• Things to Do Near 14th Street PATH Station

    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 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 imagine what you can discover in New York City. In our newest PATH-stop exploration, we’re showing you the best places to eat, drink, shop, and explore near the 14th Street PATH station in New York City. 14th Street is a station located at the intersection of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan. Here are a few fun things to do if you find yourself there after work or on a weekend:

     

    Places to Shop

    Urban Outfitters {526 6th Avenue}

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    Photo: Instagram via @kelcey_lately

    Located right on the corner when you get off the PATH, this UO location has a sizable selection of beauty products and an extra large sale section downstairs.

    ABC Carpet and Home {888 Broadway}

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    Photo: Instagram via @mrscrossfeet

    This breathtaking, museum-like store has six floors of antique and modern housewares and accessories.

    Namaste Bookshop {2 W 14th Street}

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    Photo: Instagram via @cafejessnyc

    Namaste is a fun, little shop overstuffed with yoga and meditation goodies like books, candles, aromatherapy oils, and jewelry.

    Fresh Union Square {872 Broadway}

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    Photo: Instagram via @youfoundlulu

    Fresh is full of luxurious skincare and beauty products, including their cult-favorite sugar lip treatment. We love their Sugar Face Polish {made of real sugar and strawberry seeds}, and their Rose Face Mask {infused with real rose petals}. They have a big sink in the store for you to try their products, including their Cocoa Body Exfoliant that smells like brownie batter.

    LUSH Union Square {28 E 14th Street}

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    Photo: Instagram via @azillahazhar

    Yes, we know there’s one at Newport, but honestly, you can smell the fruity, sweet aroma of LUSH all the way down the block {and it will draw you in}. LUSH employees are always eager to give customers a free hand treatment or provides samples of their latest products; ask them to show you their Salted Coconut hand scrub {trust}. Feel-good bonus: Many of their products are cruelty-free, self-preserving, and/or vegan.

    See More: What to do Near the PATH Stop: Christopher Street

    Parks to Explore

    Union Square Park {Broadway To 4 Avenue, E 14 St. To E 17 St}

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    Photo: Instagram via @maxjakepete

    Union Square Park is about a ten-minute walk from the 14th Street PATH station. Depending on the day, you can enjoy farmer’s market, art vendors, musicians, and pop-up shops. The park has lots of shaded benches and is a great place for people-watching. Check out the Citi Summer in the City series of free events and activities in the park.

    Barnes & Noble Union Square {33 E 17th St}

    Check out the event schedule at Barnes & Noble Union Square and meet some celebrity authors at one of their free events. Recent speakers include Emily Giffin, Chelsea Clinton, and Sarah Jessica Parker.

    Washington Square Park {5 Avenue, Waverly Place, W. 4 Street, and Macdougal Street}

    It’s technically closer to the 9th street PATH station, but Washington Square Park is only a fifteen-minute walk from 14th. Not only will you find entertaining street performers at this gorgeous park, but lots of nearby, inexpensive restaurants that cater to the NYU crowd. One of our favorites is by CHLOE. {185 Bleeker Street}.

    Places for {Above Average} Groceries

    Union Square Greenmarket {E 17th St & Union Square W} + Whole Foods {4 Union Square E}

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    Photo: Instagram via @notthatkindofdietition

    Pick up fresh, healthy goodies at the Union Square Greenmarket {on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, 8 am – 6 pm, east side of Union Square Park} or at Whole Foods, which has a second-floor café overlooking Union Square Park. Just remember to bring a reusable tote bag, and don’t buy more than you can carry home.

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    Dessert Spots

    Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. {25 E 17th Street}

    Grab a guilt-free dessert from Chloe’s Soft Serve Fruit Co. flagship Union Square shop that specializes in dairy-free soft serve and ice pops made of fruit, water, and “a touch of organic cane sugar.” {HG Tip: If you’re in a rush, Quality Greens Kitchen has Chloe’s in Hoboken, too!}

     Baked by Melissa {7 E 14th Street}

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    Photo: Instagram via @ooak.cheyenne

    Pick up one (or a dozen) mini-cupcakes Baked by Melissa, founded by Hoboken’s own Melissa Ben-Ishay {former Hoboken Girl of the Week}.

    Places for Drinks

    Raines Law Room {48 W 17th Street}

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    Photo: Instagram via @gingerrickey

    A dark and intimate place to kick back with a few friends and chat over a couple craft cocktails {while laying on comfy couches}.

    The Up + Up {116 MacDougal Street}

    This is an ultimate hole-in-the-wall and totally worth it {+ not a far walk}. Note: only parties of 6 or fewer are welcome. 

    Bar Fortuna {62 W 9th Street}

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    Looking for a small, cozy, + elegant lounge to sip on some cocktails? This is definitely where to go. The small cocktail annex is a great spot to get hidden away in the big city.

    What are your favorite spots around 14th St. PATH? Share with us in the comments below!

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    Written by:

    Lauren, a New Jersey native, is proud to call Hoboken home. An English educator by day, in her free time, you’ll find her stocking up at Hoboken’s farmer’s markets, taking a restorative yoga class, or writing at the Hoboken Library. She loves to eat the season, buying and cooking food that’s fresh and delicious, sharing tasty and unfamiliar options like sorrel, persimmons, and sunchokes with her friends and family.


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