Be sure to check out the DUMBO area in Brooklyn while you are in New York. Really a must with great views of Manhattan, lot of small and independent cafes and shops and a fabulous picnic area under between Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridge.
One shop to visit if you are into the wonderful world of interiors is Modern Anthology.
From really cool vintage furniture to all kinds of accessories. A great find for presents, patina and the odd chesterfield, Modern Anthologys curated collection includes delicate glassware & chic linens, vintage shears & durable duffels.
The shop is also a creative studio and a common platform for a small group of architects, filmmakers, designers and graphic artists, specializing in original design .
68 Jay street – www.modernanthology.com
(DUMBO = Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass)