TOURS

The Bacon Tour

By David Tez

Photo: Staff

From time to time, The Scout will feature interborough food tours designed as culinary and geographic explorations of our fair city. Each has been field tested, in a single day,…

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The Tenenbaums

By Siobhan Vivian

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The Royal Tenenbaums is Wes Anderson’s visual love letter to New York. Though never explicitly named, the film presents a stunningly constructed pastiche of the quirky, the kitschy and the…

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RETAIL : BOOKS

Zakka

Books

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Toshiki Okazaki moved his beloved design bookshop, Zakka over the East River in 2007 after many years in Manhattan. Settling into a much larger space with similar aesthetic.

URL zakkacorp.com

Strand

Books

Photo: Staff

The Strand Bookstore has been a classic New York City fixture since 1927, boasting an enormous selection of discounted new and used books. Today, it’s the only surviving bookseller of “Book Row,” the strip of 4th Avenue in Manhattan that runs from Union Square to Astor Place.

URL strandbooks.com

Spoonbill & Sugartown

Books

Photo: Staff

Spoonbill & Sugartown is an authentic independent bookstore and a destination for new ideas. You’ll appreciate that every title here feels hand-selected.

URL spoonbillbooks.com