My New York Vacation Schedules

When I was in New York, I explored the city on my own. I wanted to make the most of my trips, so everyday I would make a detailed plan for each lakwatsa.

Next New York day out (Tuesday July 24):

Things to remember:

  1. Bring sandwiches so I don’t have to buy food, and bring water
  2. Possible trains to take (Weekday schedule) To New York: 9:43am-10:23am To Crestwood: 9:30pm-10:00pm
  3. Wear Rubber shoes

Places to go:

  1. Met Hours: Tues 9:30am-5:30pm Not prioritizing special exhibits because can’t take pictures Priority areas: First Floor: Egyptian Met store Medieval art European sculpture and decorative arts Second Floor: 19th and early 20th century European paintings and sculptures Modern and contemporary art European paintings Met store Buy Met notebook
  2. New York Library


8:00am-9:10am-Eat, ligo, bihis

9:10am-9:43am-Walk to Train

9:43am-10:23am-Travel to New York

10:23am-11:30am-Take subway, go to met, explore met

11:30am-12:00nn-Go to roof and eat lunch


5:30pm-6:30pm-Walk to New York Library, eat while walking, or eat at the Met Steps

6:30pm-8:00pm-New York Library

8:00pm-9:30pm-Grand Central

8:30pm-9:30pm-Walk to Grand Central and go home

How much will the lakwatsa cost? Going to New York: (off peak) $7.00 Going home: (off peak) $7.00 Subway to Met: $2 Subway to Grand Central: $2 Entrance to Met: $1 Food: $10 Total: $29

Super cheap trip: Going to New York: (off peak) $7.00 Going home: (off peak) $7.00 Entrance to Met: $1 Total: $15

Schedule for Friday:

  1. Things to bring Water Sandwiches Buy Chips Ahoy
  2. Possible Departure time: 5:33am 6:07am (express)
  3. Return time 8:00pm 8:30pm 9:00pm
  4. Breakfast at Tiffany’s New York-5th Avenue Fifth Avenue and 57th Street New York, NY 10022 212-755-8000 M-Sa: 10-7 Su: 12-6
  5. Central Park Location: Central Park runs north to south from 110th street to 59th street and east to west from 5th Avenue to Central Park   West Hours: Only closed from 1:00am-6:00am Relaxing places: Pulitzer Fountain at Grand Army Plaza E 59th Sheep Meadow – West 66th to 69th Streets The Mall – from 66th – 72nd Streets just east of mid-park Balto – East 67th Street near the East Drive East Green – East 69th to 72nd Streets Strawberry Fields – West 72nd Streets Bethesda Terrace – mid-Park at 72nd Street, Angel of the Waters at Bethesda Terrace Conservatory Water (Model Boat Pond) – East 73rd to 72nd Streets Hans Christian Andersen – 74th Street just west of Conservatory Water Alice in Wonderland – 75th Street just north of Conservatory Water Shakespeare Garden – West 79th Street Turtle Pond – mid-Park between 79th and 80th Streets The Obelisk (Cleopatra’s Needle) – 81st Street behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art Ewan where: Cherry Hill Sophie Loeb Fountain Far attractions: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir – mid-park from 86th-96th Streets Conservatory Garden – East 105th Street, off Fifth Avenue Burnett Fountain at Conservatory Garden’s English garden to the south Conservatory Garden’s Italian garden in the center Untermyer Fountain at Conservatory Garden’s French garden to the nort
  6. Go to the Met Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street New York, New York 10028-0198 Information: 212-535-7710 TTY: 212-570-3828 Enter the Museum at Fifth Avenue and 81st Street or at Fifth Avenue and 82nd Street. Hours open: Friday 9:30am-9:00pm How much admission: $5 Time to finish the Met :3hrs Get free brochure Food cannot be brought inside Water can be brought inside Photographs: permanent collection only, no flash, no video


4:30am-5:00am-Eat and get dressed

5:00am-5:33am-Walk to train


6:00am-6:30am- Breakfast at Tiffany’s

6:30am-7:00am- Walk to Central Park

7:00am-8:30am-Central Park

8:30am-9:00am-Walk to Met

9:00am-9:30am- Fall in line to get ticket


3:30-4:00-Walk to MoMa

4:00-8:00pm-MoMa, MoMa shop

8:00-8:30pm-Walk to Grand Central and go home

Another Friday lakwatsa:

Things to Remember:

  1. Baon: food and water
  2. Possible trains to take (Weekday schedule) To New York: 9:43am-10:23am To Crestwood: 9:30pm-10:10pm
  3. Wear rubber shoes
  4. Things to ask at Grand central How to get to the Met How to get to MoMa after the Met
  5. Agenda for this day See impressionist paintings the Met Finish MoMa, and go to MoMa shop

