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What To Do Near The PATH Stop: 9th Street

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While there is SO much to do in Hoboken and Jersey City, we’re lucky enough to have such easy and quick access to New York City. So close and so full of life and activities, in fact, we’ve dubbed our areas the 6th Borough. When you feel like venturing outside of Hudson County, you can hop on the PATH for a 20 minute ride max — and you’ll never know what you can discover. In this new series of NYC PATH exploration, we’re showing you the best places to eat, drink, shop, and explore at every PATH stop. This week, we’re sharing what to do around the 9th Street PATH stop. Here are the top things you must check out around the area:  


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Things to Do

Strand Bookstore {828 Broadway}


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Bookworm or not, pay the Strand Bookstore a visit to experience all of it’s legendary history of 86 years. It opened in 1927 on what was called “Book Row,” which consisted of 48 bookstores. And today, the store consists of 18 miles of new and used books, so you can definitely find yourself getting lost in here all day. From Shakespeare to Moleskin notebooks and even a Strand onesie for your bookworm-to-be, this book store has everything you could ever want.

Comedy Cellar {117 Macdougal Street}

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Nothing quite makes us feel like we’re in NYC more than getting in some laughs at a comedy show. You should definitely check out their brunch show, which has just a $14 cover with a two item minimum. Think you’re extra funny? You can also take their comedy classes, so next time, you can be the one cracking the jokes on stage.

Grey Art Gallery {100 Washington Square East}


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Part of NYU, the Grey Art Gallery features fine art in a variety of categories: painting, sculpture, drawing, film, performance, and more. While the gallery has its own exhibitions, it also hosts traveling shows from around the world. There is a suggested $3 donation and is free for NYU students, faculty, and staff.


New York University {Around Washington Square Park}

This stop is just blocks away from Washington Square Park, located right next to the NYU campus, so you know there’s plenty to do. With plenty of dogs roaming around the park nearby, you can stay entertained for hours. Plus, you can check out the school’s amenities too such as the Skirball Center For the Performing Arts or Frederik Lowe Center for more theatre arts.

Parsons School of Design {66 5th Ave}

If you’re a Project Runway fan, stopping in front of the Parsons School of Design is a MUST {Christian Siriano’s career was basically born here on the TV show, after all}. Not only can you just peruse around the outskirts of the school, there are also plenty of exhibits going on around campus to get your fashion fix. You can check out what’s happening at the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center here.

Places to Eat/Drink

Cookie Dō NYC {550 Laguardia Place}


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If you’re a do-it-for-the-gram kinda person, you’ve def seen Dō’s cookie dough concoctions allll over social media. You can choose from about 20 different flavors of ooey-gooey cookie dough from classic to Confetti with sprinkles. Top it off with your go-to ice cream toppings — or even make it into a shake! No worries about consuming raw cookie dough: this is an extra special kind so it’s totally safe to eat.

The Smith {55 Third Ave}

If you want that fancy night out with bae or want to hang out with your favorite friend group, The Smith offers a fun and stylish environment for just about any occasion. The menu here features bistro classics, craft cocktails, and seasonal items too. From oysters to pasta and burgers for dinner —or Cinnamon Toffee Brioche for brunch, everyone in your group will find something that leaves them satisfied.


Miss Lily’s {132 W Houston}


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A Caribbean Oasis, this food spot serves up Jamaican dishes along with a super cool staff and environment. Feast on modern takes on island specialties like jerk chicken, escovitch fish, oxtail and curried goat. Fun fact: there’s even a location in Dubai.

Jacks Wife Frida {50 Carmine Street}


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Your fave fashion bloggers always snap a pic of the rosé pancakes and fresh-squeezed cantaloupe juice from this brunch hotspot, so it’s of course worth a trip. Featuring plenty of American-Mediterranean inspired plates and classic cocktails, you’ll always leave full and with a smile on your face {even though it’s super tiny and always packed!}. According to NY Mag, the food is “South African Israeli Jewish Grandmother Cuisine.” Warning: there will be a longggg line on weekends, so make sure you get there 10AM or earlier if you want to get in right away.

And that’s just a few of the things happening right around 9th Street, should you find yourself there with some time to kill.

What are some other go-tos in that area that you love? Share with us in the comments below!

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