Another fall season is in full swing, which means that we are coming up on the traditions of a hearty Thanksgiving feast, followed by a month of holiday shopping bonanzas. Whether or not you’re up for braving the crowds for Black Friday, there will be plenty of more savings opportunities on gifts, and experiences like a stay at NU Hotel come Cyber Monday.
What is Cyber Monday?
Cyber Monday is the literal and digital follow up to Black Friday, when the internet explodes with major specials offered by countless online retailers. The shopping holiday started back in 2005, and it was created by the National Retail Federation’s Ellen Davis and Scott Silverman. Today, major brands like Amazon and Best Buy offer a wide variety of killer deals for holiday shoppers on Cyber Monday year after year.
Cyber Monday at NU Hotel
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Holiday Shopping in New York City
There’s a wide variety of holiday shopping opportunities throughout New York City, which also happens to be one of the more romantic cities to spend the holiday season. From popular neighborhoods, to bonafide markets, these are some of our favorite places to score gifts around town.
Downtown Brooklyn Shopping
There are several places near NU Hotel where you can take your holiday shopping spree. The Fulton Mall is a multiblock, outdoor complex of shops including outlets for major brands like Adidas, Lids, and Macy’s. You can also find more unique wears at Lucky Fulton Fashions. Another nearby shopping favorite is Atlantic Terminal Mall, which is a five-floor shopping center with a Target, Victoria’s Secret, and Guitar Center among many other shops.
For a quintessential holiday shopping experience in Brooklyn, check out the weekly Brooklyn Flea. Taking place in Williamsburg on Saturdays, and nearby NU Hotel in DUMBO on Sundays, the market attracts a wide variety of local artisans, vendors, and consignment businesses for each pop-up. While you’re there, you can also eat from vendors representing tons of the best restaurants from around the city.
Fifth Avenue Shops
If you’re staying with NU Hotel during the holiday season, it’s definitely worth taking the train over to Midtown Manhattan to check out the iconic window displays of the Fifth Avenue Shops. Every year, major fashion brands like Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, and Henri Bendel deck out their Fifth Avenue displays with installations by esteemed artists and designers. These shops also have holiday deals on some of the most sought-after fashion lines in the world.
Celebrating The Holiday Season in Brooklyn
In addition to utilizing your Cyber Monday savings to find great gifts for yourself and loved ones in Brooklyn, you should also take some time to explore and enjoy the borough. The holiday season is especially romantic here, and there will be a number of events worth checking out. You can score more gifts and thrifty finds at the Brooklyn Holiday Bazaar on December 1st.
Those who will be in town in December can also check out the Holiday Half Marathon in Brooklyn on the 14th and 15th, as well as the Holiday Market & Tree Lighting Spectacular at Fort Hamilton Community Club on December 6th.
#GivingTuesday in Brooklyn
Following your Cyber Monday shopping spree, consider giving back to an important organization. This #GivingTuesday, look into supporting the Brooklyn Botanic Garden a past and current partner of Nu Hotel.
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