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Dressing for Record-Low Temperatures

Record low temperatures fall upon us this week and while most of us would prefer to snuggle up on the couch with a blanket, the majority of us New Yorkers are still out and about like usual. Dressing warm is essential to survival here since the city requires so much walking and time outdoors. Using your best fur vest, scarf, jacket or even earmuffs can help ward off the frigid air on days like today. Don’t own fur? Take a Garment Center tour and purchase at wholesale-50-80% off retail price! We even offer lowered rates in the months of Jan/Feb so you keep more money in your pocket for shopping.

Here at Shop Gotham, we aim to dress you for success no matter what season it is!

Five Reasons to Love NYC Parks in the Summer!

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!

Mothers Day NYC 2013 – Things to To

Seeking something to do with Mom that you know she will LOVE! Take her shopping in New York City. Better yet, take her wholesale shopping on Shop Gotham’s Garment Center “insider” Shopping Tour. Current Fashion and enormous deals. For more information.. visit: www.shopgotham.com

How To Spot a New Yorker

A few of our favorite archetypes to be found on City streets:

1. The Wall Street Commuter

Sexy Banker Biking to Bank

Probably lives: Downtown in a high rise.

Gets to work: Via foldable bike

Shops: J. Crew Men’s Shop at the Liquor Store

2.  Artisan Baker

Probably lives: Brooklyn

Gets to work: By Subway

Shops: Brooklyn Industries

3.  The Model

Probably lives: Soho or Nolita

Gets to work: A taxi, of course!

Shops: Searle, Scoop, Intermix

Things to do in NYC in April. Spa week in NYC – loads of $50 options.

Coming to NYC in April – its worth checking this out if you are a spa-goer. Lots of fab treatments for $50.  We like this one in particular  atthe Lia Schorr Spa. Choice of 75 Min Deep Pore Cleansing Facial with Extractions and Mini Microdermabrasion or 75 Min Facial for All Skin Types with Mini Glycolic Peel.

Then take your glowing face and extra bucks for nice martini at the Plaza. A New York girl’s perfect day.


January and February price breaks on New York City Shopping Tours

If you are coming to NYC in January or February you have so much to look forward to.  Hot Broadway show tickets can be found, every restaurant will be welcoming and even specialty programs such as Shop Gotham’s New York City shopping tours begin their seasonal low rates.  But is there anything left you buy, you ask? Are you kidding,? This is NEW York City! Whether cool only-in-New York indie shops are what you crave,  seeing the inside of a designer’s showroom, or having someone take you by the hand to show you what’s what, Shop Gotham tour’s are fun, savvy and very New YAWK. For details, visit www.shopgotham.com