nyc : from c to shining c*
we just got back from the beach and are in a frenzy to put away our stuff as quickly as possible and then go out for lunch - the nerve! we have a bunch of pics and were very lucky with the weather as it's been pretty stormy in nyc. we're already missing the pool and may just put on some coppertone and fill up the tub to pretend we're still there. no complaints though, especially in light of the heatwave out west. portland 100+ - whoa!
cindy* is going to be visiting nyc soon and i thought it would be a great opportunity to post some of our favorite spots. most are local, but there do seem to be a number from japan. we're not big on expensive restaurants and prefer small cafes, which are highlighted in teal. we'll keep this list updated and probably add some photos in the future. so, get your walking shoes on, some $$$ and let's go. we've arranged them by neighborhood.
ps if you have any other special spots in nyc, let me know and i'll add them to the list if they're places we like to visit or would like to!
bloomingdale's - super-department store & forty carrots restaurant. delish & healthy!
59th street & lexington avenue
museum of modern art - the new building is as great as the art.
53rd street & 6th avenue
magnolia's bakery - one red velvet cupcake, please. ok, two.
50th street & sixth avenue
anthropologie - this is the best one with two floors and art installation pieces!
50th @ rockefeller center
times square - visit at night for fantastic photos.
42nd street & 7th avenue
grand central terminal - great building and food court.
42nd street & park avenue
ny public library, main branch, rose reading room is incredible & free.
42nd street & fifth avenue
42nd street & 6th avenue. outdoor movies on the lawn in the summer on monday's @ 5 pm.
kinokuniya - japanese store with wonderful craft books, paper goods and anime.
41st street & sixth avenue
international center for photography
42nd street & 6th avenue
muji - japanese department store features clean lines and neutrals.
40th street & eighth avenue
b& j fabrics - really organized & helpful.
525 7th avenue (in the 30s)
tinsel trading - trims & notions, incredible store for crafters. must visit!
37th street & 5th avenue
lots of high-end stores in this neighborhood, but must our visits are -
high line park
gansevoort street, in the meatpacking district, to west 20th street, in chelsea, between 1oth & 11th avenues.
chelsea market - redefines the term 'food court'.
15th street & 9th avenue
billy's bakery via chockpocky - she loves the banana cream pie.
21st street & ninth avenue
so many shops, but we love
dean & deluca via jamie - gourmet food shop, including doughnut plant via chockpocky.
prince street & broadway
uniqlo - colorful japanese clothing store has great prices.
prince street & broadway
vespa via jamie - famous scooters.
13 crosby street
kate's paperie - stationery & paper crafts.
72 spring street (between crosby & lafayette streets)
paul smith via jamie - very cool english designer.
greene street & w. houston
van leeuwen ice cream truck - delicious organic ice cream. favorite flavor = all.
greene & prince streets.
makie - incredible handmade clothes, love everything made with liberty of london fabric, especially for little girls.
109 thompson & prince streets
snack - cozy cafe serving delicious greek food.
105 thompson & prince streets
purl - legendary knitting & sewing shop - paradise!
459 broome street @ greene
once upon a tart - for a quick bite to eat.
sullivan street & prince (next to purl knitting)
local - also good for a quick bite.
sullivan street & prince (across the street from purl patchwork)
thompson & sullivan streets have really nice independent boutiques. from there you can walk to greenwich village or the west village.
thé adoré via chockpocky - 'charming rustic 2nd floor dining room for a light lunch (tea + sandwiches, soups, pastries)'.
17 E. 13th, just off Fifth, just below Union Square
greenwich letterpress via chockpocky - lovely stationery store.
christopher street & seventh avenue
sweetiepie restaurant via dallas shaw - sweet restaurant & dessert bar.
10th street & greenwich avenue
momofuku milk bar via chockpocky - 'delicious corn cookies + decadent cakes & inventful soft serve flavors'.
13th street & second avenue
long island city - queens
easy to get to from grand central - one stop on 7 train.
gorgeous views of mid-town from a really nice park - this is the attraction, but there are a few very nice shops and several restaurants - our favorite is cafe henri right by the subway.
new york botanical garden - bronx
get there using metro north from grand central.
williamsburg - brooklyn
very cool shops and restaurants.