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Discover NYC – A Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover New York City is a guide to the local independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC. Support indie businesses!

I love the independent businesses in New York, they are the heart and soul of the city! In this section you will find bookstores, cafés, restaurants, arts & crafts markets and more. It's an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Note - I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.


Beryl's Poetry, Dumbo, Brooklyn

All I can say is, if you love poetry like I do, Beryl's is very special! A bookstore devoted to poetry! Wow! It is a one of a kind in New York City! They specialize in indie press chapbooks and books. I always discover new poets just browsing through the tables and shelves.

The atmosphere is relaxed and the people who work there are very friendly. It is a family run business. They often host poetry readings as well. A word of caution, their hours are a bit different than other bookstores. At the time of writing this post, their hours are daily from about 3-7pm.

Beryl's Poetry, 141 Front Street