New York is offering tour options for 3 dynamic, downtown areas:
- Union Square
- Union Square is the heart and soul of downtown New York - a buzzing urban hub - part park, part piazza. New York begins this tour at NYC’s famed Greenmarket, largest in the city - stocked with outstanding seasonal produce, local cheeses, and freshly cut flowers. Other area highlights include an eco-home furnishings emporium with 6 dazzling floors of world-class antiques and accessories,and a petite shop overflowing with witty, restaurant-ware from the 50’s to today.
Before heading downtown, we shop a top discount fashion and accessory resource, then it’s time to hop the subway. Crossing over to NoHo to take in a unique perfumery with custom fragrances saluting Central Park to Brooklyn, we next pay a visit to the notorious store/gallery/curiosity curated by Andy Spade of Kate Spade fame. What’s bold is new again, downtown in The Big Apple.
Meat Packing District and Chelsea: The “Village” in downtown New York is a destination well-known for it’s intriguing jazz clubs and bohemian shops…but West Chelsea, 23rd and 10th Ave down to 14th Street, houses some of the oldest and newest little known treasures in NYC. From the cutting-edge architecture of The Standard Hotel to historic 1840’s Greek Revival townhouses, you’ll enjoy a fresh look at downtown New York, all within sight of the scenic Hudson.
Moving South, we’ll take in some of the important art galleries among the more than 300 thriving here. Love local flavors as well as design? With us you’ll tour The Chelsea Market, previously a turn-of the century, 6-story bakery. Now reborn as a bustling arcade including a first-class wine shop, award-winning brownies, and artisanal cheeses. Once an ode to Oreos, it’s now a showcase of regional and international delicacies and produce.
At 14th Street, the “Marais” style neighborhood becomes the Meatpacking Historic District, designated an historic landmark, and home to influential fashion icons - Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and Commes Des Garcon. We’ll complete our expedition, in this industry-turned-design neighborhood, with a stroll on one of NYC’s newest attractions, The High-Line, a stunning, elevated park constructed on a vintage railroad bed. A walk on the Far West Side…a New York trip to remember.
SOHO Shopping Tour: SoHo, that infamous shopping mecca South of Houston, is still headquarters to global fashion heavy-weights from Mark Jacobs to Mui Mui, Prada to Puma…but what about the secret shops with hot fashion for the home? Our representative will guide you on a tour of international designs with a capital D. Including trendy shops showing next-season’s newest accessories - for you and chez-vous. Our down-town travels will include unique lighting, furniture and award-winning products from MOMA to Moss, with a stop by Japan’s top design boutique for both home and apparel. EPNY will also explore SoHo’s historic cast-iron architecture, cruise by SoHo surfers for designer-Tee’s, while stocking up on robots and perfect jeans. To finish off our tour, you’ll taste the world at NYC’s original gourmet grocer. Delicious, designer shopping for body, mind and home.
Discover: An authentic New York Jewish gourmet shop and deli with freshly baked bagels, traditional smoked fish, and house-made chopped liver. New York City’s newest, scenic park, built on an abandoned, elevated railroad track, featuring magnificent views of the Hudson River. Designer bargains at NY’s headquarters for discounted Fashion, Accessories and Shoes. A specialty Food Market featuring fresh-caught seafood and lobster, customized cookies and decadent brownies, and award-winning local cheese and wine. Also visit the premier source for professional restaurant and cooking supplies in the city.
Tree-lined rows of land-marked 1930’s red brick townhouses and historic Italianate brownstones from the 1860's. The epicenter of international, contemporary furniture and design and NY’s newest art Museums. Tours are tailored to the client’s preference, taste and needs. After booking a tour, you’ll receive a personalized questionnaire to help us customize your tour and guarantee your experience is the very best possible. Sherry Jo Williams who will be our New York host, is a vivacious, energetic southerner, who has called NYC home for 3 decades. As an expert who lives in and loves The Big Apple, she will share her favorite city secrets and guide you on an unforgettable journey.
Note: Prices start at $210 for a 3-hour walking tour for up to 3 people, each additional person $75.
Note: Prices start at $210 for a 3-hour walking tour for up to 3 people, each additional person $70.
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