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8-11. Four Micro-Microneighborhoods

Because look at all these new storefronts.


From top, Orchard Street, between Canal and Broome Streets; Elizabeth Street, between Prince and Houston Streets; North 3rd Street, between Berry Street and Kent Avenue; Reade Street, between Church and Greenwich Streets.  

Orchard Street, Between Canal and Broome Streets
The Lower East Side’s art-fashion-nightlife nexus seeps into Chinatown.

Gargyle
16A Orchard St.; 917-470-9367
Trendy duds for both genders surrounded by country-club décor.

The Fat Radish
17 Orchard St.; 212-300-4053
Greenmarket-driven comfort food and cocktails for the conspicuously good-looking.

Untitled
30 Orchard St.; 212-608-6002
A gallery presenting large-scale installations and attitude to match.

Scaramouche Gallery
52 Orchard St.; 212-228-2229
A teeny space touting on-the-cusp artists.

Occulter
83˝ Orchard St.; 917-769-2220
The sliver of a jewelry shop peddles oddities like pendants made from carved piano keys.

Casa Mezcal
86 Orchard St.; 212-777-2600
A den of colored lights, Mezcal, and Oaxacan-style toasted grasshoppers.

Maraya
87 Orchard St.; 212-334-3499
Dominican, Nicaraguan, and Ecuadoran stogies, and a haven in which to smoke them.


North 3rd Street, Between Berry Street and Kent Avenue
Every Williamsburg trope—from yoga to designer denim to fancy pickles—on two blocks.

Cantina Royal
58 N. 3rd St.; 347-763-2938
La Superior’s just-launched higher-brow cousin stuffs tortillas with duck confit and octopus.

Kula Brooklyn
85 N. 3rd St.; 347-463-9886
A yoga studio preaching both unisex flow and Yoga for Dudes.

Brooklyn Denim Co.
85 N. 3rd St.; 718-782-2600
A former Adriano Goldschmied exec stocks 30 jeans brands, both cheap and wallet-busting.

Brooklyn Art Library
103A N. 3rd St.; 718-388-7941
Currently showing off 10,000 sketchbooks by as many amateur and pro artists.

Brooklyn Oenology Tasting Room
209 Wythe Ave.; 718-599-1259
Mix and match your own four-pour flights ($12 to $16) from nearby wineries.

Dépanneur
242 Wythe Ave.; 347-227-8424
A Canadian-inspired gourmet shop shelving, naturally, locavore condiments.


Elizabeth Street, Between Prince and Houston Streets
The Nolita strip’s tenants turn over en masse.

Thomas Sires
243 Elizabeth St.; 646-692-4472
High-end clothing and globally sourced giftables for the fairer sex.

The Sock Hop
248 Elizabeth St.; 212-625-3105
Peacocky stockings, socks, and sunglasses.

Jooneechees
248 Elizabeth St.; 212-343-7313
Gold-flecked Champagne flutes plus martini glasses equals no-brainer wedding gifts.

Cynthia Vincent
253 Elizabeth St.; 646-707-3830
Between slouchy cocktail frocks and bright, flea-market-sourced baubles, the vibe is decidedly West Coast.

Fonda Nolita
267 Elizabeth St.; 917-727-0179
A Nolita garage gone Baja, with heaping tacos served from a retrofitted VW bus.

Billy’s Bakery
268 Elizabeth St.; 212-219-9956
The Magnolia rival’s third, icing-generous cupcake outpost.

Love Adorned
269 Elizabeth St.; 212-431-5683
A favorite jewelry source, if you’re into wearing pebbles and feathers.

Rag & Bone/JEAN
73 Houston St.; 212-777-2210
The British duo dedicate this outpost to denim and women’s shoes.


Reade Street, Between Church and Greenwich Streets
Finance and fashion meet cute and ride beach-cruisers on two Tribeca blocks.

Color Me Mine
92 Reade St.; 212-374-1710
A two-month-old paint-your-own-ceramics studio.

Ward III
111 Reade St.; 212-240-9194
The low-lit lounge slings $12 bespoke cocktails.

Tenoverten
112 Reade St., second fl.; 212-406-1010
A manicured multitasker’s dream nail salon, equipped with Wi-Fi and iPads.

Super Linda
109 W. Broadway; no phone yet
Ex–Beatrice co-owner Matt Abramcyk’s soon-to-debut 100-seat Latin bistro.

Christina Lehr
139 Reade St.; no phone yet
Belgian-made knits both preppy (stripes!) and hippie (tie-dye!).

Adeline Adeline
147 Reade St.; 212-227-1150
City bikes and all the accoutrements in loud colors.


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