach ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on October 02, 2016, 02:56:45 AM
Any idea of the time for muncach ?

Continuously. Not sure every how often though.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: grodnoking on October 02, 2016, 07:43:53 AM
Any starbucksesque kosher place in bp or flatbush with decent wifi?
Little of a late reply but if odredeks is still open (they closed in queens but pretty sure it was for a reason that does not effect the bklyn store).
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Post by: whacked1 on October 02, 2016, 12:08:29 PM
Little of a late reply but if odredeks is still open (they closed in queens but pretty sure it was for a reason that does not effect the bklyn store).
Nope, pretty sure brooklyn closed as well.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 06, 2016, 12:30:13 AM
Nope, pretty sure brooklyn closed as well.
It did.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kEepItsimPLe on October 06, 2016, 03:51:22 PM
Anything kosher in Staten Island? Delivery a plus but I can send uber
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on October 06, 2016, 03:54:01 PM
Anything kosher in Staten Island? Delivery a plus but I can send uber
holy schnitzel
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on October 06, 2016, 03:54:57 PM
Anything kosher in Staten Island? Delivery a plus but I can send uber
http://holyschnitzel.com/ 
438 Nome Ave, Staten Island, NY 10314
(718) 761-4659

IIRC they deliver
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kEepItsimPLe on October 06, 2016, 03:58:51 PM
Irrc?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: nafnaf12 on October 06, 2016, 04:01:18 PM
Irrc?
IIRC* if I remember correctly
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 06, 2016, 08:55:28 PM
Anything kosher in Staten Island? Delivery a plus but I can send uber
Holy schnitzel will deliver with $20 minimum order.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 12, 2016, 08:54:27 PM
Is Gourmet Glatt open tonight ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 13, 2016, 10:46:07 PM
Anyone know a gemach that would take a used oven ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dr Moose on October 14, 2016, 12:27:38 AM
Anyone know a gemach that would take a used oven ?
Where are you located?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on October 14, 2016, 12:29:48 AM
Where are you located?
Brooklyn.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on October 14, 2016, 12:36:56 AM
Brooklyn.
Contact mitzvah man
Or bikur cholim
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on October 14, 2016, 12:13:17 PM
Anyone know of any Manhattan restaurants with a sukkah?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on October 14, 2016, 12:15:37 PM
Anyone know of any Manhattan restaurants with a sukkah?

Nevermind, Mr. Broadway just told me they do.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on October 14, 2016, 12:17:57 PM
Anyone know of any Manhattan restaurants with a sukkah?
there will be lots. And mr Broadway's is tiny
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Amusch on October 14, 2016, 12:19:39 PM
there will be lots. And mr Broadway's is tiny

Thanks. Does a reservation help?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on October 14, 2016, 12:20:20 PM
Anyone know of any Manhattan restaurants with a sukkah?

Milk and Honey usually has a large one. Prime at Bentley usually has. I am sure there others.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on October 14, 2016, 12:34:37 PM
Thanks. Does a reservation help?
no its first come first serve
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on October 15, 2016, 10:06:06 PM
Anyone know of any Manhattan restaurants with a sukkah?

http://yeahthatskosher.com/2016/10/global-list-of-kosher-restaurants-with-a-sukkah-2016/
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: David Smith on October 15, 2016, 10:08:02 PM
Anybody have contact details of chabad in downtown Manhattan?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Toasted on October 19, 2016, 12:27:54 PM
Anybody have contact details of chabad in downtown Manhattan?
http://m.chabadbpc.com/
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: kEepItsimPLe on October 30, 2016, 10:24:47 AM
Has anyone heard of or been to MeO hibachi in Queens? How is it?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on October 31, 2016, 01:47:03 PM
There used to be a store called Best Luggage in Boro Park. Their store blew up in the same incident as Bencraft does anyone know where they relocated to?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: happinessNsunshine on October 31, 2016, 01:50:06 PM
There used to be a store called Best Luggage in Boro Park. Their store blew up in the same incident as Bencraft does anyone know where they relocated to?

Luxury Luggage: between 39 and 40th street on 13th ave.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ad120 on October 31, 2016, 02:02:57 PM
Luxury Luggage: between 39 and 40th street on 13th ave.
Thanks!
OMW!!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: happinessNsunshine on October 31, 2016, 02:39:59 PM
happy to be of assistance
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: MeirS on November 04, 2016, 12:25:57 AM
Can anyone direct me to a men's Mikvah closest to the Brooklyn Marriott on Adams Street downtown Brooklyn?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on November 04, 2016, 11:47:45 AM
Can anyone direct me to a men's Mikvah closest to the Brooklyn Marriott on Adams Street downtown Brooklyn?
That would have to be the East River.... don't let the cops see you, Public nudity is frowned apart in most parts of brooklyn.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on November 04, 2016, 11:57:14 AM
That would have to be the East River.... don't let the cops see you, Public nudity is frowned apart in most parts of brooklyn.
LOL
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: emak on November 04, 2016, 12:07:42 PM
Is it unwise to drive from Brooklyn to Lakewood Sunday morning? Saturday night would be ok? Due to marathon
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on November 04, 2016, 04:14:12 PM
Can anyone direct me to a men's Mikvah closest to the Brooklyn Marriott on Adams Street downtown Brooklyn?

