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QG: New York City's QuickGuide
Btw the East & Hudson Rivers, below 23rd St.
The Southern sections are chockablock with trendy boutiques and flagship mega-stores, artisinal coffeehouses and eclectic eateries, engaging exhibitions and interactive attractions.
East Side, financial district to East Village
» 9:00 a.m.
South Street Seaport Fulton St., btw South & Water sts., 1.212.732.8257. Arrive via New York Water Taxi (1.866.985.2542, www.nywatertaxi.com), then fuel up with scrambled eggs at Made Fresh Daily (226 Front St., btw Beekman St. & Peck Slip, 1.212.285.2253).
» 10:00 a.m.
Dialog in the Dark South Street Seaport Exhibition Center, 11 Fulton St., at Front St., 1.800.745.3000, www.dialognyc.com. Experience a simulated New York City with no sense of sight at this interactive exhibit.
» 11:15 a.m.
» 12:45 p.m.
Liberty Helicopters Downtown Manhattan Heliport, Pier 6, East River, South St., btw Broad & Williams st., 1.800.542.9933, www.libertyhelicopter.com. Get an aerial view of the sights—from the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to Yankee Stadium——on a 20-minute "New York, New York" tour.
» 2:00 p.m.
Le Pescadeux 90 Thompson St., btw Spring & Prince sts., 1.212.966.0021. Sample two half-orders of French seafood—wild salmon and grouper with fried artichoke—at this music-filled bistro.
» 3:15 p.m.
New Museum 235 Bowery, at Prince St., 184.108.40.2062. Survey some of the most groundbreaking contemporary art on the planet, housed in the several galleries of this architecturally striking building.
» 4:45 p.m.
REI SoHo 303 Lafayette St., at E. Houston St., 1.212.680.1938. Outfit yourself for a trip on the rivers of Montana or the swamps of Florida at this sports gear specialist for men, women and children.
» 5:45 p.m.
Carhartt W.I.P. 119 Crosby St., btw Prince & Houston sts., 220.127.116.1134. See how stylish well-built workwear can be at this heritage brand's shop with designer versions of durable pants and jackets.
» 6:30 p.m.
C. Wonder 72 Spring St., at Crosby St., 18.104.22.16800. Balance the rugged holdings of Carhartt’s concept store with the ultra-feminine offerings—ruffled blouses, glittery belts and bejeweled flats—here.
» 7:45 p.m.
Momofuku Noodle Bar 171 First Ave., btw E. 10th & E. 11th sts., 1.212.777.7773. Sample Chef David Chang's renowned dishes—pork buns, miso ramen, Korean-style fried chicken—which launched a food empire.