Comments on: New York http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:53:03 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: insurswebsite.com http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-862218 insurswebsite.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 13:37:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-862218 I’m not worthy to be in the same forum. ROTFL

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By: Kelly @ Studio DIY http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373953 Kelly @ Studio DIY Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:51:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373953 Ah! I suppose if I was in Paris and had the option of a cupcake or other French pastry, I’d probably forgo the cupcake too! =) As far as cupcakes in NYC, Baked by Melissa are my personal favorite (and I see they’re a few others too!). Since they’re bite sized, you can sample a whole bunch of flavors. Important in making up for lost cupcake-eating time!!

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By: kateG http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373911 kateG Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:09:34 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373911 Get an unlimited metro pass, choose a few good restos (the momos are good, avoid the tourist traps and anything you can get at home) and then plan away.

For ideas of things to do or see check out http://www.theskint.com/ (free and cheap events listed everyday) or http://www.newyorkology.com/index.php (comprehensive listings of events and museums etc).

There are a lot of foodie walking tours ( http://www.foodsofny.com/ or http://www.bigonion.com/ ) or lots of free audio tours you can find online.

Plan one extravagant night (the opera, a fancy dinner, a rooftop bar etc), avoid those horse drawn carriages (animal cruelty issues) and the pedicabs (way way over priced).

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By: Crystal http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373894 Crystal Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:34:38 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373894 I recently visited NY for the first time and we ate quite a few cupcakes! I would skip Magnolia Bakery, but definitely try Crumbs! I would also highly recommend Sugar Sweet Sunshine for a classic cupcake. It’s a small shop just a few blocks from Katz deli. A perfect dessert after a classic NYC lunch!

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373870 Amy Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:45:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373870 The Museum of Natural History is magical, but so is strolling around the West Village. Harlem history is interesting and no one has mentioned that yet. I think she should spend a day in Central Park.

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By: Diana http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373869 Diana Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:39:06 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373869 How did I never know Cupcakes are an American thing?

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By: Jeanne http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373868 Jeanne Tue, 21 Aug 2012 01:10:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373868 Lincoln park outdoor concerts: http://www.lincolnsquare.org/pages/SummerConcertSeries/
Dim sum in chinatown at Jing Fong.
Staten Island Ferry
MOMA
Rockefeller Center
The Plaza

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By: darci http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373863 darci Mon, 20 Aug 2012 23:17:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373863 Here’s my 2cents. Baked by Melissa are cute and fun. Crumbs used to be my favorite. They are big. My favorite now is def Sprinkles and I really don’t like cupcake cafe, magnolia is just ok.

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By: janeannechovy http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373854 janeannechovy Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:51:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373854 Shakespeare in the Park! Into the Woods plays through September 1. Write about it, and I will die of jealousy. :) Also, the Empire State Building, and Ellis Island.

That picture in your post could never be re-created, now that smoking has been banned.

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By: Karina Hotard http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373852 Karina Hotard Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:02:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373852 chinese food near times square, statue of liberty (of course), central park….

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By: Jody http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373846 Jody Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:56:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373846 Broadway, walk the BK bridge, pizza…..CUPCAKES! ;)

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By: Kelly Harp http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373840 Kelly Harp Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:07:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373840 ABC Home – i loooooove that store!

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By: elita http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373839 elita Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:56:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373839 hooray! and, a preemptive welcome to NYC! enjoy the week. and remember, magnolia is ONLY for banana pudding. :]

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By: CMN http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373837 CMN Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:00:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373837 I would definitely say The Met, MOMA, Kate’s Paperie, and Fish’s Eddy. Times Square after 11:00 pm — definitely!
A carriage ride in Central Park — so quintessentially NYC!
The 9/11 Ground Zero Monument — amazing and moving and lovely

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By: Summer http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373835 Summer Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:38:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373835 Great tips! Thanks, Maggie!

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By: katharine http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373833 katharine Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:12:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373833 she needs to get on the water- the Staten Island ferry has a great view of the Statue of Liberty. My husband and I did the Circle Line boat that goes around Manhattan and loved it. I remember it from doing it as a child and it is still fun and gives you a great sense of the geography of NYC.

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By: Vandegee http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373828 Vandegee Mon, 20 Aug 2012 16:30:47 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373828 Lower east side tenement museum!

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By: Stephanie http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373825 Stephanie Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:59:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373825 I remember my first trip to NYC when I was a teenager and 23 years later it still captivates me. I guess this idea is a bit “touristy” but Times Square at night is exhilarating!!

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By: Maggie http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373823 Maggie Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:29:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373823 Perhaps you could plan her itinerary around trying different cupcakes all around the city? Since cupcakes have been very trendy for a few years, all these shops have multiple locations, so you can visit whatever happens to be near her other destinations.

Magnolia: the SATC classic, but a bit over-hyped if you ask me! (Locations: West Village (original), Rock Center, UWS, Bloomie’s)
Butter Lane: VERY buttery! Located in the East Village
Crumbs: 19 locations all over Manhattan, lots of flavors
Baked By Melissa: my very favorite, these are moist, bite-size cupcakes, so you can taste all their fun flavors; 9 locations now open, but the original is in Soho, and it’s just a cute walk up window
Billy’s: tasty cupcakes, but the banana pudding is THE BEST! (Locations: Chelsea, Nolita, Tribeca)
Chelsea Market: well, this is a location, rather than an bakery, but there are several bakeries here (in addition to some healthier fare!), and it’s definitely worth a stop before strolling the Highline. Nothing better than sitting in the park with a sweet treat.

Have a wonderful trip!

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By: Damaris @Kitchen Corners http://www.designmom.com/2012/08/new-york/comment-page-1/#comment-373819 Damaris @Kitchen Corners Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:06:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=21709#comment-373819 She should go to the Milk Bar for sure. I plan on hitting up the Milk Bar on Saturday.

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