Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Century 21

For penny-pinching fashionistas, this giant, cut-price department store is dangerously addictive. Raid the racks for designer duds at up to 65% off. Not everything is a knockout or a bargain, but persistence pays of…
Top Choice Books in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Strand Book Store

Book fiends (or even those who have casually skimmed one or two) shouldn’t miss New York’s most loved and famous bookstore. In operation since 1927, the Strand sells new, used and rare titles, spreading an incredibl…
Top Choice Gifts in Midtown

MoMA Design & Book Store

The flagship store at the Museum of Modern Art is a fab spot to souvenir shop in one fell swoop. Aside from stocking gorgeous books (from art and architecture tomes to pop culture readers and kids' picture books), y…
Department Store in Midtown


Fresh from a much-needed facelift, the world’s largest department store covers most bases, with fashion, furnishings, kitchenware, sheets, cafes, hair salons and even a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art gift …
Books in East Village & Lower East Side

St Mark’s Bookshop

No longer on St Marks Pl (having moved several times over the years), this tiny bookshop specializes in political literature, poetry, new nonfiction, novels and academic journals.
Books in SoHo & Chinatown

Housing Works Book Store

Relaxed, earthy and featuring a great selection of secondhand books, vinyl, CDs and DVDs you can buy for a good cause (proceeds go to the city's HIV-positive and AIDS homeless communities), this creaky hideaway is a…
Books in SoHo & Chinatown

McNally Jackson

Bustling indie MJ stocks an excellent selection of magazines and books covering contemporary fiction, food writing, architecture and design, art and history. The in-store cafe is a fine spot to settle in with some r…
Food in East Village & Lower East Side

Economy Candy

Bringing sweetness to the ’hood since 1937, this candy shop is stocked with floor-to-ceiling goods in package and bulk, and is home to some beautiful antique gum machines. You’ll find everything from the kid-worthy …
Food & Drinks in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Murray's Cheese

Founded in 1914, this is one of New York’s best cheese shops. Owner Rob Kaufelt is known for his talent for sniffing out devastatingly delicious varieties from around the world. You’ll find (and be able to taste) al…
Fashion & Accessories in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Jeffrey New York

One of the pioneers in the Meatpacking District's makeover, Jeffrey sells several high-end designer clothing lines – Versace, Pucci, Prada, Michael Kors and company – as well as accessories, shoes and a small select…