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Biking New York City. May we suggest a Great Few Hours . Our Itinerary Suggestions

August 14th, 2017

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Biking in NYC can be lots of fun and a fascinating way to see parts of the city from a different perspective.    While many locals have adopted bike riding in lieu of mass transit – I a long time resident

That said, a pleasurable few hours on a bike armed with the right itinerary…. YES! im down with that. Here is a Recommended Itinerary for a few afternoon hours of “non taxing” NYC bike  exploration.(Manhattan).  Best if you are having  a late dinner !

WEST SIDE

2pm: Get your bikes at Liberty bikes  on Ninth Avenue between 55th and 56th street, just a couple of blocks from the Hudson River Bike  Path.  Bikes at Liberty are $5 an hour pre-reserved or $6 for walk ins. There are always plenty of everything from girly bikes to mountain bikes, so really no need to reserve. Freddie will set you up and remember to rent a lock.

Ride south on the Hudson River Bike Path, a relatively flat but winding road running parallel to the Hudson River. With ever present views of New Jersey, pretty parks with sunbather,  The Intrepid Museum and Chelsea Piers, there is plenty of take in along the ride.

2:30 Destination The marina at Battery Park officially known as  North Cove Marina. 4- 5 miles. You will run right into it. Almost at the southern tip of Manhattan, this is the place to stop for views of The Statue of Liberty, The Freedom Tower and all of lower Manhattan. Plenty of cafes abound as well as a very high end Mall if you need some shopping therapy. We suggest you just Rest your bikes, grab an outside table at the marina , order some iced coffee or lunch and soak in NYC.

Head back north on the Hudson Bike Path.

5pm:  Destination:the West Village. Get off at the path at West 10th street. Walk or ride east crossing over 12th Avenue and Washington. Walk one block north to Charles Street. Destination: Casa La Femme, 140 Charles St, between Washington and Greenwhich . 

One of the most delightful environments you will find in NYC, sit by the large open windows in the luscious high back chairs and order some Turkish coffee and mezze at this wonderful Egyptian restaurant, a little slice of paradise.

Ride around the West Village just a couple of blocks to take in the lovely townhouses which fill this coveted corner of the city.

Destination : hotel nap. Return your bikes and head immediately to your hotel for a nap.

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Cause getting people to sit in line for you in NYC is finally a business.

July 8th, 2017

Cause getting people to sit in line for you in NYC is finally a business.
Attention all Visitors and New Yorkers.

Hamilton

Want those last minute Hamilton tickets, Shakespeare in the Park or even SNL standby tickets? for a price, there are now multiple sources for line litters. From line sitters, to professional groups. Oh, and check out Cragis list too. You will pay, but sometimes you just have to. here are a couple of sources:
https://placerapp.com
http://www.sameolelinedudes.com/contact

 

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SoHo NYC. Tips for a worthwhile Full Day in SoHo

June 15th, 2017

With its cobblestone streets and Cast Iron architecture, the SoHo/NoLita neighborhood is worth a full day’s visit. Yes, like much of NY, its becoming “mallified” – big name brands pushing out indie stores- but there is still plenty of interesting shopping and far more. Our recommendation (including our own “plug”:)

New Museum of Contemporary Art (great architecture in NYC)

A Friday:
1)11am: Pay a visit to THE NEW MUSEUM, for contemporary art in a stunning physical structure. 
2)Noon: Lunch at DELICATESSAN www.delicatessennyc.com (not a deli!) for delicious comfort food options as well as great light fare on the best corner for people watching, inside and out.
3)1:30pm: Join us for a SoHo and NoLita Chic Boutiques Shopping Tour so that we can Bring you to those Indie shops worth knowing about
4)4:00pm: Visit MOCA: www.mocanyc.org (museum of Chinese in America) and learn the story of this important immigrant group in a building designed by the famed Maya Lin (also designed the Vietnam Memorial in DC)

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Sample Sale Season is on. June 2017

May 29th, 2017

 

New York City is all about Sample Sales in June

Do the names DVF, Current Elliot and Helmut Lang  make you long to shop? And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

On Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tour,  you will be escorted behind the scenes to showrooms for a private wholesale experience. Then we will send you off with complete list in hand to explore all these hot sample sales on your own

Come home with some fabulous New York City in your bag.