Williamsburg is a 10 min drive down myrtle or park avenues

Or take B54 bus down myrtle. Stop is on back of hotel on Jay st.
Go down at Bedford Ave. 25 min
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: BKYW on November 04, 2016, 04:20:59 PM
Is it unwise to drive from Brooklyn to Lakewood Sunday morning? Saturday night would be ok? Due to marathon

Should be OK. Just no Staten Island. Or 4th Ave. take prospect to battery tunnel or Manhattan bridge. Then holland tunnel
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on November 07, 2016, 05:42:33 PM
looking to park for approx 3 hours near israeli consulate(800 second avenue btwn 42 and 43) this Friday Veteran's day from 9 a.m. to approx 12 pm

whats my least expensive option?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on November 08, 2016, 01:54:24 PM
check nyc.bestparking.com/ or www.parkwhiz.com
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on November 08, 2016, 02:31:57 PM
looking to park for approx 3 hours near israeli consulate(800 second avenue btwn 42 and 43) this Friday Veteran's day from 9 a.m. to approx 12 pm

whats my least expensive option?

Oil change?  ;D
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ejb123 on November 08, 2016, 03:52:13 PM
Oil change?  ;D

That assumes that there are any gas stations left in midtown...
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on November 09, 2016, 09:07:39 AM
check nyc.bestparking.com/ or www.parkwhiz.com

is meter parking on veterans day in that area an option?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: 12HRS on November 11, 2016, 02:44:19 AM
is meter parking on veterans day in that area an option?

alternate side suspended, meters are in effect.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Wizard on December 23, 2016, 01:07:52 AM
Anyone been to The Escape Room in NY? Which one of the many that are listed is best and was it  Enjoyable for adults? Thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: rileywiles23 on December 23, 2016, 01:09:26 AM
Anyone been to The Escape Room in NY? Which one of the many that are listed is best and was it  Enjoyable for adults? Thanks
Went with 7 adults. All had a great time.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on December 23, 2016, 01:33:15 AM
Anyone been to The Escape Room in NY? Which one of the many that are listed is best and was it  Enjoyable for adults? Thanks
I heard there all good
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Wizard on December 23, 2016, 01:35:35 AM
Went with 7 adults. All had a great time.
Thanks. Can you send link to which one you went to?

I heard there all good
What do you mean by all? There are so man in google results.. which chain you referring to? Thanks!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on December 23, 2016, 01:37:00 AM
Thanks. Can you send link to which one you went to?
What do you mean by all? There are so man in google results.. which chain you referring to? Thanks!
Trip advisor had ratings

Depend on group size for room size

Each chain has several rooms for dif group sizes
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Wizard on December 23, 2016, 02:39:21 PM
Trip advisor had ratings

Depend on group size for room size

Each chain has several rooms for dif group sizes
Ok thanks
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on December 27, 2016, 08:55:03 PM
I heard there all good

-1 Some really suck!

I've been to this (https://www.groupon.com/deals/escapegamesnyc) place, and it was really great.

Create a new account with this link (http://tr4ckit.com/DDF) and recieve $10 + %25 off first order with promo code: HELLO25.


Dan feel free to change link.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Wizard on December 27, 2016, 09:38:04 PM
-1 Some really suck!

I've been to this (https://www.groupon.com/deals/escapegamesnyc) place, and it was really great.

Create a new account with this link (http://tr4ckit.com/DDF) and recieve $10 + %25 off first order with promo code: HELLO25.


Dan feel free to change link.

Thank you!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on December 28, 2016, 09:27:42 AM
looking to park for about 4 hours this Friday somewhere near israeli consulate which is located 800 Second Ave.  What's a recommended/good site to book with or are there other cheaper options?  I will be driving in with a minivan.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on December 28, 2016, 10:30:33 AM
looking to park for about 4 hours this Friday somewhere near israeli consulate which is located 800 Second Ave.  What's a recommended/good site to book with or are there other cheaper options?  I will be driving in with a minivan.
Parkingwhiz or BestParking
expect extra fees for oversize ($10?)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidd75 on December 28, 2016, 02:10:47 PM
Parkingwhiz or BestParking
expect extra fees for oversize ($10?)

