New York City shopping

Top Choice Vintage in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Philip Williams Posters

You'll find more than 100,000 posters dating back to 1870 in this cavernous treasure trove, from oversized French advertisements for perfume and cognac to Eastern European film posters and decorative Chinese Nianhua…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Financial District & Lower Manhattan

Century 21

For penny-pinching fashionistas, this giant cut-price department store is dangerously addictive. It's physically dangerous as well, considering the elbows you might have to throw to ward off the competition beelinin…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in SoHo & Chinatown


SoHo's version of a surf shop sees boards and wax paired up with designer grooming products, graphic art and surf tomes, and Saturdays' own line of high-quality, fashion-literate threads for dudes. There's a second …
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Midtown

MoMA Design & Book Store

The flagship store at the Museum of Modern Art is a fab spot for souvenir shopping. Besides gorgeous books (from art and architecture tomes to pop-culture readers and kids' picture books), you'll find art prints and…
Top Choice Shoes in SoHo & Chinatown

Galeria Melissa

This Brazilian designer specializes in downpour-friendly plastic footwear. Recyclable, sustainable, stylish – women's and kids' shoes run the gamut from mod sandals to brogues, runners and, of course, boots.
Top Choice Food in East Village & Lower East Side

Russ & Daughters

Since 1914 this much-loved deli has served up Eastern European Jewish delicacies, such as caviar, herring, sturgeon and, of course, lox. Perhaps the high-water mark of New York's Jewish delis, it's a great place to …
Top Choice Food & Drinks in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Murray's Cheese

Founded in 1940 by Spanish Civil War veteran Murray Greenberg, this is one of New York’s best cheese shops. Former owner (now 'advisor') Rob Kaufelt is known for his talent for sniffing out the best curds from aroun…
Top Choice Books in West Village, Chelsea & Meatpacking District

Strand Book Store

Beloved and legendary, the iconic Strand embodies downtown NYC's intellectual bona fides – a bibliophile's Oz, where generations of book lovers carrying the store's trademark tote bags happily lose themselves for ho…
Top Choice Market in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

Artists & Fleas

This exuberant flea market provides stripped-back vending space for more than 75 purveyors of vintage and craft wares. Clothing, records, paintings, photographs, hats, handmade jewelry, unique T-shirts and canvas ba…
Top Choice Food in Brooklyn: Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn & Dumbo


Meet the meat – dry-aged prominently in the front window of this outstanding deli-butcher. Great cuts of meat and sausages are augmented by charcuterie and a huge range of lovingly prepared food. Fried chicken, sala…