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Transitory Transito…
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Midtown May 13, 2009
Midtown is a great starting off point for shopping. There's the Gap, H&M for cheap trendy clothes, Victoria's Secret, and Macy's which is well known in NYC iconography-as the setting for the movie Miracle on 34th Street, and as the biggest department store that also happens to hold an annual Thanksgiving Day Parade etc.

Macy's is pretty well distributed in terms of product prices: high to low, def. hit up the sales racks for some decent deals.


And don't forget, go to the 2nd floor, by walking up the stairs in the lobby where all the pricey bags, perfume and makeup is sold. Get the tourist card. You'll get a coupon which is good for like 10 or 15% off of your purchases at Macy's. Just present you passport and they'll give you one.


Across from Macy's is another department store Daffy's for cheap/affordable stuff, though the case is you will have to dig a bit for nice stuff, it's hit or miss.

A block away from Macy's on 6th Ave (or is it 7th AVE.-some help I am, huh?)is Madison Square Garden, you know the place where the Knicks make embarrassments of themselves (I kid, I kid). MSG is of course also where all the major concerts and sports events are held in NYC. Sometimes cheapie tix to events like the Women's b-ball games are sold.

Now if you go in the other direction of Macy's, there is the Empire State Building. If you have any trouble finding it, I suggest looking up. It's the tallest building in the area :D. It seems a waste to go up there, as I hear there's always a long line, security checkpoints, and you are shepherded to move quickly for your perhaps 15 min. view of the city but to not mention the Empire State Building would be an incomplete review.

So you've come down from the E.S. building... there are lots of sorta pricey bars, and restaurants in the area, and if you are on a budget lots of hot dog vendors as well. So enjoy your stay shoppers, and put some money into my city's local economy! :D Really though, it's not the coolest area to be in, the Lower East side and villages are much cooler.

BTW, of all the touristy places in NYC, midtown seems to have the most competitive, cheapest price of postcards, like 15 for a $1. So of all the neighborhoods in NYC, stock up on your postcards in this area.
Transitory says:
Thanks :D I never noticed stuff like postcard prices til I played tour guide for my cousin when she came to visit...
Postcard Exchange...never thought of that, that's fantastic!
Posted on: Mar 21, 2009
anne819 says:
As a fellow NYer, I find your reviews quite helpful. :)
I've been meaning to pick up postcards for Postcard Exchange... now I know where to go!
Posted on: Mar 21, 2009
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