Monday, February 16, 2009

Post Card: The Big Apple

Tender Buttons is a store selling nothing but ribbons and buttons.

It's on 62nd Street very close to Bloomingdales.

The Mysterious Bookshop is a store selling nothing but mysteries.

Located in TriBeCa, with a staff that knows every book. I asked for mysteries that take place in NYC, and I immediately had fifty to choose from.

Books of Wonder is a bookstore that sells nothing but children's books.

It is in Greenwich Village, and was the inspiration for Meg Ryan's bookstore in You've Got Mail. I've spent many afternoons there browsing, while listening to the storyteller entertain the kids. It's a great place to hang out, and you can even buy treats at the cafe.

The Cupcake Cafe sells nothing but cupcakes!

Is this a great city, or what?


diane said...

Thanks for taking me along on this cyber holiday.

gramakas said...

I'm SO jealous! I love NYC! In fact, I think you just sparked my "60th" birthday celebration location! Katie turns 30 this year in July too... I'm sensing a "girls trip" (my fingers are crossed). Thanks for all the tips! Travel safe! Let's do lunch when you get home... I have interesting tidbits!

Kay Dennison said...

Mayor Lindsay said it best when he said, It's a fin city,"

kenju said...

I have always wanted to have the time and money to crawl over NYC and see all the places like this that I want to see. I read about Tender Buttons in amagazine years ago, and I have never gotten to see it. Whenever I'm in NY, other people with me have different priorities and I don't get to do what I want.

Sheri said...

I would absolutely love Books of Wonder! (I'd probably never leave.) My life-long goal was to write and illustrate children's books. Sigh :(

Never been to NYC. Sigh, again :()

Anonymous said...

ooh, you find the best places!

Keri said...

This is our dream vacation!

Hmm, if I hadn't eaten an entire cake for Valentines Day, I probably could have managed to cram myself quite comfortable into one of your suitcases. Maybe next time.

Glad to see you are enjoying the adventure.

Polly said...

can I go to new york with you next time?