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Shopping becomes an event in New York city
Toys R Us keeps the kids happy with giant ferris wheel in side the multi-story toy store in Times Square
Times Square, center of theater, music and dance

Walking  to New York City Shopping


A walk through the Boutique areas of lower midtown near  Washington Square in the heart of Greenwich Village will tell that the 60s, flattop acoustic musicians on Bleeker Street and the Bohemian artists, poets, street singers and protesters have fled for more reasonable digs but still collect at the  arch and fountain in Washington Square.  High rents chased them to SoHo and East Village but their children occasionally prowl the park in hippie tie-dye.
From the Square you can walk north along New York City's heart of sophisticated glitter, Fifth Avenue, lined with Ginkgo Trees, and absorb the  luxury of fifteen blocks of glamorous boutiques.

Teddy Roosevelt was  born on East 20th Street and our walk passes the museum that was his house.

Intrepid Museum

Near Gramercy Park we find the Gramercy Tavern on East 20th, a NY city style bistro with chatter and impeccable service and cuisine.  
Tables in the back offer quiet privacy.

You can choose from ten restaurants south of this area or walk south to Lady Mendl's 19th century Victorian townhouse on Irving Place for an antique settee in the Lady's genteel parlor and a five-course afternoon high tea.  

Walk South on Irving to the art district of SoHo where galleries and trendy clothing stores give this once rundown area a new luster.  
A walk south to 4th and then Houston or a short cab ride will take you to Little Italy and Mulberry Street's 30 restaurants for European dining beneath sidewalk umbrellas.  
Da Nico's, a favorite of former Mayor Guiliani, offers coal-fired brick oven Pizza, 80 choice wines, and outdoor garden dining that will take you to Tuscany.  Puglia Ristorante on Hester, between Mulberry and Mott will put you in Southern Italy while Sambuca's Café on Mulberry will serve up a Cappuccino and Tiramisu dessert transporting you to Rome.

Walk to Dining in
New York City

New York City

Four Walking Tours

Hike to New York City Dining


A walk through Central Park will take you to several restaurants.  The Loeb Boathouse offers dining at lakeside and outside seasonal dining on the deck.  Jean Georges at One central Park West is one of the finest of the 31 restaurants along Central Park. The Landmarc at Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle is another that gets high marks while being moderately priced.

Dining is a great experience in New York City because of the Italian, Chinese and many other ethnic neighborhoods.
Walk to New York City  Museums and Dining    Walk 7 blocks on Mulberry to Canal Street through the largest Chinatown in the US
A cab to B.B. King's Blues Club or Centro-Fly's music club could end your evening
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Another day hike is along the River Walk which can start on starts on Wall Street  at The Federal Hall National Monument where George Washington took the oath of office as our first President.  
Cross-town to the east, the old Fulton Fish Market, reborn as a shopping district, borders the river walk beneath the Brooklyn Bridge.  To walk the longest suspension bridge in the world at its opening in 1883 and the first to light its roadway with electricity, start 9 blocks west of the Riverwalk at the 1811 French Renaissance/Georgian style City Hall.  
South on the Riverwalk, the antique, square-rigged tall ships, tug boat, and cargo vessels of the Seaport Museum make this an historic and exciting area.  Walk south to the Museum of Jewish Heritage, the New York City Police Museum, The National Museum of the American Indian, or the Fraunces Tavern museum, and to the Battery Park and the boat for the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Between 1892 and 1938 twelve million immigrants passed through the museums portal to freedom in America.  You will need two to three hours to explore the processing center where you can examine the ship's records for names of your immigrant ancestors.  From Battery Park, tours run to the Hudson River for views of the Statue of Liberty.

Fly  high during a two-hour trapeze lesson at Trapeze School New York, located in Hudson River Park, where you fly through the air and into the hands of a catcher, a safe and exciting finale of your New York City walking tour.
New York City offers more than even the most ambitious visitor could cover in one week.  Investigating hidden treasures in quirky boutiques, strolling the hundreds of fine art galleries, sampling exotic foods in ethnic neighborhoods, and chatting with friendly New Yorkers turns a walk on any street into a journey of discovery, often a slow one.  Let these four walking tours guide you and help make New York City your Big Apple; how you slice it will be up to you.
Photo courtesy Circle Line
Ethnic festival keep the entertaining and dining experience interesting
High-speed Acela trains serve New York City from Boston and Washington DC
The River Walk along the shore beneath the brooklyn Bridge
Guided tours of the UN building

New York City Hiking

New york City is great for hiking if you divide it into sections small enough for a day hike. Walking the city puts you within culture, history, fine dining, and even Golf. Lodging and accommodations are plentiful near museums.  
New york City is great for hiking if you divide it into sections small enough for a day hike. Walking the city puts you within culture, history, and fine dining.
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