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337 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014, USA
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Many of New York’s original haberdasheries have vanished over the years, victims of high rents and changing customer tastes. But classic hats have been making a comeback among New Yorkers lately, and Goorin Bros. is one of the popular places to...
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3211, 120 Essex St, New York, NY 10002, USA
It’s had many iterations over the years, but Essex Street Market has been in existence since the 1940s, when it was established by the mayor in an effort to control crowding of vendors on city streets. Today, it’s a prime place for food shopping...
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620 8th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
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With outposts around the city, from the New York Times building to JFK Airport, the Japanese variety store Muji has become a popular fixture in the NYC shopping scene. The simple, spare aesthetic of its clothes, notebooks and writing supplies, and...
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658 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238, USA
Adorable little independent book store opened by founder of Little Zelda and Wedge in Crown Heights.
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889 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
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This kitchen supply store has been selling fun, New York-centric plates, bowls, bar ware, dish towels and other entertaining doo-dads you just can’t live without since 1986. Want a set of Collins glasses frosted with an image of the Brooklyn...
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828 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
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When we walked into the Strand and saw the spines of multi-colored books aligned into the distance like the vertabrae of a Jurrasic fossil, I felt the regret of having traveled to New York with only carry-on bags: There would be no way to fit in...
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143 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011, USA
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New York City has some stellar thrift stores, most of which benefit charities. The best of the best, however, are those run by the social service organization, Housing Works, which provides assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Celebrities...
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476 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA
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True, you can choose from among an abundant inventory of New York-themed souvenirs in any number of shops around Times Square or along Fifth Avenue, but many of these are terribly kitschy, cheaply made, and overpriced. If you want a more lasting,...
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11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Did you fall in love with a Picasso or Pollock during your meander through MoMA? Stop by the MoMA Store for a print or postcard. The large shop also has art books, toys, home goods, and gifts, most of which reflect the pieces and themes in the...
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5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
The Queens counterpart to the neighboring borough’s Brooklyn Flea, LIC Flea & Food is a seasonal outdoor market where you can buy anything from vintage shawls or cufflinks made of Scrabble tiles to shucked oysters and sno-cones. When you’re done...
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484 Broome St, New York, NY 10013, USA
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Honduran-American entrepreneur Maribel Lieberman opened this chocolate emporium in 2002 and it’s been a hit ever since, not the least reason being that it evokes the joy, beauty, and attention to detail that characterized the 2000 movie, “...
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90 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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“This weekend flea market is off the hook. You’ll see a lot of Brooklyn-made items and rare 12-inch records. Its winter location is the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank, with chandeliers, marble floors, and high ceilings that remind me of a ’...
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Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, USA
This is one of my favorite flea markets in New York, mostly because of its location. Overlooking the East River, Williamsburg Flea Market is every Sunday from 10am-5pm. You can find some really great old furniture from old New York Theaters,...
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123 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016, USA
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Located in Manhattan's Little India neighborhood (better known as "Curry Hill", a play on the nabe's formal name, Murray Hill), and surrounded by restaurants frequented by taxi drivers who pull over for quick to-go plates of fragrant curry,...
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1050 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
When you think of New York shopping, perhaps you think of all the major brands' flagship stores lining Fifth Avenue, or independent boutiques in SoHo, Williamsburg, and similar arty neighborhoods. You might be less inclined to think of Manhattan...
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94 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011, USA
For the most part, New York City is not a fragrant place. True: there are lots of odors. Few of them, however, are truly appealing. If the city's unique aroma starts to overwhelm, head to Greenwich Village for a literal breather at Frederic Malle,...
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219 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
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For more than a decade, Catbird has been the go-to Brooklyn jeweler for those interested in personalized rings, necklaces, and other accessories. The atelier claims to use gold that is either recycled or fair trade, as well as stones that are...
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285 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA
1970s and '80s rock t-shirts, cowboy boots, jean jackets, and flannels that will transport you back to the dawn of Nirvana and Pearl Jam are the specialties at this vintage shop in Williamsburg. Most of the goods on sale are color-coded making...
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3, 76 Greene St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Art, home decor, clothing, and beauty items are the varied wares on sale in this apartment-like boutique, where the placement of each object in the setting helps shoppers imagine it in their own home. In the parlance of the owners, it's...
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89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, USA
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It's hard to realize when you're standing in the center of New York City, surrounded by bustling commuters, immersed in the sound of subway trains clattering past on their tracks, but New York State is full of homegrown, handmade culinary products...