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
New York City hikes through Times Square, the center of theater, music and dance
Walk to New York City Shopping
Take a walking tour of the boutiques in lower midtown with a walk through Washington Square in the heart of Greenwich Village.
In the 60s, flattop acoustic tunes about Bleeker Street rallied Bohemian artists and poets, street singers and protesters to the arch and fountain.  High rents have chased the poets 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.  Ginkgo Trees line the avenue and whisper permission to shop, "You owe it to yourself".
Fifteen blocks of glamorous boutiques
Teddy Roosevelt  was born on East 20th Street and you can walk to the museum that was his house.
Intrepid Museum
On a walk near Gramercy Park you will find the Gramercy Tavern on East 20th, a  NY bistro full of urban chatter and marked by impeccable service and good food. Tables in the back offer quiet privacy;

A walk in this area will present many restaurants and south you can walk 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.  
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.  Chinese more your style, walk 7 blocks on Mulberry to Canal Street through the largest Chinatown in the US and have Szechwan, Hunan, Shanghai, Cantonese, or Mandarin cuisine.
A cab to B.B. King's Blues Club or Centro-Fly's edgy music club could end your evening with a dance on the wild side.
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New York City Dining
Who can resist a walk through Central Park to visit the site of the restaurant made famous in so many romantic movies, Tavern on the Green.
Sadly the restaurant closed and now is fit only for nostalgia for those that remember dinner under the chandeliers and the trees draped with their summer coat of Chinese lanterns.
There are over 26 restaurants in the area around Central Park however, and the restaurant at the Loeb Boathouse has outdoor dining in summer.
Jean Georges at the Trump Tower is another favorite
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    
A walk along the river, The River Walk  can start on Wall Street  at The Federal Hall National Monument where George Washington took the oath of office as our first President.  

Another place for walking is  the old Fulton Fish Market, reborn as a shopping district, it 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.  
a walk south on the Riverwalk will take you to the antique, square-rigged tall ships, tug boat, and cargo vessels of the Seaport Museum,  an historic and exciting area often with festival and food fairs going on.

.  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.

New York City offers more interesting walking than even the most ambitious visitor could cover in one week.  Investigating hidden treasures in quirky boutiques, walking to 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.  A walk can  put you in the heart of New York City culture and make the city your Big Apple.
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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 Hikes, Walks In New York City
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New York City Hikes and Walks lead to Shopping the boutiques in lower midtown. Walk from there to Washington Square in Greenwich Village for street musicians. From walk to China Town or Little Italy on Mulbery Street for dinner
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