Why NYC Rocks, May 2010

May 28th, 2010

Shop Gotham is all about NYC; not just shopping. We share with you more reasons why NYC Rocks

1)Because: At 8:30 am this morning, the phenom country band Sugarland played in Central Park for free as part of the Good Morning America concert series.  New Yorkers not being ardent country music fans, the 150 or so watchers had a near private concert in the most perfect setting imaginable

2)Because Kelsey Grammer can be seen and not bothered while hanging out on Columbus Ave.

 3)Because most NYC women still have original unenhanced  “god-given” breasts.

4)Because if you ate out 3x a day 365 days a year, you would still not have covered all of the restaurants here (because 1/2 of those you ate in will have been replaced by another by year’s end)

5)Because today the cast of In the Heights played the cast of Billy Elliot today in teh Broadway Show League

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See ya in NY! 

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NYC Shopping tours – june specials

May 27th, 2010

Post Memorial Day is a mighty fine time to shop the “special” side of NYC!

Enjoy a special 10% discount off Shop Gotham’s June 2 & June 9th Garment Center “Insider” tours.

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Why take a NYC Shopping Tour in June 2010

May 24th, 2010

Sample Sales are red hot! and we know which are worth going to and which are worth skipping. Check out our Garment Center “Insider” Tours. A slew of fabulous new indie stores have arrived in Soho/Nolita.  See Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques tour.  

NYC is the place to be in June. Enjoy your trip.

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The Perfect NYC Girlfriend Getaway

May 4th, 2010

So.. in addition to planning hundreds of shopping tours each year –  for large and small groups, we are most often asked what else should visitors do in NYC while here.  If you are like us, when traveling with the “girls”, you prefer to see a little traditional tourism, take in a bunch of local culture and do a whole lot of shopping.

NYC offers so much that don’t think you can possibly do it all. Even in a month. But for a long weekend, here is just one suggested itinerary for an action packed Girls spring weekend in NYC: (Fri – Sun)

Fri

  • Friday morning: Hit Central Park by 8am and enjoy a Good Morning America concert in the Park. (enter at 72nd street and 5th Ave)
  • Post concert stroll to the CP Boathouse and enjoy a casual cup of coffee & bagel outside at cafe tables.
  • Stroll Central Park for an hour. Its truly AMAZING!
  • Walk the Diamond District – 47th – between 5th and 6th Avenue ( you wont believe your eyes)
  • Midday: Take in Rockefeller Center. Stroll the shops, enjoy lunch at one of its restaurants,  resting  up for your shopping to come 
  • Then head across the street and spend the afternoon at Saks Fifth Avenue.
  • Nap at hotel
  • Pre-dinner, have a cocktail at one of the many hotel roof top bars, such as The Empire or Penninsula.
  • Dinner at a wonderful NYC restaurant

Sat:

  • Take a Shop Gotham Soho & Nolita Chic Boutiques Tour. www.shopotham.com (11am – 1:30).
  • Lunch outside in Little Italy
  • Spend rest of afternoon shopping Soho & Nolita with your exclusive store discounts.
  • Nap
  • Dress for theater – (pre-order those tickets!)
  • Enjoy light post-theater dinner

Sun

  • get up early, grab a coffee and either:
  •  walk the Brooklyn Bridge or
  • rent bikes at Bike & Roll and ride the wonderful bike path along the  West Side of NYC. This will take you all the way downtown – close enough for a good view of The Statue of Liberty
  • Head to the Meat Packing District for an al fresco brunch and shopping .
  • Walk to the West Village for a bit more shopping – making sure to find Bleeker street.
  • Go back to hotel, pack up your new belongings and sleep on the plane.

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