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New York City Guide

You don't have to be a native New Yorker to act like one—not if you use our New York City Guide. Want to seamlessly travel between neighborhoods, find the city's best pizza or learn insider tips on hotels or permanent housing? Our New York City Web Guide points you to the Big Apple’s vast array of fun activities: Visit New York’s most famous attractions, see a show, catch the big game, attend a gallery opening, spot a celebrity and much more. We also offer a Spanish-language version of the Guide.

Exploring NYC

New York covers 12,000 square acres of land, has more than 8 million residents and hosts more than ... read more »

NYC Travel

Planning and implementing your New York City travel to and from the hectic ... read more »

NYC Maps

If you’re unclear about how New York is laid out, don’t worry: Many residents of the ... read more »

NYC Taxis

Yellow taxis are about as symbolic of New York as the Statue of Liberty, and if you’re in ... read more »

NYC Public Transportation

New York City has a fantastic public transportation system, run by the Metropolitan Transit ... read more »

Walking in NYC

With the combination of bad traffic and public transit that isn’t always door-to-door, many ... read more »

Driving in NYC

You can drive your car around New York City; whether you’ll want to is another story. If you ... read more »

Bike Riding in NYC

Bike riding in New York City draws many to the streets en masse for its ... read more »

NYC Hotels

New York is an expensive place to live, and it can be an even more expensive place to visit unless ... read more »

Apartment Search in NYC

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NYC Restaurants

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NYC Shopping

New York City shopping is like shopping in paradise, regardless of your budget. Whether you’re in search of designer threads or aching to score a perfectly faded vintage t-shirt, you can find it on a New York City shopping spree. In this section, we’ll show you where to find stores suiting your style and wallet, including New York City sample sales, flea markets, thrifts stores and a few surprises mixed in.

Insights for NYC Shopping

  • You can find anything in New York, even a shoe store with its very own zip code, but you can’t do it all at once. Before you begin browsing the Web or the racks, it helps to establish a focus: what style are you going for? What is your price range? How far off the beaten path are you willing to tread? Once you’ve nailed down these essentials, finding stores, neighborhoods, and specific items is a piece of cake.
  • For smaller boutiques, try smaller neighborhoods (for example, SoHo and various neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn).
  • Becoming familiar with the layout of New York can ease your shopping exploits. Consult the transportation section of this guide if you don’t know Cobble Hill from Chelsea.
  • New York City flea market shopping has long been a favorite pursuit New Yorkers but according to New York Magazine, flea markets’ heyday might have passed as real estate threatens the landscape. Get out there before it’s too late!
  • If you’re short on cash and need a makeover, head over to a department store makeup counter. If you’re polite and ask the right questions, there’s a good chance the salesperson will try out a few products on you.

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