Start spreading the news, we're leaving today! New York, New York! I had to add that in. I loved the New York Casino, felt like home. I strolled down memory lane for a moment and sat down by a street sign that was only a few blocks from where I grew up in Brooklyn....
One thing Vegas does best is to provide an illusion, a fantacy world. Inside New York New York Casino, you can sit down at a street corner, sip coffee, and enjoy the bohemian atmosphere created by the surrounding buildings with cast-iron ladders. It's just like you are in Greenwich or Soho in New York.
In front of the New York New York Casino you can walk beneath the Statue of Liberty or over Brooklyn Bridge. If you like, you can take a roller coaster ride through the skyscrapers of Manhanttan. Although it's all facade, from certain angles they look real. Afterall, where can you get the Statue of Liberty, the registration building in Ellis Island, and the Empire State Building all in one shot, as seen in photo?
For anyone with an adult outlook on life you MUST go and see this show at the NY-Ny theatre.... from the moment you sit in your seat you are entertained by the larger than life twins feeding you strawberries. The acts themselves are absolute genius`s and whilst not every act may be to you liking there are plenty of distractions elsewhere on stage to keep you captivated. The singers have fantastic voices, the band play live and the "diva" host is just made for the part...... YOU MUST SEE THIS SHOW........
But we were a bit disappointed by the inside! At least the Casino area. On the inside it feels very much like a big, open room with a dark blue ceiling and lots of flashing lights.
We went to the Big Apple lounge to relax, put up our feet and have a cocktail. Would you believe the so-so apple martinis cost $10 each? Jeez. The apple martinis were rimmed with crushed apple jolly-rancher candy, however, which was an interesting touch.
I loved the colourful facade of this hotel and casino. We stayed very near here so we passed it several times both at day and at night.
The 150 foot replica of the Statue of Liberty is excellent as is the Manhatten skyline that it is set against. You will also see a mini version of the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building and the Brooklyn Bridge. And, through it all winds a bright red roller coaster called the Manhattan Express with yellow cars of screaming passengers whizzing along at speeds of up to 105 km/hr.
The exterior of this hotel is highly entertaining, and gives you a compacted, cartoony version of the New York skyline. There is a half-sized Statue of Liberty, you get a small Brooklyn Bridge, plus there is a roller coaster that goes around the complex as well.
If you are a big fan of roller coasters, my husband reports that this one is very ordinary, and you're better off going somewhere else, such as the Adventuredome at Circus Circus.
The interior is designed to take you through Greenwich Village, Times Square, and Wall Street. This hotel, as you can imagine, is quite popular and is very, very crowded.
This has got to be my favourite of the new resorts that ...uhh, try to be somewhere else? (Rio, New Orleans, Lake Como, Paris, etc.)
I've never been to the real NY, but after being here, I don't want to.
The casino has a very addictive scent pumped in the air that smelled like fresh baked cookies?! Go figure, those casino honchos did their homework because I kept coming back (plus it was on my bus route home)
The atmosphere was great and laid back. The food offered was good and the dealer tables had a very laid back feel. Plus if you feel like shakin' it, they have a Coyote Ugly outlet, if that means much.
Highly recommended...when I come back with more money, this is one of the top 3 places on my list to stay!
If you've never been to New York City and you're in Las Vegas......
Okay, you won't find New York City in it's entirety in Las Vegas but you'll see within it's 84,000 square feet confines some of the main components that make it almost comparable to the real deal - such as the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Coyote Ugly bar, Grenwich Village, etc. etc. There's even sewers that have steam coming out!
Another nice hotel to stay,it is the New York,New York,also located in the Strip.
If you never been in New York before,then you can see it in Las Vegas!.This amazing hotel includes mostly all best atracctions in NY and its skyline,as:Empire State Building,Central Park,Brooklyn Bridge,Harbour,Statue of Liberty and if you don't have enough also you'll find a nice and exciting roller coaster ride!!!Here also you can find a lot of shops and restaurants.
Picture:New York Hotel.
Being from NY I just had to check out the new NY going up at this time. Surprise surprise it even opened before the scheduled time.
Come here to get a taste of NYC but there can only be one Big Apple !!! Don't forget to check out the Rollercoaster ride.
Okay, so the roller coaster at New York, New York is a must do, especially after a few. I guess it only might be fun after a few. To tell you the truth, I don't remember much about it except reaching the top, seeing all the lights at night, and te trip back down. Four of us went on this ride together at the beginning or maybe end of one of our nights. Pretty fun! I did have a steak dinner first and kept it down, so it's a pretty tame ride:)
Being that I live near New York City and am able to see it on a frequent basis, it was odd to see a replica of it. Some things do look totally fake, like the Empire State Building. However, I thought they did a nice job replicating the Statue of Liberty. Kind of odd not seeing it surrounded by water. The New York, New York is unique because it has a huge arcade with a roller coster, which circles around the building. I guess this was supposed to replicate Coney Island. The roller coster costs $12 per ride during weekends and $10 per ride during the week.
... From the MGM Grand, walk across the bridge that goes over The Strip and into New York New York Casino...
New York New York is several years old and no longer the newest or most fancy casino on The Strip. Still, there are several things here worth checking out:
1. The gaming floor, which is a recreation of Central Park. Towards the back, the food court area looks like a section of downtown New York, complete with brownstones and the occasional graffiti. You can get some excellent New York style pizza here!
2. The roller coaster. Manhattan Express reaches speeds up to 67 MPH and is one of the more fun attractions in Las Vegas. It's especially fun to ride it at night, when the lights of Las Vegas are all around you. The lines for Manhattan Express can get really long, but it's worth the wait.
3. The September 11 memorial. Outside New York New York, an impromptu memorial was created after September 11. Now, the railing around the casino is covered in T-shirt from firehouses across America. Firefighters have signed the shirts and written tributes to those who died on 9/11. It's very moving to see these shirts and read the messages written on them.
In front of New York New York Casino along Las Vegas Blvd there's a mini Brooklyn Bridge. Although its size is only less than one tenth of the real thing, from the right angle you can take a nice photo.