a consumer’s guide
to midtown south
Shopping is the best past time, yet can get tricky
and most importantly expensive . But no worries, this
list will guide you to the best kept secrets in Midtown
South and leave you shopping until you drop.
BEST STEALS BEST COSMETICS
Looking for a super cheap Cosmetics are an everyday accesory for most
store that has everything? women and at the Cosmetic Warehouse
Jack’s 99 Cent Store on 39th between 7th and 8th ave cosmetics
is where you need to be. are the number one priority. Cosmetic brands
With everything 99 cents from Revlon to Dior are accesible at good
and under you won’t be prices. What more could a girl want?
emptying out your wallet.
BEST TRENDY SHOP When lounging around, everyone wants
Usually trendy means expensive, to be in the most comfortable clothing
but not at the Clothingline. With and the Gap is where they’re at..The Gap
constant sample sales, the latest Body line, invcludes a huge selection of
high-fashion trends are readily t-shirts, tanks, sweats, and even slippers.
available at great prices.
BEST QUALITY Jewlery is an item of which most people
Even when buying expensive sacrifice either price or quality, but at
clothing, quality is always a Butterfly Accessories and Fashions
questionable factor. At Macy’s Inc. there is a large variety of fashionable
flagship store in Herald Square, jewlery at fair prices.
you can find everything from
winter coats to swimsuits made
from quality fabrics. BEST LINGERIE
Lingerie is important because a
foundation is always key. The best
BEST SKINCARE PRODUCTS place for these essentials is the one
One of the few good franchises and only Victoria’s Secret in Herald
in this neghborhood is Origins. Square. The selection of lingerie is
Although cosmetics and other beauty massive including both comfortable
accessories are sold their best by far choices and sexy ones.
are their all-natural skincare products.
Handbags are the ultimate
BEST THRIFT STORE accesory and the ultimate
A good thrift store is hard to come by. Finding store to buy them from
one that combines cleanliness along with in this neighborhood is
good prices is almost impossible, yet one that Macy’s department store.
sacrifices neither is What Goes Around Comes because of their large
Around. Located in the center of the Fashion selection of both designer
District itself, this vintage clothing store has a and affordable handbags.
great selection of well priced pieces.
When it comes to menswear, the store
you should be at is Gen Art. Gen Art is a
leading arts and entertainment organization
dedicated to showcasing emerging fashion
designers along with filmmakers, musicians
and visual artists. There are quality high
end buys and discounted prices.
BEST MALE ACCESSORIES
The best male accessories in the
neighborhood, hands down, can be found
at H&M. H&M has a large and trndy
selection of men’s accessories from hats
and scarves to bracelets and sunnglasses.
Music and electronics are important
purchases and when in this neighborhood
, these ourchases should be at Rock and
Soul. Although the exterior is decieving this
store is fully stocked with mass amounts of
electronics from dj equipment to
ipods and almubs.
The best show store in the fashion
district is definitely Bendetti Shoes.
Although a small store, its content is
all great and the best part is they’ll
sell you two different sizes for those
Everyone should have some type of “I love
new york” souvenir whether a tourist or not.
The best place in Midtown South for some
classic souvenir stereotypes is inside the
central hub itself. Penn Station, filled with
convenient stores, has all of your tacky
Food is on everyone’s mind 24/7, but the hard part comes in
making the decision of where to go. To make your
job easier here’s an easy and actually useful
list to the best of the best in midtown south grub.
BEST CHEAP EAT BEST PIZZA
Located in the central hub This welcoming restaurant
of hearld square, Gyro II named Lazzara’s Pizza
offers a deliciously cheap Cafe offers a wholesome
greek cuisine consisting experinece with pizza that
of grilled pitas, braised will leave you wanting more.
meats, sauces, and of
course feta cheese.
Soup has been an all time favorite and
BEST SPORTS BAR good old standby food. At Cafe 31’s the
Located on the edge of Midtown Soup Spot, soup is the only concern
South, the ESPN Zone is any and the only satisfaction.
sports fan’s dream with its huge
flat screen tvs, endless beer
options, and killer starters. BEST ITALIAN
Although rather pricey, Montenapo is well
worth the money. Traditional Italian cuisune
BEST FOOD STAND is set in an atmosphere that is both modern
Food stands are a trademark and welcoming at the same time.
of nyc, and this Halal stand
located on the corner of 40th
street and 7th avenue lives up to
their reputation with its friendly BEST BURGER
service and exceptional soft Burgers are an All-American
pretzels. favorite and at Schnipper’s
Quality Kitchen they
know how keep that favorite
BEST HEALTHY OPTION alive from the classics to
Here the options are endless when you turkey burgers and even the
create your own salad or wrap with a Schnipper’s Classic.
long list of ingredients and dressings.
