Souvenir Shopping Part 1, New York

It would be a pity to leave New York without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to New York, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Part 1 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 1
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Author: Daniel
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DKNY

1) DKNY

What to buy here: DKNY Be Delicious Perfume.

Lauded as high fashion with urban sensibility, DKNY or Donna Karen New York began in 1989 as a young and youthful line that exploded in popularity and spun into DKNY Jeans, DKNY Kids, and DKNY Active. As a wink and a nod to New York City and it’s Big Apple image, DKNY introduced its Be Delicious line of perfumes in 2010. Cast in shiny metal and clear glass, the apple-shaped bottle encases a sumptuous scent that brims with wildflowers and fruit. As an encore to the success of Be Delicious, DKNY then released a second scent called Golden Delicious. Replacing the silvery steel, Golden Delicious flaunts a gilded hue atop clear glass. The perfume is a touch more sophisticated with feathering notes of orange blossom and rose petal. Each 3.4 ounce bottle costs $75 at DKNY. Limited editions of Be Delicious perfumes are also available in Candy Apple and Red Delicious. Located at 655 Madison Avenue, DKNY is open 10 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday 12 pm to 7pm. Keeping with great shopping company, DKNY is neighbored by Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, BCBG, and Coach to name a few.
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American Girl Doll Company

2) American Girl Doll Company

What to buy here: dolls, doll apparel, doll and children's clothes. Personalized, one of a kind dolls are extremely popular. In the heart of Manhattan, the American Girl Doll Company sits on one full New York City block and fills its 3 floors with dolls, doll apparel, and children’s clothing. It is a wonderland of imagination, accented in pastel pink. Among their best line is the New York clothing, a great souvenir for young children. Shirts are embossed with “New York” and sparkling stars. They are available in doll sizes and matching children’s sizes as well. After your doll excursion, explore the surrounding area, one of Manhattan’s liveliest neighborhoods in midtown. During winter, visit the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. Snap a picture in front of Radio City Music Hall. Or head south toward Times Square and Broadway. If your feeling peckish, stay for lunch with your little lady and her new doll at the American Girl Company. The restaurant offers booster seats for dolls and a great menu. American Girl Doll Company is located at 609 Fifth Avenue at 49th Street. Their hours are 10 am to 7pm every day. For other doll and doll accessories, walk over to FAO Schwarz at Fifth Avenue or take the subway to the famed Madame Alexander Doll Company at 615 West 131st Street.
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M&M World

3) M&M World

What to buy here: Green M&M Statue of Liberty.

The Statue of Liberty is the most visited sight in New York City. As one of the most important symbols in New York City, this historic statue is often depicted in paintings and cast in metal for classic souvenirs. She stands tall and firm against the skyline, a familiar silhouette. But two playful and unique versions of Lady Liberty have found their way onto Manhattan. In Midtown’s M&M World, the Green M&M portrays a whimsical and rotund statue filled with chocolate candies. In the world of sweet treats, this statue tops the list for fun and iconic gifts. If you are just roaming the city scene or passively people watching, stop into the shop. Taste some chocolate and take home the Green M&M Statue of Liberty for $21.75.

For the delectable Green M&M Statue of Liberty, head to Times Square at 1600 Broadway. M&M World is open daily from 9 am to midnight.
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Yankees Clubhouse

4) Yankees Clubhouse

What to buy here: New York Yankees Pillow Pets.

Draping a cute and cuddly teddy bear with the iconic pinstripes of the Yankees, Pillow Pets gives young New York fans a plush friend to nap with on the plane ride home. The Yankee Pillow Pet lays flat on any surface for a thin cushion. But line up the paws and you make a pinstripe baseball bear to cradle tired heads. Pricing for Yankee Pillow Pets begin at $29.99. Several locations sell these comfy pals, including the Yankees Clubhouse Shops. With three locations in Manhattan, this sport shop houses thousands of Yankees memorabilia, player jerseys, and unique collectibles. Bright and centrally located, the Yankees Clubhouse at 245 42nd Street in Times Square is a bustling hub for your Yankees needs. Store hours are 9 am to 11 pm Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, they are open until midnight. While in the Times Square District, check out the technicolor billboards, street artisans, and endless shopping possibility. From here, walk to the shops at Columbus Circle to the north or meander through Broadway for a matinee show.
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Champs Sports

5) Champs Sports

What to buy here: New York Giants Draft Day Hat. A top ranking team in the National Football League, the New York Giants entered the association in 1925 and is the only remaining franchise that entered from that class. Though their home stadium is located in New Jersey’s Meadowlands, visitors need not brave the New Jersey Turnpike for their football apparel. Instead, hundreds of shops in Manhattan offer a wide selection of one of the state’s most popular teams. Bright red and bold, this New York Giants hat is the official cap for 2011 draft. Made by Reebok, the hat features the embroidered team logo, raised lettering, and fine blue & white striping along the sides. Prices begin at $24.95 and sizes run from 6-3/4 to 7-5/8. The hat is officially licensed by the National Football League and available at several sporting good stores. On game day, the biggest variety of Giants hats and gear will be at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford New Jersey; while on any other day, head over to Champs Sport, a massive store with New York Giants apparel.
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Mets Clubhouse Shop

6) Mets Clubhouse Shop

What to buy here: New York Mets Autographed Major League Baseballs.

