For those of you who will be spending some days before and/or after the wedding exploring NYC, below are some of our favorite things. Regardless of what you pick, one requirement is the same – bring comfortable walking shoes! The best way to see the city is on foot.
The great thing about NY is that you don’t have to spend a ton of money to get an awesome meal. New York Magazine has an entire issue dedicated to the best “cheap eats” in NYC. Make sure you download the Yelp! application to your smart phone device and it will help you find good meals in any price range. Jonathan flips for “street meat”, and you can find some of the best at the corner of 53rd St. and 6th Ave. Amie likes to treat herself to a “ham-egg-and-cheese on an everything bagel” for breakfast. Order it in the morning at any NY deli you see cooking hot breakfast.
The Flatiron District has a ton of your traditional nice chain stores (J.Crew, Club Monaco, Anthropologie, BCBG); just walk down 5th Ave. from 23rd St. to 14th St. You may have heard people talk about shopping in “SOHO” (South of Houston St). Start at Houston St and West Broadway and walk down West Broadway until you reach Grand St. The other North-South streets in that area (Wooster, Greene and Mercer) and the other West-East streets (Prince, Spring, Broome) also have great stores and boutiques. In SOHO you will find more one-of-a-kind boutiques and luxury stores than you will find in the Flatiron. If you’re seeking mostly high end/luxury stores (Louis Vuitton, Saks, Bergdorf Goodman, Cartier, Fendi) head to 59th St. and 5th Ave. and walk down 5th Ave. until 42nd St. Even if you don’t buy anything, the window shopping is very fun. =)