Some of my favorite places to go in New York, even though I can't afford it, is to shop the wonderful flea markets we have here. My favorite being the one on 39th and 9th Avenue. You can always find good stuff there or see a famous person. You can just stroll, and browse clothing, furniture, and home décor. It can be a bit pricey for a flea market, but what do you expect when you are in New York? I've gotten great textiles, dresses, even a crystal balls there. It's just fun all around. Or you can try the other flea markets around 26th Street. You can find some really good deals and because New York is such a hub of culture, the selection of the antiques and collectibles are a lot more interesting than you would find elsewhere. You can just browse and get inspired by that.