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"Crawford Street, Home of the Astros!"
(There are no boxes, these are just regular seats in the left field outfield, but they have a great view because this is such a nice ballpark and it's a very fun area, even when there are annoying vulgar guys from Las Vegas sitting behind you who should probably have left earlier and gone back to the bar where they belonged... but that is another story.)
Besides baseball, Crawford Street runs through the parky wetlands near Minute Maid Park, and ends at the Toyota Center which has lots of rock concerts and other events year round. It's a lovely neighborhood, all very new and clean and shiny.
"Bargains in the Middle of Expensive-Land!"
Way, way, way further down the street from the Galleria is the Meyerland Shopping Plaza at Beechnut Street... which is actually more my kind of street since I love bargains. All in a row here there is a Ross Store and a Target and a 99 Cents Only... and a giant bookstore for the geeky boyfriend!
"Home to Ritzy Shopping and Ritzy Living!"
The Galleria is where all the big label shops are in Houston, plus the expensive and luxurious smaller stores. There are not one, but two Godiva Chocolate shops in this mall, but all my crazy boyfriend cared about was the shiny Apple store here (he is a geek but I love him anyway.)
"First Stop in Downtown Houston"
Milam Street is in the middle of the business district, which means it's only really busy during office hours, but it's home to many of the city's biggest hotels (including my favorite (the Hyatt Regency). It doesn't have many great places on its own, but it's a fine street to know if you want to reach shopping, parks or museums on your trip.
"West 73rd, Jackson Heights... Tasty!"
Right at the corner of the Apple Bank for Savings (73rd and Broadway) are two of the best street-food vendors I've ever tasted. One is called Sammy's Halal and it has amazing chicken and rice with a green sauce that I crave whenever I am away from New York for too long. The other one, just next door, is called Khan's and is almost as good, which is good to remember when the line at Sammy's is too long!
If you're ever wandering west of the park and getting hungry, I strongly recommend you find 73rd street and get ready to enjoy some amazing eats!
"One of New York's Most Famous Streets!"
In addition to Tiffany & Co. and Bergdorf Goodman on the East side, there's two of the must-see places in New York in Carnegie Hall and the Russian Tea Room to the west. Some of the biggest buildings in Manhattan are here too, including the CBS Building and the Hearst Tower. It's a very photogenic part of the city, and one of the essential streets of New York in my opinion.
"Seventh is Home to Loehmann's. What Else Matters?"
The Bronx isn't the sexiest part of New York, but between Loehmann's and the other big stores on Seventh Ave, I can always have fun here. Every time I come to this street, I end up with a big bag from the Back Room.
"Artsy Soho at Its Best!"
A great shopping street that's also dotted with cafes and bistros, perfect for a light snack to refuel. Prince Street is within walking distance of Canal Street and Chinatown, another of my favorite places to walk, shop, and nibble!
"More than Little Brazil, It's About the Buildings!"
"State Street at Night is Romantic and Fun"
Some of the best nights of my life happened on this street.
"Old New York is All About Delancey Street"
Delancey cuts across the island all the way from the Williamsburgh Bridge to the Bowery, and taking a walk here puts you back in the Manhattan of the movies, from the Godfather to every film Woody Allen ever made. I've walked here with my boyfriend and it's the quintessenial New York Experience.
The shops of Orchard Street are just to the south, and the entire street is jam packed with discount and bargain shops (my favorite kind!). At night there are lots of great old dive bars here, too.