Shopping de Noël à New York

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Shopping de Noël à New York

Message par Didier » 13 déc. 2005, 09:20

Un communiqué gentiment envoyé par l'office du tourisme de New York :

UNIQUE HOLIDAY SHOPPING IN NYC

– Hit the Gift Shops of NYC’s Cultural Organizations and Holiday Bazaars to Discover Novel Holiday Shopping Options–


Holiday shopping can be a fantastic experience especially in New York City, where so many great and exciting finds wait to be discovered in the shops of the marvelous museums and botanic gardens. Original and replica costume jewelry, hard to find prints, colorful handicrafts, children’s games and toys, housewares and books all make the perfect presents for everyone on your list.

Only in New York

Masters of the universe will love the merchandise at the Museum of American Financial History (28 Broadway, 212-908-4695, www.financialhistory.org ). The only finance-themed museum shop in the United States offers an eclectic assortment of specialty merchandise such as Wall Street wearables, bull and bear book ends and New York Stock Exchange ornaments.

Take a bite of the Big Apple at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Ave., 212-534-1672, www.mcny.org ), where visitors can pick up really cool items such as the interactive New York City Trivia Game, an I Love Spanish Harlem tee-shirt and great books from exhibitions like the upcoming Still New York: Watercolors by Frederick Brosen on view from November 8, 2005 to February 26, 2006.

Move people with fun gifts from the New York Transit Museum (Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, 718-694-1600, www.mta.info/mta/museum ) such as the Subway Map Change Purse, Subway Map Baby doll Tee-Shirts, Fast Track Messenger Bags and chocolate subway tokens.

Looking for something original? The Liberty’s Flame Ornament at The American Family Immigration History Center online gift shop (212-561-4500, www.ellisisland.org ) is sure to light up any room. The stunning replica of the Statue of Liberty’s torch features fine details, a 24-karat gold finish and an attractive custom holiday box. In addition to the ornament, the gift shop sells books, ship passenger manifests and images of ships from the Ellis Island era.

The American Museum of Natural History (Central Park West at W. 79th Street, 212-769-5100, www.American Museum of Natural History.org ), home to the fabulous Rose Center for Earth and Space, the Millstein Hall of Ocean Life and more, features all things science in its shops including toys, T-shirts, CDs, puzzles, telescopes, globes, dinosaurs, astronaut ice cream and other cool stuff.

Visit the famed Rockefeller Center for a glimpse of the 74-foot Christmas tree and take home a dazzling star of your own from Swarovski Crystal (30 Rockefeller Plaza Space G, 212-332-4300, www.swarovski.com ). This location sells exclusive items including Rock Center Christmas tree brooches, star pendants and New York City charm bracelets.

Calling All Art Lovers

Known for an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, contemporary art and high-profile exhibitions, it’s not surprising that The Brooklyn Museum (200 Eastern Parkway, 718-638-5000, www.brooklynmuseum.org ) has a large selection of merchandise in its shop. Choose from desk accessories like the Egyptian Cat Paperweight, a reproduction of a figurine from the Ptolemaic period (about 303-30 B.C.) or the Cartonnage Letter Opener featuring hieroglyphs. Modernists may prefer the Basquiat journal or the Georgia O’Keefe note cards.

Aspiring shutterbugs will love the diverse selection of apparel, books, prints, cameras and accessories at the International Center of Photography (1133 Avenue of the Americas, 212-857-9725, www.icp.org ) store. Hot products of the moment are the ICP NYC sweatshirt and a quirky glassware set inspired by kitschy vintage camera ads.

The sleek MoMA Design and Book Store at the Museum of Modern Art (11 W. 53rd St., 212-708-9400, www.moma.org ) stands out with more than 2,000 books, cutting-edge creations such as desk accessories, homeware, jewelry, fashion accessories and fun stuff for the kids. Style setters covet the Japanese-made LED Colored Lights Watch, which features 12 large LED lights that display the hours and 60 smaller lights representing the minutes.

