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New York Shopping

There is something about Shopping in New York City that simply makes a person smile. The shopping options feel infinite – and if someone wants to see all of the shopping opportunities available throughout the city, it would take a two or three week-long vacation.

South Street Seaport is the absolute best of Lower Manhattan – with names like Abercrombie & Fitch, Ann Taylor, and Sunglass Hut, the Seaport is definitely one of first shopping destinations to hit. It offers a cobbled drag; nondescript shops and a large food court at Pier 17, a waterfront barge-turned-shopping mall. The historic ambience and the wonderful harbor views are phenomenal. For more information, visit

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The Historic Orchard Street Shopping District offers some decent prices on leather bags, shoes, luggage, linens, and fabrics. Visit this District during the week, they are closed Friday afternoon and Saturday, and Sundays are much too crowded.

SoHo is one of the best shopping destinations in the city, and very fun to browse. It has an elegant cast-iron architecture, cobblestone streets, and a wonderful and unique rich-artist vibe. SoHo's runs from Broadway west to Sixth Avenue, and Houston Street south to Canal Street. You’ll find such names as Pottery Barn, Banana Republic, Sephora, and A/X Armani Exchange.

Additionally you’ll find Bloomingdale's downtown branch on Broadway as well as Prada. Additionally, the two-story Pearl River Chinese emporium, offers everything a variety of traditional and modern Chinese items.

The Nolita Neighborhood is one of the hottest shopping strips in New York. Nolita offers shoppers wall-to-wall boutiques specializing in very high-quality fashion-forward items. There are fascinating stores here, such as Indomix on 232 Mulberry St. and Tracy Feith on 209 Mulberry St. Also offered are accessories shops such as Sigerson Morrison and Push.

Lafayette Street is a distinct shopping destination that has grown into New York’s Antiques Row. This neighborhood offers high priced, but very high quality antiques. The stretch runs between 8th Street and Spring Street

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Greenwich Village on 8th Street

Bleecker Street west of Sixth Avenue.

Hudson Street shopping

Union Square/Flatiron District

Herald Square & The Garment District

Times Square & The Theatre District

Diamond District on West 47th Street

Ninth Avenue (Hell’s Kitchen)

Fifth Avenue & 57th Street

The Shops at Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center

Madison Avenue

Upper West side – Columbus Avenue and One-Two-Five Street

Brooklyn – Beacon’s Closet, Brooklyn Industries, Mini Mini Market, Noisette

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New York Interesting Facts

  • The Governor Thomas Dewey Thruway is the longest toll road in the United States.
  • FIT in Manhattan is the only school in the world offering a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing
  • In 1807, the Clermont made its maiden voyage from NYC to Albany, making it the first successful steamboat.
  • New York City has 722 miles of subway track.
  • The first daily Yiddish newspaper appeared in 1885 in New York City.
  • The first international sports here, boxer Bill Richmond, was from Staten Island.
  • The New York Post, established in 1803 by Alexander Hamilton is the oldest running newspaper in the United States.
  • The first capital of the United States was New York City.
  • In 1789, George Washington took his oath as president on the balcony at Federal Hall.
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