cart - New Yorker's last source of cheap eats.
Go the Fifth Avenue route with this glitzy yet fun bauble from Henri Bendel (Photo by Rosemary Nardone, clic klink to see more NYC treats and edible treasures at nycstylelittlecannoli.com)
or send off this pack of I Love New York miniature holiday ornaments...please say you won't!
pin, one that might evoke memories of a childhood apartment or envy for a rent-controlled place in the city? You can almost heare the pipes knocking and hissing.
ceramic. No clear cups, green straws or fancy names. Just coffee - black or regular - from the neighborhood diner.
My favorite places to shop for New York-centric gifts? I like to start at The New York Transit Museum Gallery and Store where you can skip the transit-maps-on-clothes section to find meaningful gifts for ex-pat New Yorkers, even a chunk of subway history for a former straphanger.
Don't overlook City Store, located at the Manhattan Municipal Building and at the Manhattan Office of the City Clerk. As official purveyors of NYC 'tchotchkes', they've got gift-worthy goods on their shelves, from stationery and plush-toy city squirrels to items that might hurt a nostalgists feelings. Choose wisely - wearable pieces of Yankee Stadium aren't for everyone.
Then there are all of the one-off shops throughout the East Village - set aside some time to zig-zag the streets and explore. It's worth it. The Library Shop, located at the 42nd Street New York Public Library just past the lions, and The New York Historical Society on the Upper West Side are two more favorite places where shopping is local and interesting.
Happy Holidays, New York!