- Gringer & Sons, Inc.
29 First Ave.; 212-475-0600
Gringer & Sons is a place you can walk past a million times without noticing—the R and the I in the neon sign have burned out. And yet it’s not only a perennial favorite in this category, it’s the preferred appliance retailer for many architects and contractors, owing to its selection (everything from Maytags to Mieles, European rarities by special order), prices (competitive), and service. The showroom is a hodge-podge; appliances, like an eighteen-inch dishwasher, perfect for Manhattan micro-studios, are packed cheek by jowl, as they will be in the New York apartments for which they’re bound. Discontinued floor models are available for cut-rate prices.
Best Kitchen Appliances
From the 2007 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).