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T20 World Cup 2024: Where to go shop-hopping in New York after India vs Pakistan game?

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The India vs Pakistan World Cup game is coming to New York. Apart from the sizeable South Asian population in the United States, cricket-crazy people from both countries are expected to reach New York to witness the iconic contest.

If you are among the lot planning/have bought tickets for the T20 World Cup 2024 game between the archrivals, remember that it would be a missed opportunity to catch your flight back from New York immediately after the game. Because New York is a shopper’s paradise and worth exploring. Here are some spots in the ‘city that never sleeps’ to have a nice time and go on a purchase-free, if needed.

Grand Central Terminal 

Grand Central Terminal, located at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, is a must-visit destination for tourists. As the largest railway station in the world with 44 platforms and 67 tracks, it is always bustling with people. It also features numerous shopping centres,  restaurants, cafes, clothing stores, and even an Apple store for electronics. 

Visitors can enjoy dining at City Winery Grand Central and Cornelius, or grab a coffee at Cipriani Dolci. Additionally, there are plenty of gift options available at stores like Damselfly Flowers, Diptyque, Inaya, and Nuebiome.

Brookfield Place 

A landmark located in the heart of the financial district, Brookfield Place is an office building complex and a shopping centre making it a great destination for shopping, dining, and other activities. The complex offers a wide range of shops, from luxury clothing stores to shops with everyday wear. Gucci, J.Crew, Madewell, and Louis Vuitton are some of the clothing showrooms in Brookfield Place. 

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Additionally, visitors can enjoy the experience of ice skating at The Rink, located within the complex on the banks of the Hudson River. Another attraction within the Brookfield Place is the Winter Garden.

Chelsea Market 

Chelsea Market is situated in the lively Chelsea neighbourhood of Manhattan. It’s a bustling marketplace where you can shop for gifts, clothes, and food, or simply soak in the vibrant atmosphere. The market is renowned for its food hall, which features numerous vendors offering a diverse range of cuisines. To avoid large crowds, it’s best to visit the market early in the morning or in the evening.

Soho 

Soho, a neighbourhood in New York, is a must-visit destination for any traveller. It is known for its fancy showrooms, designer jewellery, boutiques, and famous art scene with high-end galleries. The most famous street in Soho is Broadway. Ideal for those who like to explore on foot the streets have a mixture of all types of shops with fashion brands such as Zara, Paul Smith, Dior, and Levi’s. 

Little Market

New York has some very famous markets known especially for specific things. Little Market is one such place where works of local New York artists are exhibited and you can even meet the artists. If you are someone who appreciates art this is just the place for you.

Macy’s Herald Square

A place where you can find anything that you want under one roof at a good and reasonable price. You can shop for both men’s and women’s apparel, jewellery, shoes, makeup, home decor, and furniture. You can find products that cater to both high-end and budget-friendly preferences. There are products to suit different price ranges at Macy’s.

Canal Street

Canal Street is the perfect place if you’re looking for designer products at affordable prices. Known for its bustling shopping scene, the street spans over 1 mile and is filled with vendors selling jewelry, clothes, bags, and more. If you need a break from shopping, there are small food stalls where you can grab a bite to eat. Or enjoy your time in nearby parks such as Hudson River Greenway, Columbus Park, and Collect Pond Park.

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