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Personally I like dinosaur bbq, great malt beverages as well, and also blue smoke is great and if you like jazz, check out downstairs.

I second the motion to recognize Dinosaur BBQ. All those in favor?

In article <43661d390805312028u130046ddlc804e4615c83ba62@mail.gmail.com> you write:

I second the motion to recognize Dinosaur BBQ. All those in favor?

Dinosaur is swell, but it's in Syracuse.

Perhaps you could pick one that's reachable by subway instead.

Address:
646 W 131st St.
New York, NY 10027
212-694-1777
Catering: 212-694-1777

NYC Directions:
Dinosaur BBQ NYC is located on the corner of 131st St and 12th Ave.

Just South of Fairway Market and North of the Cotton Club under the
Riverside Drive Bridge.

Exit 125th street off of the Henry Hudson Highway. The closest subway
stop is the 1, at the intersection of Broadway and 125th St.

In article <43661d390805312028u130046ddlc804e4615c83ba62@mail.gmail.com> you
write:

I second the motion to recognize Dinosaur BBQ. All those in favor?

Dinosaur is swell, but it's in Syracuse.

Perhaps you could pick one that's reachable by subway instead.

Dinosaur Barbecue
www.dinosaurbarbque.com

646 W 131st St
New York, NY 10027

It's in Harlem. BOOOOOOO!!!!!

So is Columbia University!

Harlem is in the process of going through a
renaissance and has been over the past 10 or
more so things have changed for the better.
Just avoid going there after certain hours :wink:

As for the prior Brooklyn comment, Park Slope
also has some great eats but the area/scene
tends to be sort of artsy. If you want to spend
some time sightseeing Brooklyn, the Brooklyn
Public Library (main one) Grand Army Plaza is
near the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Don't forget
Coney Island which has also changed in the last
decade. Again, watch those hours, NY is a Jeckyll
and Hyde city. Nice sometimes, beautiful to visit
but can be insanely ugly.

The downtown Brooklyn area has some nice eats
but I've always preferred the city. In the area
of downtown Brooklyn, you'll typically find a
bunch of people in local government and lawyers
eating as the courts are downtown.

For those looking for sweets, don't forget the
ever famous (overhyped) Junior's Cheesecake.
If you've travelled to Coney Island then one
cannot forget Nathan's. There are some really
good pubs in the Red Hook section, but alas
again, going through certain neighborhoods is
not for everyone. You can jump on a Water Taxi
there for kicks though. Makes for nice pictures
at night.

Sightseeing: Jump on a boat at night (booze
cruise) $25.00
http://www.nywatertaxi.com/tours/happyhour/

Or just hop on an "On and Off" cruise:
http://www.nywatertaxi.com/hop/

$20.00

Dinosaur is swell, but it's in Syracuse.

Perhaps you could pick one that's reachable by subway instead.

Oh, all right, as about 47 people have pointed out, they have a branch
on 131st St. The barbeque is not bad. I eat it at the NY State Fair
every year.

On the other hand, I would think that in NYC, home of the most
wonderful food on the continent,* you could do better than a branch of
a yuppie ex biker joint from Syracuse. How about RUB at 23rd and 7th?
Or Johnny Utah's at 51st and 5th? Or Oklahoma Smoke up at 145st St?

R's,
John

* - with the possible exception of Montreal, an argument that can only
be resolved by extensive research in both places

Disclaimer: I've worked in the immediate area of this conference on
and off for over 30 years. (In fact, I'm staring longingly down at
the Marriott Hotel from the office window right now...)

First, you simply must take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge to
Manhattan (and back). Exhilarating views, an unforgettable
experience, and you'd be participating in one of the more common
things that "all" NYC people do. Just walk out the "front" door of
the hotel and turn right. (Watch out for crazy bicyclists!)

Second, Junior's Cheesecake, overhyped as it is, is still arguably
among the best "domestic" cheesecakes, at least on the east coast.
You really ought to try it. But, don't stop there -- the
brisket/corned-beef/pastrami on twin rolls is highly recommended.
(My personal favorite is their down-home matzoh-ball soup.)

Third, the Brooklyn Heights area is admittedly "artsy", but there's
lots of interesting and tasty variety. I've had great food at
several Italian seafood-style places (although if that's your
preference, I'd encourage you to go to Vincent's in Little Italy
(lower Manhattan)).

Finally, I didn't see a destination that seems like it might be very
useful: Radio Shack (go out the "back" door of the hotel, turn right,
half a block to Willoughby, turn right, and it's right across the street
from the White Castle (which is its own "destination")).

P.S. If you're into bicycling, the Hudson River Park bikeway (runs about
10 miles along the western Manhattan shoreline) is a paved, fantasitc,
ride. I don't know if the bike rental season has started yet, though.

Something Important to remember (I learned the hard way)
Cell phones do not work on the metro so remember

A C F
JAY STREET STOP

Those are the trains that stop on the back corner of the hotel. A&C are BLUE
LINE. F is BROWN i believe.

the RED 2,3 line stops a block away. If you get lost remember we are across
from the Court House.

IF ANY questions please email me at davediaz(at)gmail.com or davediaz(at)
telx.com

ENJOY

David Diaz
Telx
Host Nanog43

For all the food everyone is listing you've missed the #1 NY food
(opinion) ... Hot Dogs!

