Favorite "different" shopping in NYC

Feb 20th, 2006, 07:00 PM
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Favorite "different" shopping in NYC

After reading a couple of shopping posts tonight, I wondered if anyone else had a favorite place to shop that is somewhat different or unique or isn't mentioned often on this forum?

I'm a certified Dish Freak and I HAVE to shop at Fishs Eddy every trip...even if there is nothing there I need - just want!
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Feb 20th, 2006, 07:55 PM
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Recently found www.edgeny.com Lots of young designers selling some one of kind/unusual things.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 05:02 AM
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I love Fish'e Eddy also. Have bought way too much at that store. When it opened I was in there every day! While you are there- no hurt in perusing ABC Carpet across the street-never know what you will find. There is also still fun shopping in Soho - wander up and down Spring/Bleeker/Prince. I have not been over towards 6th lately but there used to be a great shop with Fiesta ware etc not far from the little park. Stop at Thompson and enjoy some Italian pottery-they have a website- www.ceramicadirect.
Other places I pick up fun stuff- on Fulton near the Strand, on the way to the seaport there is a tiny japanese store where I like to buy cheap little fun gifts. Pearl River Trading near Bway and Canal also. I have mentioned on another posting, also used to buy lots of gifts in the UN basement. Have fun.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 07:09 AM
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I also love Fish Eddy.

Takashiyama is another great store. I can't afford anything in there but I love going in.
 
Feb 22nd, 2006, 07:56 AM
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I also love Takashiayama and used to go in there occasionally, but never realized there were 5 floors. so don't forget to explore the upper floors like some idiot (me) did.

i also love going to the Bergdorfs and Barneys. You could also check out Details there are several locations, there's a small one in the west village, but there are other locations elsewhere. if you're at ABC Carpet & home you could pop over to Daffy's which even though is discount sometimes has cute dish stuff or Anthropologie is right near there as well.
and then you should walk down Univesity to William Wayne a smaller offshoot of the UES store. and if you are in midtown you could go to Scully & Scully.

go to nymag.com and do a search there for the type of stores you might like.

and report back here if you find any gems we should know about!
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 07:57 AM
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I miss all the shopping on 42nd St since Guiliani drove out the sex/porn shops, with the handcuffs, whips, magazines, videos and what-all. What a sterile boring area it's become.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:01 AM
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rb, you can't buy porn but isn't buying Mickey Ears just as fun?
 
Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:16 AM
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LOL, too funny rb!
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:54 AM
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To be serious now, have gone down by car with friends a couple of times now to the "Old Italy" section of Arthur Ave, in the Bronx/Fordham area. Lots of specialty shops, fresh pasta, bakerys, restaurants. The rest of the group .... (they're all early retirees, I still work) go down once a month to stock up, and take coolers along. It's nice for an occasional trip, but once a month is TOO much for me for that long drive from near Albany.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 08:56 AM
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Rb, where is the BEST place to buy fresh pasta on Author Avenue?
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:00 AM
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yea, that should be Arthur Ave.

A while back on the Food Network, a place was highlighted for its pasta -- can't for the life of me remember the name though.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:10 AM
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As much as I hate the "BEST" label ... I'll just say that we go to a shop around the corner, I think on Frank Simeone Ave?? and maybe I have a bag in my freezer with the name on it, or one of the "regulars" who go can tell me the name of the shop.

Best? I don't know, but pretty damn good.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 09:17 AM
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Thanks, "pretty damn good" will work too.
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Borgatti Ravioli, 632 East 187th Street between Belmont and Hughes Avenues is "the" place to buy fresh pasta in that neighborhood. If you do not want to go all the way to the Bronx, I recommend Piemonte Ravioli on Grand Street, corner Mulberry, in Lower Manhattan's Little Italy/Chinatown area.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:09 AM
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That might be the place. If the bulk of the "Arthur Ave" shops are between Oak Tree & 182nd, that may be it. I remember we walked up to a corner, turned right, and the shop was on the right side of the street a block or two over.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 10:21 AM
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People who like unique shopping experiences often enjoy the huge shop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, as well as the one at MoMA. Very different, unique offerings.

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Feb 22nd, 2006, 11:02 AM
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Thanks ekscrunchy and rb. I'll be sure to stop in this weekend after I pick up my orchids from the Botanical Gardens.

I enjoy going to specialty food shops. My new favorite place to go is Murray's Cheese Shop on Bleeker St. While I endulge a little bit on the cheese, I'm fascinated by the unusual items such as goat cheese butter.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 02:06 PM
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Borgatti is on 187th Street; all of the Italian shops in that area (generally referred to as the Arthur Avenue neighborhood) are within a section only a couple of blocks square. Good places include: Terranova Bakery on 187th Street; Teitel Brothers, on Arthur Avenue and 186th Street for cheeses, olive oils, dry pastas, and other things to eat (ask them about the Jewish star in the floor); Addeo's Bakery on Arthur and 186th Street; Randazzo's on Arthur Avenue for seafood and raw clam bar; Mount Carmel Wine on 187th; Mike's Deli in the covered market on Arthur for sliced cheeses and meats and heros and other sandwiches; Egidio Pastry on 187th for cannoli and biscotti and other creamy treats. And of course you need to have lunch or dinner after shopping; there are many places with excellent Italian food and one or two with Albanian specialties as well.
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Feb 22nd, 2006, 03:47 PM
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LOL ekscrunchy! I'd have to roll home if I stopped at every one of those shops!

We've been to Terranova Bakery and it is good.
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