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post #61 of 83 (permalink) Old 08-17-2008, 01:45 PM
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selling 2 tickets to the US Open

I have 2 tickets to the day session at arthur ashe stadium on day 1, 8/25 that I need to sell as my friends who wanted to come are now busy. Contact my by PM if you will be in the NYC area during the period before the US Open and would be interested.

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btw, my last tip for everyone is to make sure that your sunscreen is not in a can... I know they make spray on kinds that are in cans. They will not let you in with that, they WILL confiscate them and I have seen many outraged people, but I mean.. cans are a no-no.

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Today they made me take the (Poland Spring) label off my water bottle!!! I guess if Evian is their sponsor they can't have people walking around drinking the competition... oy oy oy oy.
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Today they made me take the (Poland Spring) label off my water bottle!!! I guess if Evian is their sponsor they can't have people walking around drinking the competition... oy oy oy oy.
Now that is something I haven't experienced before, but is good to know for going on Thursday.

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Today they made me take the (Poland Spring) label off my water bottle!!! I guess if Evian is their sponsor they can't have people walking around drinking the competition... oy oy oy oy.
They did that to me to...couldn't believe it.
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Today they made me take the (Poland Spring) label off my water bottle!!! I guess if Evian is their sponsor they can't have people walking around drinking the competition... oy oy oy oy.
If that's the least they do, that's fine by me. When I last went to the US Open, in 1995, I took in a small plastic bottle of Evian water every day I was there and they didn't say a word to me. Just kept refilling it at the water fountain.
And thanks for the warning about the sunscreen. I didn't know that.
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Happy will be there from 8/29 - 8/31 beeches..........

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I'm making the trip over for Labor Day weekend
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Water bottle label update: to the best of my knowledge they have repealed this rule - you can now bring in your non-evian water bottle with the label intact.
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Forgot to mention this, prolly woulda been handier during qualleez week but...

The golf course has a super insanely cheap snack bar ($4.50 for a hotdog, fries and large coke). Just walk on the little road past all the outside practice courts (i.e., if you were coming from the subway, go left instead of right when you get across the bridge). also you can get a 16oz beer for like, $4... and they have burgers and other junk. So even though you'd have to actually leave the USTABJKNTC to get to it, it'd save you like, $15 per meal. And it's not really that far....
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I was just reading through the security info and love this one:

The following items are prohibited and MAY NOT be brought onto the premises:
tennis racquets


I will be going Labor Day weekend, just got an outrageously overcharged hotel room in Manhattan, but it is convenient to the Subway. Damn my aunt for moving! I used to have a free couch to sleep on.
For those driving, how easy is it to get there? I might have to drive there Friday morning.

Edit: Nevermind the driving question. I just got train tickets. Saves me some time and money and I won't have to drive like a taxi driver to get around Manhattan (as much as I love that, lol).

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I am going Labor Day weekend and am looking at a hotel room in Manhattan not too much more money than the one I am typing from

After being in here, I'm willing to go up a notch in my accommodations.

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I am going Labor Day weekend and am looking at a hotel room in Manhattan not too much more money than the one I am typing from

After being in here, I'm willing to go up a notch in my accommodations.
Good luck! The prices I was looking at are twice the rate I'm used to paying in Manhattan. I was looking at a hotel near LaGuardia, the Comfort Inn Flushing, 5 minute walk to the subway, I think it's one stop from the tennis center (check the map first), reviews sounded ok. Maybe check that one.
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I went to see the qualies on Wednesday last week. We didn't watch that many matches because my fiance Toni is a newbie to tennis and I didn't want to bore him too much. So we first walked around the area and checked the practice courts (saw Feliciano López there) and Louis Armstrong stadium (some blondish woman was there practicing). We watched at Court 13 an end of a ladies' match (Cohen vs. Jidkova which took ages to finish) and then Rik de Voest vs. Alejandro Brizzi. I wanted to see Rik again because I saw him in last April when South Africa played Davis Cup in Finland. I managed to congratulate Rik after the match and wished him good luck for coming matches (nice to see that he made it to the main draw ). When the match was finished it was already 6pm and we were starving so we ate hamburgers ($8.00) with Heineken ($7.50) and took the subway back to our hotel. I guess the US Open tennis complex was ok. Just the food is ridiculously expensive... Maybe some year in the future I have a chance to go there again...

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I have an extra grounds admission ticket for this Friday, August 29. Just want what I paid for it. PM me if interested before late Thursday night NYC time.
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