Pearl River Chinese department store, once a long standing New York institution had to close it's doors back in December 2015 due to real estate inflation. It has now resurfaced down in Chinatown at a much smaller location — an edited version of the former glorious Pearl River. Unfortunately the . . . more
Dirty Bird serves slowly prepared comfort food made with healthy, organic seasonal ingredients. Delicious Southern-inspired chicken dishes are made with free-range organic chickens, raised without hormones or antibiotics. The soulful comfort food menu includes traditional Southern fried chicken . . . more
Mastihashop is the official store of a co-op from the island of Chios, Greece. It is the only shop in America to feature the unique product Chios Mastiha, which is a resin found exclusively on trees on the southern portion of Chios. The tree sap is quite special because it is a natural resource . . . more
One of the best French patisserie cafes in New York City can be found in the beautiful neighborhood of NoLIta. Laurent Dupal, chef and founder of Ceci-Cela is dedicated to filing his bakery with classic French delicacies, many of which can only be had in France. Using only the finest ingredients . . . more
Walk into a colorful world of handcrafted goodies, Jooneechees, an eclectic little gift shop beyond the average retail store. Jooneechees, the Japanese word for 12, was created out of Ann Poole’s vision of owning a shop featuring unique merchandise from a variety of different artists, while . . . more
You may have heard about a magical time when a place called Chocolate Bar served up homemade lemon fizzy's and egg creams the old fashion way, with a hand-held seltzer bottle and CO2 cartridge. Well they are back. New York's favorite Chocolate Bar has just re-opened in the West Village right down . . . more
La Esquina cooks delicious Mexican food at reasonable prices. Experience fine Mexican fare prepared by Executive Chef Adrian Ramirez. This understated corner taqueria features authentic Mexican dishes in three distinct dining experiences all at one location. When on the run, eat in or take out from . . . more
Coffee drinkers get a different view on daily brew with real live coffee projects. Kaleena and Sum, the owners of Coffee Project are smart and clever, adding interest to a familiar drink by showing there customers the many creative ways to experience coffee.
Creating jewelry from found objects is Laura Lobdell’s special art. As if by magic, this artist-silversmith transforms common found objects into unique jewelry with curious, quirky narratives. We had the opportunity to meet with Lobdell at her cozy shop off Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village. In . . . more
Animal lovers come to the rescue when donating their gently used items, and when shopping at Pawz for Cauz Thrift Shop, a non profit organization providing financial funds and supplies to animal welfare organizations, rescue groups, and no-kill shelters since 2010. The shop features a nice . . . more
If you believe that the pursuit of hotness is the most important thing in life, then it's time to turn your nose up at Huy Fong's sirrache sauce and indulge in Heatonist's fiery selection of red-hot sauces. You'll be impressed by the high-quality ingredients and rotating selection. Heatonist's hot . . . more
Ilissa's boutique, overflowing with sexy undergarments fit for a bombshell is a wardrobe stylists first stop. Her shop has dressed the most alluring beauties on the screen and between the glossy magazine pages.
Her obsession for vintage lingerie is nothing more than pure passion. For those who . . . more
Fresh, funky, fun, but never tasteless, Reminiscence has more to offer than your typical vintage store. Full of good vibes and old-fashioned surprises, the shop sells an eccentric array of clothing, accessories, gifts, and knick-knacks. Some items date as far back as the 1930s, while others, like . . . more
A sandwich doesn't get any better than Alidoro's, formerly known as Melampo. This little no-frills neighborhood sandwich shop has been making fine Italian specialty sandwiches on Sullivan Street for the past 25 years. The shop has retained the original menu, offering by name, a variety of 40 . . . more