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Annie & Company
Mon-Fri, 11am-6pm; Sat, 11am-5pm; Sun, noon-5pm
Nearby Subway Stops
4, 5, 6 at 86th St.
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In 2002, Annie Goodman opened up a modest second-floor needlepoint store and developed a following that included aficionadas Phoebe Cates and Joanne Woodward, who liked her roster of designers, which included Melissa Shirley, JP Needlepoint, and Caron. Knitting fans had to go elsewhere until 2007, when Goodman took over the ground-level store below her space, creating Annie & Company, 3,000 square feet of handwork bliss. You can go in merely to handle the chunky or hand-painted yarns by Misti Alpaca and Artyarns, but Annie & Company is a microcommunity with private lessons, workshops, and knitting-obsessed staffers.