(Closed) NYC – Best place to shop and eat!

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Post # 2
1009 posts
Bumble bee

There are tons of VS – there’s a big on on 5th ave and 19th Street, along with a Gap, Athleta, Banana Republic, J Crew, Anthropologie and more all in that area. As for the Herald’s Square area, the Korean food around there is amazing. You should try Grimaldi’s on 6th ave and 20th Street (it’s a nice walk down from Herald’s Square). The VS and the pizza are close, so you can make an morning/lunch out of it!

Have fun!

Post # 3
1431 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

There’s a VS right in Herald Sq – along with a Gap, The Manhattan Mall (Express, JC Penney, Aeropostale). There’s also a Pandora jewelry shop right there. 

You can walk to Union Square for some great restaurants: Blue Water Grill (seafood), Republic (Thai), Haru (sushi). There are shops like Forever 21, DSW, American Eagle in the area too. 

Have fun!!!

Post # 4
580 posts
Busy bee

There’s also a Kate Spade store in that area (Flat Iron).  If you love cheese – check out Beechers (I think it’s like 20th or 21st and Broadway. They make cheese on-site, you can try cheeses, get sandwiches and great soups, and there’s a cool restaurant downstairs with more delicious food and drinks. THEY HAVE GREAT MAC AND CHEESE!!!

Check out the Union Square Farmer’s Market, it’s on Wednesdays and Fridays, maybe Saturdays too?

I love Union Square and Flat Iron a lot, you have a lot of good recommendations. Also it gets very busy around Herald Square but there are a lot of shops right there as well. 

If you want to check out a funky place (but is $$$) go to ABC Carpet and Home, it’s right by Union Square, by 16th street. I love to just walk in and look around at everything. It’s very bohemian, ecclectic, artsy with handmade products, jewelry imported from other states or countries, and it smells great in there.

Check out Central Park while you are here, and if you want great food go inside the Plaza Hotel to go to the Plaza Food Hall. They have food stalls/restaurants that are great!!! 100% recommend you try Lady M’s crepe cake, No. 7 Subs, there’s all kinds of great food there and you can sit and eat, or bring food over to the park and sit on a bench (and there are bathrooms – NICE ONES) down there if you need to stop back and use the bathroom right away when you’re in that area!!!

Have a great time in NYC!!!

Post # 5
1494 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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minimgonk :  If you’re in Herald Square you should be right by the flaship VS store. There’s also Gap there, Macy’s, Bebe, Express, Sephora, Sungalss Hut, the list goes on.

Post # 6
555 posts
Busy bee

Artichoke pizza is a pretty famous and good pizza place in the city, but I don’t think they have locations near Herald square. I honestly wouldn’t just stay in walking vicinity from there, as it is the most touristy area ever. Go to Central Park, go to the upper west side for shopping, go to the meat packing district for eating, don’t just limit yourself to Herald Square and Times Square, because it doesn’t represent NYC;)

Post # 7
6269 posts
Bee Keeper

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minimgonk :  I just wanted to say have tons of fun. Fellow uk bee here went on hols to NYC in oct last year. Don’t forget the diamond district! 

We stayed near Times Square and one early morning got the subway to Brooklyn. Had early breakfast in Brooklyn and then walked over Brooklyn bridge and walked up through China town, stopped for great pizza at some random place in the Italian area and through other districts just shipping and stopping as we went. All the way up to the bottom of Central Park. Took most of the day but it was a great way to see various areas and shops and get our bearings. 

Post # 8
2178 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would also consider heading to union sq (14th st and 5th ave) and checking out the farmer market (great fresh local food – cheese, bread, fruit etc – you could get a little something to bring back to your room for a snack later and avoid the high priced tourist traps) and hit up some of the discount shops – century 21 (clothes, pocketbooks), DSW (shoes) etc

Unless you are specifically looking for some special item I prefer to go to the discount shops as you never know what they might have but mostly the brands are all very good and you can get a great deal

if you want a fun special dinner gononurri is on like 32 and 6th and that is a great korean place on the 30+ floor of an office building right under the empire state building so you can have some nice drinks and apps with an amazing view

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