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2012/11/10 15:24:24 (permalink)

Macy's Parade

Hello, old-timers, new-timers, good-timers, et al.
I'm traveling next week with a marching band to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Their itinerary is set in stone. Mine is more flexible.  We'll be staying at the Embassy Suites in Secaucus, and moving numerous times across the river.  The parade route is between 77th and 34th, so I'll be all up and down midtown for a few days.  I'd love to hear suggestions from friends, old and new, about both sides of the river.
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    Foodbme
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/10 19:14:49 (permalink)
    Since you're in Secaucus, There's a number of good Cuban places in Jersey City. It's been years since I've been in the NYC area so don't remember the names. A large Cuban population there.
    http://www.urbanspoon.com/nf/53/5330/5218/North-Jersey/Jersey-City/Cuban-Restaurants
    And, of course, if you've never been to Carnegie Deli, that's just east of Broadway on 7th Av & 55th St.
    http://www.carnegiedeli.com/home.php
    post edited by Foodbme - 2012/11/10 19:19:15
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/10 19:18:57 (permalink)
    Your Hotel is surrounded by a ton of chain food...but a very quick (5 minute ) trip to Union City for excellent Cuban food. Jersey City is mess right now. So is Hoboken.


    http://www.elartesanorestaurant.com/menu.html
    http://cuban-food-usa.com/ny_el_artesano.html

    http://offthebroiler.word...havana-sandwich-queen/
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/11/10 21:01:51
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/10 21:47:42 (permalink)
    As CC said, some places on the NJ side of the river are a wild card right now a/c Hurricane damage.
     
    For Spanish/Portuguese food real near to where you are staying, Segovia is very very good, and thier website says they are Open:
    http://www.segoviarestaurant.com/
     
    In Midtown NY, one place I reaaly like for it's "secret place" ambiance (it's a walkup on the 2nd floor) with excellent pizza and other Italian in a nice old-school  atmosphere is Lazzara's at 221 W 38 St:
    http://lazzaraspizza.com/html/home.php
     
    Let us know where you wind up.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 08:21:14 (permalink)
    CC, can I walk to any of these neighborhoods?  Or is public transport reliable?  I've already figured I can make it to Hoboken to the delis, if they're open.  I think I need a svengali to to swoosh away the impediments,
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 10:10:07 (permalink)
    Embassy Suites is located within the Harmon Meadow Plaza. There are quick (like a mile) shuttles to the Secaucus Junction Light Rail Station right from Embassy Suites. From there you would take the Light Rail train to the connecting Hudson-Bergen LIght Rail stop for Hoboken. Along the way down the line there is a stop that puts you right close to the Cuban food in Union City. That would be the Bergenline Ave. stop in Union City.

    They are both very quick trips. I will check if all the stations are stopping along the line (our Light Rail stops are still down) but if they any are down there will be shuttle service to the destination within the trip...and it will be announced on the platform and on the train a million times.

    I will be in Hoboken by the time of your trip. I'll be more than happy to guide you along the way through beloved <<<Hoboken>>>
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/11/11 10:22:37
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 11:29:08 (permalink)
    Sounds like a nice trip, I hope you have a great time. These are not between 34th and 77th but to me they say New York. Peter Lugers, to me says New York and also serves a great Porterhouse steak. My family ad I were there last summer, my family liked it so much we are planning our trip around it this yr. This is a short cab ride and well worth the trip, after all we traveled 3000 miles to get there. Another one in Manhattan is Defonte's Sandwich shop in Gramercy area 3rd and 21st. This one also say New York. Fresh made Italian hoagie rolls, Melt in your mouth Roast beef, Fried Eggplant and Mozzarella, pilled on your sandwich. They also have many other sandwiches that will tempt you taste buds. If your not going to be in nYC very long, Manhattan will take up all your time with great sights and attractions............Have fun..............pnwc...............P.S. call Peter Lugers today and see if you can get reservations, it maybe to late, they are about a month out. If you don't mind eating a late lunch early dinner they may be able to squeeze you in.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 13:16:20 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

      I will be in Hoboken by the time of your trip. I'll be more than happy to guide you along the way through beloved <<<Hoboken>>>

     
    CCinNJ, I totally accept your kind offer!  I expect to be arriving in Secaucus early afternoon on Tuesday, the 20th.  I'll have to keep to some sort of schedule, but haven't seen it as yet.  This is going to be fun.  I haven't seen you since the giant pork chop at Knockum Hill.  Since buffetbuster was also there, I didn't see much of the chop, either.
     
    Pnwchef, I'm taking notes on DeFonte's, but doubt that I'll get over to Brooklyn to see PL.  Great idea, though.  A shopping trip to Zabar's is very likely, too.
     
    Wandering Jew, grab a train  and take a day off. I'll find you a nice cup of coffee.
     
    Any and all others welcome to come join in the festivities.
     
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 15:09:03 (permalink)
    Honey...ya ain't seen me by any giant pork chop. I'm scared of giant pork chops. I bet they are bigger than me.

    We'll have oodles of fun. You'll enjoy outstanding Roadfood..good laughs.. beautiful views of NYC...and a cocktail or so. I'll get you marching outta order!

    You can teach me all about making Root Beer.
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/11/11 15:48:35
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 19:30:47 (permalink)
    ken8038

      For Spanish/Portuguese food real near to where you are staying, Segovia is very very good, and thier website says they are Open:
    http://www.segoviarestaurant.com/
     

    Ken,  Segovia sounds like an excellent choice. I mapquested it, and even I can do that without getting lost.  Have you had the paella?
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 19:32:37 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

      You can teach me all about making Root Beer.

