In June my husband has a business trip to New York, and I'm tagging along! My sister used to live in Manhattan and I stayed with her a couple of times. It was so much fun to see New York through the eyes of a 'native'. I loved it! So when she moved to California last summer, although I was happy to have her only a couple of states away (and within driving distance), I will admit I was sad about not having the excuse to visit Manhattan. So hurray for business trips! It will be quick, but worth it.
There are a few places I want to visit like this one (the Metropolitan Museum), ride the Staten Island Ferry (free!), sit in Central Park, and walk the Brooklyn Bridge and get some great pizza. I don't really feel like I need to do the mid-town touristy stuff. I'd rather find something off the beaten subway line.Purl Patchwork! I'm so excited to checkout their new, bigger digs.
I don't plan to hit Madison Avenue or buy any couture goods, but I'd love to find some hidden gems (read: cheaper deals) or cool locations. Last time I was there I went to a sample sale for Hable Construction. SO COOL! I bought some gorgeous upholstery remnants at like 90% off. That's the kind of stuff I'd love to find. Has anyone ever been to the Fabric District? I'm trying to decide if I have the guts to try it. Is it worth my time? Any other great suggestions?? (Like good food?) I would LOVE to hear them. Really! Really.
Maybe I'll bring something back for my favorite suggestion. :)