I decided on a whim to spend a long weekend in NYC (Feb 14-17th). (YAY!).
I'm travelling solo and I love book stores to find brand new books and second-hand treasures, to have coffee and spend some time people-watching. I searched the forum for recommendations on this one but most of them date back quite a while. One which stands out is The Strand which is definitely worth a visit. Any other book stores (or other literature-related places) to browse and have coffee at?
On a side note:
I'm not a first-timer and I'm leaving my schedule quite open this time to see what I feel like. I'm staying at The Jane and I like the thought of spending time in the West Village/Greenwich/Lower East Side/Chelsea. Feel free to share your thoughts for things to do/see/eat/watch. (my interests include: out of the box museums, people watching, historical architecture, food markets and/or supermarkets, walking around, having coffee and making conversation with strangers)