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And last stop on our tour is...my city! The Big Apple. Gotham. The City So Nice they Named it Twice. New York City. It may be easier for you to make it here than overseas, but maybe it isn't in the cards this year either. No worries, as I have a few ways you can bring all of the thrill of The City That Never Sleeps to you.

-- Essential New York food. Get some fabulous bagels and schmear (that is cream cheese). Make a yummy New York cheesecake (it is richer and smother, and is usually made with heavy cream or sour cream). Have a slice...which in New York speak means to have a slice of pizza (not just any pizza, but New York style, which has a thinner crust). Another insider hint: Fold it in half as you eat it.

-- Do the New York Times crossword puzzle. Take a break from the day and do the puzzle from the paper that gives us all the news that is fit to print.

-- Play like Carrie (Bradshaw) and make yourself a Cosmo. Watching reruns of Sex and The City is optional as you sip this pink drink. How to make it: Shake 1 oz of vodka, ½ oz triple sec, ½ oz of Rose's lime juice and ½ oz of cranberry juice really well in a shaker with ice. Strain it into a glass (usually a martini glass is used). Add a wedge of lime and you are ready to go.

-- Watch some fantastic Broadway hits. There are so many classic Broadway shows that were made into great movies - like West Side Story, Singin In The Rain, Chicago (the 2002 version), the list goes on and on. Or listen to the soundtracks as you clean the house and make up some dance moves.

Have you ever been to NYC? Tell us your best story -- or what you would like to do when you do make a trip here!  

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by on May. 24, 2012 at 12:00 AM
Replies (41-48):
jbyrd898
by Jessica on May. 27, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Yes, I went a few times in my early twenties. I loved it. I would totally go back again!

suziejax
by Suzie on May. 28, 2012 at 1:11 AM

i can't wait to go back!

AzariahsMother
by on May. 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM

I have not been.

AzariahsMother
by on May. 28, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Would like to go, but not 1 of the top 5 places I would like to see.

lalasmama2007
by on May. 28, 2012 at 4:06 PM
I love gong to NYC! I like skating at Rockefeller Center near the holidays and going to see Broadway shows. There is so much to see and do there!
yvonne37
by Yvonne on May. 29, 2012 at 2:44 AM

 Yes it is.. we moved to nj because my husband's job is close.. well was close by, now they transferred him and he has to commute almost 2 hours :/  but he is about to retire (3 more years)... how do you like PA?

Quoting cjsmom1:

That's so funny I grew up in flushing, most people have never heard of it. I moved to pa in August because NY is way to expensive


Quoting yvonne37:

 My mother lives in queens (flushing)... are you still in ny?


Quoting cjsmom1:


I was born and raised in Queens.


Quoting yvonne37:


 I was born in NYC lol... I have lived there for years and I bet there are many many places and things that i have not explored yet... luckily i live very close to it, so its just a train away (or a drive) and I am still discovering the city.   :)


 


 


 

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cjsmom1
by on May. 29, 2012 at 2:46 PM
A 2 hour commute must suck, I hated my hour commute. How do you like NJ?
Pa is ok, definitely a lot cheaper. I'm hoping to move to a better area in August since I'm not happy with the schools in my district.


Quoting yvonne37:

 Yes it is.. we moved to nj because my husband's job is close.. well was close by, now they transferred him and he has to commute almost 2 hours :/  but he is about to retire (3 more years)... how do you like PA?


Quoting cjsmom1:

That's so funny I grew up in flushing, most people have never heard of it. I moved to pa in August because NY is way to expensive



Quoting yvonne37:


 My mother lives in queens (flushing)... are you still in ny?



Quoting cjsmom1:



I was born and raised in Queens.



Quoting yvonne37:



 I was born in NYC lol... I have lived there for years and I bet there are many many places and things that i have not explored yet... luckily i live very close to it, so its just a train away (or a drive) and I am still discovering the city.   :)



 



 



 


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yvonne37
by Yvonne on May. 30, 2012 at 9:34 AM

 I love it here, we found the perfect size house and the neighborhood is really good, we are a train trip away from manhattan (or 30 min by car) the schools are excellent and the taxes are ok (not crazy like in other areas). I am very comfortable here and told my family I want to die in this house lol :)

Quoting cjsmom1:

A 2 hour commute must suck, I hated my hour commute. How do you like NJ?
Pa is ok, definitely a lot cheaper. I'm hoping to move to a better area in August since I'm not happy with the schools in my district.


Quoting yvonne37:

 Yes it is.. we moved to nj because my husband's job is close.. well was close by, now they transferred him and he has to commute almost 2 hours :/  but he is about to retire (3 more years)... how do you like PA?


Quoting cjsmom1:

That's so funny I grew up in flushing, most people have never heard of it. I moved to pa in August because NY is way to expensive



Quoting yvonne37:


 My mother lives in queens (flushing)... are you still in ny?



Quoting cjsmom1:



I was born and raised in Queens.



Quoting yvonne37:



 I was born in NYC lol... I have lived there for years and I bet there are many many places and things that i have not explored yet... luckily i live very close to it, so its just a train away (or a drive) and I am still discovering the city.   :)



 



 



 


 

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