• Adelaide New york (Home & Design, Antiques)
  • Given how much fundamental design doctrines of High Modernism eschewed excessive ornamentation, it feels odd to characterize any span of its reign the Golden years. Nevertheless, it is to be hoped that some of the more salient elements of modernism endure long beyond its heyday. So perhaps it was to this end that, in 2006, Michael Smith—former owner of the Soho furniture shop Depression Modern (which itself had a solid 30 year run)—and Mary… More info
    702 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10014
  • The ink pad New york (Other, Arts & Crafts)
  • Although New York City is home to many art supply stores, only one is devoted to that old bureaucrat special, the rubber stamp. Since 1998, the Ink Pad has been the city’s premium source for pre-made and made-to-order maple-backed rubber stamps. This petite parlor of pressed rubber is stocked floor-to-ceiling with 10,000 stamps and every ink-related accessory and is double the size of owner Anna Chiang’s former novelty and balloon shop. Long a… More info
    37 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10011
  • Utility canvas New york (Accessories, Bags)
  • Jillian and Hal Grano are canvas experts. The couple has chosen the versatile material as their medium of expression and created an incredible array of practical items for a creative lifestyle - emphasis on life. The concept was born when Jillian needed a tote bag for art school that had space for both a portfolio and materials. Bizarrely, there was no such thing in the market, so she created her own. She and Hal quickly discovered a “common… More info
    49 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10014
  • Amy's bread New york (Food, Bakery)
  • Baking—bread in particular—is an intense process that requires close, constant attention not just to exacting levels of ingredients, but also to environmental factors like heat and humidity. Amy Scherber, founder of Amy’s Bread, understands this, which is why after nearly 20 years of expansive success all her baked goods remain handmade. In the late ‘80s, NYC lacked the kind of high-quality, European-style breads to which we’re now so accustomed… More info
    250 Bleeker St , New York, NY 10014
  • Three lives & company New york (Books & Music, Bookstore)
  • Lost amid the cacophony of the publishing industry’s ongoing death rattle is the fact that many independent bookstores are doing fine. Sure, financial success is a relative term when it comes to anything literary, but becoming a neighborhood institution in the manner of Three Lives & Co. likely makes avoiding the corporate Faustian bargain worthwhile. Three Lives was founded in 1968 and taken over in 2001 by Toby Cox after he moved to New York… More info
    154 West 10th St, New York, NY 10014
  • Murray's cheese New york (Food, Gourmet Shop)
  • Many locales are credited as being New York City “institutions” and the appellation is not always justified. Sometimes, however, it totally is. Enter Murray's Cheese. Started in 1940 by a Jewish immigrant who'd served in the Spanish Civil War, this Village landmark has become a go-to destination for cheese addicts from all over the city and the world. Indeed, Murray's is one of those vaunted, wait for it..., institutions that New Yorkers love… More info
    245 Bleeker St, New York, NY 10014
  • Yoya New york (Children, Babies)
  • When Yoya co-owners Cristina Villegas-Boujnah and Gena Gerbier had their first children in 2002, they found there weren't any children's stores that shared the same comfortable, aesthetic atmosphere you might find at an adult's clothing store. Furthermore, kids' shops didn't even think to allow room for strollers! So, in 2004 the women opened Yoya, a store dedicated to cool toys and designer gadgets that the whole family can enjoy. The store… More info
    605 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
  • Mcnulty's  New york (Food, Coffee & Tea)
  • McNulty’s has supplied New York City’s West Village with fine teas and specially roasted coffee beans from around the world for than a century, opening its doors for business in 1895. Beloved by New Yorkers, the Christopher Street shop maintains its Old World atmosphere with original antique scales, tea bins, and a tin ceiling with pre-electricity gas lighting pipes still peeking out. “It’s sort of a tea and coffee museum,” said David Wong… More info
    109 Chrisopher St, New York, NY 10014
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