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Manhattan
Name Phone                      Address                           Dairy/Meat/Parve    Hashgacha
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 Rí Mehlman
Soom Soom212-712-2525    166 W. 72nd (Amst. & Columbus)P                      NKS Rí 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          Rí 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               Rí 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 Rí Mehlman
Kosher Marketplace212-580-6378   2442 Broadway (90 & 91)Take OutRí Avrohom Marmorstein
Amsterdam Buger Co       212-362-0700        654 Amsterdam (W.92nd)M         Rí 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          Rí Avrohom Marmorstein
Gan Asia212-280-3800   691 Amsterdam (W. 93rd & 94th)M           Rí Avrohom Marmorstein
Screme Gelato Bar212-663-1362   176 W. 94th St (& Amsterdam)D    NKS Rí Mehlman
Dunkin Donuts212-864-1046   687 Amsterdam (W. 94th)D                                NKS Rí Mehlman
Cafe Roma212-875-8972   854 Amsterdam (W. 101st & 102nd)           D                  Rí Avrohom Marmorstein



Brooklyn

NameLocationTypeHechsherReview
Carlos & Gabby'sFlatbushMeat, Mexican

Queens

NameLocationTypeHechsherReview
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Long Island

NameLocationTypeHechsherReview
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Please add restaurants and activities from the following links:
Manhattan
Brooklyn
Queens
Long Island


Activities

Manhattan
NameAddressKids?Review
American Museum of Natural History     200 Central Park West  New York, NY 10024     Yes     
Bryant Park Ice Skating and Winter VillageYes
Intrepid Sea Air and Space MuseumYes
Macy's Inflation Celebration (see the Thanksgiving Day Parade floats being blown up on Thanksgiving Eve) 79th and ColumbusYes
MoMANo
Times Square
NEW! Samsung 837837 Washington St, New York, NY 10014Yes
Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET)
Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island
Jewish Musem
Guggenheim Museum
Central Park Boating
Central Park Ice Skating (Winter)
Central Park Zoo
Rockefeller Center Ice Skating (Winter)
One World Observatory / Ground Zero
Empire State Building Observatory
30 Rock Observatory
Mini Golf at Pier 25 (Summer)
Bowlmor Lanes 42nd Street
Dave & Busters
Madame Toussad's
Ripley's Believe it or Not
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
NFL Experience Times Square
Hershey's and M&M Stores

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1170 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.  :)
I just found a new supply of forks!

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« Reply #1171 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.  :)
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« Reply #1172 on: November 23, 2014, 03:24:48 PM »
I just found a new supply of forks!

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« Reply #1173 on: November 23, 2014, 03:28:20 PM »
Is there anything else?  :)
I guess I was chosed b'kesharim

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1174 on: November 26, 2014, 04:27:10 PM »
Anyone every stay here? looking for feedback.

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

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1175 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!

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.

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.

I went with Dan's recommendation of the BBQ Pulled Beef.

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.


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!

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1176 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.
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« Reply #1177 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 ?

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1178 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.

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1179 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.

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1180 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.

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1181 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

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« Reply #1182 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.

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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.



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!

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« Reply #1183 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).

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!

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Re: NYC Master Thread
« Reply #1184 on: December 02, 2014, 01:47:41 PM »
Cool, interesting to see a hometown trip report ;)