- City Knickerbocker
781 Eighth Avenue, 212-586-3939; cityknickerbocker.com
Around since 1906—and legendary in the theater and TV worlds for supplying prop lighting to the likes of West Side Story and Sex and the City—this packed-to-the-rafters shop can give new life and light to any piece, whether it’s soldering a broken swivel ($50–$200), swapping a European plug for an American one ($5–$7), or simply replacing a torn shade.
Best Lamp Repair
From the 2004 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).