posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 09:15 AM
reply to post by Raud
Actually shopping in NYC if you know where to go can be both fun and relatively inexpensive ... at least that's what the wife used to tell me when we
were living there.
It sounds like you kidz are pretty young so this is what I would recommend....
Avoid the usual trappings like 5th/Madison Ave (midtown), Village, West Village (West 14th street), and Soho (W. Broadway) ... the latter two are
great to walk around and grab something to eat but heavy on the wallet unless one knows what specific little shops to go to.
My advice is to to start at Union Square and start walking down Broadway until you get to Canal Street. Tons of great shops like Yellow Rat Bastard,
especially between Houston and Canal. Also between Houston and Canal you can try the little side streets, more expensive but great shops. You might
also enjoy enjoy a little walk down St Marks Place in the East Village.
I hear Williamsburg (Brooklyn) has great shops too but I don't know the hood. From what I hear there are some cool shops on the Upper West Side but
again being a downtown resident I am unfamiliar with shops of that area.
Hope that helps a little.