31 1/2 Greene Street, 212-431-8282
Finding a pretty faucet or basic ceramic tub in this town is a no-brainer: Check out any of a dozen great fixtures stores, and you’ll see identical selections of big-name brands. But for the ultimate in chic, contemporary fixtures, head down to Boffi. Interior designers shop here for elements that can transform a bathroom into spalike heaven, picking up everything from streamlined terra-cotta basins ($646), sleek one-piece faucets ($575), and tubular steel light fixtures (from $354) to massive, seamless Bihar stone tubs ($35,000) that are the size of a walk-in closet. Don’t be put off by the gallery-ish atmosphere (or the absence of price tags); novices are more than welcome.
Best Modern Bath Fixtures
From the 2003 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual “Best of New York” issue.