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Top store recommendations from locals

Bagel Shop
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“The absolute best Bagels in New York. I am not kidding if you are already in the neighborhood go and get yourself a bagel with any of the many cream cheese options. The bagels are fresh in the morning so the earlier the better. However they bake constantly so anytime until 2 pm you will fresh warm bagels. NOTE: on weekends the line can be really long, anytime between 10 am and 2pm you will likely find a big line. ”
  • 96 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Our signature cookie. Crispy outside with a satisfyingly thick and gooey center. Every bite is packed with semi-sweet chocolate chips and chunks of walnuts. The New York Times says these "may possibly be the largest, most divine chocolate chip cookies in Manhattan."”
  • 102 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“I recommend the walnut hamentashen and the almond horns. For comfort food, they have the best chocolate chip cookie I've ever tasted. Cash only.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Another fantastic brunch restaurant that will definitely require a reservation. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Bakery
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“saturday morning carb run 1. h&h bagel for lox, cucumbers, onions, lettuce, tomato on everything 2. silver moon bakery for seasonal special and orange chocolate bread ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“If you love Starbucks, you're in luck. There is one across the street for a quick pick-me-up coffee before heading out to site see!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Wine Shop
“Modern wine shop featuring an ample selection of quality artisanal wines with frequent tastings. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“Large pharmacy for finding almost anything you might need. Lines are always long.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bookstore
“up the street from the sienfield cafe, my favorite bookstore. support local bookstores!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Everyone knows Starbucks! You can walk, or take a quick bus ride down River Road.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“This is the best coffee shop in the neighborhood, hands down. The people that work there are so nice and personable. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bike Shop
“This place has good deals for bike rentals. Get one and take it around central park all day. Friendly staff will get you set up. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“for all your basic needs_ toothbrush, shampoo, snacks, beer, cleaning, hygiene”
  • 11 locals recommend
Butcher
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“Stylish shop for high-quality, house-butchered beef, lamb, pork, poultry & more from NY State farms. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bicycle Store
“Looking to bike around Central Park? This is the place. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable about bike paths around the city.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Food
“open 24 hours, hot sandwiches, fresh salads. 1 of 6 24 hour delis within a 3 blocks radius.”
  • 10 locals recommend