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Sep 21, 2008 07:46 PM

Near Battery Park: For my 17 year old nephew

My 17 year old nephew is taking a date to the statue of liberty... their first NYC date, they live in the burbs... he wants a place to go for lunch... any ideas that are teen friendly and not too expensive? it will be on Columbus day... thanks...

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    1. Definitely Adrienne's Pizza Bar. It is good, inexpensive, nr Battery pk (on Stone St) and teen friendly.

      1. There is a Rubin's Empanadas also, if we want to be more international. The food is OK. They microwave them to heat them up. Also if the farmers market is open at Bowling Green, he should stop and get each of them Jelly Donuts. They are the best. (I think it its the second stall from the left)

        1. You can tell your nephew to take the free downtown shuttle called Connection (it has a big NN sign on the silver shuttle) on Battery Place and it goes to winter garden at the World Financial Center. There he can bring his date to PJ Clarke's for burgers and fries or Southwest for Tex Mex. The best thing is that they have outdoor seating facing the river.

          Going at noon he will be facing a business crowds from the offices. Go after 1:30 and he can enjoy a great leisure lunch with his date (and can shop and walk around WFC).

          The Connection shuttle also goes to South Street Seaport which is close to Stone St, and Adrienne's Pizza suggested by Jacquelines is a great option as well.

          1. Thanks so much... while embarrassed, my nephew was appreciative...