14 December, 2010

NYC trip advice

Since coming back from New York, many of my friends and family were surprised to hear that I didn't do the typical Irish stint of visiting the shopping outlets....and a few people have asked "Where the heck are the flea markets you went to?"...and so this post is born, a few tips for the off the beaten track places I ventured to!

I just knew that the flea markets and thrift store would be nothing short of amazing in NYC and I wasn't dissapointed! I went to the Annex Antique Fair 7 Flea Market on 6th avenue from 24th to 27th street. Somewhere along 25th, I found a sign stating loud and proud "Market...this way!" and so I followed it into the most amazing warehouse of fur coats, prints, vintage cameras and so much more! Highly recommend this area!

There are also markets on Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th street on a Sunday from 10 -6 as well as a Saturday flea market from 11 - 7 in Greenwich village.

You are spoiled for choice in NYC when it comes to food! - I just couldn't get over the amount of choice! However I was keen to try a red velvet cupcake after reading about them.....they're YUM! If you yourself near one, make sure to tuck in! You won't regret it! (Your hips might......but you won't!)

Deli's are also amazing (and cheaper!) - again HEAPS of choice and everything tastes delicious!

I heart Art galleries and I heart them even more in NYC for some reason. Get your map out and trek down to Chelsea to see some of the independent art galleries and great shows on offer. They're free! Alternatively you could visit the larger, world famous galleries such as MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) where I went.

As for the usual sights, central park is beautiful, relaxing and more importantly free! Grab yourself a cheap and tasty hot dog, take in the sights and relax from the hustle and bustle of the city! I can see why New Yorkers love it so much!

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