Suzuki's picks


Church Street Surplus: "I really don't buy much except for vintage things, but I like to check out this shop in Chinatown." (327 Church St between Canal and Lispenard Sts, 212-226-5280)

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market: "This place is always on my list." (112 W 25th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves; 212-243-5343,


Bars and restaurants

Barrio Chino: "It has all Chinese decor but really great Mexican food." (253 Broome St between Essex and Ludlow Sts; 212-228-6710,

"For dinner I like Jewel Bako(239 5th St between Bowery and Second Ave, 212-979-1012) in the East Village. Or Bacaro (136 Division St between Broadway and Canal St; 212-941-5060, in Chinatown; if I'm in Brooklyn, Dumont (432 Union Ave between Metropolitan Ave and Devoe St, Williamsburg, Brooklyn; 718-486-7717,"


Things to do

"I like to go surfing in Far Rockaway whenever I can. And I occasionally do some shopping on eBay, but mostly when I buy vintage I like to shop in Tokyo."