ENJOY TIMES SQUARE (REALLY!) WITH A TACTICAL TOUR
It’s easy to get overwhelmed by performers and six-story billboards in Times Square, so here’s how to avoid pushy Avengers and clueless crowds. Pre-empt any overpriced chain restaurants with $6 plates of roast pork and oxtail at El Sabroso, hidden inside a loading dock on 37th Street. Head west, then north up 8th Avenue (the east side of the street will spare you most Port Authority foot traffic). Stay out of pedestrian plazas and savor the view from Levi’s® multi-level flagship store on Broadway. While you’re there, peruse the world’s largest (16,902 feet!) collection of Levi’s® for the perfect T-shirt, jacket, or pair of jeans. Then customize it even further with the store's onsite tailors and direct-to-garment printing of the design you want. More than just a store, the Levi's® flagship will offer in-house exclusives as well as the largest product assortment under one roof, like Levi’s® Made & Crafted, Levi’s® Vintage Clothing, Kids, and the latest collaborations. Speaking of collaborations, the store's debuting with clothes incorporating visual designs from local NYC creators: graffiti artist Futura, urban photographer 13th Witness, graphic designer Happy Noise, and visual artist Cey Adams. And if you're looking for a little NYC celebrity sighting, Extra! TV will be using the store as its home studio for an entire year. Whew! After all that, you're going to want to relax. So slide down the street to nearby Jimmy’s Corner, Times Square’s most legitimate bar. Is it crowded? Yes. But not with tourists. Besides, now that you’re wearing skinny jeans, you’ll be able to crawl into tighter spaces.