New York may be America’s best shopping city, but that doesn’t mean it’s the easiest. The sheer number of options can be paralyzing for those of us with many names on our holiday list. And with seasonal madness afflicting high-traffic shopping areas like Fifth Avenue and Soho, recent years have found us searching for presents closer to home, at shops that don’t usually get a mention in most publications’ gift guides. With that in mind, we’ve compiled 50 great gifts from stores in 50 New York neighborhoods, from Astoria to Windsor Terrace, at prices that vary widely to suit your budget. Readers who don’t live in the city (or New Yorkers who would rather do their holiday shopping in pajamas), take note: most of the items on this list are also available online.
Queens Typographic Map Poster, $25 at Site