Forever 21 may be dirt cheap, but the quality and the styles of the clothes can be a bit on the poor side. However, if you need some wardrobe essentials or a one time outfit I recommend checking it out.
Pottery Barn may be on the expensive side, but the designs are totally worth it. They have some great essential pieces, and have a new line every season so your house can keep up with weather. They also sell some great books on decorating and coloring if you just need a couple of tips but can't afford PB prices.
Today, this pub/restaurant also doubles as an accommodation service. I've never used that option, but it is a great place to go to get a couple of beers and sit back and enjoy the atmosphere. The bar itself has a real dive bar feel and is always playing good music
While I used to love going to Fridays back at home in NJ, I find that the city locations pale in comparison. The places are generally poorly kept, slow service and over priced food for the quality and quantity.
If you're not in the mood to party and just want a night of simple fun, Chelsea Piers is the way to go. It takes you back to the roller rink days, and it has an incredible bowling alley and arcade to boot.
Manhattan Plaza, while obviously quite expensive, offers a great deal beyond the typical workout. It has an amazing pool, raquetball, and my person favorite, a kick butt rock climbing gym that is way better than most others in the city. Check it out.
Not only does Lincoln Park provide some awsome bar food, it also has drinks at reasonable prices and always has a decent crowd. Sometimes the crowd can be a little too much especially on their dollar beer night but for dollar beers, who cares?
I have to admit I am still a huge fan of Disney, and for fans like myself, this store is like being in the Magic Kingdom itself. It has many of the products you can't find at ordinary Disney stores, and characters walking around.
If you are a fan of Mexican drinks, come to this place. They have just about every margarita flavor you can imagine including (my personal favorites) cherry and grape! The food isn't half bad as well.
If you are having a late night snack craving this is the place to be. Open late, it has a great combo of hot pizza, cookies and cakes, and panini combos.