Places to go:

  1. Met Address: 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street Hours: Friday 9:30am-9:00pm Subway: take uptown 4, 5, 6 to 86th street
  2. MoMa, MoMa shop Get free audio Address: 11 W 53 Street between fifth and sixth avenue Shop Hours: Fri 9:30am-9pm Museum hours: Fri free 4pm-8pm Subway: E or M to 5th Avenue/ 53 street B, D, F to 47-50 streets/ Rockefeller Center Bus: M1, 2, 3, 4, 5 to 53 street
  3. New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building 5th Ave 42nd street Hours: Fri 10am-6pm Library attractions: South court 2nd floor Jill Kupin Rose Gallery Astor Hall 3rd floor McGraw Rotunda Edna Barnes Salomon Room ***Main Reading Room *** Exhibit: Fri 10:00am-6:00pm
  4. Grand Central Address: W 42nd St, Park Ave
  5. Wicked Address: 51st street Broadway


9:43am-10:23am-Travel to New York

10:23am-11:00am-Subway to Met (maybe even faster), Eat lunch, (Met steps or subway)

11:00am-12:00nn-Met (impressionist paintings)

12:00nn-12:30nn- Met (modern art, 2nd floor)

12:30nn-1:30pm-Met (special exhibit 2nd floor, photographs, special exhibit second floor, European, special exhibit 2nd floor, photo, Greek and Roman, Ancient Near Eastern art)

1:30pm-3:00pm-Met (Asian art)

3:00pm-3:30pm Met (Musical Instruments)

3:30pm-4:00pm-Met (American Wing 2nd floor, Met store 2nd floor)

4:00pm-5:00pm-Travel to MoMa (subway to Grand central then walk? Or is there an easier way? Or just walk?)

5:00pm-8:00pm-MoMa, MoMa shop

8:00pm-9:00pm-Walk to Grand Central

9:00pm-9:30pm-wait for train

9:30pm-go home

Budget 1: (no walking, one peak) One peak train: $10 one off peak train: $7 two subways: $5 total: $22

Budget 2: (with walking) two off peak trains: $14 one subway: $3 total: $17

Budget 3: (one peak with walking) One peak train: $10 One off peak train: $7 One subway: $2 Total: $19

Aug 10, 2011 Wednesday Expenses: Two off peak trains $14 Two subways $5 Magnolia Bakery banana pudding 16oz $5.75 Pizza $10 Total: $34.75


6:00am-8:00am-Bigis, ligo, prepare, etc

8:00am-9:43am-Walk to train

9:43am-10:23am-Travel to New York

10:23am-12:30nn-Times Square, John’s pizza

12:30nn-1:45pm-Bryant park writer’s workshop

1:45pm-2:15pm-Take the downtown 6, travel to Downtown, arrive 14th street Union Square

2:15pm-5:00pm- Murray’s Bagels (500 6th avenue near 10th or 11th street), Magnolia Bakery, High line

5:00pm-6:00pm-14th street, 5th avenue, Washington Square Park, University Place

6:00pm-7:00pm-8th street, Broadway, Astor Place

7:00pm-7:30pm- Subway uptown 6 to grand central

7:30pm-8:30pm-New York Public Library

8:30pm-9:00pm-chill at grand central then take the 9pm train home

Second Downtown lawatsa:

  1. Rain Venue The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen 20 West 44th street (between 5th and 6th avenues)
  2. New York Public Library Wed 10am-8pm 5th Ave 42nd st
  3. Grand Central Address: W 42nd St, Park Ave
  4. Times Square Neighborhood Boundaries: 40th Street on the South 53rd Street on the North 9th Avenue on the West 6th Avenue on the East

Third Downtown Adventure Aug 11 Thursday Schedule:

7:30am-8:10am-Go to train station

8:10am-8:47am-Travel to New York

8:47am-9:00am-Subway 6 to union square park

9:00am-10:00am-14th street, Murray’s Bagel, Magnolia Bakery, Bethune street, river, morton street, hudson street

10:00am-11:00am-christopher street, groove street, commerce street,  christopher street

11:00am-12:00nn-6th avenue, The New School, 6th avenue, edgar allan poe, cornelia

12:00nn-1:00pm-thompson, macdougal, Carmine

1:00nn-2:00pm-the garden near carmine for lunch

2:00pm-3:00pm- 8th street, waverly place, crosby, lafayette

3:00pm-4:00pm-2nd avenue

4:00pm-5:00pm-saint mark’s

5:00pm-6:00pm-Chill somewhere

6:00pm-6:30pm-subway 6 to grand central, walk to bryant park

6:30pm-8:00pm-Bryant Park, writer’s workshop

8:00pm-8:30pm-grand central take 8:30pm train home

Expenses: One peak train $9.25 One off peak train $7 Two subways $5 Magnolia Bakery $18 Murray’s Bagels $5 Total: $44.25

