Requested by aidy bryant

My Best of NYC

@aidybryant best best best
  1. Best Places To Write In Boerum Hill
    Ted & Honey, Van Lieuwen, Rucola. All three will let you stay all day with minimal purchases.
  2. Best Bookstores
    Book Court, McNally Jackson, The Strand, The Drama Bookshop, St Mark's Bookshop, Printed Matter
  3. Best Vintage Shops
    Duo on 9th St, Fox & Fawn in Bushwick and Greenpoint (and on Instagram), L Train for cheap goodies (multiple locations), Stella Dallas in Williamsburg for textiles
  4. Best Jewels
    Erie Basin in Red Hook for antiques, Mociun in Williamsburg for fancy baubles, In God We Trust for sassy trinkets, Catbird for delicate basics, Milly & Earl for presents
  5. Best Home Furnishings
    Fork & Pencil on Bergen for antique curios, Cabin Modern on Court for fancy old furniture, Yesterday's News on Court for less fancy old furniture, Aelfie in Greenpoint for new & antique rugs
  6. Best Places To Eat Between Shows When You Are In A Play (and what to order)
    Radiance Tea House on 55th (get the ginger spinach & soup dumplings), Stage Star Deli on 55th (great quesadilla w homemade salsas), Kodama Sushi on 8th ave (I get soba cuz raw fish is scary btw shows), Theater Row Diner on 42nd (BLT with turkey bacon & avocado on whole wheat toast, at The New Group Theater Co they call this the Kazandwich)
  7. Best Walks
    Columbia Street Waterfront to the Red Hook Fairway, Columbia Street Waterfront to Dumbo, 42nd St to Atlantic Ave via Broadway (going over Brooklyn Bridge) with a close friend, meander through residential Greenpoint or Brooklyn Heights and look in every window, Central Park wander from 65th to 86th (get out at Met or Nat History), the spooky abandoned houses in the Navy Yards, Prospect Park stopping in at the zoo to see the red panda
  8. Best Video Store (because it is the only one)
    Video Free Brooklyn on Smith St
  9. Best Donuts AKA The Food Of Life
    Peter Pan Bakery in Greenpoint
  10. Best Streets
    Verandah Place in Cobble Hill, Grace Court Alley in Brooklyn Heights
  11. Best Places to Cry in Manhattan
    The park along the Westside highway, the basement of McNally Jackson, the weird plaza behind New World Stages
  12. Best Place to Cry in Brooklyn
    You can just come to my apartment
  13. verameat in Wburg also has really great jewelry, v. Witchy
    Suggested by   @videodrew