maps of popular shopping districts,
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Hotspots: The neighborhood's
absorbed huge supermarkets, name-brand pharmacies,
and chain stores, but local flavor remains
York's Past on Lexington Avenue:
There's a clutch of classy boutiques that
have lasted for generations.
Cooler Upper-Middle West Side:
Barneys Co-Op landed on Broadway and
75th, lighting up a ten-block stretch that
is suddenly cool.
Square : A twenty-year rejuvenation
process is finally fulfilled. Union Squares
moment is now.
New Bowery: The flophouses
survive, but now they’re surrounded by celebrity
lounges and multi-million-dollar lofts.
Village Eats: Where once there was
just Dojo and Khyber Pass, now there’s a
glut of gourmet restaurants.
Tour Below 14th Street: The
haunts of poets past and the hallowed spaces
where today’s generation continues to read
on Crosby Street: A quietly
chic shopping experience, nestled between
the main Soho and Nolita drags.
Jewish Tour of the Lower East Side:
Behind its everchanging identity, remnants
of a gritty, tumultuous, and Jewish past
Trip to the Meatpacking District:
Full of hip restaurants, clubs, and paycheck-draining
Many Worlds of Atlantic Avenue:
As good a symbol of Brooklyn’s gentrification—and
Night in Williamsburg: A
nightlife scene where the drinks are cheaper,
the people are chiller, and the haircuts
on Austin Street: Chains,
boutiques, and hard-to-find items that make
the F-train trip worthwhile.
Jackson Heights: Clusters of great
South Asian and Latino restaurants, a shopping
strip, and a historic district with unique