If there's a wedding in your future, save the date for Wedding Weekend this weekend, when 30 top retailers and businesses turn a 30 block stretch of Madison Avenue into a wedding showcase, with fashion shows, talks and more. Meet with top bridal designers and leading experts on beauty, travel, photography, event planning, floral design, fashion, jewelry and financial … [Read more...] about Wedding Showcase on Madison Ave.
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ICYMI - Here is our monthly recap of recent NYC news you might have missed during the last few weeks. As usual, our list is heavy on real estate and gentrification, including businesses going out of business because of it, restaurant and shopping news, the growing tech corridors in New York City, and other tidbits including important news about all three NYC area … [Read more...] about ICYMI: NYC News You Missed in August
Barnes & Noble is celebrating the end of summer with its second annual half-price blowout sale of new releases and everybody-wants-to-read-them bestsellers. The 50% off Book Haul Blowout, for purchases through Monday, Labor Day, Sept 2nd, includes more than 1,000 new releases, bestsellers, paperbacks, kids’ favorites, and B&N Classics In addition to receiving … [Read more...] about B&N 50% Off Bestsellers and New Releases
Hard to believe, but it's time for back to school shopping. Here's what you need to know about NYC and New York State sales taxes, to help plan your shopping and not get cheated by paying tax on something that's exempt from tax. The total sales tax rate in New York City is 8.875%, but many things are excluded, including clothing or footwear less than $110. School … [Read more...] about NYC Sales Tax Rules for Back to School Shopping
Toys on the cheap: If there's a LEGO fanatic in your family, as there is in mine, this website marketplace to buy, sell or trade LEGO parts, sets and minifigures is a great way to save money. Consider BrickLink as a kind of an eBay or Craigslist for the popular toy brand, including for replacement parts that have already gone missing from holiday gifts. BrickLink also has … [Read more...] about Buy and sell LEGO parts, sets, minifigures
The massive Hudson Yards opens for business today, with more than 100 shops and 25 restaurants, and many are offering opening day and weekend special promotions. Hudson Yards is the largest privately built real estate project in US history, larger even than Rockefeller Center, and will change the West Side forever, just as Rockefeller Center changed Midtown … [Read more...] about Hudson Yards Shops & Restaurants Now Open
NYC Free: The annual Macy's Flower Show fills the Herald Square flagship store with some 5,000 colorful blooms and plants, plus daily events throughout the store, including special displays and programs for kids. The theme of this year's show is outer space, including seven fashion pods featuring looks designed by students of FIT, the world-famous fashion design school here … [Read more...] about Macy’s Flower Show 2019 Outer Space Theme
Barnes & Noble is celebrating the cabin fever season with a half-price sale on more than 400 new releases, bestsellers, paperbacks and kids' favorites. It's the second Bookhaul Blowout from the world's largest retail bookseller, and a good time to fill your cart with spring and summer reads. In addition to bargain books, when you purchase three, you get a FREE tote … [Read more...] about Barnes & Noble Half-Price Sale
For more than 100 years, Fifth Ave. and Madison Ave. have been home to the world's top fashion and jewelry brands. That is changing with a rush of closings following Lord & Taylor, which shut down its flagship store after Christmas, to become a WeWork. Here's what else is closing soon on Fifth and Madison, following the long, sad going-out-of-business sale which … [Read more...] about More Stores Closing on Fifth & Madison Aves.
It's not even Thanksgiving, but NYC is beginning to look a lot like Christmas with European-style holiday markets opening up all over town. Best NYC Holiday Crafts Markets Add these pop-up holiday markets and crafts fairs, most of them weekend-only, including markets starting this weekend, and all offering hand-made items for yourself or to give as gifts. Forget online … [Read more...] about Best NYC Pop-Up Holiday Markets