Meet 12th Street

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Meet 12th Street

Change has always been a force, for better or worse, along the East and West Village side streets. This is particularly true on the east side of 12th Street, where not one, but two distinguished churches have met their fate. Recently, Mary Help of Christians Church was reportedly purchased for $41 million … read more

10 Thousand Steps

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Retail & Products, Bookstore

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545 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
646 484 5525
hunbookstore.com
Hours:
Tu-F 11am-6pm; Sa 11am-5pm
10 Thousand Steps

As the owner of the only Hungarian bookstore in the country, and one of only three solely Hungarian-focused businesses in New York City, Mikky, the owner of this fascinating shop, strives to offer a full array of Hungarian publications. There are children’s books, newspapers, tabloids, novels and even … read more

Ciao for Now

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Food & Restaurants, American, Coffee Shop

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523 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
212 677 2616
ciaofornow.net
Hours:
M-W 7:30am-6pm; Th-Sa 7:30am-10pm; Su 8:30am-5pm
Other Locations:
107 West 10th Street
Ciao for Now

Upon entering family-owned, ten-year old, Ciao for Now, you might feel as though you have stepped into a charming old farmhouse or someone’s rustic country living room. This warm and inviting vintage country feel comes from the muted pastel colors, distressed and stripped wood and the homey décor. … read more

Northern Spy

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Food & Restaurants, American, Brunch

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511 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
212 228 5100
northernspyfoodco.com
Hours:
10am-10pm Everyday
Northern Spy

Eggs definitely take center stage at Northern Spy. From the moment I walked in the door, the smell dominated, but I managed to avoid everything egg by having cauliflower soup and salad sans baked eggs on top. When someone else does the shredding of the kale, I am always happy, but here they added toasted … read more

Artikal

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Fashion & Accessories, Hats

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510 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
212 260 0278
artikal.com
Hours:
By Appointment Only
Artikal

Although this address is really her studio, Holly Slayton does welcome people in to view her collection of hats. She is a self taught milliner with a little bit of help from classes at FIT. Much of what Holly creates are vintage inspired handmade hats for both men and women that are sold at both Henri … read more

Bugs

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Food & Restaurants, Japanese, Sushi

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504 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
646 918 7981
Hours:
M-Th 5pm-9pm; F-Sa 5pm-11pm
Bugs

Although the name “Bugs” might initially leave you guessing (and cringing) about what will end up on your plate and how many legs it will have, we can assure you that this will not be the case at this particular restaurant. Born and raised in Japan, Sho Boo, the owner and chef of Bugs did not name … read more

Ost Café

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Food & Restaurants, Coffee Shop

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441 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
212 477 5600
ostcafenyc.com
Hours:
Su-W 7:30am-11pm; Th-Sa 8:30am-12am
Ost Café

Depending on the time of day one stops by, different food could be on people’s plates, but the atmosphere remains consistently warm and friendly with the fresh aroma of coffee wafting throughout the café. In the mornings, it might be a simple pastry or croissant, but later in the day, included on … read more

Academy Records

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Retail & Products, Music

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415 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
212 780 9166
academy-records.com
Hours:
12pm-8pm Everyday
Other Locations:
12 West 18th Street; Brooklyn
Academy Records

The only genre of music missing in Academy Records is classical….but not to worry, that is completely covered in their shop on 18th. Otherwise, this shop, here on 12th Street, has an impressive selection of rock, jazz, soul, funk, country and folk. In chatting with one of the owners, he told us that … read more

Terroir

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Food & Restaurants, American
Nightlife, Wine Bar

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413 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
646 602 1300
restauranthearth.com
Hours:
M-Sa 5pm-2am; Su 5pm-12am
Terroir

Not far from their successful restaurant, Hearth on 12th Street, is Paul Grieco and Marco Canora’s petite wine bar. Here they have a comprehensive menu of small plates and wines with a kind and knowledgeable … read more

Hearth

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Food & Restaurants, American, Brunch, Local Seasonal

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403 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10009
646 602 1300
restauranthearth.com
Hours:
Su-Th 6pm-10pm; F-Sa 6pm-11pm
Hearth

Considering the multitude of rave reviews that they have received since they opened in 2003, we were pleasantly surprised at the unpretentious and warm greeting we received. Although reservations for the dining room are recommended, especially during peak times, some of the best seats in the house are … read more




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