Just Salad is the perfect place to
enjoy your meal without the worry of
Another recently popular
cuisine has been asian
BEST SANDWICH cuisine. In midtown
Sandwiches are everywhere from high class south there are many
restaurants to street side vendors, but the best choices yet the best by
in midtown south are found at Charley’s Grilled far is Mooncake Foods.
Subs. Subs can be made with classic deli meats, Here you can easily enjoy
chicken, steak, or even vegetarian. And if that’s home-cooked asian
4 not enough to make your mouth water, there are comfort food.
countless options of toppings, sauces, and sides.
BEST GREASY PLEASURE
Right in the center of the Fashion District, Fat
Annie’s Truck Stop is exsctly what it sounds
like. F.A.T.S. will fulfill any one of your guilty food
fantasies from fried cheese curds and frito lay pie
to a large slice red velvet cake.
BEST FANCY PLACE
Aureole is definitely a must when
it comes to a fancy night out. This
sleek and contemporary restaurant
takes on a progressive, American
cuisine finished with breathtaking,
BEST ON-THE-GO GRUB
A great option for quick and easy food
is Prêt-a-Manger. This franchise
works to have fast, ready-made
options for its customers without
sacrificing taste and nutrition.
Good seafood can be hard to come by but not at
the Track Raw Bar and Grill. Located in Penn
Station, this restaurant has many options yet
best known for their large oyster bar.
In this case, dessert isn’t as easy
to come by. The Treats Truck is
a bakery on wheels that stops at
various locations all over the city
including 38th and 5th on tuesday
afternoons. These desserts in
motion include cookies, crisp
squares, and brownies and can
even be washed down with a bottle
of cold milk.
Entertainment is the center of social life in new york; the
city that never sleeps. There are numerous options, both
day and night, in Midtown South, but here are the best
including museums, shows, and of course nightlife.
BEST AFTER WORK BAR BEST PUB
Katwalk has the feeling of a Made up of three seperate rooms, the
highclass lounge without the ocver Houndstooth Pub ranks as number one.
charge. This bar has great happy This pub has a relaxing atmosphere with its
hour specials, appetizers, and flat screen tvs, constant music, and most
loud music making it the perfect importantly long list of alcoholic beverages.
place to undwind after a long day.
The best place to find good cocktails
BEST WINTER PLANS is at Local West. Local West a cafe by
When it comes to celebrating the day and bar by night, is located right in
winter holidays in nyc there are tons Penn Plaza.
of options but the best is Bryant
Park. It easy to get in the christmas
mood with the Park’s skating rink,
restaurants, and seasonal shops.
BEST RELAXED PLACE
Many bars, restaurants, and clubs in
the city are loud and crazy, but at BB
King’s Blues Club is something
BEST AMBIANCE different. At this blues club one can
If interior and atmosphere order food and drinks while relaxing
are your concern, look no to the sounds of smooth jazz.
further. The Stitch Bar and
Lounge located in the heart
of the fashion district has just
that with its high-ceilinged
The best original show to see
space and sensual lighting.
in Midtown South is the Cirque
du Soleil. This show is a nice
BEST SELECTION OF BEER change from the typical broadway
The best selection of beer by far is at show or comedy club. The show
Tir Na Nog. Beer lovers will get their demonstrates a combination of
fill at Tir Na Nog, a traditional Irish Pub acrobatics and breathless scenery.
located near Penn Station.
BEST EVENT SPACE BEST PLANNED AHEAD
Other than the party atmosphere, ther are
Event spaces are in large supply
plenty of other things to do in Midotwn
in new york city but the Arena
South one of them being going to Madison
space in midtown south is
Square Garden. At Madison Square garden
perfect for a trendy, ambiance
you can go watch your favorite singer on
filled evening. Arena is extremely
stage or your favorite ice hockey team play.
splacious along with a sleek and
Karaoke is an all time favorite and at
Pulse Karaoke they take it ti the next
level. With a bar, nice ambiance, and
private rooms pulse creates the ultimate
karaoke experience. Also, in addition to
karaoke, you can even play Dance Dance
Revoluution or guitar hero!
