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Discover NYC – Your Guide to Indie Businesses

Discover the local, independent businesses that are the heart and soul of NYC in Shoot New York City’s guide to the best of indie New York!

Discover the real NYC in Shoot New York City’s Discover Guide

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. This is an ongoing project to list the best of indie New York so visit often to discover the real New York City. Experience the hidden gems and places that New Yorkers frequent. For more information on many of NYC’s vibrant neighborhoods, have a read of my Neighborhood Guides. I am not compensated for writing these reviews and I'm only writing about the places that I like.

Sadly, far too many of these unique, independent businesses close every year. When I learn of one closing I will move it to the category Vanishing NYC. They may be gone but they’ll never be forgotten!


McNulty's, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

McNulty's is a very cool shop and I was surprised to see that it's still open! I used to shop there in the 1980s! Actually McNulty's has been selling rare teas and choice coffees since 1895!!! That is really something in this city where the turnover of businesses is off the charts. I am very happy that they are still there. So if you're looking to buy coffee or tea I definitely recommend McNulty's.

McNulty's 109 Christopher Street