- Paper Source
102 Smith St., at Pacific St., Cobble Hill 718-858-4524
As craft-project mavens may have noticed, paper shops are dwindling. Former wrap-and-scrap store Kate’s Paperie, for example, has closed all but one of its five New York stores. But fear not: Paper Source has quietly set up a small but mighty shop in Cobble Hill, peddling papers from India, Italy, and Japan, plus ecofriendly card stock in dozens of colors, and plenty of DIY knickknacks—at prices that would make Kate’s blush. The store also holds weekly workshops on topics such as bookbinding and stamp-making (from $25).
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).