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New York's Chinatown is a cultural haven full of ancient and exotic traditions, and a huge amount of restaurants. This bustling and crowded neighborhood is home to over half of the city's Chinese population. In the grocery stores and fruit stands, you will find many food items available nowhere else in the city - from exotic fruit and vegetables to live snails and dried shrimp. Excellent Thai, Vietnamese and Korean restaurants have also joined the mix in more recent times. Every lunar new year, the street are filled with the hubbub of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade.
Eat, chill, read and benefit charity all in a couple of hours! The Housing Works Used Book Cafe in Soho is a book lovers' delight and allows customers to help the HIV afflicted too. Browse through tens of thousands of new and used books while you go through their range of snacks. Beer, books and cushy chairs turn out to be the perfect recipe for a relaxing and lazy day. A comfy library-esque ambiance and casual service add the finishing touches. The cafe even hosts events and live music acts, with proceeds donated to charity.
With a collection to die for, Clementine Consignment manages to draw in the crowds. The shop, which is famous for storing some of the best designer kids' threads in town, will leave you breathless. They also have some choice maternity wear and cute baby accessories. Be sure to drop by their store and simply browse. You are sure to find that perfect piece.
A store dedicated to vintage styles for men, Stock Vintage focuses on authentic items from eras past, as opposed to brand names. In addition to vintage apparel, this store carries eyewear, shoes and hats. Vintage boots, trousers and leather jackets are some of the most popular items.
Bright, spacious and filled to the brim with branded merchandise at bargain prices, Beacon’s Closet is the place to go to for those must-have looks at an affordable price. All items are hand selected by the staff at the acquisitions counter, ensuring that every item stocked at the store meets their exacting standards of quality. Hit the refresh button on your wardrobe and bring in items that you don't need any more for sweet deals on fairly new merchandise. Boasting an eclectic collection, at Beacon’s Closet you are sure to find something that is just right for you.
East 67th Street Market is one of the oldest flea markets in Manhattan's Upper East Side. You will find everything and anything from antiques to jewelry, designer eye wear, fresh farm produce, books and more. The market is located in the outdoor schoolyard and indoor cafeteria of PS 183. It is a shopper's haven as you will find good stuff at cheap prices, truly a great bargain! The market is open only on Saturdays throughout the year, no matter what the season is. While shopping, you can also satisfy your hunger at the numerous sweet and savory stalls in the market.