My wife and I are going to New York city this summer for about a week and a half. So far, all we have planned is a U2 concert at the Meadowlands, SHOPPING, theatre, and a growing list of restaurants my wife wants to go to that she's seen on Food Network. Last summer we ate at Le Bernardin. We'll probably stay either in Midtown near Grand Central or near Penn Station. This is based on a favorite hotel that we really like. Here's the kind of stuff we don't do: Statue of Liberty, monuments, Empire State Building (Top of the Rock I think has a better view). Here's what we're looking for: Jazz, cool music stores, gnocchi, Irish pubs, art galleries, and really good parts of the city to just hang out in.