1 PicADay Project: Day 189

Continuing with the NYC theme, here’s a shot of the front door of Sak’s Fifth Avenue in New York.

One of the most famous retailers in the world, this elegant department store has been dressing the well-heeled since 1902.

Opened by Andrew Saks, the original store was located in Herald Square (where Macy’s resides).
After merging that store with Gimbel’s, Saks opened this Fifth Avenue store catering to the wealthy in 1924.



4 responses to “1 PicADay Project: Day 189

  1. Hey Jan,
    Thanks for the comments on my blog! I’ll try to come up with some non-tourist things to see in NY, although some of the touristy ones are great too (just don’t go to the Abercrombie and Fitch store!!).
    For museum things you might not think of, the MAD museum had an AMAZING paper exhibit. If it’s still on, it’s a must see. The Frick Collection is an often overlooked small museum that is very special.
    Go to Times Square once, but don’t linger. The only real NYers there are rushing in and out as quickly as they can, just to get to the theater. Try the discount tkts booths, there is one in South Street Seaport that has less of a line, but also consider plays and off-broadway instead of Broadway musicals, those can be world class, more intimate, and cheaper.
    For food, go to Joe Shanghai, there’s one in midtown and one in Chinatown, and order the crab and pork dumplings. The best soupy dumplings you can get outside of Shanghai, and I’ve even had people from Shanghai tell me they’re better than the ones there. Graffiti is a teeeny restaurant on the LES, with some of the best food I’ve had in NY. Get a reservation, it’s the smallest restaurant I’ve been to in the city, and that’s saying a lot.
    Hope this helps and can’t wait to see the pics you get!

  2. Thanks Jessica for the advice and info. We’ll definitely take your suggestions and go for it. Probably the only stores we’ll go to is Macy’s and FAO Schwartz, maybe if we have time.

    My only one other question is what is the cheapest way to get from LaGuardia into town?

    I appreciate it much!!! I can’t wait to blog my pics! šŸ™‚

  3. Jan, I always fly into LaGuardia and I always take a cab, cause I live on the East side of the city. For me it comes to 30$ with tip and tolls (you will have to pay the bridge tolls) If you’re going further into the city or the West side it could be a bit more, but there is not great public transportation from that airport. I think you’d have to take a bus? Maybe check online.

  4. KG

    one of my favorite buildings in new york!! great blog and can’t wait to see more pictures of my favorite city!
    – kathleen

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