Union Square Wines and Spirits
Tastings take place regularly at this spirited spot, and the impressive selection of domestic and international vintages will make sure you leave with something in your hand, as well as your gullet. Seeking sake? Bourbon? No problem. They’ve got it all. 140 Fourth Ave, 212-675-8100
A family business for more than 90 years, Sol Moscot has fitted the likes of Johnny Depp with fierce retro frames. Pick up a pair of the shop’s signature specs (about $150)—soon you’ll be walking the red carpet looking just like one of them. 69 W 14th St, 212-647-1550
Arthur’s Invitations and Prints
Take note: Inside this huge paper depot, you’ll fine the the cards and letter papers of paperiers from G. Lalo to Vera Wang, plus custom printing ideas that might get you off e-mail for good. 13 E 13th St, 212-807-6502
Batman, Ex Machina and manga all have a place at this comics hot spot. Check your bag at the door, then take in their fine selection of
hot-off-the-presses fare and well-curated favorites. The crowded aisles can make it a feat to amble aimlessly. But that’s just part of a superhero’s burden.
840 Broadway, 212-473-1576