Browsing through the unique offerings at The Met Store is as exciting as strolling through the grand Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fifth Ave. at 82nd St., 212-535-7710, www.metmuseum.org ) itself. Located off the Great Hall and in several other locations throughout the building The Met Store boasts a vast array of books and objects, all based on the Museum¹s permanent collection, which spans more than 5,000 years of world culture. Bestsellers run the gamut from a Bronze Age Spiral Cuff Bracelet and a sculpture of a 15th century Medici Horse to a more practical Frank Lloyd Wright Card Case.

In Queens, the Museum of the Moving Image (35th Ave. at 36th St., 718-784-4520, www.movingimage.us ) pays tribute to great cinema with a shop that is chock full of DVDs, posters of classic movies, action figures, books and games.

Gifts from Around the Globe

Travel to the East by way of the AsiaStore, located at the Asia Society and Museum (725 Park Ave., 212-288-6400, www.asiaso ciety.org). Inside discover dazzling presents such as beautiful silk Jim Thompson ties from Thailand, fused glass creations from Malaysian artist Wong Ken Fuan and the striking Chinese Scholar Rocks.

The Dahesh Museum of Art (580 Madison Ave., 212-759-0606, www.daheshmuseum.org ) preserves and promotes the works of European academically trained artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. Inside its Art Shop, visitors will encounter exquisite unusual books, personal accessories jewelry, prints, sculpture and home décor such as the beautiful Sienna Luminaries, handmade glass votive holders in hues of amber, amethyst, teal and smoke.

One of New York City’s newest cultural organizations, The Rubin Museum of Art (150 W. 17th St., 212-620-5000, www.rmanyc.org ) is the only museum in the western world dedicated to the art of the Himalayas. The Shop at the Rubin Museum of Art highlights products made by artisans and craftspeople working in this region including hand-made jewelry and vibrant clothing, as well as journals, pillows, rugs and educational toys.

Put all your colorful Ukrainian Easter eggs (pysanka) in one basket at The Ukrainian Museum (222 E. 6th St., 212-228-0110, www.ukranianmuseum.org ) gift shop, where visitors can also find embroidered shirts, Hutsul dolls, art work and all things pysanka including posters, books, dyes and decorating kits.

Garden Variety

Need to find something special for a nature lover? A visit to the Garden Gift Shop at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (1000 Washington Ave., 718-623-7200, www.bbg.org ) is in order. Explore the selection of books, body care, tools and signature gifts like the charming A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Apron and the BBG Flower Pot Mug.

Ideas will definitely bloom while exploring the shop of The New York Botanical Garden (200th St. and Kazimiroff Blvd., 718-817-8700, www.nybg.org ). There’s something suitable for all tastes such as the fashionable Alexis Bittar Water Lily Pin and The New York Botanical Garden Engagement Calendar.

After exploring the famous New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, located at the Staten Island Botanical Garden (1000 Richmond Terrace, 718-273-8200, www.sibg.org ) be sure to pick up a few precious reminders of the experience at the gift shop such as Chinese fans, incense calligraphy sets, wind chimes and traditional, functional bamboo umbrellas.

Holiday Bazaars

Shoppers will find unique gifts from artists, craftsmen and importers at holiday markets throughout the city. The Fetes de Noel (212-472-1522, www.fetesdenoel.com ), a holiday market in Bryant Park, brings together the city’s finest artisans, designers, & cultural institutions. The festival features unique gifts, an outdoor café, & family entertainment. The market opens November 2 and runs through December 24. Both Grand Central Terminal (212-340-2347, www.grandcentralterminal.com ) and Union Square (212-460-1200, www.unionsquarenyc.org host outdoor holiday markets featuring a variety of unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, ornaments and more. The market at Grand Central Terminal runs November 21 through December 24, while the Union Square market is open November 25 through December 24.

Visitors can also bring home a Big Apple treasure for the tree from the Christmas Cottage (871 Seventh Ave., 212-333-7380, www.thechristmascottage.com ).
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Message par patricia » 13 déc. 2005, 23:19

Voilà qui donne envie de partir dès demain :wink:
Il y a pas mals d'infos intéressantes là dedans.
Pour ceux qui partent il y a de quoi faire :)

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Message par clapton » 14 déc. 2005, 12:33

et meme pour ceux qui restent !! je viens de découvrir sur le site de ellis island, une ancètre partie a Ny en 1920 !
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