Late-night shopping in NYC
Mon Jan 9 2012
Underneath the illuminated, glass-enclosed Apple logo you'll find the company's massive subterranean flagship. Snag new accessories for your Mac, iPod or iPad, or stop by the Genius Bar if you need a tech tune-up—no matter what time it is. 767 Fifth Ave between 58th and 59th Sts (212-336-1440, apple.com). Daily 24hrs.
The Dressing Room
Shop while you're buzzed at this LES boutique, which offers two floors' worth of men's and women's threads by local designers like Blondes Make Better and Out of Print, along with a bar slinging beer ($5), glasses of vino ($8) and cocktails ($10--$12). 75A Orchard St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-966-7330, thedressingroomnyc.com). Tue, Wed 1pm--midnight; Thu--Sat 1pm--2am; Sun noon--8pm.
Kim's Video & Music
It's a good thing the only remaining Kim's location is open till midnight. Sifting through the shop's impressive collection of DVDs and Blu-rays (many of which are rare and foreign-only releases) and its well-curated stock of CDs and LPs can take hours. 124 First Ave between St. Marks Pl and E 7th St (212-533-7390, mondokims.com). Daily 10am--midnight.
Kips Bay denizens whose homes are in need of late-night repairs can pop into this all-hours store, which stocks tools, fasteners, appliances, keys, lightbulbs and other apartment essentials. 202 E 29th St between Second and Third Aves (212-545-1447, nuthousehardware.com). Daily 24hrs.
St. Mark's Bookshop
Since the late '70s, this East Village mainstay has been a go-to spot for locals craving an after-hours lit fix—and it's still going strong. Peruse its solid selection of fiction, poetry, criticism, international mags and zines until midnight every day of the week. Quick note for thrifty bibliophiles: Head to the back to find a table stacked with discounted copies of popular titles. 31 Third Ave between 8th and 9th Sts (212-260-7853, stmarksbookshop.com). Mon--Sat 10am--midnight, Sun 11am--midnight.