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West Village People


West Village People

On your next overnighter in New York City, work your way from the West Village to Lower East Side. Historic hotels, smart shops and modern art await.

Located close to the Hudson River, The Jane was built in 1908 with cabin-like rooms for sailors in need of a landing pad and later housed survivors of the Titantic. With a 2008 renovation it retains those original seaworthy charms, including 20th century prices. From $99,


If you’re mad about Monocle like we are, be sure to stop into the magazine’s new NYC shop for curated products like their special signed edition of Alain de Botton’s book The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.



Even if you don’t pay admission to see the cutting-edge contemporary exhibits held within, The New Museum is worth your walk. Completed in 2007, its new Kazuyo Sejima- and Ryue Nishizawa-designed building is a stacked, steel beauty. Pop into the gift shop for unique artifacts the art lover in your family will love.


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Pixie Market is a small shop that packs a power punch. Loaded with cool clothes in the realm of very reasonably priced, we found the shoes we’d been scouring the city for, and they were a steal to (Beatle) boot. With an online shop too that ships to Canada, the fun can continue once you return home.