Places to go:

  1. Rain Venue The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen 20 West 44th street (between 5th and 6th avenues)
  2. New York Public Library thurs 10am-6pm 5th Ave 42nd st
  3. Grand Central Address: W 42nd St, Park Ave
  4. Times Square Neighborhood Boundaries: 40th Street on the South 53rd Street on the North 9th Avenue on the West 6th Avenue on the East
  5. Jefferson Market Gardens & Library, 425 6th Avenue @ W 10th St
  6. The New School 66 West 12th street ground floor art musem grey art Gallery
  7. 6th avenue Patchin Place Review: 10th street between 6th and Greenwich avenues row houses No. 4 Patchin Place the house American poet e.e. cummings, open, has plaque Golden Swan Garden: 6th avenue at W 4th street Saint Joseph’s Church: 365 6th avenue Milligan Place: corner on 6th Avenue small homes
  8. Thompson street
  9. MacDougal street Minetta Tavern: Favorite of Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings 30-132 MacDougal St.: house that used to belong to Louisa May Alcott’s uncle. She wrote “Little Women” Vintage Clothing: 175 macdougal street
  10. The Carmine Street Mural, the Carmine Street Pool
  11. Edgar Allan Poe 85 West 3rd Street
  12. Cornelia between W 4th and Bleecker
  13. Christopher Street
  14. Groove St Friends building: Bedford St & Grove St corner in Greenwich Village Grove Court, off of Grove St., just South of Bedford St., little houses
  15. Commerce Street in the West Village
  16. Morton Street Two streets away from St Luke’s Place
  17. Hudson street White Horse Tavern: 567 Hudson Street where Dylan Thomas drank to death Episcopal church: between Hudson Street on the east and Greenwich Street on the west, Christopher Street to the north and Barrow Street to the south. walled garden: Address: 487 Hudson Street
  18. Magnolia Bakery 401 Bleecker
  19. No. 116 Waverley Place then the home of an English professor, that Edgar Allan Poe performed the first public reading of his poem “The Raven”.
  20. Bayard-Condict Building Hardly Address: GV/NoHo: 65 Bleecker St @ Crosby St
  21. Lafayette Street Astor Library building: first public library nyc. 245 Lafayette avenue Colonnade Row: Greenwich Village/NoHo: 428-434 Lafayette St Sculpture for living: 445 Lafayette Street
  22. 2nd Avenue Filmore East: 105 2nd avenue Saint Mark’s-in-the-Bowery Church: East Village: 131 East 10th St @ 2nd Ave Gem Spa: 131 2nd avenue best egg cream drink Jaffee Art theater building: 189 2nd avenue
  23. Saint Mark’s Place Vintage Clothing: 37 st mark’s place 4 st marks place German american shooting society: 12 st mark’s place nice building Electric circus: 19-23 st mark’s place shops and resto Tour information: Village Alliance: 8th street saint marks place

Ewan if have time to go:

