- Lee’s Studio
220 W. 57th St., 212-581-4400
No matter how you define “chandelier” (crystal extravaganza? ultra-sleek minimalist tubes?) Lee’s will hit the mark; it has more than 1,000 chandeliers at its four-floor townhouse, in business since 1910. (Its curious mix of merchandise includes toys and art supplies.) A smart staff can help you choose it by fax, e-mail, or phone, but browsing is a delight. Prices start at $269 for simple three-light glass fixtures. Call for prices on the 80-inch Sonata with suspended lead crystals or the Murano-glass Venini.
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).