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Cake Shop

As someone who used to work in a record shop for over 20 years, I’m choosy about where I get my music. Fortunately, the best shops are right here in the East Village and the Lower East Side...

Shot and edited by Jack Gordon

The perfect picnic in the park starts with food from one of my favorite New York bakeries: Orwasher's. The shop houses a 100-year-old oven that turns out some of the most amazing bread you can get in the city...

Shot and edited by Ramon Campos.

When you think of New York's best cupcake, you probably don't imagine tofu on the ingredient list. But that hasn't stopped Kyotofu from piling up the awards for their sublime desserts...

Shot and edited by Ramon Campos.

Someone who says the independent bookstore is dead is someone who's never known Rizzoli. This exquisite Manhattan bookstore is a treasure trove of big, beautiful books and is full of nooks where you can curl up and read...

Shot by Zao Wang. Edited by Ramon Campos.

No other vintage shop in NYC is more relevant to contemporary fashion thanScreaming Mimi's. Their clothes appear regularly in top magazines, and professional stylists are often prowling Mimi's racks...

Shot and edited by Ramon Campos.

Tea connoisseurs take note: there's a discreet haven in midtown Manhattan with 100 loose-leaf varieties from all over the world...

Shot and edited by Ramon Campos.

Amid the lofty skyscrapers of midtown Manhattan, there's a secret new Neapolitan clubhouse in the sky...

Shot and edited by Ramon Campos.

If you had only one day to eat in New York City, you could go dizzy trying to sample all its best food. Luckily, there's a place...

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The East Village has plenty of hole-in-the-wall establishments, though few are quite so tiny as Abraco Espresso. This postage stamp-sized coffee bar barely affords a place to stand and raise a macchiato, never mind sit and drink one...

Shot and edited by Melissa Friedling

Right in the heart of the Theater District is a church unlike any other...