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trip with two 15 year old girls

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trip with two 15 year old girls

Taking two 15 year old girls to New York City 12/17-12/23. We've already done the sightseeing thing. The girls would like to go shopping and just hang out - any suggestion on what area to go to. Not expensive shops. Thanks.

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1. Re: trip with two 15 year old girls

At 15 I think they would appreciate the village and the lower east side. There are a number of little shops in each area.

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2. Re: trip with two 15 year old girls

thanks. is jekyll & hyde still popular and fun to go to?

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Well, Jekyll and Hyde is a theme restaurant, so if they like that sort of thing, it may be fun for them. I would have found it very hokey and embarrassing when I was 15, but everyone's different.

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It's not either popular or fun for locals but it is still in business because of tourists.

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The girls shoud visit both the East Village and the West Village. These are great shopping areas. Lots of neat stores they'd love on St. Marks Place.

You should also take them to Williamsburg in Brooklyn as there are a lot of funky shops off Bedford Avenue. Make sure that they go to Beacons Closet on N 11th Street. A HUGE warehouse of vintage and funky clothing.

At night, it's fun to visit Union Square, although the usual hanging out may be curtailed in the cold weather. Union Square is also the home to Fuerza Bruta, a dynamic show that they would just love. Check them out on line.

I would advise against Jekyl and Hyde. At 15, they are pretty much aged out of the festivities and would likely find it hokey.

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My daughter and her friends loved shopping on Canal St, not my cup of tea but they are still talking about it 6 months later. Have a great time! You might want to check high5.com for tickets to events/museums. ..we went to a comedy show that they really enjoyed too.

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In addition to all the good recos above, here are some other ideas. You can't live by shopping alone, and don't you want to give that credit card a rest?!

There are also some very cool exhibits on right now. Do they like Georgia O'Keefe? There's this exhibit at The Whitney Museum:

www.whitney.org/Exhibitions/GeorgiaOKeeffe

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in Soho is going to close first week in January 2010, so if they like John Lennon (extensive exhibit of personal items) or want to see things like Bruce Sprinsteen's first car (a 1957 Bel Air), see it before it fades away.

http://www.rockannex.com/gallery-images

Are you going to do any Christmass-y things while here? Remember, if you're window shopping on Fifth AVenue at sunset on December 17 or 18, you might see the lamp-lighing of the World's Largest Menorah.

"World's Largest Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Christmas trees don't get to have all the fun, after all, Hanukkah is the celebration of lights. Every night of Hanukkah, Grand Army Plaza (Manhattan--59th Street and Fifth) showcases a 32-foot tall, two ton Menorah. A cherry picker is used to help light the candles. On the last night there is live music, singing, folk dancing and latkes. (December 11- 19, 2009 at 5:30pm and 3:45pm on Fridays)"

Here's a great list of what's going on when you'll be here.

newyorkology.com/archives/calendar/index.php

Enjoy!

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8. Re: trip with two 15 year old girls

Thanks for all of the information.

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