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P.S. Bookshop – Brooklyn, New York

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P.S. Bookshop

(1)  718 – 222 3340
145-A Front  Street
Dumbo Brooklyn, NY 11201

ww.psbnyc.com

OPEN HOURS:
10:00 am  – 8:00 pm   Daily

Opened on 2006, the P.S. Bookshop, selling used and out of print books in DUMBO, Brooklyn, is a at the top in its genre in the whole of NYC.   Neatly organized with may categories, they buy and sell all sorts of printed matter.

As you enter there is a large Magazine display and a couple of postcard trees- selling funky, obscure prints.  Then, in the first room you find Architecture, Art, Fashion, Photography, Graphic Novels and every thing related to Design & the Arts.  Tucked to the side, is a locked cabinet with their fine selection of rare, first editions  and collectibles.  I was lucky enough to peruse an Arthur Rackham illustrated first edition.

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Tucked behind a low row of books and the counter is a section dedicated to children and young adults.  A wonderland of stories along with a play area for very young ones an their parents.

The back half of the shop is a high ceiling-ed, well fenestrated space home to a loving labyrinth of book shelves cradling all your favorite fiction, history, literature, poetry, etc.

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The selection is extensive in every area, surprising you on every shelf with obscure tiles, exciting topics, translations of your favorites and signed copies.  The P.S. Bookshop is one of those lovely bookstores that you should allow yourself the time and pleasure of presence in the joy of the printed page.  Grab a book and curl up in one of the comfy chairs dotted around and enjoy.

Last, but most importantly, the staff is  helpful, knowledgeable and kind.

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Union Sq Farmers Market – NYC

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Union Sq Farmers Market

East 17th Street and Broadway
NYC

www.cenyc.org/greenmarket

OPEN HOURS:
8:00am – 6:00pm  Monday
8:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday
8:00am – 6:00pm Friday
8:00am – 6:00pm Saturday

Probably the largest of all green markets in New York City.  The Union Square Green Market is a wonderful place to show local.  The variety of  vendors peddling their fresh foods is a diversity that you can only find in New York!   Come early in the day to see New York’s’ Top chefs choosing their ingredients- and buy what they buy to ensure the top quality!!! Yum!

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Cha-An Tea House – NYC

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Cha-An Tea House

212 228 8030
230 East 9th st 2nd floor (bet, 2nd-3rd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003

www.chaanteahouse.com

OPEN HOURS:
2:00pm-12:00am

A true Japanese tea house nestled in the new ‘Little Tokyo’ of 9th street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues. Traditionally decorated, they use a wide array of lovely dishes, glasses and plates.

Cha-An offers a very nice selection of Black Teas (keemun mao feng, darjeeling 2nd flush, assam, divine earl grey, ceylon), Green Teas (dragon pearls, flower craft, jasmine pearls, sench, genmaicha, hojicha, matcha), Oolong Teas (osmanthus, tieguanyin, twelve trees), Pu-erh Tea, White Teas (white peony, yinzhen, silver needle) and Herbal Teas

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One can buy Chef Kato’s cakes, cookies, tea canisters, truffles and tea by the oz. to enjoy at home

The daily lunch set, available until 7:00, is a Donburi; a large rice bowl topped with vegetables and  anything from Eal to chicken.  It is served with tea and 2 small appetizers.

The sesame creme brulee is absolutely spectacular – really a top find, As well,  the sakura flan (cherry blossom) is very delicate and light.  Lastly, there is the famous cha-an toast. Scrumptious!  It is thick white toast, topped with adzuky beans, iceream and sweet cream

A favorite is the soy milk quiche w/ mushrooms & scallions, so silky and savory.  It comes with the 2nd of the main Tea Sets, which are the main offering.  They each are a lovely selection of savories, sweets and tea.

Cha-An Tea Set A
15 grain rice porridge, 6 kinds of mini appetizer, dessert and your choice of tea

Cha-An Tea Set B
15 grain rice, , daily soup & vegetable, soy milk quiche with mushrooms & scallions, tea smoked salmon15 and your choice of tea

For a smaller appetite, try the Afternoon Tea set with its two kinds of sandwiches, freshly baked scones,  assorted cha-an sweets and your choice of tea

Sake, special beers and a few very unique cocktails round out the menu.

Cooking classes with chef Kato are available on request every monday- thursday from 11:00am to 1:00pm

For a very special time experience the full contemplated beauty of a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony  Call in advance and plan for one in their tatame matted ceremony room.

 

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New York Botanical Garden

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The New York Botanical Garden

General Info: 718.817.8700
Directions:   718.817.8779
2694 Dr Theodore Kazimiroff Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458-5126

www.nybg.org

OPEN HOURS:
10:00am – 6:00pm Tuesday – Sunday

With the most elaborate exhibitions classes from horticulture, botanical illustration, gardening,  landscape design, Ikebana….

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the legendary orchid show each February,  the cherry blossoms and  magnolia trees in bloom every April, and art installations May though November.  We truly believe this is the best thing in New York City.

These past years, installations have included Chihuly Glass in 2006, the dynamic sculptures of Henry Moore in 2008, Kiku – the art of the Japanese chrysanthemum this last October and luckily coming up again in November 2008.

Take the time and the train out of Grand Central to the Botanical Garden station for 40 acres of true old-growth forest and the most natural feeling locale in the 5 boroughs!

 

 

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Blue Ribbon Bakery Market – NYC

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Blue Ribbon Bakery Market

212.647.0408
14 Bedford Street ( 6Ave. – Downing St. )
New York, NY 10014

www.blueribbonrestaurants.com

OPEN HOURS:
11:00am – 8:00pm  Monday – Friday
9:00am – 6:00pm  Saturday and Sunday

 

The Blue Ribbon Market, not the cafe, is a little place in the west village where you can find some of the best breads this city has to offer; including flavored ciabattas (arugula, rosemary…), country breads, baguettes, rye, 9 grains…. some of them with organic alternatives.

They also have a wonderful selection of Mexican raw honey, with flavors like: Mesquite Blossom, Autumn Flower, Veracruz Orange, MT Mexteca and Golden Reserve

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Seasoned salts, flavored sugars, cheese and eggs from local farms, pickles, smoked fish olive oil , the best baklava ever with made real honey…. and now the selection really begins to fill out.

Prepared open toasts with all sort of toppings like honey and manchego cheese,  or  herring and pickled onions are just a bonus – try  to have with one of their daily soups.

But beyond all the tantalizing foods and top quality ingredients, once again we find service is king.  The staff here is ALWAYS on top of their game and easy with a smile.  This is one of the places that makes you feel great about spending your money there.

 

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