|Venue name:||No. 8a|
The Ace Hotel, 22 W 29th St
|Cross street:||between Broadway and Fifth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Daily 10am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, W to 28th St|
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This hip shop, located inside the Ace Hotel and from the same owners as Projects No. 8 and No. 8b, carries NYC-themed travel goods and souvenirs—ones that real New Yorkers would actually buy. We’re digging the Mementos collection, which includes Pappabubbles’ pretzel-shaped candy ($20), peep-show coins ($5 each), and i heart ny snow globes complete with floating trash bags ($40). Local designer Jane D’Arensbourg’s jewelry line uses Pyrex glass (invented in the Big Apple!) to create necklaces ($20) and rings ($136). Also on tap: NYC-made or -themed books, skin-care products and more.