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Live Like a Local in New York

New York is a vibrant city with a lot to explore. After seeing some of the typical tourist sights, including the Statue of Liberty, it is time to do some additional exploration to find some of the lesser known places in the area.

Feast Like a New Yorker

Gotham Bar and Grill is open every day for dinner. Lunch is available hours before from noon to 2:15, only on weekdays. Dinner includes a three course meal, with several selections available for each course. The Long Island duck and a rack of lamb are two popular third course choices.

Open since 1937, Delmonico’s is a class New York restaurant that locals love. It was one of the first fine-dining establishments in the U.S. Reservations can be made online by filling out a request form. Number of guests, date of reservation, and time of arrival are all included, as well as name and contact information. Any special requests can also be added. Reservations need to be made at least 24 hours in advance.

New York Style Shopping

The Museum of Modern Art offers a gift shop where locals love to shop. Books, jewelry, and kitchenware fill the shelves, offering unique designs to fill the home. The MoMa Design Store boasts an impressive collection of featured items.

Forbidden Planet is a popular shop to visit for anyone interested in comics, superheroes, action figures, and graphic novels. The store is filled with these items, as well as gaming systems, posters, toys, and more.

Thrifty shoppers can head to Housing Works, a thrift store whose proceeds go to healing those affected by HIV. Lots of artwork and home decor is available. Products are available online to bid on. Donations are always welcome.

Search for a New York Stylist

Locals love to head to Shampoo Avenue B for a cut. The salon offers 10 percent off any service to both students and teachers with an I.D. A complimentary color consultation is available to anyone looking to explore their color options. The stylist will discuss color choices and look at face shape and hair texture to help determine the best fit.

The Kiwa Salon can be reached at (212) 620-3846. They have a separate menu listed for each type of service, ranging from treatments to highlights, blow drys to colors, and even cuts and perms. Customers have the chance to receive a style from one of the top stylists in the building, or the director.

Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, customers can get a cut or color at the Shaggy Hair Studio. Men, women, and children can all receive services at the salon. Manicures and pedicures are also available for those looking to improve the look of their nails, as well as their hair.

New favorites can be discovered as long as you explore the city of New York and find some hidden gems along the way. There are a variety of locations to choose from. It just takes finding a place that you want to come back to.

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