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Planning for September in New York

In September I will be spending an entire week in New York City.

Staying at the Distrikt Hotel on West 40th Street, the hotel was booked on a deal.

Costing £1200, between two it works out to £600 each for a week, which I thought was pretty good for a hotel that both has a coffee maker and a guest use fridge.

The double double room comes equipped with a hair dryer, iron and iron board, tv – and one of possibly the most essential amenities for travellers – free wifi.


The room price doesn’t include breakfast – but that was through choice. It’s New York – we won’t be short of breakfast choices.

We have some prebooked trips planned – ones that are likely to sell out or will require long queues.

Tickets have been booked for a trip to the crown of the Statue of Liberty, catching Book of Mormon on Broadway and, mostly to save time, Empire State viewing deck.

So far, eating places aren’t planned as solidly. We hope to try a wide variant of foods – mostly avoiding the tourist areas as far as possible. One noticeable exception will be Ellen’s Stardust Diner. I know it’s been slightly controversial lately, but I enjoy being serenaded with show tunes while I eat obscene portion sizes.


Other plans are much looser – a trip round Central Park, walking the Brooklyn bridge, and visiting the 9/11 memorial museum. We were also considering the the tenement museum down in The Village. Has anyone taken a trip here before?

If anyone has recommendations on food, drink and sightseeing I’m all ears!

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