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NYC’s 5 Best ‘Double Duty’ Spots

In a hurry? The places that follow let you do two things at once, like get a haircut and stock up on handmade luggage, or practice your downward-facing dog and nurse a latte, saving you time and doubling your fun.

05/14/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Spas & Salons For Eye Beauty

Leave your eye primping to these NYC professionals, who are masters at lengthening lashes and sculpting brows at their salons and spas.

05/02/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Record Stores

Do your part to support these vital cultural institutions by browsing the bins at any or all of the best record stores in New York City.

04/18/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Soap Shops

Spring cleaning shouldn’t stop with the house. Read on for New York City’s best purveyors of housemade, artisanal soaps.

04/11/2014

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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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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.

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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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