If you’re a tourist in New York then you know that there is no way you can cover all the sites in the short time you’re there. Even life- time New Yorkers don’t get to see every part of their city and most just familiarize themselves with their residential or working boroughs. The best way to remember what you did manage to see and dream about what you didn’t see is to bring back some souvenirs from New York to last you for the rest of your days. Here are some tourist staples you can, and should, get:
Lady Liberty’s Trappings
The statue of Liberty is one of the world’s most recognized statues, ranking among the top ten most visited statues as well. No trip to New York is complete without a visit to Lady Liberty and a selfie with her in the background. Luckily for all tourists, the fun doesn’t end there. There is an assortment of Lady Liberty trappings that you can buy to take her home with you. Miniature Statues of Liberty, stuffed crowns like the one Lady Liberty wears (with the spikes that stick out), togas and paper weights with Lady Liberty snow globes are all available for the delight and delectation of tourists and sight- seers.
The New York City Landscape
Thanks to Hollywood and its fascination with New York, the city skyline is one of the most recognizable in popular culture. So the best thing you could possibly bring back with you is one of Manhattan skyline prints that are sold in tourist stores all over New York.
The reason why you should buy Manhattan skyline prints and not Brooklyn or Queens is that Midtown and Lower Manhattan has the thickest clusters of skyscrapers and the most recognizable skylines. Buildings like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building are New York icons, as well as being heavily featured in shows like CSI: NY and NYPD Blue. So take a bit of that skyline back with you. Az Jackson Gallery provides top notch large canvas prints for sale.
New York Cuisine
The greatest thing about cosmopolitan New York is its melting pot of different cultures and how that has given birth to a unique New York taste in food. The pizzas of Brooklyn and the East Village are world famous. However, it’s a little difficult to cart a pizza home, so instead, try another of New York’s famous foods that are smaller and easier fit into your hand luggage: bagels. If you haven’t has bagels for breakfast in New York with coffee from a deli, then you have not experienced the cuisine of New York. Forget the famous restaurants and their star- quality; the heart and soul of New York is on the streets so having a crisp bagel early in the morning just as traffic gets started is the best way to start your mornings.