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September 12, 2010 7:26 AM Subscribe
NYC. One day. What should I do?
Suddenly I'm going to have one day in NYC — Monday, September 13th. Arriving at JFK around 7am and leaving around 8:30pm, giving me roughly 8-9 hours in the city.
I've been to NYC twice before and done touristy things (Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Met, Guggenheim, Broadway). The only main tourist attraction I haven't gone into is the Empire State Building and I live in Chicago so tall (or even architecturally significant) buildings aren't so impressive although I do love architecture.
What quirky shops, nice areas to hang out in, places to window shop and cute/interesting places to eat would you recommend? I'm planning on visiting Muji (we don't have one in Chicago) and possibly the high line park and the design museum, for instance. Art, design, costuming and fashion are my main interests and I'm looking to spend as little money as possible.
Is there a textile shop with a great selection of bright colors and prints to cover some pillows, centrally located?
I'm meeting a friend for lunch (also an out of towner). What is your favorite cute/fun/interesting place to eat?
Any other practical advice is appreciated as well. I'm great with public transportation but let me know if there are any tricks to getting into Manhattan quickly from JFK or if I should expect transit delays. I don't want to miss my flight!