Best gift shops: Long Island City
Mon Nov 14 2011
Photograph: Caroline Voagen Nelson
- Price band: 2/4
A miscellany of glass bibelots, wooden toys and industrial-looking housewares round out this ethnic department store’s oddball offerings. A jaunt through its aisles feels like a visit to an old-world shop, via Czech board games ($25–$30) and retro calendars of Slovakian mountain ranges ($8). Electrical-outlet converters ($3) and vanilla-scented air fresheners patterned after Slovak currency ($3) make fun prevoyage mementos for anyone jonesing to visit Eastern Europe.
- 10-59 Jackson Ave, (between 49th and 50th Aves)