They're not H&H my personal favorites but they make a nice bagel. The service is quick and they have a decent selection of cream cheese to schmear on your bagel. They make a decent cup of coffee and if you're in Midtown and need a fix these guys are bagel professionals.
Planet Kids is a good source of cribs and other baby furniture for Upper West Side parents. The prices are reasonable and they also have a nice assortment of clothing for babies. The service is good and the staff is knowledgeable.
Just as the name implies Little Folks is a store for kids. Car seats, strollers , carriages and a nice selection of children's clothing is all nicely on display. The prices are fair and the service excellent. a good full service shop.
Albees has been in business for at least 35 years supplying west siders with a steady supply of baby carriages, cribs, childrens beds and strollers. The employees could be more helpful but they are pros and have a nice selection at fair prices.
PROS: great selection
CONS: sales staff could be better
Tepper Galleries is all over the place in there weekly auctions. Pretty much what ever wanders in the door ends up in there weekly auctions. One minutes it's books the next Italian 18th century paintings and on it goes. Lots of stuff slips through the cracks here and you can get some real deals. More hurly burley than Christies and the others but they're for the most part not selling junk just estate sales. Drop in on one of there auctions but check there website first as I believe they don't take credit cards.
Swann Galleries has a less frenzied atmosphere than the big boys uptown. They usually hold a themed auction once a month on items like advetising posters, maps and atlases. Many items to be had at under $500 and many auctions have a handful of items that sell for under $100. Much of the items they sell are beautiful they just aren't highly collected. Check there website and definitely take in one of there upcoming auctions it's a lot of fun.
Whether you're dealing with a Stack's auction or buying retail in there 57th Street store these guys are top notch coin dealers. Sooner or later they handle almost every important coin and the shop breathes fine coins. They can be a bit stuffy if they feel you are a browser which keeps them from a 5 star rating. Still it's worth a visit if you find coins mildly interesting and a MUST if you've ever collected coins.
PROS: Marvelous coins to look at
CONS: a bit stuffy
Along with Christies the other world famous auction house in New York. Not every auction is for million dollar paintings so check there website and attend an auction for items you're interested in. The new building on York Avenue is marvelous although the restaurant in the basement is overpriced with mediocre food.
PROS: Auctions are fun to attend
CONS: The food is bad and way over on York Christies in Midtown
At Harmer you feel confident that the autographed material is authentic. Probably half the signed stuff on eBay is fake so if you're going to buy autographed material this is the place. They are probably the number one auction house for rare stamps in America. A class place and you would be surprised how many autographed items are relatively inexpensive.
Guernseys mostly holds auctions of collectible items, movie posters, sports items etc. I still have in my collection a few purchases I made from there auction of the contents of the Topps Trading Cards companies archives in 1989. Check there website from time to time as eventually there will be an auction you'll be interested in if you have any interest in pop culture. Lots of under $500 items at these auctions and some under $100 items.
PROS: Neat auctions
CONS: Not as professional as some other auction houses