"It kind of all collided together," co-owner Barbara Piskorska told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
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Orient Country Store: A North Fork Family Grocery Counts On Community"You can't really get away from here without a bit of a conversation, so it's not for the introvert," owner Miriam Foster told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
SOS Chefs: Obscure Ingredients For Curious Cooks At Atef Boulaabi's East Village Spice Store"It's a repertoire of notes and a library of texture and smells," Atef told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Style Eyes Optical: Margie Toney Wants To Pick Your Perfect Frames"Every single line I carry, there's got to be something funky," Margie told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Pearl River Mart: An 'Asian American Wonderland Emporium' Is Reborn In SoHo"What we're doing is more than just business; we are trying to build a bridge between the two countries," co-owner Ching Yeh Chen told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Seatuck Stained Glass: George Dalecki's Works Put 'Rainbows In Your Room'"It's a gentle and fun addiction," owner George Dalecki told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Shuga Pie Shop: A Cake Sandwich Sensation In BabylonThe shuga pie was born when Micheline Cummings took leftover cake scraps and, instead of discarding them, sealed them together with frosting.
She-Weld: Blacksmith Marsha Trattner Creates Using Steel And FlameMarsha Trattner's Red Hook workshop is part art studio, part science lab.
At Harlem's Heaven Hat Shop, Evetta Petty Knows 'Hats Are Powerful'"I'll make a hat out of anything," owner Evetta Petty told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
At Tom's In Prospect Heights, A Luncheonette Is Family Tradition"People will call us a greasy spoon, and I think I take pride in that," third-generation owner Jimmy Kokotas told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Flute Center Of New York Builds Community Through Music: 'It's A Family'"Flute players, by and large, are honest, good people," owner Phil Unger told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Rivers Cafe USA: Family-Run Coffee Shop In Floral Park Spans Generations, NationsAbby Rivera imports the beans from her father's farm in El Salvador. "We can tell you exactly what harvest it is, when was it roasted," she told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Ivory & Main: Plus-Size Boutique Helps All Brides Feel Beautiful"I know where they're coming from. I've been them," owner Curinne Polizzi told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
String Thing Studio: A Place For Knitting And Healing In Park Slope"String Thing Studio is a yarn store but more than a yarn store," owner Felicia Eve told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Ha Long Bay Vietnamese Sandwiches: Beloved Banh Mi Find A Home In New Hyde Park“Life is all about taking chances,” owner Billy Dang told CBS2’s Elle McLogan.El
Rods, Lures, And Mid-Century Furniture? Dream Fishing Tackle Offers Unlikely Combination From Greenpoint Father And Daughter"It kind of all collided together," co-owner Barbara Piskorska told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Aunts et Uncles: A Vegan Cafe-Bar In East Flatbush Inspired By The Love Of Family"Your aunts and uncles are like your cool parents," co-owner Michael Nicholas told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
B&H Dairy: A Small Restaurant With Big Heart Serves The East Village Since 1938"As much as the customers love us and stop by and support us, especially now, the place is going to survive, I hope, another 80 years," co-owner Alexandra Abdelwahed told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Find Plants, Tools, And Community At Hardware 2.0 In Downtown Brooklyn"Just because it's called 'do-it-yourself' doesn't mean you have to learn it yourself," owner Jitu Maat told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Love Is The Secret To Good Espresso At La Casa Del Caffe In The BronxAnna Agovino is both the barista and the fiery personality behind the Morris Park cafe. Regulars say her espresso is the best in the city.
Blind In The Pandemic: Local Musician Noé Socha Faces Special Challenges Amid The COVID-19 Outbreak"I just think that for this to be exposed is important, so people have a little bit more flexibility and understanding," Socha told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Down The Rabbit Hole: New York's Smallest Wine Shop Sits On Main Street In Sayville"It brings people together. Wine's always done that," sommelier Jessica Green told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Rudy’s Bakery And Cafe: For Owner Toni Binanti, Her Ridgewood Customers Are Family"What is Rudy's? Rudy's is my home," owner Toni Binanti told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
'More Than Just A Bar': Harlem Hops Shares History And Connection Through Beer"Beer is not limited to the white, bearded bros you're used to seeing promoting it," co-owner Kim Harris told CBS2's Elle McLogan.
Brothers Guitar Shop: An UES Music Store Where Everyone Is Family"Ever since I figured out what the guitar was, I was in love with it," co-owner Shawn Gorelik told CBS2's Elle McLogan.