This is a great place for takeout. I think that they specialize in appetizers and it makes me hungry just thinking about it. They make awesome eggrolls, great spareribs and excellent shrimp toast. They also deliver, but can be on the slow side. I've found that it's just easier to call ahead and pick it up. I think they are starting to know our phone number and our order, which is appreciated. We probably grab dinner from this place at least once a week.
Since I really enjoy looking at photos of buildings, I often find myself looking for coffee table books involving architecture. This is a great shop for that. They have all of their favorite books lined up and you can easily sit at a table and look through them before you buy. They also have the store organized into different cities, which is super helpful so you don't have to randomly pull books off the shelves or make a mess in the store.
If you want to avoid being completely ripped off by the university, I would advise buying your college text books here instead of on campus. They seem to have the book lists for all of the classes and they have everything in stock, ready to go before classes start. They're also a lot faster than the bookstore and when it comes time to selling books back, they offer you a fair price for them instead of just giving you pennies.
Friends of mine have used this photographer on many occassions to help capture things like christenings and more significant birthdays. I am always amazed how the photographer seems to be invisibel. As someone who is very self-conscious, I always seem to notice when a photographer is around, but not this guy. The prints always look amazing and he seems to be great at capturing candid moments.
When I'm in this part of town, I usually stop by for a stuffed slice that I almost always cannot finish. They bake everything fresh on the premises, almost made to order. They also don't recook pizza like some places do. Their ingredients are high quality and you can see them prepare everything in the open kitchen. During the week around lunchtime it can get crowded, but that's pretty much like every other lunch stop in New York.
This a really great shop and a wonderful resource for those in the music or show industry. They have all sorts of sheet music and manuscripts in addition to selling old books and biographies. Although the shop itself is not that big, they have a huge inventory - perhaps they keep their stock in New Jersey? Anyway, all of the people i know who act and sing swear by this place.
I came here to try and find a friend of mine an early edition of The Count of Monte Cristo. While they did not have the book in the store, they did literally everything they could to find it for me - and they DID! I will give them the highest rating for the outstanding customer service that I received, including updates on how close they were getting to finding the book. The owner really cares about meeting the needs of his customers. Also exceptionally knowledgeable about the book business.
As someone who is almost addicited to used bookstores, this is one of my favorites. But first I will say that the only drawback is its location because it sits really close to Penn Station. I guess that's find if you're commuting near there everyday, but a lot of people tend to avoid that area because of all the tourist traffic. Nevertheless, this is a great place and I like to stop in from time to time to check out their inventory which seems to be changing all the time. They also don't mind when people browse for hours and then don't end up buying anything.
Although you have to climb a bunch of stairs to get to the actual store, this place is very much worth the hike. They sell all the classics, used, so you can buy books that would go for $20 on amazon for just a fraction of the cost. The salespeople are also very knowlegeable and are great at recommending selections for every taste and budget. They really have a passion for what they do and it shows.
Although this store is kind of off the beaten path, it is definitely worth the trip if you're looked for the harlequin paperbacks of yesteryear. While I'm relatively young to be enjoying such trashy literature, this place caters to all ages. The best part is their used book department where you can get things for next to nothing. You can also trade your books in for store credit or for more books!