Canal

Canal Street crosses the entirety of Manhattan, filled with the honking of drivers pouring in from New Jersey, or heading into Brooklyn. From a tourist’s perspective, Canal is probably best known as a place to buy designer knockoffs: handbags, sunglasses, perfume, etc. It’s also a go-to for New York-themed souvenirs, and whatever latest passing fad, from Chinese slippers to fidget spinners. There are also numerous wholesale and industrial-supply shops that have been here for decades — think lighting, plastics, etc., and in more recent years, fashion-oriented businesses, like boutiques, galleries, and the like. Canal Street is also home to New York's "Jewelry district" (not to be confused with the "Diamond district."