Any street vendor will do (get a soft pretzel too) but I’m partial (like
many New Yorkers) to Gray’s Papaya in the city at least (their real
website is "under construction so check out
http://maps.google.com/maps?ie=UTF8&q=gray’s+papaya&ll=40.75597,-73.968372
&spn=0.07737,0.117416&z=13). Another option is the original Nathan’s on
Coney Island.

  If you like steak, I love Peter Lugar's but if you want something
a little cheaper and definitely less stuffy, check out Sammy's Romanian
Steaks, not too far from the Williamsburg Bridge (157 Chrystie St).

  I also want to 2nd Little Italy and the NY Museum of Natural
History/Hayden Planetarium as must sees if you've never been to NY. Also
try to see a Broadway show, you can find last minute tickets for 1/2 off
at TKTS (bring cash!!), but stay away from Time's Square to beat the lines
and hit the one at the Southstreet Seaport (this is another cool place to
check out anyway and very close to Brooklyn).

  Have Fun!

  -Scott

  I also want to 2nd Little Italy ...

And for proof that New York is constantly changing, check one of
the newer Jewish neighborhoods in Brighton Beach, a little corner
of the Soviet Union right on the edge of the USA. :wink:

--Michael Dillon

I also want to 2nd Little Italy and the NY Museum of Natural
History/Hayden Planetarium as must sees if you've never been to NY. ...

Considering the nerdy tendencies of this crowd, I can't see how one
would omit a trip to the NYC Transit Museum, which chronicles the
history of what was in the early 1900s quite the high tech marvel, and
still the world's only urban railroad that runs 24/7/365, you know,
like the Internet.

It's at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, about a
five minute walk from the meeting.

R's,
John

http://www.mta.info/mta/museum/

Of course, there is always the question of what to put on the hot dog, and
the mystic's reply: "make me one with everything."

F trains on maps are orange lines.

Also, while this seems to have turned into the Newly Acclimated Newyork
Olfactory Glee list, I'll chime in:

Bereket...
( http://www.yelp.com/biz/bereket-turkish-kebab-house-new-york )
187 E Houston (pronounced HOW-STON, not like the city in Texas,
also aka 0th street) at Orchard street, right across the Williamsburg
bridge in Manhattan

...has the best lamb kebabs I've ever had in my life, despite having
grown up in the Metro Detroit area (which has a huge middle eastern
population and tons of associated restaurants). They're open 24 hours
and are easily my favorite restaurant in the tastiest-food category in
the entire United States.

Other POIs of interest to nanogers:

Datavision on 5th avenue near 40th street (Manhattan) has saved me in a
pinch when I've needed multimode cables (still dunno where to buy smf at
a retail shop in nyc).

Have fun in New York, it's my favorite city in America - I'd be there
myself to play tour guide with everyone except I'm in ORD at the moment
preparing for a transatlantic move for the summer (I'm coming back to NY
in the fall).

Most importantly, get out and roam around! Touristy things that everyone
should see at least once:

Herald Square (appx 34th st/6th ave)

Times Square (~42s-49s, along 7a)

Union Square (14s/4a)

New York Harbor from Battery Park
(take the 1 train in Manhattan all the way south to South Ferry, the
last stop. Make sure you're in the first five front cars of the train.
Get out, walk past the coast guard/dhs to the park, and go down to the
water.)

Good luck,
-jp

Datavision on 5th avenue near 40th street (Manhattan) has saved me in a
pinch when I've needed multimode cables (still dunno where to buy smf at
a retail shop in nyc).

  Just be careful you pay 100% attention to what you want and what
you get. I went for a disk drive, brought it upstairs, paid for it, and
when they were checking it they found the item in the box wasn't the same
I paid for (Serial numbers didn't match). I didn't even get out the store,
so I asked for a refund. Store credit only, and its only good for a year.
SIGH........

    Tuc

Other POIs of interest to nanogers:

Datavision on 5th avenue near 40th street (Manhattan) has saved me in a
pinch when I've needed multimode cables (still dunno where to buy smf at
a retail shop in nyc).

Chips and tech is around the corner on 39th between 5th and 6th.

Datavision requires you to check your bags. They do have a pretty nice selection.

It's been years since I've lived in NYC, and I haven't visited in a
few years. I'd love to get a really good knish or slice of Sicilian
pizza.

--gregbo

      I also want to 2nd Little Italy ...

It's hard to choose from the plethora of Italian Restaurants on Mulberry St,
imcidentally just a $8 cab ride, or even a leisurely stroll, across the Manhattan Bridge from NANOG,
but I, as an area resident, swear by Da Nico (close to Broome).

I'll probably be at 83rd and Amsterdam by 11p, This is my all time NYC favorite.

    http://www.hi-life.com/west.html <http://www.hi-life.com/>

If you're here on Thurs or beyond:

   http://www.hi-life.com/west-ipod-lounge.html

NYC is so large and interesing that I wouldn't spend much time chasing food. You're in foodie heaven. See the Statute of Liberty, the 9/11 memorial, Empire State Building, ride the subway, go to Hoboken, or catch a glimpse of the UN. All great sites. Personally, I'd like to find a karaoke bar and sing "NY NY" with my Red Sox hat on. :slight_smile:

Best,

-M<

hilife is a great spot!!