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Having been in NYC several times, this time we're planning 3 week-days in Manhattan during the last week of this month. No museums (but OK to galleries or unusual shops), no Broadway shows, no time spent in specific restaurants… We've been to the touristy places like Time Square and 5th Avenue enough times… This time we plan just walking the more interesting/charming streets, hop on the subway if needed. We want to do it ourselves, not be part of an organized group.

I'm looking for an itinerary for these 3 days, by a Fodorite who knows the "back streets" of Manhattan, directions like "take Church street North, turn left on Chambers, there's a charming gallery..." kind-of, if possible...

We know we want to visit Lower Manhattan (incl. Ground Zero, which last time we missed), Little Italy, and maybe Greenwich Village, but also looking for interesting, quaint places to walk in other areas in Manhattan.

Thanks so much...

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