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For certain staples, "best" means "the best within a short walk"—especially in these chain-store-resistant neighborhoods,* where fierce local partisanship means the best—rather than the biggest—tend to survive.

*If your neighborhood isn’t here, it doesn’t mean we don’t love you. We’ll cover your turf soon, we promise.

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Wine Shop Garnet Wines & Liquors929 Lexington Ave. Nancy’s Wines for Food 313 Columbus Ave. Winfield Flynn 558 Third Ave. Winesby.com23 Jones St. De-Vino Wine Boutique 30 Clinton St. Pasanella and Son, Vintners 115 South St. Smith & Vine268 Smith St.
Basic Manicure Charming Nails 212 E. 87th St. Fashion 74 Nails 303 Amsterdam Ave. CoCo Nails 164 E. 33rd St. Jin Soon 23 Jones St. Grand Spa389 Grand St. Salon 25 111 John St. Dashing Diva 129 Smith St.
Pet-Supply Store Litter & Leashes 343 E. 66th St. PetHealthStore 440 Amsterdam Ave. For Pets’ Sake 206 E. 38th St. Beasty Feast630 Hudson St. Whiskers Holistic Pet Care 235 E. 9th St. Le Pet Spa 300 Rector Pl. Love Thy Pet 164 Union St.
Hardware Store Wankel Hardware 1573 Third Ave. 212-369-1200 Gracious Home 1992 Broadway HomeFront Hardware 202 E. 29th St. Garber Hardware 710 Greenwich St. Rothstein Hardware 56 Clinton St. Dick’s Do It Best Hardware 9 Gold St. Mazzone True Value 470 Court St.
Bagels Tal Bagels 333 E. 86th St. H&H Bagels 2239 Broadway Daniel’s Bagels 569 Third Ave. Murray’s Bagels500 Sixth Ave. Kossar’s Bialys 367 Grand St. Pick a Bagel 102 North End Ave. Court Street Bagels 181 Court St.
Shoe Repair Empire Shoe Repair 991 Lexington Ave. Angelo’s 228 Columbus Ave. Europe Shoe Repair 113 E. 31st St. Andrade Shoe Repair 320 Bleecker St. Erik Shoe Repair 353 Grand St. Cobbler Express 60 Wall St. Michael’s Shoe Repair 319 Smith St.
Tailor Mak’s Hong Kong Tailor 1218 Lexington Ave. La Mode Cleaners & Tailors 106 W. 71st St. Tudor Cleaners 45.5 Tudor City Pl. Hong Kong Tailor Jack 136 Waverly Pl. Stanton Tailor Shop 90 Stanton St. Alex Tailor Shop 29 John St. Object Custom Tailor 68 Bond St.
Dry Cleaner Milton Cleaners 1287 Madison Ave. Same as above Methinks Cleaners 333 Lexington Ave., Ste. 1 Acme Cleaners 508 Hudson St. Special Touch Valet Cleaners405 and 559 Grand St. Four Seasons Dry Cleaners 21 South End Ave. Trusting Dry Cleaners232 Court St.