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Zagat's 2008 Shopping Guide is available now in stores around the city. From the press release that landed in the Racked Inbox, "Suggesting that the NYC economy remains strong, the principal complaint about local shopping is crowds/lines (40%). Only 12% of surveyors cited high prices as the most irritating thing about shopping in New York, while poor service netted 31% of complaints." [Racked Inbox]