- City Frame
259 W. 30th St., nr. Eighth Ave., fourth fl. 212-967-4401; cityframe.com
Art-gallery types rarely agree about anything—except when you ask about framers. For careful work on insanely valuable canvases, Zach Feuer and the Lower East Side’s Lisa Cooley call on Elena Muldoon and Corinne Takasaki. They pride themselves on making all their frames by hand, mostly out of maple, and they don’t send your art off to some big warehouse where it can get manhandled—everything’s done in their immense workshop on West 30th Street. The shop won’t shy away from unorthodox items, either: They were recently charged with creating a vitrine for Indiana Jones’s whip. Prices start as low as $40 for a small basic frame and go way up from there, depending mostly on size.
Best Picture Framer
From the 2011 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).