Baseball is America’s pastime and in 1962, the New York Mets officially joined Major League Baseball, making Shea Stadium their home in Queens. Now playing at Citi Field since 2009, the Mets continue to proudly wear their blue and orange colors, welcoming fans from all over the world. The franchise has seen some of baseballs best players pass through their corridors, including Hall of Famers Gary Carter, Willie Mays, Yogi Berra, and Rickey Henderson. While visiting New York City, make sure to attend a game if possible. Keep a look out for subway series games when the Mets battle against their cross-town rivals, the Yankees. Shop at an official Mets Shop for authentic New York Mets memorabilia. Hats, bats, and jerseys make great souvenirs. But for a special item, choose an official baseball autographed by legendary Mets players in history as well as the entire team. When browsing, look for baseballs accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. This insures the value and provenance of your purchase. Throughout the city, several other shops offer fantastic selections of authentic Mets memorabilia including autographed baseballs. In Midtown Manhattan, stop by the Mets Clubhouse at 11 West 42nd Street.

Operation hours: Monday-Saturday: 10:00-18:30; Sunday: 11:00-17:00.
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Modell's Sporting Goods

7) Modell's Sporting Goods

What to buy here: Knicks Jersey. Robed in iconic blue and orange team colors, the New York Knicks is one of two NBA franchises still located in its original city. Short for knickerbocker pants, “knicks” was a moniker applied to Dutch settlers who first founded Manhattan in the 17th century. The New York Knicks boast some of the biggest names in National Basketball Association history, including Patrick Ewing, Dave DeBusschere, and Walt (Clyde) Frazier. While touring through the grid-patterned streets of midtown Manhattan, consider taking home a New York Knicks jersey. A recent addition to the team, Carmelo Anthony played as a Syracuse Orangeman in college and garnered the circuit buzz while playing in Denver. Knick fans swooned at the possibility of acquiring this new star to boost the franchise and fill stadium seats. After choosing #7 for his jersey, fans mobbed stores to purchase their own Melo No. 7. For a unique purchase, find his team jersey named the Swing Man, replicated with Melo’s exact measurements. Pricing begins at $185. Modell’s Sporting Goods offers the widest selection of jerseys and Knicks-related pieces. Half a dozen stores dot Manhattan. For a central location, try 51 East 42nd Street. Opened Monday to Friday, 7 am to 9:30 pm. Saturday, 9 am to 8pm. Sunday 10 am to 7:30 pm.
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MTA Transit Museum Shop

8) MTA Transit Museum Shop

What to buy here: Official MTA Rain Boots.

An exclusive set of footwear unique to New York City, the Official MTA Rain Boots are a pair of high boots, patterned with the multi-colored route indictors for all Manhattan’s subway lines. Women sizes are available for 6 to 9 and run a little large. The sporty boots reach to mid-calf, high enough to prevent water from splashing into the wells. Each pair costs $38 or $34.20 for members of the MTA Transit Museum. Designed in a brightly colored polka dot pattern, the boots have the iconic blue, red, orange, and green circular subway indicators as displayed in the train system. A great gift, the boots are also functional during metropolitan downpours. The ridged heel has deep tread. The excellent no-slip traction is perfect on long, rainy walks from Grand Central Station to Broadway. To match your route indicator rain boots, check out the matching mouse pad and round, storage boxes. Only two locations carry the Official MTA Rain boots with route indicators. In the heart of Manhattan just off the Grand Central’s Great Hall, the MTA Transit Museum offers a great exhibit and gift shop. Posters and displays proudly map the history and growth of New York’s transportation system. Black and white pictures as well as vintage signs tell Manhattan’s story from the perspective of its underground and elevated train systems.

Operation Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 am - 8 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm

Walking Tours in New York, New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

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Creating your own self-guided walk in New York is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
The Best of New York's Lower Manhattan

The Best of New York's Lower Manhattan

Lower (aka Downtown) Manhattan is a cluster of attractions. Following the September 11 attacks and ensued reconstruction of the area, the skyline of Lower Manhattan has been transformed and dominated by the newly-built One World Trade Center. The site of the former World Trade Center now holds The 9/11 Memorial & Museum. Lower Manhattan contains many other historic buildings, such as the old United States Customs House, Federal Hall, not to mention Wall Street and many, many more. To find your way around this plethora of landmarks and not get lost, follow this self-guided walking tour and enjoy your time in New York!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Brooklyn New York Walking Tour

Brooklyn New York Walking Tour

Brooklyn, one of New York City’s 5 boroughs, occupies the western tip of Long Island and is connected to neighboring Manhattan via the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. The area is known primarily these days for its ethnic diversity; it also abounds in a variety of recreational, cultural and historic attractions. The most notable landmarks include Park Slope, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum and the Central Library overlooking Grand Army Plaza. For a more detailed view of Brooklyn and its key attractions, follow this self-guided tour and explore.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 km
New York's Central Park Walking Tour

New York's Central Park Walking Tour

It is the first public park built in America, and the most famous park in the world today. Enjoy a great relaxing time, surrounded by natural beauty, gazing upon numerous man-made wonders - fountains, monuments, sculptures, bridges and arches. Central Park offers over 50 delightful attractions. Take this walking tour to explore the beauties of the Central Park.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 km
Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan

Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan is the largest commercial, entertainment, and media center of the United States. The area is a home to some of NYC's most iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, as well as the world-famous Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Check out this orientation walk and explore Midtown, NY for yourself!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Chelsea Nightlife

Chelsea Nightlife

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York

Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York

New York is often defined by the word skyscraper. But this city also offers a beautiful collection of religious buildings. Each of these buildings feature spectacular architecture and design. Take this walking tour to explore the most famous religious buildings in New York.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.7 km

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