Category Archives: Why NYC Rocks

NYC Spring 2017 Shopping Tours with Shop Gotham

February 20th, 2017

SoHo & NoLita tours commence again March 4th with brand new exciting Indie Boutiques. Whether you are a teen, group of fashionable ladies on a fun outing, or mixed generation, visitors to NYC of all types will Love this fun and fast paced shopping extravaganza

Sweet 16 Shopping Programs in chic NYC will thrill your teen and her BFF’s

Private NYC Shopping tours are Always the way to go, as we can custom tailor your itinerary to perfectly suit your fashion aspirations and budget. Programs are for 3 or more guests.

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Spring Sample Sales commence mid May. To get your fix, all guests on our Garment Center Shopping Tours receive a complimentary list of all the worthwhile sample sales while they are in town.

Student Educational Programs in SoHo NYC

December 4th, 2016

image1600 DECA High School Students from around the country were treated to a custom Fashion & Retail Educational program this week in SoHo & NoLita. Included were trends forecasting, sneaker production, seeing cool Street art, meeting an actual street Artist (even cooler)! and doing some fun personal and holiday Shopping!

Week 1 included a visit to The Market NYC to speak with local indie designers about their art form. Shop Gotham has always been a HUGE fan of The Market NYC. Everyone should take a moment to stop by (corner of mulberry & broadway)

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Outside The Market NYC . DECA /Shop Gotham Student Educational NYC program

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Free Summer Concerts

May 19th, 2015

2015 marks the 7th anniversary of New York Cities “Good Morning America” Free Friday Summer Concert Series at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park (entrance at 71st & Fifth Ave). Concert doors open each weekly Friday at 6am, but make sure to arrive beforehand and wait in line because there is a limit of attendees allowed inside for each show. Concerts air live that same day on the #GMA show between 7-9am, so you could be a part of the morning news! Check out the lineup below, for which we are beyond psyched about!
May 22 – Jessie J
May 29 – Ed Sheeran
June 5 – Florence + the Machine
June 12 – Jason Derulo
June 19 – Adam Lambert
June 26 – Dierks Bentley
July 3 – Mika
July 10 – Walk the Moon
July 17 – TBA
July 24 – Nicki Minaj
July 31 – Hozier
Aug. 7 – Luke Bryan
Aug. 14 – TBA
Aug. 21 – 5 Seconds of Summer
Aug. 28 – TBA
Sept. 4 – Florida Georgia Line

See you there! xoxo #shopgotham
#freeinnyc #freeconcert #centralpark #goodmorningamerica #thingstodoinnyc #summer

Five Reasons to Love NYC Parks in the Summer!

May 23rd, 2013

New Yorkers earn some serious outdoor time after surviving our long, snowy, wet winters.  So the moment the temperature hits 70, we head to the sidewalk cafes, the waterfront, and especially the parks!  Here are five fantastic reasons to love NYC Parks!

1.  Shakespeare in the Park

From late May to mid August free tickets are available on a first-come, first served basis for these star-studded, only-in-NYC performances.  For once the hottest ticket in town can’t be found on Broadway!  This year the Public Theatre presents Comedy of Errors and a musical version of Love’s Labour’s Lost.  These productions have been known to move to Broadway, so see it this summer (for free) so you can say you saw it first!

2.  Summerstage

City Parks Foundation hosts free concerts in over 750 venues citywide.  But the most popular by far is Summerstage, which brings A-list talent like Adele and the Indigo Girls to Rumsey Playfield, off of West 72nd Street.  These concerts get incredibly crowded, and tickets are almost impossible to get, so check out the Summerstage link and plan your summer accordingly!

3.  HBO Bryant Park Summer Films

The lawn at Bryant Park opens at 5:00 PM, the movies start around 9:00.  Not a space can be found by 6:00 PM, so popular is this NYC summer tradition of free classic movies outdoors.  Pack a picnic, invite good company, and prepare to settle down for a night you won’t forget.  This year’s offerings range from Tootsie to ET.  And it’s all free!

4.  Free Yoga in Bryant Park

Offered twice weekly, this free yoga series provides challenging vinyasa flow to literally hundreds of yogis throughout the City.  For the past ten years, Lululemon Athletica has been sponsoring this event, providing instructors and mats for New Yorkers in need of Zen.  Namaste!

5.  Broadway in Bryant Park

Those reading this blog now see why Bryant Park is quickly becoming the favorite park of the locals!  Every summer Bryant Park hosts hundreds of free events, twice a year they host Fashion Week, and once a year they host a spectacular gift bazaar, complete with a free ice skating rink.  But Broadway in Bryant Park holds a special place for Shop Gotham tour guides, most of whom confess an unadulterated love of musical theatre.  Every Thursday throughout July and August, the most popular Broadway shows perform their biggest hit.  The ONLY way to see Broadway for free!

Metropolitan Pavilion's Annual Chocolate Show Not To Be Missed!

November 9th, 2012

Chocolate lovers unite!  What’s a little hurricane or a little snow to a chocaholic?!!!

While NYC may cancel its annual marathon, and subway service might not be totally back to normal, that’s no reason to cancel the annual Chocolate Show, going on this weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  And here at Shop Gotham, we love to shop for anything, including chocolate.  Whet your whistle at any of the Soho area’s chocolatiers, which we visit on our Soho Shopping Tour.  Then catch a cab up town and stuff yourself silly on any of the expo’s delicious delicacies.  It’s a stunning display of chocolate, and a must-see for tourists and natives alike!

Metropolitan Pavilion’s Annual Chocolate Show Not To Be Missed!

November 9th, 2012

Chocolate lovers unite!  What’s a little hurricane or a little snow to a chocaholic?!!!

While NYC may cancel its annual marathon, and subway service might not be totally back to normal, that’s no reason to cancel the annual Chocolate Show, going on this weekend at the Metropolitan Pavilion.  And here at Shop Gotham, we love to shop for anything, including chocolate.  Whet your whistle at any of the Soho area’s chocolatiers, which we visit on our Soho Shopping Tour.  Then catch a cab up town and stuff yourself silly on any of the expo’s delicious delicacies.  It’s a stunning display of chocolate, and a must-see for tourists and natives alike!

Savoring Savored

October 16th, 2012

Have you heard about savored.com?  It’s one of New York City locals’ best-kept secrets.  On savored.com, you can get discounts at NYC restaurants every night.  And not just one restaurant running a single discount, a la Living Social or Groupon.  You get your choice of cuisine, choice of locale, choice of price range… so what are you waiting for?  Dine like a local without paying full price!  It’s the perfect addition to your NYC experience.

May 2012 – Why NYC Rocks

May 14th, 2012

..because you can watch and overhear week 8 eliminated Fashion Star contestant Ross Bennett on his cell outside of Bloomies, last Friday, May 12th.  Discussion: something about Ralph Lauren’s company offering to pick him up in one of Ralph’s personal cars.  Why? who knows.  ps: he’s better looking in person.

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