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Things to do before going to Yankee Stadium

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Things to do before going to Yankee Stadium

Hi

We are coming out from Australia and have managed to get tickets to see the Yankees. As we are not likley to head up this way again during our trip, we are looking for ideas on what we can do around or on the way to the stadium for the afternoon leading up to the game that starts at 8pm. We would like to take in some safe cultural experiences in maybe Harlem or the Bronx. We would also like to have pre game drinks somewhere near the stadium where we can soak up the pre game hype. Does anyone have suggestions on Harlem and drinks?

Thanks

Barney

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1. Re: Things to do before going to Yankee Stadium

I'll suggest you take the 4 train to the end of the line and have a wander around Woodlawn cemetery.

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Fantastic, dying to get there!

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haha like the Aussie humour :)

I too am an Aussie heading to NY and going to a Yankees game, 27 August tis the date, cant wait :)

Karen

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I have always liked walking along the Grand Concourse, which is getting revitalized. The Concourse is one of America's great Art Deco Districts. You can read about it here, along with see some photos: www.brorson.com/BronxWeb/GrandConcourse1.html

While you are on the Concourse, you can visit the Bronx Museum. This underrated museum often has exhibits of talented local artists.

bronxmuseum.org

And...after all this, you can eat in The Feeding Tree - famous for delicious and cheap Jamaican cuisine. A favorite dining spot for Courthouse staff and Yankee fans in the know. The Jerk Chicken Platter is the one to get. http://www.yelp.com/biz/feeding-tree-bronx

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Thanks Mel, much appreciated.

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I wasn't sure if they were serious or not Karen. We are heading over in Sept and going to the 14th Sept game. Never been to the US before so thought it was a great way to get immersed in some Yankee culture. Enjoy your trip.

Cheers!

David

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7. Re: Things to do before going to Yankee Stadium

Seriously, walk around Woodlawn.

http://www.thewoodlawncemetery.org/site/

Lots of famous people resting there.

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Geography Lesson: Harlem is in Manhattan, across the river from the Bronx.

There isn't much around Yankee Stadium but while you're in the Bronx, you might think about the Bronx Zoo (no cages; you take a monorail) and the Botanical Gardens which are near the zoo.

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We are going to NYC in August and have tickets to see a Yankees game. Our plan is to hit up the Bronx Zoo for the day until around 5pm or so. Get a quick bite to eat near the stadium or we may just splurge on an overpriced ballpark frank and enjoy the night at the game. Hope you have a great time.

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10. Re: Things to do before going to Yankee Stadium

You'll have a lot of choices; it will all come down to how much time you have and how much you are willing to move around.

The Bronx Zoo (http://www.bronxzoo.com/) is indeed world famous, and the Bronx Botanical Garden (http://www.nybg.org/) is marvelous. If you are there, you might take a tour of Fordham University (http://www.fordham.edu/faq/)

To absorb the culture of the Bronx, you must have dinner on Arthur Avenue.

http://www.arthuravenuebronx.com/

There are plenty of bars right next to the Stadium; they are generally low-rent affairs, loud and raucous, a bunch of young guys trying to guzzle $8 beers so they don't have to drink as many $11 beers inside. You've probably seen that in Australia.