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    once again, fashion week is upon us, and the world's most stylish men and women are flocking to nyc. whether you're a fashion week newbie or a seasoned show-goer, I hope you'll enjoy the list below of a few things to do and places to eat and drink while you're in town. what are your favorite places to visit in new York? leave a comment below to add to the list!
    TO DO

    depending on the weather (and your footwear...), wander down to central park for a breath of fresh air and a break from the busy city streets.

    after being inspired by the runways, hit up some of the upper west side's best shopping spots and snag a few new pieces to take home with you.

    if you happen to find yourself with a totally free afternoon, use it to go visit the 9/11 museum. be warned - you'll need a full afternoon to take in everything the museum has on display. well worth the time to visit.

    take a night off from fashion and unwind with some laughs at the famed comedy cellar.

    TO EAT

    no shows until the afternoon? then head downtown for brunch at café cluny. (284 west 12th street)

    for a casual, convenient, and immensely satisfying meal in a buzzing, old-timey spot, hit up the smith. (1900 broadway / at 63rd street)

    a new york city classic, tavern on the green won't disappoint at the end of a long day of fashion critiquing. (67th street / central park west)

    step back in time and hit up the lincoln center outpost of one of jackie kennedy's old haunts, p.j. clarke's. (44 west 63rd street)


    wind down with a glass of wine at tribecca grill's cozy, dark wood bar. (375 greenwish street / at franklin street)

    although I'm not wild about the recent renovation, the old king cole bar at the st. regis is still worth a visit - and be sure to order the bar's red snapper (the original bloody mary). (2 east 55th street / at fifth avenue)

    trade your heels in for comfy flats and indulge at the super casual bar bacon gastropub in hell's kitchen - just 10 blocks or so down from lincoln center. (836 9th ave / btwn 54th & 55th streets)

    take in some insane views of central park while sipping on cocktails at the lobby lounge at the mandarin oriental hotel.  (80 columbus circle / at 60th street)