Love antiques and looking for something different to do? Why not spend an hour or two at 1stdibs showroom at the NY Design Center in Manhattan. It better than a museum and it’s free.
1stdibs showroom is the brick and mortar showcase of 1stdibs.com. 1stdibs.com is “the world's largest online luxury marketplace for one-of-a-kind antiques, modern furniture, vintage fashion, jewelry, and fine art.” The website provides a virtual catalogue of antique and vintage items from around the world. Whether you're a professional, or an amateur interior designer, the website allows you to search for furnishings available at many different antiques shops from the comfort of your own desk.
NY Design Center
200 Lexington Avenue at 33rd Street.
If you get hungry you can visit the 2nd Ave Deli (which is no longer on 2nd Av) but at 162 E 33rd St between Lexington and 3rd , right around the corner from the New York Design Center.
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