I was hoping to find promo codes for first time users??

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Wizard on December 28, 2016, 03:52:29 PM
I was hoping to find promo codes for first time users??
PMed you
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: emak on December 28, 2016, 11:15:02 PM
Anyone Davened in Union City, NJ recently? Do they have frequent Shachris minyanim?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: ilherman on January 01, 2017, 11:07:30 PM
Any good place for breakfast next to the St Regis?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on January 04, 2017, 09:54:29 PM
Was at One World Observatory today and really enjoyed it.
There was no wait for pre-purchased tickets and no need for priority.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on January 04, 2017, 10:33:49 PM
Was at One World Observatory today and really enjoyed it.
There was no wait for pre-purchased tickets and no need for priority.

Isn't it a bit expensive?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mgarfin on January 04, 2017, 10:40:42 PM
Isn't it a bit expensive?

I dont know how to calculate that.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on January 04, 2017, 10:52:08 PM
I dont know how to calculate that.

Use a protractor.  ;)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: moka on January 04, 2017, 11:18:50 PM
whats the cheapest parking options near the beacon theater tomorrow night?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: NI on January 22, 2017, 01:47:04 PM
Is there an updated wiki for activities in nyc? Sunday date night ideas (not food)? Ty!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 22, 2017, 02:49:48 PM
Is there an updated wiki for activities in nyc? Sunday date night ideas (not food)? Ty!
there is a dating master thread that might have more ideas
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: User6669 on January 22, 2017, 08:15:39 PM
there is a dating master thread that might have more ideas

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11860.0 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11860.0)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 27, 2017, 06:52:16 AM
Anyone know someone who fixes treadmills?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on January 27, 2017, 09:00:24 AM
Anyone know someone who fixes treadmills?
try looking on Craigslist
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 29, 2017, 11:49:21 PM
Looking to burn one hilton free night certificate here, Just not sure which hotel to book...


Ones I'm seeing are,

1. Waldorf Astoria NY
2. Conrad NY
3. The Hilton club
4. West 57th Street by Hilton club
5. Hilton times square



Any idea which one to go for?
Title: NYC Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on January 30, 2017, 01:33:25 AM
Looking to burn one hilton free night certificate here, Just not sure which hotel to book...


Ones I'm seeing are,

1. Waldorf Astoria NY
2. Conrad NY
3. The Hilton club
4. West 57th Street by Hilton club
5. Hilton times square



Any idea which one to go for?
If it's a Citi reserve free night,it can't be used at the Hilton club or West 57th street.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 30, 2017, 09:00:55 AM
If it's a Citi reserve free night,it can't be used at the Hilton club or West 57th street.
it is a Citi free night.

So, which of these remaining ones would you recommend?

1. Waldorf Astoria NY
2. Conrad NY
5. Hilton times square

Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 30, 2017, 09:12:47 AM
it is a Citi free night.

So, which of these remaining ones would you recommend?

1. Waldorf Astoria NY
2. Conrad NY
5. Hilton times square
none sell the night and use the money to buy a Hyatt night and stay at the park Hyatt
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: AROCKS1 on January 30, 2017, 09:20:44 AM
none sell the night and use the money to buy a Hyatt night and stay at the park Hyatt
Is the Park Hyatt so much better than the Conrad?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on January 30, 2017, 10:09:43 AM
it is a Citi free night.

So, which of these remaining ones would you recommend?

1. Waldorf Astoria NY
2. Conrad NY
5. Hilton times square
Conrad. Unless you want to see the WA before it closes for renovations.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on January 30, 2017, 10:19:23 AM
Is the Park Hyatt so much better than the Conrad?
never been to Conrad but PH is great and a much better location
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 30, 2017, 09:32:15 PM
none sell the night and use the money to buy a Hyatt night and stay at the park Hyatt
my free night is expiring in less than 2 weeks. So, not much value at the moment.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on January 30, 2017, 09:32:50 PM
Conrad. Unless you want to see the WA before it closes for renovations.
is there something that I need to see there? Which is the better hotel?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on January 31, 2017, 02:50:32 PM
Conrad. Unless you want to see the WA before it closes for renovations.
the full hotel is closing?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Emkay on January 31, 2017, 03:57:23 PM
the full hotel is closing?
Yes, Feb 28th IIRC.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: voldemort on January 31, 2017, 04:09:09 PM
is there something that I need to see there? Which is the better hotel?
The Conrad is better IMO.

the full hotel is closing?

https://www.google.com/amp/www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-06-27/waldorf-astoria-new-york-to-close-for-three-years/amp?client=safari

Yes, Feb 28th IIRC.
Not much difference but I think it's March 1st. Rooms are still selling for Feb 28th.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on January 31, 2017, 04:10:28 PM
1 City Block long.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: @Yehuda on January 31, 2017, 04:18:16 PM
1 City Block long.
Go to Macy's if that's what excites you. :P (Or walk past the building)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on January 31, 2017, 04:19:21 PM
Go to Macy's if that's what excites you. :P (Or walk past the building)
I was alluding to what a crazy renovation must be happening.
3 years renovating a full city block!
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: TimT on February 05, 2017, 11:32:15 AM
Are there any vans or shuttles that go Brooklyn-Manhattan & back every day ?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yehuda25 on February 05, 2017, 06:14:15 PM
I stayed by the conrad.


