A hot lunch line

Hundreds of New Yorkers queue up daily at the tiny Soup Spot on West 31st Street.

Walking down 31st Street across from Madison Square Garden at lunchtime, there’s always an intimidating line running outside of the tucked-away, hidden gem that is no bigger than a typical college dorm room.

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‘Tis the Season

A look, and a few tastes, at the shops in Bryant Park, Union Square and Grand Central.


Most of the holiday shops are up and running, some since even before Halloween. We perused dozens, in Bryant Park, Union Square and Grand Central, to distil the best of the best. Here’s a guide to the gift spots, food and unique stores in the winter wonderlands.

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