69 Spring St., nr. Lafayette St. 212-431-3244
You’ve forgotten to get your best friend’s kid a birthday present. Somebody at work is leaving. Secret Santa! These are the times to turn to Pylones, supplier of colorful tchotchkes. No one needs a box cutter in the shape of a trout ($16) or a mermaid hairbrush ($20), but their items are so cheerfully of the neon, polka-dot, and striped gestalt that they’ll always get a smile.
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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).