February 4, 2011

Off to New York!

It's official: My friends Lauren, Sosie and I are going to New York for Spring Break! My experience with the city it pretty limited, so we'll definitely need some pointers and tips on places to eat. We've booked a hotel for $130 a night, which we're fairly proud of, and I scored airfare from my dad as an early graduation gift. (Thanks again, Dad!)



I've only been to the city once for a journalism conference in high school. My mom flew up to meet me at the end of my trip for an extended stay, in celebration of my 16th birthday. We journeyed to China Town, Battery Park and my mom surprised me with tickets for RENT, my favorite musical. We discovered tons of good eats, like Rickshaw Dumpling Bar. We were lost in the city, looking for the infamous Macy*s (don't ask), when we stumbled upon Rickshaw. I said, "OH MY GOD, I know where we are!" I had seen the story of how it had opened on a re-run of MTV's True Life. It was warm and delicious, perfect for the windy freeze of March. If they offer your the dessert dumpling, warm chocolate Shangai, try it!

Our trip will be in March again, so I anticipate cold weather. Although extended forecasts are rarely accurate, I'm preparing myself for weather in the 40s. But more importantly, I'm preparing myself for a TON of good food. Lauren has her heart set on Magnolia Bakery and I have my eyes on Serendipity's frozen hot chocolate.

Share your New York experiences with us. We want to know all the best places to go, the best places to eat, and best places to shop. All on the cheap of course. We are college students after all.
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5 comments:

Max said...

You need to go to Katz's Deli. I have no idea where it is, but it's the best deli I have ever been to. I got a shirt there, and Lauren will love it.

Max said...

Oh, you obviously are going to go to Broadway, and I know the best way to get tickets. Don't to the lottery thing that everyone talks about. In Time's Square there is a booth called "TKTS." Go there. They sell the tickets that the theaters can't, and they're at really good prices. Some of the seats suck, but you can get really good ones, too. My dad and I saw the closing performance of SOuth Pacific and sat in the center of the fourth row. Our tickets were $58 each.

Lauren said...

SO EXCITED!

lulu said...

go to primeburger on fifth. ask for chester. get an orangeade. you will be happy ladies.

Candace said...

As far as desserts go, there's really a trifecta you can't afford to miss:

1.) Fat Witch Bakery Brownies (s'mores or caramel)
2.) Donut Plant Doughnuts (Go early, because they sell out fast! I love the coconut or blueberry doughnuts, though PB&J is good too.)
3.) Levain Cookies (dark chocolate peanut butter -- each one weighs in at 6 ounces, so you can definitely split one)

You might end the week in a sugar coma, but it'd be worth it...I think. ;)

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