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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

When In New York City Go To Katz's Deli! Yes, On An RV Trip!

Safe At Home
    I have a place in Manhattan, have had it for MANY years. Recently, since it's RV season, I was wondering what I would do and where I would go if I was staying in nearby New York City in my RV. I figured having a few days would be best since there are so many things to do and see. In later articles I will cover as many as I can think of, but when I began to think of where to go the topic of "where to eat" came up first in my mind. Before  I tackle that...just where can you stay in NYC in an RV? The answer is, essentially nowhere! That being said, you CAN stay in New Jersey, just a short bus or Water Taxi ride from Manhattan right near the Liberty Science Center (at Liberty Harbor RV Park). It's not much more than a large parking lot with hookups, but you'll never notice as there is so much to see and do, all you'll be doing is sleeping there! OK, back to eats!

If you've ever seen the cult hit movie, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, you are already aware of Katz's Delicatessen. It's the restaurant made famous (well, MORE famous) by the scene that involves Meg Ryan, Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner's Mom (Estelle), and an Amazing sandwich! REALLY amazing. Watch it, you'll see what I mean. Well...while I can't speak to the effects of eating one quite as well as Meg Ryan did, I can say the Corned Beef and Pastrami are second to NONE. It's a distinctly New York experience. Surly waiters, a decor that leaves much to be desired, but totally amazing food. It's been around a long time. Really first getting internationally famous by offering to ship U.S. Soldiers in World War II care packages. "Send a Salami To Your Boy In The Army!" Many mothers did just that. A taste of home and a way to introduce fellow soldiers to the tastes of New York Deli magic.

The full menu has so much more on it. Knishes, those doughy pockets of potato, kasha, or meat (or combinations) that go down heavy and smooth...yum!! Lots of special ethnic dishes and old deli staples are available as well as all-day breakfast. The corned beef and Swiss omelette is a personal favorite! Finish it all up with a New York Style Egg Cream. No, there's no EGG in it at all. (Go figure!) It's a bit of milk, a bit of chocolate syrup and some seltzer. Mixed to a froth...it's delicious. And don't forget to buy a salami!


Yes, RVing and including New York City is a tough call...plan on lots of time to look around all the sights...museums, skyscrapers, neighborhoods, restaurants, memorials...so much to do, so little time. Try it, you'll like it.

Be Seeing You...Down The Road,

Rich "The Wanderman"

www.thewanderman.com

11 comments:

  1. We stayed at Floyd Bennett Field at the south end of Brooklyn, it is operated by the National Park System, NP pass gets you 50% off. No hook-ups but they have nice restrooms and hot showers. There is nearby water and a dump station. Just have to get down through Brooklyn,YUCK!!!

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    1. Unknown,
      Floyd Bennett Field is a Giant Concrete wasteland. used for a lot of NYPD training and base to a bunch of PD units. Not the greatest Neighborhood. But on the field...you are VERY safe!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  2. I visit NYC every December for 10 days or so. Last year we stayed at a hotel in "old" New York close to Wall Street where very few people live. I have a 22 foot Chateau with no slides that I'm thinking about driving up there and parking on one of the narrow streets in that area. The noise from the generator shouldn't bother anyone. Why wouldn't this work? Am I missing something obvious?

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    1. Don,
      Don,
      RV's are prohibited from overnight parking in NYC.

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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  3. We stayed at Liberty Harbor and it is a short walk to the subway and even shorter walk to the boat to Manhattan. At $85 a night, not cheap, but compared to a room in NYC a real bargain. And a few blocks away there is great doggie day care place so you can spend a long time in NYC without worrying about your dog.

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    1. JustJoe,

      I couldn't agree more!!

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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    2. Croton Point Park on the Hudson River in Westchester County. Full hook ups $60. Water & Electric $55. Short distance to Metro North train to NYC.

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    3. Unknown,
      How much is the Metro North Train?

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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    4. $7.25 one way to Grand Central for seniors which I believe is half price fare. Takes approx 1 hr.

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  4. You can camp in Connecticut and take the train to grand central station

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    1. Unknown,
      OK, interesting. Where?

      Rich "The Wanderman"

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