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Shops and Restaurants

Shops and Restaurants
Shops and Restaurants

© Mark Sebastian

Whether it's watching a life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex at the Times Square Toys "R" Us, drooling over the sweet selection at the original Dylan's Candy Bar, or simply browsing for discounted books at the Strand, these must-see places are bound to astound, even if it's just to look. With impressive d├ęcor, many of these unofficial landmarks not only impress, but won't cost a dime.

New York City | Shops and Restaurants

Carlo's Bakery
  • Carlo's Bakery
  • Whether you are visiting the set of a TV show (or attempting to get on the show) or wishing to snack on some warm baked goods, Carlo's Bakery is well worth a visit.
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Dylan's Candy Bar
  • Dylan's Candy Bar
  • You won't find Oompa Loompas or a chocolate river here, but you will find one of the biggest (and most creative) selections of candy in all of Manhattan and the world.
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FAO Schwarz
  • FAO Schwarz
  • FAO Schwarz gives Santa's workshop a run for its money. Acquired by Toys "R" Us in 2009, FAO Schwarz is nothing short of a toy lover's paradise.
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Loeb Boathouse
  • Loeb Boathouse
  • The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, a respite from concrete chaos, provides opportunities to enjoy the outdoors without leaving the city.
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McSorley's Old Ale House
  • McSorley's Old Ale House
  • Upon entering McSorley's Old Ale House in the East Village, you're likely to be asked just one question: "Light or dark?" Don't worry about it; everyone who has entered the Irish pub over the past century-and-a-half has been given the same choice of beers.
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Strand Bookstore
  • Strand Bookstore
  • Located in Union Square on East 12th St. and Broadway lies an oasis for book lovers and knowledge seekers, literature enthusiasts, history buffs, and just about anyone looking to be inspired.
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Toys
  • Toys "R" Us
  • Make believe no more: Toy heaven, or "The Center of the Toy Universe," really does exist. Wedged among the fluorescent hodgepodge of its big kid neighbors, Toys "R" Us Times Square dominates nearly a block at three stories high and 110,000 square feet.
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