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CityStore is the official store of New York City. It is the only place where you will find real taxi cab medallions and genuine NYC memorabilia. They offer a huge array of items which are authentic and distinct, from the classics to the bizarre. You can also find anything from sterling silver jewelry to deluxe City Seal silk ties & scarves, tees with a quirky sense of humor, and so much more that celebrates the city of New York. And all these treasures are affordable too. So if you want to bring some of the essence of New York with you, then CityStore is the place for you.
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.
The zigzagging streets and charming brownstones of Greenwich Village have a far more laid back atmosphere than most neighborhoods in the city. The center of New York's gay and student communities lies here, with a variety of funky shopping and nightlife including jazz, rock and dance clubs, restaurants, bars and cafés. By the early 1900s, the Village had fully established itself as the center of radical thinking in the United States. Famous reformers, artists and intellectuals all gathered here and many still do. Do not miss a visit to Washington Square Park, where you will experience the nexus of it all!
Exit 9 Gift Emporium is a quirky haven for gifts in New York City. They have some cool home decor, knickknacks, novelty items, cute toys and so much more. They have gifts for all ages, every season and reason. You will enjoy the eccentricity of the place and it will bring a smile on your face. Every item placed here is out of the box making it one of the best place for local products and souvenirs.
For those who may not know, an egg cream is a drink that contains neither eggs or cream; nevertheless, it just takes three simple ingredients to create this delectable concoction. The ingredients are syrup, milk and soda water, where they coalesce to form a carbonated, creamy, sudsy and sweet foam. Here at Gem Spa (which is actually a newsstand), you can be assured of receiving an authentic egg cream because they have been making them since the 50's. The newsstand also has a wide selection of underground and foreign 'zines.
Created in what was once the New York Nabisco factory, Chelsea Market is a veritable paradise for food lovers. The market complex stretches an entire city block, housing an exceptional assortment of vendors between its charming brick walls. Hungry visitors rave about treats like lobster rolls, artisanal chocolates, and freshly baked pastries while others drop by to browse the latest trends at Anthropologie or stock up on their favorite reds at the Chelsea Wine Vault. Alongside trendy shops and gourmet vendors, this fascinating landmark also hosts offices for such household names as Google and the Food Network. Whether you swing by to sate your culinary cravings, shop for homewares until you drop, or enjoy some quality people watching amid mouthwatering aromas, Chelsea Market is a must-do for all Manhattan shoppers.
If you are bored with the collection at showrooms and sophisticated boutiques, and are in search for something unique, Artists & Fleas will definitely please you. This market is a hub for rare finds created or sought by local designers and artists. More than 60 vendors entice shoppers with vintage wear, jewelry, handicrafts and other knick-knacks. A great place to witness the local scene, Artists & Fleas makes for a delightful shopping experience.
With regular jeans, t-shirts, shirts, accessories, bags, laptop cases and pouches all emblazoned with native borough affinity; Brooklyn Industries is known for creating stuff in small batches, so every design is a limited edition. Well known for its messenger bags and t-shirts, they also have furniture made by local company, Scrapile. So if you want something at the beginning of the season, go there early to ensure you get what you want.
Grand Slam New York is located in Times Square and is famous for its New York Yankees line and NYC souvenirs. This two level store has got a massive collection of souvenirs as well as themed clothing from Hello Kitty and Betty Boop to super heroes, movies, TV shows and music artists. You will find all kind of sports memorabilia on the upper floor. This store has been around for 50 years and is much loved by the locals. You can also order online from anywhere in the world.
The NBC Experience Store is a super-souvenir shop, which serves those who line up to be seen on the NBC television network's Today, those attending taping of Late Night with Conan O'Brian, visitors to the NBC Studio, and pretty much any fan of any NBC show. The store sells an amazing amount of merchandise emblazoned with logos from NBC shows past and present. From "Dateline" hats to "Friends" mugs to "Law & Order" key chains, they have you covered. Meanwhile, video monitors show clips of NBC shows and visitors can participate in interactive activities. Often, NBC stars appear here to promote shows and sign autographs.
Form and function come together with quintessential style in this home store across the street from the MOMA. Artistic creations and reproductions will give your guests plenty to talk about at your next dinner party. Whether your penchant is for silver or polyurethane, you can find contemporary designs in silverware, glassware, furniture, kids toys and jewelry by American and international designers.
This rather large and impressive antiques dealer has over 100 opulent galleries filled with prized American, African, Asian and European pieces. The Manhattan Art and Antiques Center is open to the general public and charges no admission fee. The center is best known for its art pieces, antique furniture, silverware and porcelain. There is also jewelry, bronze, medallions, baskets, glass, fine rugs and tapestries forming an unending selection of collectibles. Services include watch and clock repairs, appraisals and even rug and tapestry mending. So for a bit of intrigue to hang up on the office wall or display in the master bedroom, pick a piece at The Manhattan Art and Antiques Center.