Monday, 12 May 2008

A little help from my friends?

If anyone out there has any tips on favorite places to go or local knowledge of what to see in New York City, they would be greatly appreciated : )
We've been a few times before so have done all the touristy stuff, now we're just content to be in New York. Where is the best place to get a good coffee, cake, clothes etc?

5 comments:

Gigibird said...

I have only visited once a few years ago but we had the helicopter ride over Manhatten and it was worth every penny.
I think a visit to Purl is essential is you love fabric and wool.....also the City Quilter is great for fabric etc.

jordiw said...

FOr a special meal, check out the Red Cat or Union Square Cafe. (See meals from both on my blog). For coffee depends where you are Grumpy's is extra good. Kates Paperie, though expensive is inspiring generally and New York Central's paper is beyond belief, but you sort of have to know what to ask for. Beads - 6th Ave between 35 and 40 and all the streets that go off it through there for embellishments - TinselTown Trading Co and M and J Trim. Purl, both fabric and wool is wonderful, and the food in that area is also great. There is a sandwich/biscotti place on the same street that is good.

Lobster and swan said...

lovely mix of ideas, can't wait to visit purl, thank you both : )

melissa said...

I'm not sure if you're already back, but I lived in NY for 8 years and would be happy to share some of my faves. Amazing, cheap Italian food: Frank on 2nd Ave between 5th and 6th Streets, I think. I always visit John Derian's store on 2nd Street right off the Bowery when I'm in town- and never miss ABC Carpet. Oh, and eat yummy dumplings (with "Cold Monster" sauce at the Dumpling Man in the East Village... Hope you have/had fun!

Agathe said...

I've been posting on New York city for a week !!! But it is in French and I don't know if you understand it???