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Visiting New York City, September 2018. What to DO, What to SEE, What to WEAR, What You will FIND on a Shop Gotham Program

September 9th, 2018

September is one of the MOST beautiful months to visit NYC. Summer is now behind us, but the mild weather offers a bounty of things to do.  Each month we share a few tidbits which are NOT in your typical tour book.

What to DO:
1) Get a ticket to the Tribeca Tv Fest Sept 20 – 23rd.
Love Ray Donovan? sneak peak the first episode of the season and then listen to Liev Shreiber and and Jon Voight discuss the show . Just one example. Run dont walk!

2)if you LOVE fashion, check out 29Rooms (Brooklyn), an interactive exhibition in honor of fashion week featuring 29 rooms designed by retail brands, artists, celebrities and other creative

WHAT to SEE:
2)Take a stroll to Gape at the limestone homes of the upper East Side.  Get out of midtown and walk some of the magnificent streets of the upper east side to see how the “other half lives”.
The blocks of between Lexington and Park are particularly beautiful. Start at East 67th (lex -park) and continue to East 78th (lex to park)

What to WEAR
It’s simple: bring your most stylish dark colored light weight apparel. Be it jeans, dresses or leather jackets: make sure they are well fitted, and in style.

What You will FIND on a Shop Gotham Program
However, if you need to do some shopping therapy, we invite you to join one our Shopping programs (join a group or book a private tour).  Special Access to Wholesale showrooms, meet designers, shop cool new boutiques. We know what is what and what is where.

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NYC in April, What To Do, What to Pack, Idea for Sensational Group Tour

March 18th, 2018
Lets Talk Packing for April in NYC
Sunny and warm-er: temps typically in 50’s. We are a casual but stylish city, but Casual means something different for all. As you have heard, black, grey and other neutrals are Always the reigning choice here, so pack these in lighter fabrics:
Leather Jacket, Poncho or Cape, 
tasteful “well fitting” jeans, light Sweaters, a Nice top for dinner, low boots and your “stylish sneakers”(Converse will do).
Theater & Dinner:
The days of “dressing” for theater are bygone. DO look smart & stylish. Business casual is a good benchmark, Tasteful jeans (blue or black) (cullottes – better!) are fine if paired with a nice top, jacket and heels. A simple fitted, shirt dress or midi skirt 
paired with your leather jacket is always chic. All that said, if you have a new fabulous outfit, by all means, crack it out!
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Shopping, Museums, Touring
Comfort is essential, but leave your old baggy jeans home.  Cropped pants with flats or cute sneakers,  a jacket and light wool scarf and will leave you comfortable and blending in like a native.     
A Couple NYC “Not to Miss” Things April 2018
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Hear Jeremy Irons read Poetry at the 92Y or see a round table or lecture here from any number of celebrated newscasters, 
celebrities. 92Y
Get tickets to the Tribeca FilmFestival. Apr 18, 2018 – Apr 29, 2018. Founded by Robert DeNiro qw years ago, this is one of the foremost international festivals. Single tickets go on sale March 27th
Visit MOMA’s New Photography
exhibition, “Being” which asks

 how photography can capture what it means to be human. Tip: Friday night is Free night. Busy but worth it if you can get there a bit early to

NEW: Full Day Program
CHINATOWN TO SOHO 
An Urban Scavenger Hunt, Local Pizza and Shopping Tour
For Groups of 15 and more (ages 14 and older)
This nearly 6-hour 3 part day will enchant and energize those who wish to see and do as much as possible while in NYC.
 On the streets of Chinatown and Little Italy, a mind bending and supremely fun Scavenger Hunt,  Pizza Lunch in Little Italy,  Shopping Tour in SoHo of what is trendy & new.

beat the lines.

NYC Shopping Gift Certificates

November 28th, 2017

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Designer Showroom Clothing
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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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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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June 2009, 3 Reasons NYC Rocks

January 21st, 2016

#1: The 24-hour Apple Store, Fifth Ave @ 59th Stteet

Not only does this store offer a dizzying array of cool toys to check out, but you can get round-the-clock tech help for your dying iphone or the missing music on your ipod.

#2: Never go without the milk in your coffee

The city that never sleeps is most valuable when you need those “essentials” at odd hours.. like red licorice or milk for your coffee. Never more than 2 blocks away

#3: The cheapest manicures

The supply and demand rule is never more apparent than in the NYC manicure (and pedicure) industry. It seems there is one on every block. Cheap, Fabulous and typically no appointments needed.