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I love to do so many things, always changing. Sewing, knitting, needle felting, polymer clay bead making, PMC jewelry making, aspiring raw foodist, tea lover, reading, building, learning about cool things, movies, oh my, I could go on and on...
Sorry for the delay in answering. We are actually in London right now on vacation, so I'm not reading email as much as usual. I would say that you should definitely go to the Toys R Us in Times Square and ride the giant Ferris Wheel, then head over to 5th Avenue to go to FAO Schwarz to see and touch many of the amazing (and amazingly overpriced) toys. Dylans Candy Bar on 61st and 3rd Ave would be a great stop as well. Then, for a little 'culture', I'd choose the Metropolitan Museum of Art and go to the Egyptian Wing to see the Temple of Dendur. Also, I don't know if this is something you could book (and it depends on the weather), but there is a trapeze school on the West Side Highway at Pier 40 that is tons of fun. You might also check out the NYC Ballet - they are doing a lot of great stuff this fall. That or the Alvin Ailey Dance Troupe. And of course you must go to Central Park, to Strawberry Fields and the Imagine circle. The Dakota Building is right outside the 72nd St. West entrance, and for us John Lennon fans, it is a must to see it. (Yoko still lives there). Unless they are really excited about it, the Statue of Liberty is something you can see from a distance and not spend the entire day standing in line and spending the money. Ellis Island is nice, but unless they have a particular interest in the history, I'd give it a pass. Same with the top of the Empire State Building. It's nice, but takes an hour to get to the top and then after 15 minutes everyone is usually ready to go. In my opinion, going to the Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center is more fun and worth the time. If you are interested in a good Broadway Show, Wicked or The Addams Family would be good bets.
As you can see, there are TONS of things to do. Let me know if any of this sounds good - and we would love to meet you for coffee one afternoon - we could give you a tour of our little part of the West Side.
How long will you be in New York? And what part of November? There are a lot of great things you can do without spending a fortune, but depending on how long you'll be there I can recommend the best. Are the kids into museums, or history, or sports?
Happy to help, and maybe we could meet for coffee as well when you're here.