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Bored of reading the Times while you sit on the pot? Try Passing Time in the Loo ($25; Compact Classics), a new book filled with all sorts of reading material, ranging from Cliff’s Notes versions of more than 120 books to trivia, notes on health and fitness, even foreign words and phrases.
935 Broadway, at 22nd Street
This golf duffel is much more than just a place to stow your rope belts and visors. It comes with a wooden brush for shoe cleaning, six golf balls, and twenty wooden tees (in their own zippered pockets); it also has plenty of other pockets for keys, towels, etc. The best part: The shoe compartment was designed for easy cleaning; just pull the lining inside-out and shake it ($50; Nike Golf Course Air Accel, $85).
16 West 50th Street
18 Fulton Street
Some bikes are built for the open road, but this sexy number from BMW is made for the city. The F 650 CS includes an underseat fuel tank, making room for a sculpted storage area right in front of the rider (complete with a detachable bag that can be used as a backpack), a 50-horsepower 652-cc. engine, heated grips, and four-way flashers. And it offers a comfortable, upright riding position with a lower seat than the company’s other models. Replaceable accent panels come in a range of color choices ($8,690).
BMW Motorcycles of Manhattan
555 West 57th Street
These new Coleman products are practical enough for your Survivor moments – and sleek enough to satisfy the city slicker in you. The Sentinel flashlight ($50) and Outrider radio ($60) are both weather-resistant and can be powered by hand-cranking. An AC adapter is included.
The Terence Conran Shop
407 East 59th Street
Back in Time
If this watch looks familiar, it’s because its predecessor, the Pulsar, rocked the watch world 30 years ago, even at the then-whopping cost of $2,100. The similarly styled Hamilton Digital has been rereleased to coincide with the movie Men in Black 2 – and comes at a much friendlier price. The stainless-steel watch is water resistant to 30 meters and includes an alarm ($195).
151 West 34th Street
40 West 57th Street
Watch the Clock
Baccarat’s new Hypnos collection, designed by Emmanuel Babled, marries the company’s delicate crystal with an industrial acrylic polymer. Styles include the clock shown here ($385; also available with a matching orange base) and footed bowls.
625 Madison Avenue, at 59th Street