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What to do after dinner?

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What to do after dinner?

My mom and I will be in NYC during October (ages 40's and 70's).

I have our days planned out somewhat but I was just thinking about after dinner/night time. Are the big stores open at night? Is Greenwich Village good at night or better during the day?

We are not really into shows.

Thanks

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1. Re: What to do after dinner?

Most stores are open until around 9.

Going to the top of the ESB is beautiful at night. (Open until 2 a.m.) http://www.esbnyc.com/ and then a walk through Korea Town, which is busy at night en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koreatown,_Manhattan

A ride on the Staten Island Ferry can be beautiful at night. http://www.siferry.com/SIFerry_Schedules.aspx

A (very) quick stroll through Times Square, just to see the lights and hustle.

Greenwich Village is lovely anytime, but some areas are quite busy at night.

Edited: 21 August 2013, 16:34
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2. Re: What to do after dinner?

Thanks

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3. Re: What to do after dinner?

There's lots of live music from rock to jazz to blues. If you like jazz

bigapplejazz.com

does a jazz tour at night hitting several places and it's supposed to be quite good. There's a good listing on their website called the jazz bible of clubs to go on your own.

Comedy Clubs (there are plenty that are family friendly).

Most of the museums have at least one night if not two when they're open late. (usually Fri/Sat.)

In addtion to the Staten Island ferry, some of the other cruises go at night

nywatertaxi.com

sail-ny.com

or do a dinner cruise like

bateauxnewyork.com

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4. Re: What to do after dinner?

Do you have a (clean) comedy club that you recommend?

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5. Re: What to do after dinner?

I think may depend on the scheduled performers.

nyc.com/visitor_guide/…editorial_review.aspx

This one might be what you want: http://www.manhattancomedy.com/whatisnct.html

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6. Re: What to do after dinner?

Hi again.....

We love to people watch......are there coffee places with seating outside that are good for this? Are the shops in Greenwich Village also open until 9:00?

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7. Re: What to do after dinner?

I love the Porto Rico coffee shop on Bleecker. There is a bench park there or you could move to the bench parks on 6th avenue just south of Bleecker in front of DaSilvano and you can see LOTS of people go by!!

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8. Re: What to do after dinner?

Assuming your mom is comfortable walking around, with curbs and some crowds, if it is not too cold in the evening, there is plenty of bustle in many areas. The theater district (except maybe 8-10 during the shows) including Times Square, Bryant Park, 42nd Street, Lincoln Center Plaza, Upper West Side shopping streets like Broadway, Grand Army Plaza and down Fifth Avenue (stores might be closing, but plenty of great windows and signs and displays.) And yes, Greenwich Village, East Village, Washington Square Park and NYU, Battery Park City and Hudson River Park (if not cold/windy.) The High Line is open until 10PM. Some museums are open some nights. Staten Island Ferry.

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9. Re: What to do after dinner?

It's common to eat dinner rather late in NYC (well, late compared to some areas of the country). By the time you have a full day of activity, walking all over the place, etc, then allow yourselves a bit of time to unwind in your room and change for dinner, then have a leisurely meal, it may well be 9:00pm or even later when you finish.

If you've had an active day, you may be surprised how wonderfully exhausted you feel! Chances are you will be MORE than ready go back to your room and curl up with a book until you doze off.

Often if you plan a particular late night event, you'll find that you end up needing to pace your daytime activities and schedule some down time. Touring around NYC is a very active day!

Edited: 05 October 2013, 03:08
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10. Re: What to do after dinner?

Re your question about clean comedy shows -- see http://www.manhattancomedy.com/

many positive reviews at tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60763-d56…