At last I've made out an itinerary for our trip 4-11 December. If anyone recommends any changes or extras I'd be glad to hear them. I have only used the tips received in this forum and some I have copied. We are staying at Hotel Beacon.
Arrival Saturday 1330hrs. Thought we'd walk to Empire State Bldg and look around Macey's (taking our passports for our free 11percent discount) and then to Times Square. Someone had recommended to eat at Joe Allens, so we thought we'd try there. What sort of place is it, pub, rest?
Day 1: Lower Manhattan
Staton Island Ferry (free)
Statue of Liberty
SoHo (good for shopping)
Ground Zero (to pay our respects)
Next Day - Lower Mid Town
Empire State Bldg.
East Village (good shops between 5th and 11th streets)
Greenwich Village (good shopping here)
Next day - Mid Town Manhattan
Grand Central Stn. (Juniors for cheesecake)
Times Square (burger at 'Virglus' west 45th around corner from Toys'R'us
Day trip on bus to New Jersey Gardens for shopping 'til we drop
Also some recommended Manhattab Diner for Cheesecake, but cant remember where it is. Also where is Joe Allens.
Hope I have everything covered.