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A Vintage Treasure Hunt In New York - With nyma, the new york manhattan hotel
For those who prefer hunting for inexpensive treasures to trawling the high street for designer goods, New York can be a haggler’s delight, offering plenty of quirky thrift shops and flea markets selling second-hand bargains.
Setting the standard for distinctive vendors and arguably one of the best shopping streets in New York, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is cool, unique and bursting with interesting finds. From old postcards, trinkets and household goods to costume jewellery, there’s nowhere better for visitors to discover something delightful for just a few dollars.
In addition, Hell’s Kitchen and indeed many suburbs of New York such as Brooklyn, have a real ‘make do and mend’ attitude reminiscent of the 1940’s war era – austerity is ‘in’, with locally-produced slow food cafés on the rise, farmers markets selling handmade cheeses and baked goods and even craft jest and knitting nights in coffee shops, for those preferring a cuppa to a Cosmopolitan!
Located within walking distance of the city’s top landmark sites and just a short cab ride from Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, the recently re-launched nyma, the new york manhattan hotel is conveniently situated on 32nd Street between Broadway and Fifth Avenue. Ideal for frugal visitors, it boasts a host of complimentary amenities including continental breakfast, wi-fi, national phone calls, as well as a fitness centre and a mezzanine lounge serving free tea and coffee.
Between February and May, nyma, the new york manhattan hotel is offering a special Flea Bucks package to guests from just US$244.99 per room, per night (approx. £78 per person, per night). The price includes one night’s accommodation, a Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market canvas tote bag worth US$13.99 and a Flea Bucks voucher worth US$20 to spend at the market. To book, call freephone 0808 178 6363 or visit www.thenewyorkmanhattanhotel.com and quote the code FLEA BUCKS.
Britishairways.com offers return flights from Heathrow to New York from £483 per person including taxes in March.
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