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#21 sammyk

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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:05 PM

[quote name='RoughDraft' date='Apr 21 2005, 06:45 PM'][quote name='sammyk' date='Apr 21 2005, 07:28 PM']Wait, the Statue is open again?
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:11 PM

Wait, the Statue is open again?  Wasn't it closed for a while?

Man, I remember climbing into the torch, at least I think I remember it.

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Didn't they shut down the torch a loooooooooooong time ago because of safety concerns? I think they've even shut down the crown at this point too...I climbed to the crown when I was like 7 or 8 years old. Crazy ass climb, but it's definitely worth it at the end!

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Yes it was, but I was a little kid so thats why I'm not sure. So who is gonna look up if when it was closed?

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Check one post above ya sammy :)
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:16 PM

1916? I think that's not accurate. I'm not that old!
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:22 PM

1916?  I think that's not accurate.  I'm not that old!

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Well according to here it is
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:27 PM

sammy, you're older than my GRANDMOTHER! :D
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:31 PM

Oh well, maybe I just remember seeing the steps and WANTING to go up them!
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Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:49 PM

also IF you get to go into the statue it's something like 20-25 degrees hotter inside there then it is outside (you don't need to worry about that in the basr part at least)... but IF you can go up which I doubt.... you're gonna sweat!
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Posted 22 April 2005 - 12:10 PM

If you want to see some of the sites, it's probably better to go to a Yankee game at night. This way it doesn't take up most of your day. Plus it will be cooler at night if it's a hot day.
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:12 AM

If you want to see some of the sites, it's probably better to go to a Yankee game at night. This way it doesn't take up most of your day. Plus it will be cooler at night if it's a hot day.

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ok sounds good, night game it is then, where would you recommened sitting?
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Posted 27 April 2005 - 03:05 PM

I'd say bleachers. First off, those are the cheapest seats. So, you save money. Secondly, the atmosphere is great. Plus at night, it will be cooler. If not there, then Upper Deck behind the plate.
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:15 PM

The RF Bleachers (especially section 39) gives you a uniquely New York baseball experience. Many of the Yankees' loudest fans sit out there and it adds a lot to the entertainment value of the game. However, it has become "cool" to sit out in the bleachers with these "bleacher creatures" as the media calls them so it can be tough to get tickets in the RF bleachers.

Another thing to keep in mind, if you sit in the bleachers you must stay in the bleachers. They are completely cut off from the rest of the Stadium. You cannot go to Monument Park (where all the plaques and retired numbers are) or walk around the Stadium at all if you sit there.

The next cheapest level is in the Upper Deck and is called Tier Reserved in Yankee ticket speak. IMHO, this is the best value in the park especially if you are in the sections behind the plate since you can see the whole field and if it is a thin crowd you can move around to other, more expensive, seats without any problems. The thing to keep in mind if you decide to go Tier Reserve is that people walk in front of those seats all game long so unless you are really tall you want to avoid the first few rows (Tier Reserve rows start at A). Also, you may want to avoid aisle seats as there are constantly vendors walking around that can block your view.
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 04:08 PM

Right ive just bought tickets for the upper deck (tier reserved) section just behind home plate (slightly to right field) and it looks like a good view, id have gone for the bleachers but arent likely to be going to yankee stadium again any time soon so would like to walk round the stadium and monument park.

How do you get to monument park? also do you know where will call is as i have to collect the tickets on game day ( at pac bell park they were just automated machines in willie mays plaza)
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Posted 28 April 2005 - 07:28 PM

Will Call is at the opposite side of the Stadium as where you get off the Subway.

When you get off the Subway you will see the Stadium on one side of the street and a row of shops on the other. Stay on the Stadium side of the street and follow the Stadium down that street, past the bleacher entrance. When you get to the first regular gate (gate 6) make a right to keep following the Stadium. You will walk past the outdoor foodcourt thing and see a bunch of windows. The ones on the far right are will call iirc.

To get to Monument Park from there:

To the left of the Ticket Windows is Gate 4.
When you walk in you will be roughly behind the plate.
Make a left and walk towards left field.
The entrance to Monument Park is Section 36. There is generally an usher there to direct you through if there is not a line (but there is almost always a line). Gates at Yankee Stadium open two hours prior to the game (so 5:05 for a 7:05 game) and Monument Park closes 45 minutes before the first pitch.

It is also worth checking out the Yankees team store on the first level behind the plate. They have almost everything you could want with a white interlocking NY on it.

The best gate to use to get back to the Subway is gate 2 which is in left field near Monument Park.

Also, food at Yankee Stadium is generally terrible and/or over priced so I would highly reccomend eating before hand. The best value food at the Stadium is the popcorn. If you get it when it is freshly popped it is excellent and you get a huge tub of it for $5.

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Posted 30 April 2005 - 02:56 PM

Thanks all for help, will make sure ur print off your directions for when i get there, what time would you recommend leaving from grand central for the game? (7pm start)
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Posted 01 May 2005 - 01:59 AM

Well, I mean if you were just going to the game, you could hop the train between 5:30 and 6 to get there.


But you also want to get the whole Yankee Stadium experience. They open the gates earlier now for batting practice. And of course, you probably want to tour Monument Park. So, I'd leave between 4 and 4:30. This way you're there almost two hours before the game and can check out all the cool stuff. Plus you should check out Stan's Sportscards and Memorabilia outside. It's really cool. The atmosphere outside is great. Hopefully, you get a perfect night.
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Posted 03 May 2005 - 01:40 PM

One other thing to keep in mind. While they are generally cool about letting you bring in food and soda or water or whatever they will not let you bring backpacks or other large bags in. If you really want to bring a backpack you can check it at a place across from the Stadium for $5.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:57 AM

please tell SAF to stick with howard for the cup final!!and get going on erecting that reyna statue in city centre.
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Posted 05 May 2005 - 12:16 PM

please tell SAF to stick with howard for the cup final!!and get going on erecting that reyna statue in city centre.

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Yeah howards good but can he get away with stuff like this

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.. ok no idea why that image hasnt appeared :argh:

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 03:03 PM

Museum of Natural History is great... you'll need about 2 days for it :D

and for God's sake man.. save your soul... don't drive in the city... you'll age ten years!

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Yeah i think im deffo gonna go there, cnat really afford to spend 2 days there though and that new space thing looks very impressive, especially at night from what ive seen
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Posted 07 June 2005 - 03:21 PM

OK well in 2 weeks ill be in new york so just trying to work out what to do when im there and when to get as much stuff in as possible.

Were planning to try and see:

Times Square/Rockefeller Centre/NBC
Natural history Museum
Central Park
Empire State Building Day/Night
Shopping/5th Avenue
Brooklyn Bridge
Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island
Ground Zero
Yankees Game
USS Intrepid Museum
Guggenheim/Met Museum

Any suggestions based on this as what best to see at these places and any other advice etc.

Id also like to go to a broadway show or sumthing, anything you guys would recommend? Im not too fussy really

The blue man group looks interesting? any thoughts?

And any other ideas of what to do at night, im staying at 39th/Lexington nr Grand Central and the Chrysler Building.

Also whats the weather like this time of year?

Thanks in advance for all the help

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