        If I were going to be there long enough, I'd brew a batch for you.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 20:30:36 (permalink)
    How long does it take to brew a batch of the "Root Beer" you were drinkin at or before Knockum Hill?  
     
    That must be an excellent marching band to make it to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Congratulations!
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/11 20:49:28 (permalink)
    CCinNJ
      That must be an excellent marching band to make it to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Congratulations!

       Thanks, they are indeed an excellent group of band students.  If you watch the parade, they'll be wearing orange and black, from Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tn.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/12 00:22:02 (permalink)
    A few great NYC experiences in the zone of where you will be...

    53rd & 6th for some of the best NYC street food...

    http://newyork.seriouseat...venue-street-food.html

    Day or night...excellent. People not-pick or nit-pick even this or that...but you won't go wrong on that corner...day or night. If the weather is nice...the price is right...the portions are large delicious....and a true NYC experience.

    Gray's Papaya is another experience in the zone....on 72nd and Broadway. You have to have a hot dog and a papaya drink while in NYC. It's the law!!  Open 24 hours a day...and night.

    http://www.roadfood.com/Restaurant/Review/5253-5357/grays-papaya
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/11/12 00:57:31
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/12 00:54:25 (permalink)
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    CCinNJ
    That must be an excellent marching band to make it to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Congratulations!

      Thanks, they are indeed an excellent group of band students.  If you watch the parade, they'll be wearing orange and black, from Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tn.

    Brings back pleasant memories. I lived in Brentwood TN from 79 to 83.
    Remember that Fr. Ryan was an excellent school with some pretty good sports teams. Not surprised that the Band is good too!
    Lived in NJ and worked in NYC from 73 to 79 and attended 2 Macy's parades. You and the kids are gonna love it!
    I'll be in Franklin, TN for Tranksgiving and will watch the parade from there!
    post edited by Foodbme - 2012/11/12 00:58:29
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/12 08:06:37 (permalink)
    <<Ken, Segovia sounds like an excellent choice. I mapquested it, and even I can do that without getting lost. Have you had the paella?
    I may have tasted it as a sample from someone else's plate, but I'm not sure. I've been there a few times, and I usually go for the shrimp in garlic or green sauce.
    I'm sure you'll enjoy it, if that's where you wind up.
     
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/12 09:23:34 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    We'll have oodles of fun. You'll enjoy outstanding Roadfood..good laughs.. beautiful views of NYC...and a cocktail or so. I'll get you marching outta order!


     
    CCinNJ you are going to love Poverty Pete. He is one great guy.

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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/12 17:41:09 (permalink)
    Cheers, Mr. Hoffman!   And hugs to Lisa.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/12 19:02:00 (permalink)
    CCinNJ,  How do you and bacon get along?  Are you on good terms with one another?
       Also, will I be near the downtown Hoboken Farmer's Market on Tuesday?
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/12 19:39:44 (permalink)
    Poverty Pete

    Cheers, Mr. Hoffman!   And hugs to Lisa.


    Same to you. Hugs given.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/13 11:05:14 (permalink)
    Bacon was over this morning...for Breakfast. We get along great...as far as I am concerned..
     
      
    The Farmers Markets will be open. I'm not sure if the Downtown location will be held at the regular location...or the Uptown location on Tuesdays. I'll know on Friday. 
     
    Either way...no problem. You could toss a piece of fruit from one location and reach the other location. Hoboken is one square mile.
     
     
     
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/14 15:37:55 (permalink)
    Michael,
     
       Is that a smiley face at the end of your response?
     
       Marriage is really agreeing with you, isn't it?   It's good to see.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/14 17:27:17 (permalink)
    CCinNJ

    Bacon was over this morning...for Breakfast. We get along great...as far as I am concerned..

      
    The Farmers Markets will be open. I'm not sure if the Downtown location will be held at the regular location...or the Uptown location on Tuesdays. I'll know on Friday. 

    Either way...no problem. You could toss a piece of fruit from one location and reach the other location. Hoboken is one square mile.




    Lawd.gets down on his knees and praises CC for that glorious photo.........just wish I had been there to munch one down!
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/14 18:01:22 (permalink)
    A Divine assist from Bagel Time & Deli in Matawan...
     
    I am happy that Mr. Hoffman is happy but I was as happy as the Bennison's cookie from the Contingent Dog Days of Summer Tour (taken by Gyp) that my juicer was unplugged.... 
     

    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/11/14 18:02:56
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/14 19:11:31 (permalink)
    CCinNJ,
     
       Your juicer was unplugged?  By the storm?  Are things getting back to normal?  You're still going to make me march crooked, right?
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/14 20:29:23 (permalink)
    Of course!
    You'll be fine by Thanksgiving! As long as you are not holding the Cat in the Hat Balloon. He marched his own route at the 1997 Parade.
     
    My house was the hotline for the Sisters of St. Andrew's back in the day.
     
    I've been told I have to eat Breakfast...not just drink juice. It worked Jack LaLanne.
     
    post edited by CCinNJ - 2012/11/14 20:33:59
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/15 18:55:31 (permalink)
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    Michael,

      Is that a smiley face at the end of your response?

      Marriage is really agreeing with you, isn't it?   It's good to see.

    It is, indeed a smiley face. But never fear. I'm still a mean, nasty, angry curmudgeon. And yes, marriage is agreeing with me. Trouble is, my wife always disagrees with me. I think that's her job.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/15 19:27:36 (permalink)
    How many kids are in the Marching Band?
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/15 21:23:30 (permalink)
    They are small in number, but enormous in stature.  I think there will be about 90 in the parade. I also think they will be the smallest band that day.
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    Re:Macy's Parade 2012/11/15 21:52:11 (permalink)
    They will be the best band of the day...and if any of them can play football the Titans could use the help. That's our favorite football team.
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