Hi first off can I just say I love reading this forum! The information is great and it's getting me so excited about my trip!
I'm heading to NYC on 25th jan 2014 I'm taking my mum foe her 60th (I'm 32).
We're flying into Newark from glasgow and staying in the Milford Plaza (first question of many - are we best getting the train to penn station and walking to hotel?).
The list of things we want to do in our 5 day 4 night trip are as follows
Grand central station
See Motown on broadway
Bus tour to get our bearings (I've been twice before but want to cover more ground without freezing)
Food - Tribeca grill (am i right in saying this is restaurant week) maybe afternoon tea at plaza for her birthday? Katz deli
Shops - Tiffany & co, century 21 Macy's Bloomingdales fao Swartz magnolia bakery
I'd like to see the building where Carrie lived on SATC and equally the friends building as I'm a big fan of both shows.
I'm sure I read of a place that recreates frank Sinatra type era where they also have tribute type acts? Can u help.
Strawberry fields and Dakota building and anything else Beatles related as she is a big fan.
Cocktails somewhere swanky but where we won't feel awkward
A boat trip so we can get pics of lady liberty and skyline but without freezing our butts off too much
Walk the Brooklyn bridge (ill wrap up for that one)
I also wondered if it was feasible to go to Newark as I would like to visit the church where Whitney Houston was a member although I don't want to appear in bad taste as I read a topic on here lately regarding gospel churches and I wouldn't want to go if I wasn't welcome or offend anyone.
I think I've asked enough of you all already so ill stop here. Can you help me try in put this in some sensible order please as my last trip I think I wasted such valuable time wandering aimlessly and I love NYC so much I want to see as much as we can.
Thanks for taking the time to read and I apologies for poor punctuation etc but its a nightmare typing on an iPad!