Souvenir Shopping Part 2, 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 2 Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Part 2
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Author: Daniel
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New York Transit Museum Shop

1) New York Transit Museum Shop

What to buy here: New York City Train Set. A classic toy, the New York City Subway Train set continues to capture the imagination of children, young and old. At the Metropolitan Transit Museum, these die-cast trains are the hottest item of all time. The small cabooses are priced starting at $15 and are compatible with Thomas the Steam Engine sets. Children can choose from the iconic blue, orange, green, and red subway lines; silver façade MTA-licensed cars; and intricate Lionel Train sets as well. New York City Train sets are also available in wood and hard plastic to suit your needs and price range. If visiting the Metropolitan Transit Museum in Grand Central, stroll through the Great Hall. Take pictures of the constellations on the ceiling. And spot the colored-subway signs for the 4, 5, 6 on the green line or the gray S for the Times Square Shuttle. The museum and shopping around the concourse is pleasant and cool on hot summer days. The Transit Museum in Grand Central Station is open Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6pm.
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Macy's

2) Macy's

What to buy here: New York City Snow Globe.

With a twist of your wrist, you can watch white snow dapple the New York City skyline. One of the most recognizable city facades in the world, Manhattan has been the subject of countless artists and souvenirs. But inside a snow globe, the city comes to life and winter is year round. On the lower level of Macy’s in Herald Square, cheerful green boxes encase the iconic New York City in slow drifting snow. Underneath the platform, a small key can be wound to power the music box inside. Priced at $39.99, the snow globe makes a great gift that can be easily stowed in your carry-on. The area around Herald Square is an action-packed arena of shopping. Small, boutique shops sidle up against name brand behemoths, including Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, and Zara. Located by Pennsylvania or Penn Station, Herald Square can be reached by over a dozen subway lines including the red, yellow, orange, and blue lines. Macy’s at Herald Square is located at 151 West 34th Street. They are open daily from 10 am to 9:30 pm.
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Cosby’s Sporting Goods

3) Cosby’s Sporting Goods

What to buy here: New York Rangers Jersey.

A member of the National Hockey League since 1926, the New York Rangers is one of the oldest teams in American ice hockey history. Skating into the limelight as one of New York City’s premiere sports teams, the Rangers secured their claim to fame by wining the Stanley Cup in the franchise’s sophomore year. While vacationing in New York, browse through the Rangers gear and consider taking home a classic Dubinsky jersey. In 2007, Brandon Dubinsky first cut across the ice as a New York Ranger and began a stellar career. A fan favorite, Dubinsky recently signed a four-year contract with the Rangers for over $16 million. In 2011, the franchise authorized the production of their 85th anniversary jerseys. On the hemline, the jersey displays every number retired by the New York Rangers. Also, the upper sleeve carries a bold commemorative NHL patch. Anniversary jerseys start at $220. Check out Cosby’s Sporting Goods for a wide selection of Ranger’s gear. Formerly located in Madison Square Garden, the store has been relocated one block away while construction on the arena nears completion. Visit the shop at 11 Pennsylvania Plaza on 31st Street just east of 7th Avenue. Their hours run Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 6 pm. They are closed Sundays.
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Sabon Store

4) Sabon Store

What to buy here: Sabon Sea Salt Scrubs.

Having tweaked an ancient Aboriginal soap recipe, the Sabon Fragrance Shop began in 1973 as a backyard soap-making boutique. Now 38 years later, Sabon boasts eight New York City storefronts, sprinkled through the island’s trendiest districts. Each shop is artfully decorated with chandeliers, brass fixtures, and a stone well. Newcomers are invited to wash their hands with their signature Sabon sea salts. Dark wood paneling and romantic candles make each visit to Sabon a journey into fragrant nirvana. In the heart of Greenwich Village, Sabon has one of its most popular shops, surrounded by the vibrancy and chic lifestyle of this iconic neighborhood. Cafes and boutiques line the streets. College students and musicians traverse the walkways. In the Village, life is hip. Stop by Sabon to purchase a jar of sea salts ($30) or body cream ($23). Or indulge in handmade soaps that line the walls like rainbow bricks, perfumed by fresh flowers. Visit the Greenwich Village location at 434 6th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. From January to April, their business hours are Monday to Saturday 10 am to 9 pm, Sunday 11 am to 8 pm. From May to December, they are open Monday to Saturday 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday 11 am to 8:30 pm.
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Astor Wine & Spirits

5) Astor Wine & Spirits

What to buy here: Long Island Wine. If Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc, make your taste buds stand up at attention, New York is the place for you. Located 75 miles east of Manhattan, America’s third largest grape growing region enjoys the coastal breeze and fertile soils of eastern Long Island. Growing seasons are long. Bottles are shipped worldwide. And over a million wine lovers flock to the Hamptons and North Fork annually. For a great day trip, visit one of several wineries and spend the day snacking and sampling the local wares. Crowned the “Best Winery in Long Island” by the Long Island Press, Castello di Borghese Vineyard offers tours and tastes of their signature Meritage and Chardonnay. But if time is tight, visit Astor Wine & Spirits at 399 Lafayette Street, a 60 year-old Greenwich Village icon with over 4000 bottles to browse.

Operation hours: Monday-Saturday: 9:00-21:00; Sunday: 12:00-18:00.
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Dean & Deluca Coffee

6) Dean & Deluca Coffee

What to buy here: Dean & Deluca Coffee. Coffee is the lifeline for many Manhattanites and at Dean & Deluca, business is booming. Owners Joel Dean and Giorgio DeLuca opened their first shop in 1977 on the streets of Soho. Their plan began with a passion to bring artisan foods into New York City. Three decades later, Dean & Deluca have 14 retail stores in the United States and maintain six in Manhattan alone. Daily specials of soup and sandwiches draw a regular crowd. But their coffee is the superstar on the menu. Both superior in quality and a fair trade product, Dean & Deluca coffee is sustainably grown and produced by Counter Culture. Three popular blends include the clean and mellow Americana Blend, the fruity Africana Blend, and the chocolatey, non-acidic Pacifica Blend. A Trio Sampler offers 3 ounces of each blend and costs $13.50. For a delightful trip to an artisan grocer, visit the original flagship shop on Prince Street and Broadway, located in the middle of Soho. Taste the breads and oils. Nibble on cheeses and chocolates. Then, walk around the narrow streets South of Houston. The Prince Street shop is open Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 8 pm.

Walking Tours in New York, New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

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
Downtown NYC Nightlife

Downtown NYC 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: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Shopping Tour in New York City

Shopping Tour in New York City

New York is considered to be a shopper's paradise. It features some of the best shopping centers in the world. Each of these places, like Manhattan Mall, Brook Shopping Center or Rockefeller Center offers a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops. Take this tour to explore the most famous shopping centers in New York City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 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
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

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