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NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

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NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,Tips,Hint,Dos,and Donts, and some questions too.

Taking the family to NYC for Thanksgiving, 3 girls ages 9,10, and 15. Planning on taking in a show, any recommendations. Bronx Zoo, What makes it differant than any other zoo, how would it compare to the Atlanta zoo? What about good restraunts for Thanksginving day dinner? Museums, public transportation and carrying a gun. Any other ideas that you could share would be greatly appreciated .

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1. Re: NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

As I said in your previous post, you can't carry a gun in New York City without a permit from the NYPD. We have some of the strictest gun laws in the country. Leave it at home.

The Bronx Zoo is very good and can take a whole day.

What is your budget for a Thanksgiving meal? Where are you staying?

Make sure you do a walk of all the Christmas windows and decorations. A good map here:

…about.com/od/…bl_xmaswindows.htm

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Leave your gun at home. You need a specific permit to carry in NYC and will get arrested coming through the airport when it is detected. No question about that! That is considered a "don't!"

Edited: 15 September 2013, 17:01
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3. Re: NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

* The NRA's page on interstate travel with a firearm

nraila.org/gun-laws/…

and on New York State & NYC's gun laws:

nraila.org/gun-laws/state-laws/new-york.aspx

* Matilda, Annie, Newsies & Cinderella are Broadway show possibilities for your 3 daughters

* You might also consider the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular (with the Rockettes) instead of a Broadway show. Discounted tix for performances through Sat., November 30, available here:

radiocitychristmas.com/get-tickets.MCDFSI.ht…

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4. Re: NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

Public Transportation: Purchase a 7 day unlimited Metrocard for each person($31/each.) It's the best value in NYC and you can use the subway/buses as much as you want during that period

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5. Re: NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

Don't even think about bringing your gun into NY. You cannot even possess a handgun without a permit, much less carry one.

Edited: 15 September 2013, 20:05
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6. Re: NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

Things to do:

The Bronx Zoo is free on Wednesdays.

Ice skating at Central park or Rockefeller Center would be nice. or stopping by Union Sq (14st & 4 ave - many trains go there). near Christmas, they have outdoor kiosks filled with Christmas themed gifts. Saturdays they also have the Farmers Market there (unless its on Sundays?). Try the apple cider donuts!!

for plays, here's a site that sells cheap tickets:

nytix.com/Broadway/…hoursofoperation.html

things for your children:

timeout.com/new-york-kids/…

And yes, don't even think about bringing your gun to NYC. NYC is very safe these days, this isn't the 1970-1990's.

Time to time (train or on the streets) you might come across people asking for $$$, most ppl will just ignore OR give them food. But you never know their full intention - using the money for drugs or alcohol. so play it safe & keep it moving.

Most true NY'ers (born and raised) will ignore almost ANYTHING; look straight & keep it moving. Though if someone is in distressed, we will not hesitate to help. (we're really not THAT rude)

again, NYC is safe, and believe it or not, taking the train at midnight is still fine. but you will need to use your street smarts - stay in the middle of the carts (where the conductor is). IF the train cart (during the day time) is pretty empty vs the other carts, dont go into it. it might either be very cold/very hot OR reeks of a bum.

For Thanksgiving, these days, most restaurants are open that day, so finding an establishment wouldn't be too hard.

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7. Re: NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

another thing:

Hitting up the Empire State bldg is a lot of fun. And right around there is Macys - near that time, on their window displays, they have Christmas decorations. people line up to see what have.

Going to FAO Schwartz would be fun for your children, though you might end up spending money on toys for them.

the Thanksgiving Parade - not sure where it starts, but its by Macys (34s & Broadway)

there's the map of NYC's MTA. its very easy to read, dont feel too over whelmed.

http://www.mta.info/maps/submap.html

have fun!!

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8. Re: NYC, Week of Thanksgiving,

The Bronx Zoo is huge. I was there a couple of years ago & was there from 11 AM to 5 PM & literally saw half the zoo. I did do some of the special things like a couple of tram/train rides to save my legs & see as much as I could but I want to go back & see more.

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