As Easy As ABC

The ABC Carpet and Home Store near Union Square is one of my favorite places to go when I’m in Manhattan. From the outside, the store looks unremarkable, but once through the door you feel like Dorothy stepping out of her black-and-white world, into the technicolor land Oz. Brightly-colored, exotic oriental rugs and crystal chandeliers of various sizes and heights hang from the tall, six story ceilings. The open, loft-style construction, and separate shop stalls, filled to the brim with beautiful housewares, textiles, jewelry,  rugs and more, from all around the world, make the space feel like an upscale, indoor bazaar.

One-of-a-kind shops like ABC Carpet and Home are just one of the many things that I love about New York City. At any given moment you can step through any seemingly ordinary door and feel like you’ve spent a few minutes “somewhere over the rainbow”.

The ABC Home and Carpet Store
881 and 888 Broadway
Hours: Mon-Sat: 10-7, Sun: 11-6:30
ABC Store

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Susan Brauer

Welcome fellow Road Warriors! Like many of you, I travel for work -- A lot! But believe it or not, I actually pretty much love it. I've become a bona fide business travel tourist by finding quick things to do when I find myself with the bits of free time that we business travelers sometimes get (i.e. after meetings and before dinner.) especially if I'm in a great city like Chicago, NY or San Francisco. Because we never have much time, this blog is all about quick, easy, inexpensive/free things to do in some of the cities I travel to along with recommendations for restaurants that are great for meals with colleagues, but also perfectly comfortable for solo dining. So maybe next time you find that you have a few minutes to yourself on a business trip, before you just automatically head for your hotel room, barricade yourself in with your computer and cell phone and order room service, you'll be inspired to become a business travel tourist and start loving your business travel too. Feel free to comment on any of my posts and let me and other readers know if you have tips, or recommendations. Happy Travels!

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