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Old 11-09-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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I don't want to spend all day hoping taxis and catching subways to go around all of Manhattan. I remember the last time I went 2 years ago, we stayed mostly around Union Square and had a pretty good time.

So I want to know, if I arrived at noon and left by train at midnight, where could I go that's within walking distance of Union Square?

I'm looking for unique art, book or clothing stores, restaurants and trendy bars (either up scale or hip-divish)
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:34 AM
 
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go a little south / south-west of Union square into Greenwich, West Village, Soho. Or you can take the subway to Midtown and walk to and trough Central Park.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:14 AM
 
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You could visit the main Barnes & Noble store on Fifth Avenue (between 17th-18th Streets): Barnes & Noble Booksellers, New York, NY : Reviews and maps - Yahoo! Local
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:07 AM
 
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Go to the East Village. You can get off at Union Square or Astor Place/8th Street.

The best bookstores are The Strand (Strand Bookstore: Home of 18 miles of New, Used, Rare and Out of Print Books) and St. Mark's (St. Mark's Bookshop | An Independent Bookstore located in New York City's Historic Lower East Side).

The best shopping is on the side streets, say 12th through 8th, from Second Avenue to Avenue A. Lots of boutiques, both vintage and new. I would recommend walking down 9th, 10th, and 11th.

For art I'd check out the New Museum (New Museum :: NewMuseum.org) on the Bowery.

I'd recommend lunch at Westville East (Westville Restaurant - Home) or Momofuku Noodle Bar (:: momofuku :: (http://www.momofuku.com/noodle/default.asp - broken link)).

Let me know if you're looking for something in particular and I'll make a recommendation. It's my neighborhood and I know it very well.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:19 PM
 
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Go to the East Village. You can get off at Union Square or Astor Place/8th Street.

The best bookstores are The Strand (Strand Bookstore: Home of 18 miles of New, Used, Rare and Out of Print Books) and St. Mark's (St. Mark's Bookshop | An Independent Bookstore located in New York City's Historic Lower East Side).

The best shopping is on the side streets, say 12th through 8th, from Second Avenue to Avenue A. Lots of boutiques, both vintage and new. I would recommend walking down 9th, 10th, and 11th.

For art I'd check out the New Museum (New Museum :: NewMuseum.org) on the Bowery.

I'd recommend lunch at Westville East (Westville Restaurant - Home) or Momofuku Noodle Bar (:: momofuku :: (http://www.momofuku.com/noodle/default.asp - broken link)).

Let me know if you're looking for something in particular and I'll make a recommendation. It's my neighborhood and I know it very well.
Thank's, I definitely want to check out the museum. Anything in terms bars or nightclubs?
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:18 PM
 
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the east village, specifically st. mark's place which is right by astor place and 8th street and cooper union. great night scene, big selection of cuisines and a lot of bars
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