I am planning for a trip to Newyork city with my wife & another couple in the Memorial day weekend. I will be staying at NJ. I am planning to cover as many places as possible in NY city in 3 days & 3 nights. So need your suggestion so that I can plan my trip and cover most of the places in a lesser amount of time. Following are the list of places, i want to see
•Central Park - 59th to 110th Street (Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle and the fried Sam Memorial Carousel)
•Madame Tussaud’s wax museum
•The Metropolitan Museum of Art
•Staten Island Ferry (view Statue of Liberty from Staten Island ferry)
•Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (might be closed due to Hurricane Sandy)
•Wall Street Walks (NY Stock Exchange Building)
•National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center
•Tribute WTC Visitor Center
•Brooklyn Bridge & Prospect Park
•Flushing Meadows park
•NY Aquarium on Coney Island
•Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
•Circle Line Cruises
•St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral - Explore this famous building on Fifth Avenue.
Evening - Night
•Take an elevator ride up 1,050 feet to the 86th-floor observation deck of the Empire State Building.
•Top of the Rock, located on the 67th, 69th and 70th floors of 30 Rockefeller Plaza (home of NBC studios)
•Times Square & A Broadway show
Please let me know if i missed any must-see place. Also, it would be great if someone can provide a day-wise schedule. Also need help on some good Italian & Indian restaurants and places for shopping.