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- This former Nabisco factory complex invented and produced the famed Oreo cookie . The old building was gutted out in the 90s and transformed into a market that is alive and well. It can get crowded quickly so try to go on the off hours when they open in the morning or after lunch.Written November 15, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We go to the Cloisters Museum all of the time since we live only ten blocks from Fort Tryon Park where the Cloisters is located. People generally go to the museum for the Unicorn Tapestries. They are well worth seeing but there are also many little gems that you might come across as you walk through the galleries, for instance, a statue of Saint Roch , Saint of Plague victims. According to the story in his required isolation, a dog would bring him food. Here it is a statue of a dog with a roll in its mouth leaping up on the Saint.
One thing that we have felt lacking is a really good restaurant close to the museum. Museum. Now one has just opened.
Restaurant near Museum: The Bonnefont restaurant is at the entrance to the park, off Margaret Corbin Circle, about a half mile from museum. It is pricy but worth it. Here is a review that I just wrote for Resy:
The food was wonderful, the service friendly, and the dining room quite pretty but chilly. We loved the appetizers: A very hearty rich sipping chicken broth and an aromatic bacon rapped around a roast pear. But the stars of the meal were the Monkfish (A fish that I usually don't like) and a delicious surprising "Poulet de Sanoma"--a braised chicken breast with capers and olives peaches and blue berries--and it works! We would recommend that it be served with sopping bread. This was our favorite dish. The only real downside is that the room is chilly. You should wear a sweater when you go.Written December 4, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Macy's Herald Square in Manhattan NYC is one of the largest -- and one of the oldest -- department stores in the US. It was built and opened as a department store in this location in 1902. By now, the building was renovated multiple times.
But it still looks very dated: very low ceilings, poor ventilation and lighting, overall subdued colors of the interior. Even the old wooden escalator (sic!) is still in operation! After a few years, I again visited Macy's last month -- and found pretty much the same as I saw before, as far as its interior design and decor, and general ambiance in it. The store wasn't busy.
But Macy's getting ready for spring, regardless -- and in the ladies apparel departments, I could see some new fashion ideas -- spring styles and brighter colors. Famous brands, too -- DKNY, RL, CK, and many others. The staff I talked to were polite and helpful with directions to several departments. The store is huge -- its retail space is 1.25 million square feet (116,000 sq m)!
Hopefully, Macy's will look more cheerful -- and busier! -- with a lighter, sunnier, and warmer season coming up, and with more customers shopping in this flagship department store.Written February 12, 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Brookfield Place is a new, ultramodern shopping mall at the Manhattan waterfront. Facing New Jersey and Hudson River, it is an upscale shopping venue with luxury brands and scenic restaurants. Worth exploring while in downtown.Written September 15, 2023
- Fantastic place - so many vendors to choose from. All of excellent quality. It can be pricey but one is at Grand Central - to be expected. Yummy cookies at Bien Cuit.Written November 16, 2023
- Open all year round, this place offers a varied selection of goods from regional farmers, bakers, and fishmongers. The vendors are friendly and are proud of their offerings. Fresh cut flowers and seasonal goods are available too.Written October 22, 2023
- Saks Fifth Avenue is the flagship store for the Saks group. Located opposite the Rockefeller Centre and Saint Patricks it truly is a great location.Written February 6, 2023
I would say this is the grandest shopping center I have been to in the world. I have been to a couple of other Westfield shopping centers in the UK and they are nowhere near as spectacular as these.
There are plenty of shops to visit and there is also a PATH station to take you to New Jersey.
Certainly worth visiting to take in the amazing temple to retail.Written December 4, 2023
- As an avid watcher of the TV show Friends I remember one of the characters working at Bloomingdales. As a result during my visit to New York City I wanted to check it out.
It's a very classy store and the things they sell there are WAY OUT of my price range.
That said the staff I spoke to were very friendly and polite and not condescending in any way which was good.
Worth checking out to say you have been there.Written October 25, 2023
- I took a walk along the High Line from the Meatpacking District which was very enjoyable. If you travel the full length of the High Line it will bring you out at The Vessel and Hudson Yards.
This is a rather fancy shopping centre. I had a wander around and there are lots of high end, exclusive stores like Cartier. I was travelling on a budget so I was not able to buy anything from the stores but it was nice to have a browse. I also got to use their wifi to stay connected so that was a plus point.Written December 5, 2023
- The Seaport district is situated on the East River in Lower Manhattan. It is a top nyc destination for unusual culinary, fashion, entertainment and cultural experiences. I couldn't resist a custom face cookie from the funny face bakery....it seemed almost too pretty to eat and the book-worm in me nudged me into the McNally & Jackson bookstore. I explored New York's origins as a world seaport in the South Street Seaport Museum and to get into a historical mood I toured the Wavetree cargo ship.Written January 27, 2023
- I wish this didn’t come at the end of a long day on our feet. It was very cool. I would have liked to spend more time with the exhibits, but my feet were killing me.Written October 24, 2023
- Columbus Circle is in the heart of many of the shops in the area. Some large brand names including Nordstrom. Recommended.Written February 6, 2022
- Brilliant store ... work wear in the US is fashion in the UK. Helpful staff, not pushy.
This is my second visit in 3 years, a must do for Dickies and Carhartt loving son in UK.Written June 22, 2023
- An easy no-brainer, especially for a group of hungry and differently-minded people, something for everyoneAn easy no-brainer, especially for a group of hungry and differently-minded people, something for everyone
For West Coast people, this is a similar concept to Oxbow Market in Napa, or like an indoor "Streat Food" in San Francisco. Essentially, it's a brick and mortar with endless food and shop vendors, endless options for grab and go, fast casual, and sit down, and some of the tastiest options in lower Manhattan, and a perfect meetup spot for friends, family, etc. It's a wonderful use of space, and you could spend all day exploring, discovering, and meeting the nicest shop owners and cooks. Quite tasty and lots of smiles, all around.Written September 5, 2023
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