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Free Summer Concerts

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
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Not To Miss This December in NYC

Looking for things to do in NYC this December? Check out our insider “NYC Musts” from your local New Yorkers:
  • Knock out your Christmas and Holiday shopping in one day on a Garment Center Tour. Purchase chic accessories, handbags, jewelry, dresses, coats, scarves, fur-gifts for the whole family at wholesale-only prices! And of course, a little self-gifting is okay too!
  • Stop by Bryant Park to check out the outdoor Holiday Vendors that surround the BP Ice Skating Rink. Burn some calories, take a spin on the ice, check out the fabulous BP Christmas tree and then grab a cappuccino and people watch.
  • The Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as always, is a must do if you’ve never seen it! Each year the music, costumes and talented Rockettes & performers grow more exquisite!
  • Take a shopping break and stroll Holiday Under the Stars, an state-of-the-art holiday light display at the Time Warner Center in Columbus Circle. The spectacle features a dozen 14-foot LED stars that do a colorful “dance,” flashing more than 16.7 million color mixes in time to classic yuletide tunes.

  • Museum at FIT opens a new exhibit exploring the Counterfeit Industry and how it affects the fashion world, Faking It. “Fashion should slip out of your hands. The very idea of protecting the seasonal arts is childish. One should not bother to protect that which dies the minute it is born.” Coco Chanel
  • See New Year’s Times Square Ball Drop on December 31st. Ring in the New Year of 2016 in the heart of New York City, Times Square! Or stream it live here.

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Fall 2014: What not to miss in NYC

Fall is finally here and while we are excited for the leaves to change and the pumpkin carving to begin-we are thoroughly enjoying our last afternoons hitting highs of heavenly 80 (which will probably be this weekend).
Take it from us, New Yorkers know best: we recommend taking a shopping tour of Soho & Nolita and exploring the downtown area this weekend while the weather is sun friendly-it is the perfect way to spend a Saturday/Sunday.
And although the weather seems to be cooling down a bit, the activities in NYC remain on point. Here are some other noteworthy “outdoor” happenings to check out this month we thought we should share:
  • The 911 Memorial downtown is finished and it is breathtaking

  • Chelsea Highline is completed and now runs all the way to 34th St (and one of the all-time coolest parks in NYC)
  • An awesome Pop-Up Coffee Shop in Soho celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the TV show ‘Friends’ (which is a spitting image of Central Perk). It’s fully functioning, serving delicious hot drinks to warm you up and offering comfy couches (just like in the show) so you can pretend you are Rachel and Phoebe on set.

  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge and grab a slice of to-die-for-pizza, Brooklyn style, on the “other side”
  • Spend the afternoon at South Street Sea Port shopping/eating and listening to live music. Watch the sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge, with an ice cold beverage in your hand, toes in the sand. If you happen to be here on Sep 27, make sure you stop by the special festival, Old Seaport Street Fest.

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