  1. Abingdon Square park Eighth Avenue and West 12th Street
  2. High line Open to public: Gansevoort Street to 20th Street. (bet. Tenth and Eleventh Aves.) Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily Every Thursday dance
  3. Jefferson Market Gardens & Library 425 6th Avenue @ W 10th St
  4. Broadway Grace Church: 802 Broadway Wanamaker’s: 770 broadway
  5. Astor Place The Copper Union: Astor Place and copper Square Great Hall of Cooper union Abraham Lincoln speech The alamo: Traffic island at astor place Abstract sculpture
  6. 8th street The Marlton: 5 W 8th street residence hall 6-26 E 8th street: stucco houses New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture: 8 West 8th street Vintage Clothing: 18 west 8th street 27 W 8th street: published James Joyce 8th street bookshop: 32 W 8th street where unconventional writers meet Electric Lady Sound studios 52 West 8th street
  7. University Place Ralph Lauren Rugby Shop: 99 University Place Cedar tavern: University place between E 8th and 9th streets Washington Mews: Between University place and 5th avenue
  8. Washington Square No. 7 Washington Square North: Edith Wharton lived No. 18 Washington Square North: Henry James’s grand-mother’s house Washington Sq. Park: The Hanging Tree is located at the north-west corner of the park. 3 washington square north: Edward Hopper lived New York University: 100 washington square east The row: 1-13 Washington square north, greek style houses
  9. 5th avenue 1 and 2 5th avenue: art deco tower 10 5th avenue: gothic houses Brevoort Hotel: 11 5th avenue
  10. Mark Twain House 14 West 10th St. (has plaque)
  11. Murray’s Bagels 500 6th avenue Many flavors $1 each
  12. Bleeker Magnolia Bakery: best banana pudding, 401 Bleecker Street West Village
  13. High line Open to public: Gansevoort Street to 20th Street. (bet. Tenth and Eleventh Aves.) Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily Every Tuesday star gazing Every Wednesday nature based-fun Every Thursday dance Every Saturday activities and free tour Entrances: Gansevoort Street 14th Street (Elevator access late summer 2009) 16th Street (Elevator access) 18th Street 20th Street Directions: SUBWAY L to 8th Avenue; A/C/E to 14th Street; C/E to 23rd Street; 1/2/3 to 14th Street; 1 to 18th Street or 23rd Street BUS M11 to Washington Street or 9th Avenue; M14 to 9th Avenue; M23 to 10th Avenue; M34 to 10th Avenue Food at highline: L’ARTE DEL GELATO: Chelsea Market Passage near West 16th Street
Returning MELT BAKERY Gansevoort Plaza, below the High Line Gansevoort and Washington Streets ice cream cookie sandwiches. LA NEWYORKINA near West 23rd Street paletas (ice pops) in flavors that range from mango-chili to hibiscus to fresh coconut. PEOPLE’S POPS near West 16th Street Greenmarket fruit-based ice pops and shaved ice THE PORCH West 15th Street views of the Hudson Riverbruschettas and sandwiches, fruit, and wine and beer from New York State.

Not sure if have time to go:

  1. Christopher Street
  2. MacDougal street Focacceria’s: Italian restaurant, MacDougal St Vintage Clothing: 175 macdougal street Minetta Tavern: Favorite of Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings, 30-132 MacDougal St., house that used to belong to Louisa May Alcott’s uncle. She wrote “Little Women”
  3. The Carmine Street Mural, the Carmine Street Pool
  4. Patchin Place Review 10th street between 6th and Greenwich avenues row houses No. 4 Patchin Place the house American poet e.e. cummings, open, has plaque
  5. Milligan Place corner on 6th Avenue small homes
  6. John’s Pizzeria 278 Bleecker St (at Bleecker and Jones) A classic New York pizza place – brick oven, The lines are often long but the service is fast Whole pies only, no slices.  

Other Info:

  1. Greenwich village Basic information: “The Village” Broadway on the east, the Hudson River on the west, Houston Street on the south, and 14th Street on the north neighborhoods surrounding it are the East Village to the east, SoHo to the south, and Chelsea to the north. West Village” is synonymous with Greenwich Village
  2. West of University Place
  3. 4th street
  4. Bleeker Roni’s dress shop reasonable prices
  5. Colonnade Row Greenwich Village/NoHo: 428-434 Lafayette St
  6. Astor Library building first public library of New York City. 245 Lafayette avenue down in the village.
  7. Nice restaurants Magnolia Bakery for dessert: chocolate and vanilla must try banana pudding Less than $5 401 Bleecker Street Joe’s Pizza, 7 Carmine Street (at 6th and Bleecker)

Lakwatsa files Wednesday: Important things to do:

  1. New york public library 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wed 5th Ave 42nd street
  2. American Museum of natural history Highlights Tour offered hourly from 10:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m Central Park West at West 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5000 Hours: daily 10am-5:45pm
  3. Brooklyn bridge
  4. Staten island ferry One hour the whole trip Staten Island Ferry Addresses Manhattan: Whitehall and Water St
New York, NY 10006 Staten Island: 1 Bay St.
Staten Island, NY 10301 Staten Island Ferry Cross Streets In Manhattan, Whitehall and Water Streets, at the water’s edge. Nearest Subways to Staten Island Ferry: In Manhattan, J or Z to Broad Street; 1 or 9 to South Ferry; 4 or 5 to Bowling Green. In Staten Island, Staten Island Railway to St. George. Staten Island Ferry Hours: The ferry operates 24 hours a day every day of the week. T wait half an hour for the next departure Each trip takes half an hour.
  5. New York stock exchange
  6. Times Square buy i love ny tshirts

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4 thoughts on “My New York Vacation Schedules

  1. Oh my goodness! You covered your bases!!! I bet you had a blast! The next time you are headed this way you should check out Family In New York! They specialize in custom private New York tours. They also offer New York layover tours, accessible tours, day trips, and more! You did a great job of seeing NY on your own but they can show you the city in a way you haven’t seen it before!


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