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6 days in manhattan art and shopping !

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6 days in manhattan art and shopping !

Hi trip advisors. I will be spending 6 days in New York 13 -19 April, staying with my nephew who has been lucky enough to land a 3 month position at Columbia University. I`m travelling with my sister, who, like me, is interested in art , history and beautiful buildings, and my neice and her friend who are basically interested in shopping - maybe with some tourist sites as well.So my questions are:

What are the best area/stores for shopping for an 18 and 20 year old? (we are talking budget shopping here, clothes, handbags/purses etc)

And of all New York City`s fabulous galleries and museums, what are the 3/4 must see`s?

I also wondered if anyone could recommend a day trip out of Manhattan that might appeal to all of us - was thinking Brooklyn, Coney Island?

We are so excited about our holiday , but need to plan or else I fear we will spend the whole 6 days arguing about what to do and when to do it!

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To get you started:

For 18-20 yr olds

H & M (yes you have it too but we have different stuff)



French Connection

Armani A/X


Century 21

Fifth ave. between 14th-23rd st. (And at 14th st./Union Square you also have Filene's basement, DSW for shoes, shoegasm etc.)

Everyone has a favorite list of museums. The Met is a must


After that, it's what appeals to your tastes. I like the Frick, the Cooper Hewitt, Neue, the new MAD (art & design). Here's a list with links


For your friend who's into history, the NY Historical Society and the Mus. of the City of NY might be of interest. Into buildings?


I think it's too cold for Coney Island. What do you hope to see by doing a daytrip? Brooklyn is another borough of NYC. If you want to get out of the city and see somesthing different, I think you have to go further. Maybe the Rockefeller estate?


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Thanks so much for this - the links look really useful and interesting.

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