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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!

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. Unfortunately, I am unable to keep up with the closing of so many small businesses. So please check in advance that they are still open. It's 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.


Murray's Bagels, Greenwich Village, Manhattan

If you're visiting New York City or even if you live here, the search for a great bagel is always top of the list! Sure you can get a half stale bagel at any corner deli. But there's no comparison to getting a freshly made bagel. Murray's Bagels has been in business since 1996.

The owner of Murray's Bagels was a Vice President on Wall Street and left to start up his own business and his dream was to make the best bagel in the world! They not only sell freshly baked bagels in all the varieties as well as a number of deli style items as well. They have limited seating indoors and outdoors. Check out Murray's Bagels!

Murray's Bagels, 500 Avenue of the Americas near 13th Street

Murray's Bagels