Trip Planning for New York
Attractions we want to see
The American Museum of Natural History.
There is an air and space museum on board the U.S.S.
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Grand Central Station.
Grand Central Station has just finished a complete refurbishment and is
definately worth visiting. Grand Central is used by the MTA's Metro
North Commuter Railroad for service North and East of NYC.
Mars 2112 resteraunt
Gate is indeed a sight. It is used by Amtrak trains between Penn
Station and New England along the NEC. I believe it spans the gap
between the Bronx and Queens. I couldn't tell you of any places to
view the bridge however.
The Hampshire Broadway Hotel
Confirmation # 7357 # 7358 They have a safe suitable
for a camcorder.
224 W 49th Street
NY, NY 10019
Here to view a picture
Excellent value in the heart of the theater district. The hotel
has just recently underwent a renovation. The rooms are fresh & comfortable.
The bed configuration offered in the hotel is either: one double
size bed, two double size bed, or one king size bed. Nice hotel for those
who want a clean basic room in a convenient location.
Located: One block West of Rockefeller Center.
-Parking: across from the hotel $17.50
-180 rooms, 16 floors
Other Internet Resources
is a room finding service.
Priceline has an interesting
rule book that Betsy might study. You specify the price, priceline
electronically auctions the price for participating hotels. If a
hotel agrees to meet your price, then it books a room and the transaction
is completed. I am reluctant as of this writing (9-Mar-1999) to sign
The New York
Subway system. Here is a
map of the area where we are staying, I think. General information
on the subway system for "normal" people is here.
An article on Jet Lag,
which is something I especially will have
troubles dealing with; Caroline will have some troubles.
The University of Texas has a Map resource page. Here is a map
York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It's big.
Arrangements we've already made
April 10th 7:35 AM PST United flight 12 Arrive JFK 1536 (3:36PM) EST
Includes breakfast and a movie
: Goldie has to go with us to the airport with her
credit card in order to pick up the frequent flyer miles.!
To get from JFK to Manhattan, take the Q10 bus and then connect with
the "A" train.
Then, depending on where we stay, either stay on the "A"
train or connect with the 1, 2, 3 or
9 train at Chambers Street in Manhattan. The New York subway
system has an extensive web page, including a
map of the entire system.
Return to Seattle
April 13th 1650 (4:40 PM) EST United flight 237 Arrive SEA 1940 (7:40PM) PST
Includes dinner and a movie
Monitoring the flights in progress
This web site
has up to the minute information on where the airplane is, culled directly
from the FAA (I don't know how they do it).
We are seeing Cats Monday April 12 at 8 PM at the Winter Garden Theater.
Our confirmation number is TPCA A15175596. The Winter Garden Theater
is at 50th & Broadway. I find addresses in New York City very
confusing, however, I think the theater address is 1632 Broadway. There
is a Yahoo! map of the area.
Our confirmation number is TPCA A15175596. The play starts at
8 PM EST, which will be 5 PM PST for our biological clocks.
Places I want to go see:
Possible places to stay
"We want the price of 2 rooms, one for a single person, one
for three people, April 10th 11th, and 12th. Do you have a safe for
||851 8th Ave
||790 8th Avenue (48th & 8th)
|Best Western President
||234 W 48th St
||(800) 826-4667 / 212-246-8800
|Broadway Bed & Breakfast
||264 W 46th St,
||224 W 49th Street
||132 W 45th St
Saturday night April 10th Sunday night 11th, Monday
(1) This is a suite
Best Western President * * Budget
A.k.a. Best Western Inn
234 W 48th St
New York, NY 10036-1424
Cost per room per night on Saturday: $189 $199 $229 depending on
the size of the beds. On Sunday and Monday nights: $119
234 W 48th Street (Between Broadway & 8th Ave) Midtown West
NY, NY 10036 *Theater District
HERE TO VIEW A PICTURE
HERE TO VIEW ANOTHER PICTURE
This hotel is a pleasant choice for the budget-minded traveler.
An intimate lobby is warm & inviting. All of the
rooms have recently been refurbished. The decor is simple yet
tasteful. Each room features a new bathroom,
direct dial telephones, cable TV, & an electronic lock system.
Suites are available with a separate sitting area.
The staff is well trained & offer courteous service.
The hotel features two restaurants: La Primavera,serves a Northern
Italian cuisine, & Waterfall Cafe, offers casual
dining. Cocktails are available at the Ziegfield’s Lounge.
Located: Steps to a dozen famous theaters. Five blocks to Rockefeller
Center or Time Square.
-400 rooms, 16 floors
-Parking: $15. across the street
-Kids under 18 stay free in parents room