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Things to Do Near the 33rd Street PATH Station

by Jordan and Joelle Hernandez
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New York City may be in a different state, but the convenience of the PATH means that getting to midtown Manhattan only takes 14 minutes. Make your way to the 33rd Street Station and discover the wonders of Herald Square. This bustling neighborhood is home to some of NYC’s best-known landmarks with little, hidden gems sprinkled throughout. Read on to discover some of the best things to do right outside the 33rd Street PATH Station.

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Things to Do


Step off the 33rd Street stop and the retail options are endless. The station is conveniently located beneath the Manhattan Mall. It will take some serious self-control to not indulge in the latest trends at stores like Call It Spring, Express, NY + Company, and more. Above ground, the streets of Herald Square are lined with some of the nation’s top retailers like Sephora, Victoria’s Secret and H+M. You’ll never even need to leave 34th street.

Attend a Game or Concert at Madison Square Garden


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Madison Square Garden—home to some of the world’s most legendary performances—is just a few steps away from the 33rd Street PATH Station. Hudson County residents can grab a front-row seat to exciting games and concerts. Check out their current schedule here to purchase tickets to see the hottest acts like one of Billy Joel’s record-breaking shows. Pop fans can channel their inner fangirl at the Ariana Grande concert this summer. If you’re more of a Sporty Spice, check out a New York Knicks game.

Places to Eat

Jack Demsey’s Restaurant + Bar {36 W 33rd Street}

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A midtown staple, Jack Demsey’s is a go-to local Irish Pub. Demsey’s menu is filled with Irish classics such as fish and chips, bangers and mash and shepherd’s pie. They also serve American bar classics like their “kick-ass” wings {which are, indeed, kick-ass}. The restaurant features multiple, high definition TVs for watching sporting events of all kinds. More importantly, the bar is flowing with everyone’s favorite libations from cider and stout to mixed drinks and cocktails.

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Tacombi {23 W 33rd Street}

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If margaritas and amazing tacos are your jam, look no further than Tacombi at the Empire State Building. This fun-filled restaurant will have the entire dinner party feeling like they’re on a tropical vacation. Tacombi is known for its classic Mexican cuisine with a bit of American flair. They serve an extensive collection of fresh pressed jugos {juices} with Mexican flavors and health benefits. Their Purpura Jugo, filled with strawberries, beets, ginger, and orange, is promoted as boosting strength and vitality.

Till + Sprocket {140 W 30th Street}

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Tucked away between some of NYC’s busiest streets is Till + Sprocket, a quaint American eatery. Perfect for a business breakfast or a weekend brunch, Till + Sprocket’s menu has a plethora of options. Try the Kale Caesar Salad or the T+S Burger for lunch. For dinner, go classic with the house-made meatballs or be adventurous with the leek-pumpkin risotto. The drink menu is just as impressive as the food variety. Order a specialty cocktail to celebrate an occasion or relax with a glass of wine and take in the hustling pedestrians.

Juicology Kitchen {115 W 30th Street}

One of the area’s newest editions, Juicology Kitchen is squeezing healthy options for breakfast and lunch. The menu has a little something for everyone. Vegan and vegetarian options are available on every section of the menu with dishes like the Veggie-Heaven Bowl or the Happy Meltdown Sandwich with vegan cheese. Meat-lovers, fear not—Applewood smoked bacon can be added to just about anything. Stop by for a quick bite before catching a weekend train from Penn Station.

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From W 31st to W 33rd between 5th and Broadway, Koreatown is home to some of NYC’s best food. Stop into one of the many restaurants and cafes serving traditional Korean dishes like BBQ, kimchi and green tea. Experts say that “the key to Koreatown is to look up!” Multiple stores can take over one building in this neighborhood, so be sure to gaze toward the sky to get the full experience. The savory smells and sweet aromas waft around streets making it hard to stop yourself popping in for a taste.


Empire State Building {20 W 34th Street}

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Living in Hudson County, the Empire State Building is a familiar site. However, few of us have actually been inside. Turn into a tourist for the day and discover the heart of New York from over 80 stories up. Tickets start at about $35 for adults during normal business hours without express passes. Express passes and Premium options are also available at higher rates. Check out their website to learn more about off-peak times {hello no wait time!} and how to plan special occasions like engagement proposals and large group tours.

Penn Station {33rd Street + 7th Avenue}

Ahhh, Penn Station. We have a love/hate relationship with this place. While it’s the ticket to virtually the rest of the United States via Amtrak, clawing through the rush hour crowds can {arguably} be considered an Olympic sport. Just a five-minute walk from the 33rd Street PATH Station, many Hudson County residents find it just as easy to venture into the city for direct access to numerous NJTransit Stops—think, the Jersey Shore—than leaving from Hoboken and waiting for a layover in Secaucus. Hop on the LIRR for direct access to Citi Field for a Mets Game or a trip out to the Hamptons. If you haven’t recently been, Penn Station has undergone major upgrades in the past few months. On the main level, you’ll find an additional Jamba Juice and Starbucks while downstairs houses Shake Shack, Godiva Café, Wa, abi, and Papyrus.

Macy’s Herald Square {151 W 34th Street}

Although it’s five million square feet of pure retail therapy, be aware—it’s very possible to get lost in here. This 117-year-old building has, quite literally, stood the test of time and continues to welcome over 20 million shoppers annually to browse the more than 4.4 million items on sale daily. If hunger pains start to set in after hours of shopping, no worries. Macy’s is truly a one-stop shop and offers a variety of dining options such as McDonald’s, Pinkberry, Auntie Anne’s, and Rowland’s Bar + Grill just to name a few.

Have you been to one of these awesome spots? Let us know in the comments!

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