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New York's shopping districts

Fifth Avenue For many visitors, Fifth Avenue is New York City’s prime shopping destination. It has a rich mixture of upscale boutiques, well-known chains, and attractions like Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Madison Avenue
The Upper East Side is an elegant neighborhood of landmarked brownstones and spectacular high-rises. It’s signature shopping street is Madison Avenue, with a Crystal District and dozens of stores.

Grand Central Terminal
has always been a place to travel through, but after an extensive renovation, this landmark has become a place include both national retailers and local merchants, selling everything from clothes and shoes to chocolates and wine. The new Grand Central also has a food market, an informal dining concourse, and three destinations restaurants.

Times Square
No longer just for pre-and post-Broadway-show reveling, the new Times Square is a destination in itself, with myriad attractions in accommodations, restaurants, and stores.

Downtown
Within just a square mile, SOHO has an estimated 250 art galleries, four museums, nearly 200 restaurants, and 100 stores, many of them housed in buildings with classic cast-iron facades. Lose yourself in the neighborhood’s quaint charm and hip vibe. In Greenwich Village and the East Village, you’ll find all sorts of one-of-a-kind items, including trend setting accessories, designer outfits, and vintage clothing.

On the Lower East Side
check out the Historic Orchard Street Shopping District. The first home of many of America’s European immigrants, today it’s the place to go for fantastic bargains. You’ll find more than 400 unique restaurants and shops. On Sundays, when Orchard Street is closed to traffic, the street vendors come out in droves. Be prepared to bargain for handbags, shoes, clothes, and more. ( Note that many stores are closed on Saturday in observance of the Jewish Sabbath).

Chinatown
In Chinatown the largest Asian Community in North America, you’ll find stores selling all manner of items, from jade jewelry and silk robes to hair accessories and plumbing parts; open -–ir food markets filled with a stunning variety of fish and exotic vegetables ; and hundreds of restaurants, large and small, serving every imaginable type of Chinese cuisine.

SoHo and TriBeCa
Young designers fleeing the high rents of SoHo and TriBeCa have headed for NoLita( North of Little Italy), where they’ve turned tiny pizzerias and shoe-repair shops into high-end boutiques. Nowadays, Mulberry, Mott, and Elizabeth Streets between. Kenmare and Houston Streets are full of gorgeous goodies such as bejeweled purses, rainbow-colored shawls, and hand-tooled boots.

Lower Manhattan
Century 21 is an insider shopper’s best-kept secret-a department store that features amazing discounts ( up to 75 percent off retail) on designer clothing and other merchandise.

South Street Seaport
The South Street Seaport is a thriving waterfront community with more than 100 shops, cafes, and restaurants. The views of the East River and Brooklyn Bridge are breathtaking.

Harlem
A lot is happening in Harlem: Homes and businesses are being renovated and the economy is thriving. The center of Harlem’s renaissance is West 125th Street, where a 275,000-square-foot retail and entertainment complex recently opened. The Malcolm Shabazz Harlem Market is an open-air market selling African clothing and crafts.

Brooklyn Bargains
For 10.000square feet of designer fashions for women at discount prices, go to Aaron’s Kleinfeld, 0pen since 1941, has the world’s largest selection of exclusive European and American designer wedding and evening gowns.

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