"Summertime on the Streets" Street Food & Festivals Tip by sarahandgareth
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Once the weather warms up, street fairs are the order of the day in Manhattan. Every weekend, one or other avenue is blocked off for ten blocks or so, and the space is filled with stalls hawking discount clothing (everything from cute printed tops to tube socks), cheap (and attractive) Japanese bowls and plates, jewelry, cosmetics, CDs, all kinds of tasty food to eat on the go, and cold drinks to refresh you as you wander: it’s always hot and sunny when you go browsing, or at least it was for us! As well as these big street fairs, there are regular block parties, aimed at the residents of a particular area, but in practice open to anyone who happens along and is prepared to pay for whatever’s on offer. Our neighborhood block party had great Cuban food – complete with mojitos – and books at ridiculously low prices, not to mention second-hand clothes sellers who complimented us on every single thing we tried on!
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