Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store

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Blue Ribbon General Store
Boerum Hill
At this Kelly green, 1,100-square-foot spot with a backyard for events, whimsical housewares, novelties and whatever owner Ann Cantrell, a former product developer for Ralph Lauren and Coach, deems “best in show” crowd the shelves. Its rotating lineup is heavy on items for little ones, so spoil your nieces and nephews with adorable stuffed animals from Hazel Village and Jellycat ($13–$42), childhood classics like a Spirograph ($32) and Etch-a-Sketch ($18), and puzzles and DIY craft kids ($8–$45).
Venue name: Annie's Blue Ribbon General Store
Address: 232 Fifth Ave

Cross street: between Carroll and President Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun noon–6pm
Transport: Subway: R to Union St
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