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« on: January 17, 2009 06:43:23 AM »


I know that people don't really visit these boards very often, so I thought I'd get in early. I'm coming to NYC in the first week of August and I really want to see the real city, not just the touristy bits. Last time I was there I went for a bit of a wander when I was trying to find CBGBs but I really want to do more.

Of course, I also want to buy tons of crafting supplies, especially pretty printed fabrics, vintage anything and tacky new york memorabilia! So can you locals recommend anywhere?

Oh, also I'm vegan, so if there are any good vegan restaurants/cafes (I want to find somewhere that I can have New York cheesecake) I should visit as well?

I know this is a lot to ask! But I'm really looking forward to seeing more of the city, I loved it so much last time and I just want more! So excited!

« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2009 07:42:10 AM »

Hey Lizi,

They're tons of places to go in NYC.  For fabrics you should stroll around the Garment District Area, there are lots of fabric stores in this area.  The area is 8th Ave to 6th Ave between 36th Street to 40th Street, most of the fabric stores on on the number streets.  Check out this website http://www.fashioncenter.com/ for more information.

For yarn stores there are also tons.  I have a few lists of places to check out, but I'm not sure how to attach to this post.  I can forward to an email if you like.

As for food I'm sure there are plenty of Vegan places about.  Check out this website:  http://newyork.citysearch.com/search?context=restaurants&query=vegan&cslink=cs_topbar_search&searchOpt=cs

Let me know if you need anything else.


« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009 12:11:24 AM »

For vegan restaurants, I definitely recommend going to Red Bamboo on W 4th st and 6th Ave (well slightly east of 6th ave). And get the brownie-bottomed cheesecake while you're there, it's amazing.

I also recommend Kate's Joint on 4th st and Ave B, they have a little of everything.

For a cheap lunch, go to St Mark's Pl and I recommend Tahini or Mamoun's for falafel.

This is semi-unrelated, but if I were you I would definitely check out Bluestockings. It's a bookstore on Allen St between Stanton and Rivington, they have events all the time and they have a little vegan cafe.
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2009 10:52:19 AM »

I'm also visiting NYC in the beginning of May and I'm looking for cool places to check out as well.... shops, craft/wool stores, any vegetarian restaurants, neat places in general that we should check out that aren't your typical touristy type of places.  We love video games as well.  Any suggestions would be great! Smiley Thanks!

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2009 10:00:32 PM »

Williamsburg in Brooklyn! Haha, I love it there Smiley
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2009 03:29:57 AM »

Does anyone still have additional tips?
I'm coming to NY the first week of November and I'd like to spend one day or so on shopping (or just shop on my way to other stuff Smiley)
Any additional answers to the following questions are welcome Smiley
- where should I go shopping for fabric?
- where should I go shopping for organic fabric?
- where should I go shopping for patterns?
- where should I go shopping for books?
- where should I go shopping for second hand books and clothes?
- are there any cute thrift markets around?
- is there a place all tourists seem to miss that I should absolutely go to?
- is there a nice place to eat youd recommend?
Thank you for your help!
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