New Stores Soho NYC, may 2011

May 30th, 2011

Occasionally we at Shop Gotham stumble across new worthwhile stores.   Today we give a shout out to Erica Weiner. This small charming shop offersvery affordable antique and antique-like jewelry. Cool old subway coins on old looking brass chains for $35, $10 earrings, antique diamond engagement rings. Selection and prices are superb. What struck is that this is what Soho stores used to look like, before the H & M ‘s and Chanels tool over. Technically Nolita. Erica Weiner, 173 Elizabeth St., between Spring and Kenmar. Tues – Sun, noon – 8pm.   

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Steve Buscemi in NYC – june 1st, cool stuff to do in NYC

May 29th, 2011

Shop Gotham loves to report “under the radar” stuff happening in NYC.  Here is a great example. On Wed, June 1st, come listen to a talk between Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire and John Strasberg, son of the famous Lee. discussion topic: the artistic process. Hosted by the Accidental Repertory Theater, the $60 fee is a  part of a fundraising effort for this sublime small theater company. Best part: small audience and ability to meet Steve B. how cool. !

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New Yorker in NY – A Day in the Life

May 27th, 2011

Commencing today, this Shop Gotham owner and NYC resident of 25 years, will spill the beans on the things to do in NYC, things that locals do and are often not in the guide books . Since all of Shop Gotham’s guests are visitors, be it from as far as Sydney, or as close as NJ (yeah NJ!), its my pleasure to share some insider tidbits to help make your planning and visit complete and worthwhile. Yes, shopping is the feature of our tours, but these “small diaries”, as the form they will be written in, will feature “Other” things to do. As personally “done” by moi.

Friday Morning, May 26, 2011

The Good Morning America Summer Concert series commenced today, with the Empress of Now, Lady Gaga. Concerts take place in Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street (Rumsey Playfield also known as Summer Stage) To be in Central Park on a glorious summer morning – well there is not much better for a New Yorker. Away from the madness of Rock Center and the Today Show extravaganzas.  This being the only “ticketed” event for the GMA season and well aware of the madness ensuing, I knew not to expect to actually get into the small concert arena. Concerts commence at 8amish and despite the lines of people who slept outside the park for 2 days, I took my 12 minute stroll to the park at  7:30am with a cup of joe, found a nice patch of grass right outside the gates and enjoyed 4 lady GaGa songs. I did see her arrive “aerialy” – she soared to the stage via a zipline – , other than that  I could not see her perform. But I was enveloped by the  music and felt like I was at any outdoor concert without great viewing seats. Thoroughly enjoyable.

9am.. glorious morning, and Im a bit hungry. So north up the park path I walk, 3 minutes max to the ever lovely Boathouse Cafe, which serves breakfast to go, commencing at 8am.  Plenty of table there to enjoy breakfast and scenery, for which I partook.  

Walked home and at desk by 9:45.

The GMA summer concert run from May thru August and with exception of GaGa, they are free. To see schedule,

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Celeb Sightings on Shop Gotham’s Soho & Nolita Shopping Tours

May 26th, 2011

Soho NYC is definitely a star hang out, but if you are determined to see stars you probably wont.But today our shoppers had an extra good one: Sitting at an intimate table for two at Bistro Les Amies on Prince, looking adorable as on tv, was  Chelsea Kane, 3rd place winner of Dancing with the Stars 2011. Mystery date? we dont know who it was, but our guests didnt much care. The focus was on this little mighty dancer.  Want to shop and maybe do some celeb sighting of your own: for more details.

Memorial Day Weekend 2011 in NYC – things to do

May 18th, 2011

Coming to nyc for Memorial Day weekend? Perhaps engage in what we do best here. Shop! Shop Gotham’s Soho & Nolita shopping tours offer the best of everything:  unearthing New York City’s oh so cool independent boutiques while  enjoying exclusive discounts and learning all about these uber fashiont and charming neighborhoods. Follow-up with a fabulous brunch. Shopping and fashion for the holiday weekend. Whats a better girls get together activity in NYC? What more could you want? for info. and tickets:

NYC Designer Sample Sales – may 18- 20

May 16th, 2011

Ladies, this is the week! May 18- 20 has the hot designer names and the deals we all wait for! Shop Gotham Garment Center tours will take you to the Worthwhile ones. Plus Private Showrooms no one else gets to enter!.


Shopping tours, NYC – May 21 Deal

May 16th, 2011

Shop Gotham’s weekly deal: 20% off the May 22, Soho & Nolita shopping tour. Fabulous independent boutiques, sample sales and all that makes NYC the best shopping in the world.    Code: May 22 

Tours max at 12 persons so tickets are very limited. Save  on the tour, more for your spring 2011 clothing and wardrobe