Let’s Visit Manhattan!

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Welcome to NYC!….Oh!, The Places You Will Go!

I am Kathleen, and I have loved and enjoyed so very many aspects of New York City including restaurants, hotels, rooftops, museums and various neighborhood people watching! I would love to share my favorite place – NYC – with you …. or, find what suits you best, what you are looking for or to answer any questions. I have been an active NYC traveler to many of its wonders for over 25 years! I’m here for you!

My Own Varied Experiences in NYC

• Member of The Whitney Museum
• Member of The Metropolitan Museum of Art
• Member of The Central Park Conservancy
• The Museum of New York City
• Wollman/Trump Ice Skating Rink – Central Park
• American Museum of Natural History
• Member Bronx Botanical Gardens
• Museum of Sex
• One World Trade Observatory
• World Trade Center Memorial and The Occulus
• The High Line
• The Guggenheim
• China Town/5 points
• Little Italy (and the San Genarro Feast)
• The plant and flower district (Chelsea)
• The former meat-packing district with high-end shops (Chelsea)
• Paint Your Own Pottery – various places in NYC
• St. John The Divine (high upper east side)
• Rockefeller Center
• St. Patrick’s Cathedral
• Radio City Music Hall
• Central Park – pedicabs, boating on the lake, Loeb Boathouse, boating on the lake, John Lennon Memorial, The Mall, The Alice in Wonderland Bronze, The Pond (filming site of Stuart Little)
• The Jekyll & Hyde Restaurant
• Dylan’s Candy Bar
• Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum
• Ride the Beast – NY Waterway (see Statue of Liberty close up!)
• Circle Line
• Lincoln Center Opera/Ballet
• Lincoln Center Philharmonic
• Penn Station
• Grand Central Station tours

• Port Authority
• The Intrepid
• Washington Square Park (which is actually built over a former potters field)
• Bryant Park
• Empire State Building
• Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island
• Children’s Activities I have shared with my children:
o the wonderful, unique toys shops in the West Village
o Dylan’s Candy Bar
o Alice in Wonderland Bronze in Central Park
o Griffins & Goblins at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
o National Geographic Encounter Ocean Odyssey (midtown)
o Rockefeller Center – Top of the Rock

Restaurants & Saloons I Have Experienced
• Sparks
• Isabella’s (upper West Side)
• Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse (by MSG)
• Balthazar (Soho)
• Tequilla Flats (Greenwich Village)
• Piccola Cucina (Soho)
• The Metropolitan Museum Members Dining Room
• Mudville 9 (lots of craft and foreign beers)
• Gramercy Park Hotel Bar and Bistro
• Stonewall Inn (Greenwich Village) – National Landmark
• Henrietta Hudson’s (West Village)
• Sushi Samba (West Village)
• Lucky Cheng’s

Nightlife
• Joe’s Pub – Bowery – alternative bands
• The Slipper Room – burlesque
• ALL OF NYC’S rooftop clubs

Rooftops
• Rooftop of Dream Hotel
• Rooftop – Monarch Lounge

Broadway Shows I Have Seen (that I can remember!)
• Queen of the Night (off-Broadway)

• Jersey Boys
• Wicked
• The Lion King
• Merchant of Venice
• Sweeney Todd
• Stomp (off-Broadway)
• Blue Man Group (off-Broadway)
• Sleep No More (McKittrick Hotel)
• Chicago
• The Lion King

LGBT New York!
• Flaming Saddles – men’s gay bar with a western theme; bartenders dance in western boots on the bar every 15 minutes; very friendly; women friendly
• STONEWALL…..get there! Karaoke during the week, pool, dancing and fun on main floor; drag shows for $5/$10 upstairs…what a blast….everybody friendly….IT’S A DANG NATIONAL LANDMARK
• Monster – Gay Men – women tolerated….not offensive but definitely for men. Downstairs men dancing with just a washcloth over the groin….smells like a locker room but fun fun fun
• Henrietta Hudson – women women women, men are welcome. Gets crowded. Lots of fun theme weekends. All ages. Frisky and fun.
• Cubbyhole – primarily lesbian but so dang tiny it’s a NYC $3000 apt….just kidding….super nice ppl.

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Kat

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