Very nice.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 06, 2017, 03:32:38 PM
found a way to get good rates at the W hoboken. PM for details
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: gtyossi on February 09, 2017, 09:50:26 AM
Is Uberpool the most economical way to get from LGA to Manhattan? If not was is?
2 riders sunday morning
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: farmbochur on February 09, 2017, 09:59:26 AM
M60
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: gtyossi on February 09, 2017, 10:00:40 AM
M60
other than the local bus
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: farmbochur on February 09, 2017, 10:10:05 AM
Fair enough.
"Here at Dansdeals, we don't do busses"
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 14, 2017, 01:55:16 PM
"Best" way to get from EWR to midtown? Two pax. Tomorrow morning. (JetBlue Vacation!)

Newark Express Bus is $16 o/w, so $32 for two of us.
Uber estimate is $45-$53.
AirTrain Newark / NJ Transit is what, about $12 pp? Seems like a lot of hassling, though.

What's best? Other suggestions?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: mochjas on February 14, 2017, 02:01:52 PM
"Best" way to get from EWR to midtown? Two pax. Tomorrow morning. (JetBlue Vacation!)

Newark Express Bus is $16 o/w, so $32 for two of us.
Uber estimate is $45-$53.
AirTrain Newark / NJ Transit is what, about $12 pp? Seems like a lot of hassling, though.

What's best? Other suggestions?
i usually go with the nj transit. It's pretty easy and quick. Especially during rush hour when there's lots of traffic on the road
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 14, 2017, 03:22:32 PM
i usually go with the nj transit. It's pretty easy and quick. Especially during rush hour when there's lots of traffic on the road
Thanks. Other opinions?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 14, 2017, 03:33:59 PM
i usually go with the nj transit. It's pretty easy and quick. Especially during rush hour when there's lots of traffic on the road

I go with that too.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 14, 2017, 06:24:01 PM
i usually go with the nj transit. It's pretty easy and quick. Especially during rush hour when there's lots of traffic on the road
I go with that too.
Well, that's good enough for me!
I presume signage is obvious?
Thanks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 14, 2017, 06:27:27 PM
We are going to Lincoln Center (Metropolitan Opera House) next month for a choral concert.  Anyone been and have recommendations for where to sit? I'm looking at orchestra vs.  Parterre side boxes. Thanks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Yaalili on February 14, 2017, 07:58:31 PM
I presume signage is obvious?

Yes, airtrain to NJ transit, last stop NY penn station.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 14, 2017, 08:04:37 PM
Yes, airtrain to NJ transit, last stop NY penn station.
Good. Thanks.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 14, 2017, 08:26:28 PM
I don't see any recent postings on the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (last back in 2014).
DW and I would like to go tomorrow.
There are general admission tickets available for the museum, and apparently entry to the Memorial is free and does not require a ticket.

Is that sufficient, or do I need the Memorial Tour? I ask, because the Memorial tours are sold out through mid-March, so clearly that's a popular option.   

TIA.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: zow on February 15, 2017, 09:19:27 AM
I don't see any recent postings on the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (last back in 2014).
DW and I would like to go tomorrow.
There are general admission tickets available for the museum, and apparently entry to the Memorial is free and does not require a ticket.

Is that sufficient, or do I need the Memorial Tour? I ask, because the Memorial tours are sold out through mid-March, so clearly that's a popular option.   

TIA.
Sorry to BUMP so soon, but we are planning to go today. Just landing in EWR now. Thank you! (And thanks, B6.)
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 09:22:39 AM
Not sure what the question is.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: davidmal on February 15, 2017, 09:24:06 AM
Not sure what the question is.
Does he need to do the memorial tour also?
It's sold out

Or skip everything this time.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 09:31:25 AM
Do you need to go diving in addition to snorkeling when in Hawaii?

I did the museum only. Very moving and emotional.
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: JTZ on February 15, 2017, 09:37:39 AM
I did the museum only. Very moving and emotional.
The tour is a must. Would you go to KRK and not Auschwitz?
Title: Re: NYC Master Thread
Post by: Dan on February 15, 2017, 09:45:21 AM