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Spring Break! The Manhattan Edition

Cristina Romano, staff blogger

Has exam week left you completely exhausted? Well, have no fear; spring break is officially three days away! However, if your spring break plans do not involve islands with warm, tropical beaches and palm trees but instead involve the island of Manhattan, here are some ideas on how to spend your week (besides sleeping, of course!)

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (Even if you are not Irish!): Head over to the East Side on Thursday, March 17th to be a part of a New York tradition that has been taking place since 1762. The parade, which starts at 11 a.m. on 44th St., heads uptown on 5th Avenue and ends at 86th St around 5 p.m. According to the official parade website, the best viewing spots are above 66th St, in order to avoid the crowds, or on the steps of the Met to see the marchers disband at the end of the day.

See a live talk show taping (without leaving the neighborhood!): One of the beauties of FCLC is that you can walk out the doors of McMahon, and be within a short walking distance to the set of three talk shows. Why not take advantage of not having an 8:30 class and be a part of a live studio audience?

  • The Wendy Williams Show (tapes M-F at 10 a.m.): Head down to 433 W. 53rd St (between 9th and 10th) no later than 8:30 a.m. to be considered for standby tickets to see Wendy Williams! Even though it is still early in the morning, the energy on the Wendy Williams set will be sure to wake you up!
  • Live with Regis and Kelly (tapes M-F at 9 a.m.): Head to the corner of 67th and Columbus Ave. as early as 7:30 a.m. to receive a standby number. While admission is not guaranteed, the earlier you arrive to the studio, the better your chances are of being a part of the studio audience!
  • The View (tapes M-R at 11 a.m.): Head behind Lincoln Center to 320 W. 66th St (at West End Ave.) between 8-9 a.m. to receive a standby number from a View Audience Associate who knows, you may be lucky and get to be a part of the studio audience!

Yes, you can still go ice skating! Even though it is March, Trump-Wollman Rink (located near 59th and 6th ave.) is still open until the end of the month! Beat the crowds, and head over there on a weekday during the daytime hours, while everyone else is still in school. The rink is open Mon – Tues from 10 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., Wed-Thu from 10 a.m- 10 p.m. as well as Fri-Sat 10 a.m- 11 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m-9 p.m. For more information about hours or skate rentals, visit the Central Park website.

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