Rescue Beauty Lounge is a great place to get a really nice manicure and pedicure. It's really neat They serve you green tea and use Burt's Bee's productss while they scrub your hands and feet. Plus the atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. Check out there website for prices and times for openings.
It's amazing how much stuff they use to make and design jewelry. If you love to make jewerly more than by someone elses designs this is a cool place to go. They carry jewelry parts and metal tools. They have used and new jewelry parts. You can also pick up some nice spare charms for your collection.
Kitchen Arts & Letters Incorporated is a specialty store that has over 9,000 cook books in stock. They carry new, old, in stock, hard to find, rare and pretty much anything and everything related to cooking. Whatever your cooking needs they will have it. Although you have to ask yourself: How many cookbooks do you really need?
East meets West in a pretty interesting way. East West books carry all types of eastern books so that citizens of the Western world can learn about the east without having to leave the wild wild west. Some of the eastern books they carry cover subjects such as Buddhism and Neo Confucianism. Very cool.
Ever wanted to go hiking in the Andes? (No Donner family jokes) Backtrack through Europe? Of study art in Indonesia? (Hey to each his own) Yet have no idea how to to any of it. Complete Traveller Bookstore has every travel book you can need for all of your traveling desires. They sell new, used and out of print so you can save a few bucks too.
At the Gryphon they sell lots of used books and records. I mean lots. When you walk in they have so many books they are actually piled on the floor because they ran out of room on the shelves. So its gets pretty crowded in there at times. Still a good place to root around and find some real treasures.
Do you remember spending a small fortune on your textbooks in college only to sell them back for peanuts and the end of the term? At Ed's Books they give you a few bucks more than your college bookstore. It's not a fortune but its also not a total rip off. Also you get to visit the Union Turnpike which is supposedly the most dangerous street in New York. Don't ask me why.
Hey man this place is far out and groovy. It's like spirituality candy for your mind. Dude they carry all the cool new age books and spiritual books and books on religion. Excellent. They also have a spot next door where you can relax and take yoga and meditation classes. Far out. A very mellow book store.
Do you know what matters? Printed Matters. Sorry had to do it. Anyways here is the 411 on Printed Matters. They sell art books on all art subjects. They carry do it yourself zines. They sell international art publications. Great place to go if you're really into art subjects and if you don't want to trek to See Hear for zines.
It was a dark and stormy night. There was nothing giving on TV. So I decided to read a book. A mystery book. But where can I find such a book without spending too much money. The Mysterious Bookshop that's where. They sell mystery books, out of print books and British Imports. Tea anyone?