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    New York City

    So nice they named it twice. So big it needs it's own thread.

    Home of the Big Gig, The Ear Inn, Nathan's Famous, Yankee Stadium and countless potholes and manhole covers.



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    Manhatten BMW .

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    Goodness... The cheese factor in that video is about 550%

    Prefab Sprout used to be one of the best, most innovative bands of the 80s...



    BMW of Manhattan, everybody's favorite dealership. Just ask Bubba, Orlando and Snoone to chime in with their tales from the crypt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessler View Post
    Goodness... The cheese factor in that video is about 550%

    Prefab Sprout used to be one of the best, most innovative bands of the 80s...



    BMW of Manhattan, everybody's favorite dealership. Just ask Bubba, Orlando and Snoone to chime in with their tales from the crypt.
    As soon as I open my mouth about that lovely place this thread would end up in the doghouse.... I'll tell you this, I live over 2 hrs from Max's and that's where my bike is now getting almost $3,000 worth of work done... BMW of Manhattan has allowed that to happen right under the nose of corporate headquarters. They could care less about the perception that their flagship dealership is wholly incompetent in every aspect of their business...

    Please don't get me started.. I could go on and on about how stupid their situation is!!

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    I'll be in The City this Sunday for a once-a-year holiday concert. We start with brunch at the Delta Grill on 48th and 9th; blackened catfish and a bloody mary with live music. It's a Cajun place and you could try alligator here if you want, but the gumbo and jamulaya are also good.

    Then off to Lincoln Center where the Canadian Brass do their holiday concert. They hook up with the brass section of the NY Philharmonic for a variety of types of music - Carols, classical, even some Klezmer.

    Finally, on the way back to the train station, a stop-off at Pigale, a French restaurant at 48th and 8th, for Leffe brune on tap and mussels.

    A perfect day in the city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75571 View Post
    I'll be in The City this Sunday for a once-a-year holiday concert. We start with brunch at the Delta Grill on 48th and 9th; blackened catfish and a bloody mary with live music. It's a Cajun place and you could try alligator here if you want, but the gumbo and jamulaya are also good.

    Then off to Lincoln Center where the Canadian Brass do their holiday concert. They hook up with the brass section of the NY Philharmonic for a variety of types of music - Carols, classical, even some Klezmer.

    Finally, on the way back to the train station, a stop-off at Pigale, a French restaurant at 48th and 8th, for Leffe brune on tap and mussels.

    A perfect day in the city.
    PJ,
    That is a pretty much perfect day in the city. I know all stops on your itinerary. I live down the street from Lincoln Center, and Hell's Kitchen (where both Delta Grill and Pigalle are) is one of my favorite areas for good bars and restaurants.

    Enjoy! Should be nice and chilly this weekend (it's currently in the 60s! Go figure).

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoone View Post
    As soon as I open my mouth about that lovely place this thread would end up in the doghouse.... I'll tell you this, I live over 2 hrs from Max's and that's where my bike is now getting almost $3,000 worth of work done... BMW of Manhattan has allowed that to happen right under the nose of corporate headquarters. They could care less about the perception that their flagship dealership is wholly incompetent in every aspect of their business...

    Please don't get me started.. I could go on and on about how stupid their situation is!!
    Actually you should get started.

    I think it's only appropriate that customers be able to vent about negative experiences at dealerships like these.

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    Another hidden favorite, hidden 'cause it's over on 10th, is Hallo Berlin a German restaurant that has more beers on tap than I ever heard of. They say they are the "Best of the Wurst."


    http://www.halloberlinrestaurant.com/
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    In my opinion, one of the best little secrets in Chelsea is the Inn on 23rd, a fantastic B&B in the heart of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in NYC. All of the rooms are unique and interesting, and the breakfast is prepared by a culinary institute, so get ready to be pampered. The colorful bars and restaurants around the Inn are too numerous to list. However, my wife and I often stroll down to the Village for a lobster roll at the Pearl Oyster Bar and then onto some club for live music. What a city!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75571 View Post
    Another hidden favorite, hidden 'cause it's over on 10th, is Hallo Berlin a German restaurant that has more beers on tap than I ever heard of. They say they are the "Best of the Wurst."


    http://www.halloberlinrestaurant.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessler View Post
    Actually you should get started.

    I think it's only appropriate that customers be able to vent about negative experiences at dealerships like these.
    Agreed.

    My zen has moved past that time period in my life when I bought my K in NYC.
    If you could have yanked those buggers through the phone more than a decade ago I would have pulled them to the mid-west like the fastest transporter chute you've ever seen. Thank Allah that day is past. I hear they went bankrupt and they're replacements in the BMW bike biz are just as bad.

    Thank Allah for Max!


    As far as food goes in my former stomping and gastronomic training ground...just follow your nose. But Carmines, Gotham bar and Grill and Chanterelle all have done me well.
    Exceptional service, staff and vittles. NYC is still my home.

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    Isn't Manhattan BMW the only dealership that is belonged solely by BMW Motorrad USA ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Statdawg View Post
    Isn't Manhattan BMW the only dealership that is belonged solely by BMW Motorrad USA ?
    Nothing cannot be belonged by something.

    What thread is this?

    Where am I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 75571 View Post
    Another hidden favorite, hidden 'cause it's over on 10th, is Hallo Berlin a German restaurant that has more beers on tap than I ever heard of. They say they are the "Best of the Wurst."
    http://www.halloberlinrestaurant.com/
    I remember when he (the owner) had a little stand in the Rockefeller Center area and his first "real" location was on 51st just west of 9th. That's going back about 20 years...

    Rolf's over in Gramercy Park is my favorite, but I have a soft spot for the old Heidelberg in Yorkville, only because it's one of the last hold-outs in the old Germantown section of Manhattan.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtfrench View Post
    In my opinion, one of the best little secrets in Chelsea is the Inn on 23rd, a fantastic B&B in the heart of one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in NYC. All of the rooms are unique and interesting, and the breakfast is prepared by a culinary institute, so get ready to be pampered. The colorful bars and restaurants around the Inn are too numerous to list. However, my wife and I often stroll down to the Village for a lobster roll at the Pearl Oyster Bar and then onto some club for live music. What a city!
    I've heard good things about the Inn on 23rd (hint hint folks, very close to El Quijote... think Big Gig ).

    Pearl Oyster is one of the few recent seafood places in the city that "get it". Great fare and atmosphere. The other, in my book (strictly old-school NYC seafood, mind you) is still the Grand Central Oyster Bar.

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    Italian...

    Not only for Guzzi riders: Il Vagabondo on E. 62 Street. One of the best Italian restaurants in the city - and an in-door bocce court!

    http://www.ilvagabondo.com/

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