120 Wooster St., 212-334-5817
1033 Lexington Ave., 212-249-4249
No cheesy quasi-Victoriana here: Giggle’s selection of cribs and dressers is edited with the design-conscious parent in mind and includes inventive works from David Netto, Oeuf, ducduc, and Nurseryworks. Space-starved Manhattanites will appreciate Stokke’s shape-shifting “Sleepi System,” a piece of furniture ($1,029) that can be configured into a bassinet, a crib, a toddler bed, a youth bed, and two chairs. Both Giggle shops have plenty of room to try out a small but well-chosen selection of strollers. Or just kick back in a rocker while test-driving tunes at the iPod listening station. Parents who don’t want to set up a nursery until after the little one’s arrival can call the shop on their way to the hospital; for a flat fee of $375, the store will have the furniture delivered and set up by the time everyone comes home.
From the 2006 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).