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Orchard Street

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Address: New York City, NY
Activities: Shopping

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Went twice

This was fun. Some of the stuff was junk, and some actually all right quality! Lots of good take homes for surprise affordable trip gifts. . . Every shop owner is interested in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2006
Christina B
minneapolis, mn
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Orchard street is praised as one of the ultimate shopping areas, Unfortunately we did not find that to be true. Where are the shops? Lots of vacant stores, no livelihood or ambiance. Needless to say: no shopping was done. Instead you can go to Soho!

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Derby, CT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Which day is better to visit Orchard Street, NYC? We love going when the stores have their stuff out on the street... kind of like buying "everything that fell off the truck"... Can anyone update me? It's been years since we've been and can't decide if Saturday or Sunday would be the right day! Thanks...

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London, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

there are a couple of nice and cute places ( stores - cafe - restaurant ) we were living around and it was nice - not too much car traffic and it cool to have a look around

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Blandford, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

As of this writing; Orchard Street is gearing up to become an up and coming fashion retail street full of boutiques, but it isn't quite there yet. It will be though not now. We saw some store fronts being worked on and I would guess that next year will be the year that Orchard Street is the IT Street.

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Orchard street is the real deal. It has the old New York mixed in with the new, which is what makes NY so vibrant. There are two fantastic coffee places. The Roasting Plant, at 81 Orchard was the best coffee in the city. Small boutiques. Great galleries. Old school candy shoppes. EB White said "nobody should come to NY unless... More 

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minneapolis, mn
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2006

This was fun. Some of the stuff was junk, and some actually all right quality! Lots of good take homes for surprise affordable trip gifts. . . Every shop owner is interested in getting your cash, and they are not shy about it, but this is half the fun. A picturesque street filled with shops ranging in offerings, selection, and... More 

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Chicago, IL
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7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2003

While Kata's Delicatessen is over 100 years old (where the famous deli scene in "When Harry Met Sally" was filmed) and lives up to its reputation for real New York deli cuisine, Orchard Street doesn't seem to be qyute what it used to be in terms of bargains. Lots of cheap items on outdoor street racks, (almost like a flea... More 

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