Madame Tussaud’s is a different type of
museum in that it exhibits wax replicas of
celebrities, presidents, and other famous
figures. This museum definitely needs to be put
in your intinerary.
BEST MOVIE THEATRE
Everyone wants to ditch the bar once in a
while and just go to a good movie. AMC
Empire 25 right outside of Times Square
is a great movie theatre to go to with its
historic look. You can enjoy the latest films
with a big bag of buttery popcorn.
The best attraction in Midtown South is
the New York Public Library. With its
rich history, amazing architectire, and huge
selection of material, this state library
is a must see!
BEST SUMMER PLANS
The Manhattan Sailing School, located in
this neighborhood, arranges the best sailing
experiences in new york city. On the “America
II”, you are able to enjoy the sea and interact as
well by helping raise the sail or even steering
JACK’S 99 CENT STORE KATWALK BRYANT PARK
110 W 32nd St 2 W 35th St 42nd St and 6th Ave
New York, NY 10001 BENDETTI SHOES New York, NY 10001 New York, NY 10110 3
225 W 34nd St
New York, NY 10001
SCHNIPPER’S QUALITY KITCHEN
261 W 36th St 2
2nd Floor PENN STATION 620 8th Ave
New York, NY 10079 393 7th Ave New York, NY 10018 HOUNDSTOOTH PUB
New York, NY 10001 520 8th Ave
MACY’S MOONCAKE FOODS New York, NY 10018
151 W 34th St 1 263 W 30th St
2nd Floor GYRO II New York, NY 10001 LOCAL WEST
New York, NY 10001 427 7th Ave 1 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001 JUST SALAD 33rd St and 8th Ave
134 W 37th St New York, NY 10119
250 W 39th St New York, NY 10184
ESPN ZONE STITCH BAR AND LOUNGE
AUREOLE 247 W 37th St, Lobby
New York, NY 10018 1
New York, NY 10018 1472 Broadway
One Bryant Park
135 W 42nd St 1
THE GAP New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10036
1466 Broadway 3 BB KING’S BLUES CLUB
New York, NY 10001 LAZZARA’S PIZZA CAFE 237 W 42nd St
221 W 38th St New York, NY 10036
BUTTERFLY ACCESSORIES AND FASHIONS 2nd Floor
243 W 34th St New York, NY 10018 ARENA TIR NA NOG
New York, NY 10001 135 W 41st St 5 Penn Plaza
FAT ANNIE;S TRUCK STOP New York, NY 10036 New York, NY 10001
ROCK AND SOUL 131 W 33rd St
New York, NY 10079 PRET-A-MANGER
462 Fashion Ave, Lobby MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
New York, NY 10018 530 7th Ave
THE SOUP SPOT New York, NY 10018 2 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10121
ORIGINS 220 W 31st St
Grand Central New York, NY 10001 HALAL STAND MANHATTAN SAILING SCHOOL
New York, NY 10001 40th Street and 7th Ave 29th St btw. 7th and 8th Ave
New York, NY 10036 New York, NY 10001
WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
242 W 36th St, Lobby PULSE KARAOKE
New York, NY 10018 135 W 41st St
CHARLEY’S GRILLED SUBS AMC EMPIRE 25
New York, NY 10036
VICTORIA’S SECRET Pennsylvania Station, Lower Level 234 W 42nd St
1328 Broadway, Herald Square W 32nd St and 7th Ave New York, NY 10036
New York, NY 10018 New York, NY 10018
THE TREATS TRUCK
New York, NY NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
(212) 691-5226 3
GEN ART MONTENAPO
42nd St and 5th Ave
133 W 25th St The New York Times Building New York, NY 10110
250 W 41st St www.treatstruck.com
New York, NY 10001 New York, NY 10036 2
H&M 234 W 42nd St
435 7th Ave TRACKS RAW BAR AND GRILL New York, NY 2 CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
New York, NY 10001 1 Penn Plaza 7th Ave at 32nd St
New York, NY 10119 New York, NY 10001