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Best place to see Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

observor Nov 24, 2008 10:13 AM

Looking for best, preferably elevated, location to see Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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  1. LNG212 RE: observor Nov 24, 2008 10:17 AM

    Are you asking about a restaurant overlooking the parade route?

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      ESNY RE: observor Nov 24, 2008 11:28 AM

      On TV

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        italianagambino RE: ESNY Nov 24, 2008 11:46 AM

        i wrote the same exact thing, but i guess it didnt save..I'd completely avoid times square that day....torturous.

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          UES Mayor RE: italianagambino Nov 25, 2008 02:15 AM

          I celebrate every year at THE VIEW located in the Marriot Marquis Hotel-very easy to get to if you just take train to Times Sq-walk to 8th avenue and then to either 44-45th Street to the hotel-extremely easy despite the crowds!

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            observor RE: UES Mayor Nov 25, 2008 07:45 AM

            And I assume it has a good view of the parade at THE VIEW?

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              bronwen RE: observor Nov 25, 2008 09:48 AM

              I'd go to the Oak Bar at the Plaza and poke your head out of the front door every few minutes.

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                MMRuth RE: bronwen Nov 25, 2008 09:57 AM

                Have you been there since they reopened? Dying to check it out.

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                Bob Martinez RE: observor Nov 25, 2008 01:39 PM

                There's nothing better than watching a parade from 40 floors up.

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                  UES Mayor RE: observor Nov 26, 2008 03:15 AM

                  Not really-but u can view from below then go upstairs to view the rest of city in revolving restaurant.

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            David W RE: observor Nov 25, 2008 10:15 AM

            Landmarc in the Time/Warner building looks out over Broadway-if you got one of the window seats you'd see pretty well.

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