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The E.S.P. Spring Fashion Guide For Guys

It may still feel cold enough outside to lose a few of your non-essential extremities to frostbite, but spring fashion waits for no one.

03/28/2014

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New York City Council Considers Shopping Bag Fee Legislation

The 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.

03/26/2014

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Brooklyn’s 6 Best Valentine’s Day Gifts

Say “I love you” with Brooklyn’s versions of traditional Valentine’s Day gifts.

02/10/2014

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5 Best Knitting Stores in NYC

Long winter nights mean plenty of time to return to that long-abandoned quilt or to get started on that scarf. Our five favorite knitting stores in New York City offer classes, needles, and yarn galore.

02/04/2014

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The 5 Best Cheap Nail Salons In The East Village

In the East Village, there are a few nail salons that stand out for affordable prices, a clean space and quick yet efficient service. Get your manicured nails and pedicured toes perfect for summer at these cheap nail salons in the East Village.

CBS New York–02/04/2014

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What To Buy Now? Experts Say Post-Holiday Deals Are Everywhere

After the busy holiday season you’re probably feeling a little shopping fatigue. But if you’re avoiding stores and malls you might be missing out on some steep deals.

01/06/2014

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Retailers Hoping To Draw In Shoppers With Post-Holiday Sales

Experts say items already marked down 70 percent before the holiday may now be slashed another 30 to 50 percent.

12/26/2013

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5 Best Stores In NYC for Rain Gear

With stormy skies over Manhattan, here are five stores to help you cope with the mist, fog, raindrops, and puddles in New York City.

12/26/2013

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5 Great Hotel Gift Shops In NYC

Gone are the days when your hotel’s gift shop sold tiny toothpaste and miniature sewing kits and only tiny toothpaste and miniature sewing kits. Today, shops attached to hotels have become destinations in and of themselves. Read on for the five we frequent most often.

12/26/2013

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The 5 Best Bra Shops In NYC

A badly fitting bra does more than just ruin your look. It causes back pain and breast droop, among other issues, and can make its wearer appear far heavier than she is.

12/26/2013

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NYC’s 5 Best Candle Shops

Light up your life by making a purchase from one of New York’s best candle shops. Everyone looks better by candlelight, and, depending on what kind you buy, everything smells better too.

12/26/2013

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Brooklyn’s 5 Best Vintage Stores

Stephanie Lehmann received her B.A. at U.C. Berkeley and an M.A. in English from New York University. She has taught novel writing at Mediabistro and online at Salon.com, where her essays have been published. She […]

12/26/2013

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Last-Minute Shoppers Take Advantage Of Round-The-Clock Store Hours

Shoppers leaving Macy’s with bags in tow around 4 a.m. Monday said the early wake-up is worth it.

12/23/2013

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7 Hidden Holiday Costs (Plus, Ways to Save Money)

Consumer expert Andrea Woroch shows us how to avoid throwing away a lot of money on hidden holiday costs like babysitters, holiday cards, shipping, and decorating.

12/16/2013

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Volunteers Help Make Christmas Merry For 2,500 New Yorkers In Need

That is what Christmas is all about; the giving of yourself in service to someone else.

12/14/2013

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