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Need Gluten Free Dining in NYC?

March 15th, 2017

Gluten Free Dining NYC

 At Shop Gotham, we are often asked for gluten free dining suggestions. New delicious options seem to open daily. From pastries to fine dining, here are some suggestions to help you have a healthy  stay in New York City. #celiacdiningnyc #glutenfreerestaurantsnyc #thingstodonyc

Discount B’Way Tix and Free Things to Do! December NYC 2016

November 22nd, 2016

holiday lights new york

Discount B’Way Tix and Free Things to Do!  December NYC 2016

New York’s newest place for cheap Broadway tickets isn’t a place at all.  In fact, you’re probably holding it right now—or at least it’s within easy reach!  That’s right, it’s your cell phone.  The app TodayTix has picked up where TDF left off.  No one wants to stand in long lines in the middle of Times Square, especially when temperatures go south and the snow starts to fall.  Instead, the younger generation downloads the TodayTix app for free!   It lists cheap tickets available that day (hence the term “TODAY” Tix), and on certain shows, for performances in the near future.   TodayTix also offers lottery options for a selection of other productions.   (Note:  only one or two lottery tickets to each show might be available, compared to the hundreds of people who may have entered.  So if you are desperate to see a certain show, you might want to make plans other than the lottery.)

As of Thanksgiving week in New York City,  the Rockette Christmas Spectacular had tickets on sale for $39, and Cirque du Soleil’s  Paramour was on sale for $55, along with a $35 lottery option.  TodayTix subscribers could enter the lottery to see Sutton Foster in Sweet Charity for $35.  Chicago and Cats were listed at $50 and $59, respectively.  Tickets could be purchased for all of these shows throughout the week.  Many, many more shows were available:  School of Rock, Matilda, Fiddler on the Roof, The Cherry Orchard, Kinky Boots, and more.  Some off-Broadway companies are on there as well, such as the dance company Pilobolus, Othello:  the Remix, Sleep No More, and the Keen Company’s Tick, Tick… Boom!

So next time you come to New York, do what the locals do!  Download TodayTix for free, purchase a ticket, and then meet a TodayTix concierge at the theatre.  He or she will be clearly identifiable.  You provide ID, they hand you a ticket, and you go straight to your seat.  It couldn’t be easier!  Don’t pay through the nose for a Broadway show.  And no more standing in line for hours to pay cash at the TDF booth!

If you’re looking for something to do that is completely scot free, check out the links below!

Bryant Park Winter Village 2016

The skating rink is free, free, free!  (The skates, however, aren’t.)  Check out the adorable holiday shops that have popped up on the perimeter.  This often overlooked park is adored by city dwellers who work in the skyscrapers surrounding the park.

Free Holiday Lights Tour!

Midtown Manhattan lights up like no other place in the world this time of year!   Click on the link to find out about the New York Holiday Lights Tour, a festive two-hour pay-what-you-like walking tour.  (There’s also a bus version.)

Free Juilliard Chamber Music

On Wednesdays at 1:00, Juilliard students share their talents with the general public throughout the season.

 

FREE and other Things to do in NYC August 18- 23

August 16th, 2014

Catch FREE Robin Thicke concert on Friday, August 22rd at 8:30am in Central Park, as part of the Good America Concert Series.

Central Park Free Film Festival, Aug 17- 22, 2014. Films are not new, but setting is magical. Popcorn provided. Bring your blanket, bottle of wine and enjoy the best part of NYC

Then on Sat, August 23, take a Shop Gotham Soho & Nolita Shopping tour at 11am to continue the happy feeling.

Need to keep your work out thing going on even though you are out of town? Grab a 1 x class from Kiwi sweat. Yoga in Central Park-now that’s a NYC moment! http://www.kiwisweat.com/classes/

The Christmas Sweater!

November 26th, 2012

Once the domain of grandmothers and craft-fair habitues, the Christmas sweater is cool again.  This week the Shop Gotham blog presents three fabulous options for those desperate to don this seasonal classic.  All can be found on a Shop Gotham shopping tour, of course!

Top Shop

This British invasion quickly became a fashionista haven when it opened its doors a few years ago.  It is still the only Top Shop in New York City, and one of three locations in the United States.  Its four floors of dizzying fashion delight tourists on our Shop Gotham Soho/Nolita tour. You can find this adorable snowman sweater there at a VERY reasonable price…

Uniqlo

Uniqlo debuted their collection of Christmas sweaters immediately after Halloween to great acclaim.  They have partnered with a Parisian artists’ collective called Andrea Crews to make some truly unique “jumpers,” as the Brits say.  Check out www.uniqlo.com for more information… or let us take you to the one on Broadway!

Opening Ceremony

This small boutique defines style in NYC, and guess what they’re featuring this season?  You guessed it:  the ever-chic Christmas sweater.  From this $58 tartan sweater by KTZ to this see-through knit crewneck sweater for $780, Opening Ceremony has something for everyone in just about every price range.  But the Howard Street store is hard to find… so let us show you on our Soho/Nolita tour!

Our favorite sweater at Opening Ceremony

We hope to see you soon!