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The Wonder of C. Wonder at Columbus Circle

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By Laura Shanahan It’s peppy and preppy, it’s white and bright, it’s cute and candy-colored—it’s the brand-spanking-new C. Wonder flagship store at Columbus Circle’s Time Warner Center! Listen, anytime you walk into a shop and are greeted by a commanding life-size figure of a zebra striped with all the hues of the rainbow, you know [&hellip
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Best of the Dollar Stores

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Best of Manhattan, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

By Laura Shanahan Less Less is gone gone. Cheese ’n’ crackers! I’d long been meaning to scope out the West 24th Street Less Less, ever since I heard it was a family-type operation with service and ambiance well beyond what one may typically associate with a discount novelties/staples store. I finally dusted off my MetroCard, [&hellip
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Old-School Manhattan

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gI_128644_IMAGE OF GOODRICH PHARMACY “We sanded it years back,” said Frank Cammarata, of Goodrich Pharmacy’s plain, wooden-plank floor, “but people like it this way.” He smiled and added, “As I get older, I prefer a more natural state.” You can’t get more natural than the classic wooden cabinetry and fixtures that distinguish Goodrich from its glass-and-glitz chain competitors. Indeed, [&hellip
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Bright Ideas

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105139-1 I’ll never forget the day, years ago, when a friend introduced me to Reveal light bulbs. I screwed that lovely, violet-tinged orb into my ceiling fixture, flicked the switch, and my apartment was magically transformed. My white walls, which were getting that dread yellowish cast, were suddenly blazing blue-white, and my sickly peach blanket turned [&hellip
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Beads of Paradise offers more than you’d expect

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I had a shocking admission to make to Joe, who manages the absolutely magical Beads of Paradise shop at 16 E. 17th St.: “I’m not really a ‘bead person.’” As soon as it was out of my mouth, I wondered if I had been unspeakably rude—Beads of Paradise is, as its name strongly suggests, a [&hellip
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