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18212-517-2400      240 E. 81st (2nd & 3rd)M                      OK
Ladino Tapas212-265-6520        940 8th Ave (W 55th & W 56th) OU
NoiDue212-712-2222    143 West 69th (Bdwy & Columbus)D                      NKS R Mehlman
Soom Soom212-712-2525    166 W. 72nd (Amst. & Columbus)P                      NKS R Mehlman
Mike's Bistro 212-799-3911         127 E. 54th (Park & Lexington)M                            OU
My Most Favorite Food 212-580-5130       247 W. 72nd (Broadway & West End)D                            OK
Bagels & Co.212-496-9400        393 Amsterdam (79th)D                  R' Yaakov Neiman
Estihana212-501-0393        221 W. 79 St. (Broadway & Amst.)M                  Vaad Flatbush
Grill 212   212-724-7455   212 W. 80th (Bdway & Amsterdam)M          R Avrohom Marmorstein
PrimeKo212-496-1888   217 W. 85th (Broadway & Amsterdam)M          OU
Kasbah212-496-1500   251 W. 85th (Broadway & West End)M          OK
Alibaba212-787-6008   515 Amsterdam (W. 85th)M               R Avrohom Marmorstein
Coffee Bean212-799-1444   200 W. 86th (Cor. Amsterdam)D               KOF-K
Bagel Basket212-721-1800   618 Amsterdam (W. 89th & 90th)D               NKS R Mehlman
Kosher Marketplace212-580-6378   2442 Broadway (90 & 91)Take OutR Avrohom Marmorstein
Amsterdam Buger Co       212-362-0700        654 Amsterdam (W.92nd)M         R Avrohom Marmorstein
Supersol212-222-6332   661 Amsterdam (W. 92nd & 93rd)Take Out     Vaad of Riverdale
Talia's Steakhouse212-580-3770   668 Amsterdam (92nd & 93rd)M          R Avrohom Marmorstein
Gan Asia212-280-3800   691 Amsterdam (W. 93rd & 94th)M           R Avrohom Marmorstein
Screme Gelato Bar212-663-1362   176 W. 94th St (& Amsterdam)D    NKS R Mehlman
Dunkin Donuts212-864-1046   687 Amsterdam (W. 94th)D                                NKS R Mehlman
Cafe Roma212-875-8972   854 Amsterdam (W. 101st & 102nd)           D                  R Avrohom Marmorstein



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Bryant Park Ice Skating and Winter VillageYes
Intrepid Sea Air and Space MuseumYes
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Re: Hotel close to Times Square in January?
« Reply #200 on: December 22, 2011, 04:18:03 AM »
he asking for too much at that price.

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #201 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!!

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Re: Hotel close to Times Square in January?
« Reply #202 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.


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« Reply #203 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.
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Re: Hotel close to Times Square in January?
« Reply #204 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

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #205 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.
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« Reply #206 on: December 22, 2011, 05:33:40 PM »
Again, which hotel did you book and for what night?
And awards can be booked online.
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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #207 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
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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #208 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.

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #209 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.
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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #210 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.
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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #211 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. 

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #212 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).

 
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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #213 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?

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #214 on: December 27, 2011, 01:01:38 PM »
@nitan - yeah.

Anyone for a DO in Manhattan tonight please pm
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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #215 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

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« Reply #216 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.
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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #217 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.

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« Reply #218 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?
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« Reply #219 on: December 27, 2011, 02:17:09 PM »
AJK just cause I might be there. Why don't you join
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