I'm going to spend a full week in NYC beginning this Saturday and it's my fifth time in that city (my favorite city in the whole world! :P)
As I'm taking 4 other friends with me, who have never been there before (one of them haven't even been to America!), I will have to do all the mandatory stuff first (ToTR, ESB, SOL, major museums, central park...).
Still, I want to do something completely different for at least a day or two. Like, I don't know, seeing a funny performance in a small, independent theater somewhere? Going to a cool jazz/rock club?(I'm a semi-professional drummer) Taking pictures of hipsters in brooklyn? Visiting jewish orthodox neighborhoods? Seeing a crazy gay bar?(I'm straight) What would you, experienced New Yorkers recommend me to see/try?