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Free NYC Summer Central Park Concert Schedule

May 11th, 2017

Free music in the middle of Central Park ?
nothing more magical.to commence your day.

ABC’s Good Morning America hosts this annual series, which by the way is never as packed at those at Rock Center. See you there

VIDEO: GMA 2017 Summer Concert Series lineup announced

 

 

Why You Must Go to Central Park when in NYC

April 23rd, 2017

You may live in a lovely city chock full of parks and wonder why bother visiting This park on your precious vacation to New York.

Yes, this expansive 2.5 mile long famous place has a Zoo, Broadway Baseball leagues, lovely restaurants, a carousel and skating rink, running paths galore and a million nooks and crannies to read a book, meditate or take a nap. All good reasons, but that is not the most important one.

We, who have been living in and observing New York and its inhabitants for 3 decades know that if you want to see real New Yorkers, this is the place to go. Our Oasis.

On a Sunday, especially in Spring and Fall, the park is doused with thousands of .. wait for it.. New Yorkers RELAXING! Away from our lightless apartments or stress filled office cubicles, the inhabitants of this city are actually kind and gentle people, who will caress and guide visitors with generosity of spirit as unknown on a Tuesday in Midtown.

Do not come to NYC and miss Central Park. It is worth the visit.

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Easter and Passover Shopping with Your Teens in NYC

April 4th, 2017

Visiting NYC Easter or Passover 2017?

Want to do a little retail therapy with your teens who crave some cool spring fashion?.

Here are some Shop Gotham Deals and Programs to fill that hunger.

March & April – SoHo/NoLita Teen Promo
Self Directed Formal Dress Shopping Itineraries

Sweet 16 Shopping Programs
Private Mom/Teen Shopping Tours

What to Wear in NYC in April 2017 for REGULAR Women

March 30th, 2017

Ah . .the daunting question for all travelers. What to pack, what to wear. Especially when visiting a stylish city like New York.

If you have a little style in you, but like most women, do Not follow all the fashion “ins” of each season or run out to replace your  wardrobe at the first hint of a new season, here is a fool proof and simple packing list for April in NYC. (for age 30 –  80)

Women in NYC try to bring some style to their outings. Baggy shorts and Nikes are never in style here. Either are dresses several inches above the knee unless you are in your 20’s with killer legs.

How to Wear Florals If You're Not a Girly-Girl

Temps are in typically in the 60’s. Much sun but also expect and prepare for a couple of days of scattered rain

For Daytime:  
ACTIVITY: Shopping, Museum perusing, Central Park strolling, casual lunching, taking in an iconic site, touring
WEAR: Platform sneakers, well fitting current jeans, long sleeve cotton top, leather jacket, fedora
ACTIVITY: Broadway Matinee, Nice lunch
WEAR: Well fitting jeans, short boots, nice top, jean jacket

For Evening
ACTIVITY: Early or late dinner, Broadway Show
WEAR: Cropped jeans,  booties with stacked heel, nice top and well fitting current blazer
ACTIVITY: Chic restaurant
WEAR: Floral dress with jean jacket and heeled booties OR
Cropped jeans, off the shoulder top (if you are able) OR jumpsuit with jean jacket and heels

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Top 7 Fashion Trends You Need To Know For Spring 2017

March 24th, 2017

Well, we all know it’s a mainly upbeat season. And of course, who else is excited to find out what’s in for fashion? We’re not exactly mind readers, but thanks to the designers of the New York Fashion Week’s Spring 2017 runway show, we’ve got a pretty clear picture of what we’ll be wearing this season.

These designs set the style for this year, and it’s going to look a bit different from the ones we’ve known so far. There’s a lot of exciting new fashion trends to try, and you can check some clothing online for inspiration. Of course, the ‘80s inspired fashion still continues, there are more washes of canary yellow and fuchsia pink to new takes on sheer and ruffled textures.

Prepare for bolder prints, more ruffles, and some major wardrobe disruption.

Spring 2017 is going to bring some huge change to our closets. Here are the top seven spring trends that emerged in the New York Fashion Week: stripes, floral, modernized oxfords, neons, ruffles, shades of blue, and bralette tops. Surely, shopping for these trends can be overwhelming. That’s why Shop Gotham has got your back and will escort you to just the right stores targeting these ontrend pieces. Coming to NYC? Check out our shopping tours.

Just remember though, these are only guides. After all, it is still the season where YOU can make the rules