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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:56 PM
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NYC by Night *gulp* Help?
I'm a Missouri girl and very soon I will be in New York City from around midnight until the next afternoon (getting a room the next day in Rhode Island).

Can anyone recommend some safe areas/activities I might engage in to pass those nighttime hours until the sun comes up and I can hit the morning shows in Times Square to pimp my website?

Very grateful for any advice.


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Gothic Sponge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:59 PM
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1. NYC is not the crime ridden city that most people think it is.
I just wouldn't go in the park at night.
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:09 AM
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4. That's cool
I'm not all too worried, I just have a tendency to get lost in new places and I don't want to wander off to a bad spot. I figure NY is about as safe as New Orleans, and I've tromped all around those streets late at nite without much worry.

Thanks.

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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:20 AM
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8. I'm from LA
Manhattan "feels" a lot safer now than most parts of Los Angeles.

A real big change from my first visits to the Big Apple in the early 1980s.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:00 AM
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2. No advice on NYC
But your Web site is great!
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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:10 AM
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5. Gracias eom
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pbg Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:05 AM
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3. Sheepshead Bay
Get out of Manhattan and things get easier. Take the subway out to southern queens, get close to the Atlantic Ocean and the bird sanctuaries.

A little desolate and not that New York-y, but something I did quite a lot of when I lived there.

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LeighAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:11 AM
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6. I'll check it out!
I'm working up a pretty nice itinerary.

Look for me on "Fox & Friends"!

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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:33 AM
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11. Sheepshead Bay is in Brooklyn
You do not want to spend the night there. There is nothing open. If you want to spend the night out in NY stick to the Village (either East or West). You can see a movie, you can eat and eat and eat-go listen to some jazz then eat some more. You can ride the Staten Island Ferry and watch the sun come up over the water. It will be great--- have fun
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ZenLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:17 AM
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7. Stick to crowded, puclic, well-lit areas.
That city really never does sleep. Never. And there's a lot less crime than there used to be. Still, avoid dark alleys and places where you can be caught alone, and you should be fine.
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keta11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:51 AM
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9. You can hang out in Times Square
or sleep-seat in the LIRR waiting room at Penn Station (34th/7th) if you are tired overnight and wanna sleep.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:08 AM
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10. If you just want to wander around and maybe get some coffee
or some breakfast, you should just go down to the East Village. 24 hour coffee shops, a nice park, very late-night area, lots of people.
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Shopaholic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 10:21 AM
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12. Times Square is totally cool
at night--lots of people around--lots of interesting things to see--I'm a small-town girl from SC and have never felt frightened either time I've been to NYC. Just use common sense like you'd do at home and you'll be fine. Greenwich is also very cool to stroll around in. The great thing about NYC is that the "look" of the city changes every 20 blocks or so.
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