- The Front Room
Underline Gallery, 238 W. 14th. St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-242-2427
Emerging artists dominate this contemporary gallery, but the real draw is the boutique up front, where you can shop a dazzling assortment of gift-worthy odds and ends. Sequin-embellished Moroccan textiles (from $700) give way to graphic Fredericks & Mae board games ($320) and studded sculptural vases in icy pastels (starting at $50). Peek into the alcove for a display case of Robin Mollicone’s neon-accented moonstone brooches ($275) and Abby Goodman’s animal-shaped sterling-silver rings ($95), or select a present from the gallery’s handful of limited-edition surrealist screenprints by artists like Inka Essenhigh ($350).
From the 2013 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).