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The Alterna-Sohos

While the rest of the city scurries up and down Broadway or crams into tiny storefronts on Smith Street, these three micro–shopping districts remain blissfully unpicked-over.


Map by Chris Dent  

Map No. 1: Peel Away From the Crowds in Greenpoint

1. Interactive spy mystery (Spyology, $23 at Word, 126 Franklin St., at Milton St.; 718-383-0096).

2. Handmade pinecone candle ($15 at Jan and Äya, 99 Franklin St., nr. Milton St.; 718-609-1404).

3. Wool-blend lumberjack hat ($36 at Alter Men, 109 Franklin St., nr. Greenpoint Ave.; 718-784-8818).

4. Graphic-print overnight suitcase ($95 at Dalaga, 150 Franklin St., nr. Greenpoint Ave.; 718-389-4049).

5. Retro kitchen clock ($20 at Kill Devil Hill, 170 Franklin St., nr. Java St.; 347-534-3088).

6. Aged Normandie Pommeau cider ($32 at Dandelion Wine, 153 Franklin St., nr. India St.; 347-689-4563).

7. Portable turntable ($100 at Permanent Records, 181 Franklin St., nr. Huron St.; 718-383-4083).

8. Silk-chiffon scarf ($85 at Hayden-Harnett, 211 Franklin St., at Freeman St.; 718-349-2247).

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