- Modern Anthology
68 Jay St., nr. Water St., Dumbo 718-522-3020
After overseeing DIY Network’s Man Caves design series, co-owners John Marsala and Becka Citron are well acquainted with the décor wish lists of dudes. Though the show’s title suggests a bachelor-pad paradise of foosball machines and sports memorabilia, the Dumbo shop is packed with refreshingly adult offerings ranging from $13 bamboo-toothbrush sets to $5,500 leather sofas. And gifts for guys run the gamut from artful accessories (photo anthologies, Ernest Alexander travel bags) to practical gear (resin-handle umbrellas, sturdy Stanley thermoses and flasks) to small, grab-and-go items (pinup-girl playing cards, colorful vintage darts).
Best Gifts for Men
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).