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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!


Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Midtown, Manhattan

Stumptown coffee is perhaps the recognized name in coffee for people who have a strong appreciation for a good cup of coffee. This location is in the very hip Ace Hotel. There are a few stools in the cafe or there is also a big open space in the hotel lobby designed for seating with laptops and you can drink your coffee there. Very cool atmosphere and oh the coffee is very good too,

Stumptown Coffee Roasters - 18 West 29th Street between Fifth Avenue and Broadway.

Stumptown Coffee