Comfort Inn Chelsea
18 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone: (212) 645-3990
Fax: (212) 633-8952
Nestled on the fifth floor of a commercial building in New York's Chelsea neighborhood, Cocktail Kingdom is a haven for every mixologist. Making cocktails is not only about the right liquor or juice, but the apparatus is equally important, and that is where this store proves to be a gem. Housing an extensive array of bar essentials, Cocktail Kingdom offers everything a barkeep would require, ranging across mixing glasses, shakers, glasses, strainers, spoons, ice trays, picks and much more. Cocktail Kingdom offers books on the subject and syrups and bitters as well.
In this four-story complex, you will find more than 250 galleries dealing in antiquities, vintage home furnishings, jewelry and more. At Antique Rose, you can buy vintage lamps and items made of porcelain, sterling silver, bronze and glass. Ashville Fine Art specializes in bronze sculptures, while Cem Collection's specialty is European and Islamic antiques. Showplace Antique+Design Center has everything antique aficionados could possibly want.
Sports gear for the whole family can be found at A-1 Footwear. There are sports shoes from many different brands, as well as sporting apparel in this store which has been designed to look like a gymnasium. Non-sporting brands like Dexter and Ed Hardy also line the shelves. T-shirts, jackets and accessories are also available.
Located on the Fifth Avenue in Park Slope Mavi New York offers a brilliant range of apparel for men and women. Apart from the usual tops, bottoms and accessories, the store is known for its extensive denim collection. Another interesting feature of the store is its cute maternity collection.
Located on Fifth Avenue across from Madison Square Park, Eataly is all about the delights from the peninsula. This mega-mart of Italian cuisine has a incredible amount of comestibles to eat inside or to take home. The entire market layout is ultra clean, a bit confusing and always crowded. With several restaurants within the market, Eataly may be a little overwhelming at times. Also, you may have to wait a long time to get a table, but if you look hard enough there might be space to fit in somewhere to sample a few wines, cheeses, meats or whatever else you can think of that has a "Made in Eataly" stamp on it. Who doesn’t like the idea of being able to drink a glass of wine while you shop? Eataly NYC is great for a fun shopping and sampling experience of the Italian kind.
You won't find any junk at this garage. The Antiques Garage is an antique store with an incredible selection and layout. Whether you're looking to decorate your home or buy a gift, you'll have plenty of choices along vintage paintings, fabrics, jewelry, metal ware, and furniture. Rare books and items can be found here, so take your time and look through this eclectic store.
Specializing in rare first editions and signed books, Skyline is a veritable candy store of great finds. It is everything you would expect a second hand bookstore in New York to be, small, humble and full of surprises. They have a rotating collection of first edition novels, so chances are you could stumble across a copy of Catcher in the Rye in its original dust jacket or On the Road signed by Jack himself. In addition, they have a great photography section as well as an extensive paperback novel assortment. They also carry an array of jazz and blues on vinyl.
If you are looking for quality wines from Burgundy and Rhones, The Burgundy Wine Company is just the place you should visit. With wine that is handpicked not bought, you can select anything from the Gevrey-Chambertins, Chabilis or the Chambolle-Musignys. The staff here are extremely helpful and will personally cater to your needs, while giving you great advice about each wine that would suit your tastebuds. The atmosphere here is extremely friendly, so don't shy away from your doubts or queries.
This bookstore caters to those who have not let the dream of the radical Left die. From bios of Che Guvera to pamphlets by Mao Tse Tung, budding revolutionaries will find information to feed their passions. The store also carries more mainstream (but still leftist) fare like Lies My Teacher Told Me, by James W. Loewen. You will also find plenty of Free Mumia and Impeach Giuliani paraphernalia. At Revolution Books, they also literary events. Check website for details of their event line up.
The Flatiron store specializes in antique lighting fixtures and accessories. The experts who run it scour the world to find pieces prized by their discriminating clientele. All fixtures are professionally restored before being offered for sale. Most patrons of Remains Antique Lighting are design professionals looking for that must-have piece. Thus, the staff is helpful, highly knowledgeable and assumes clients to be intelligent. Check website for details.
La Maison du Macaron is a French pastry shop with a delectable list of macaroons, croissants and cookies! The place is like a time machine, and as soon as you step in it takes you back to a Paris of the '50s and '60s. Black and white photographs of Paris line the walls and French wicker tables and chairs are lined on one side of the cafe. On the other side, there is a long wooden table with cane chairs. The staff here is very pleasant and will certainly urge you to try the hot chocolate made in the shop. It is rich and thick, and very European in taste and the cocoa is smooth, and strong! Do try their chocolate croissant, almond croissant, brioche, and French pastries with either tea, coffee or hot chocolate!
The Dutch Flower Line is a famous florist in the Midtown area of New York. The store is impressive and well laid-out with tropical flowers and exotic plants. The flowers native to the nation of Holland such as tulips, Hybrid Gabriellas, Hybrid Black Forests, Day Lillys and Hyacinths are the most sought after. Select a flower set or have one custom-made for that special someone on Valentine's Day.