Uncommon Offerings & Condos Near Battery Park City

Uncommon Offerings & Condos Near Battery Park City

February 27, 2015
River & Warren
Looking for the best shopping in New York City?

Residents at River and Warren's new condos in Battery Park City have access to some of New York’s finest and most unique retail destinations. Wonders await for all ages in nearby Tribeca, an area that continues to live up to its worldwide reputation for style and elegance.

To tickle the mind and gear up for the hunt, start at The Mysterious Bookshop (58 Warren Street). Proprietor Otto Penzler has made it his life’s mission to raise the reputation of the mystery, crime, and suspense literary genres. As a young man, Penzler believed poetry and somber Russian philosophical novels received an undue degree of notoriety and “serious” attention in the minds of readers, so in 1975 he founded his own mystery-centric press. He eventually realized that a storefront was what he really needed to showcase his ability to discover obscure finds, special editions, signed copies, and other sophisticated collectible books targeted toward those who share his literary preferences. His shop, first opened on Friday the 13th in April 1979, remains one of a kind, and Penzler continues to host five to ten readings and events per month in the space.

When you’re ready to re-anchor yourself in the physical realm, wander through the gorgeous and ruggedly inspired showroom of the popular new luxury goods brand, Shinola. Based in Detroit, the company has built its identity around recapturing the spirit of New World luxury and quality American craftsmanship. Shinola’s NYC flagship (177 Franklin Street) is the prime new location for the elegantly hip to outfit themselves with everything from fine leather goods and watches to bicycles.

Shopping often results in a need for refreshment, and New York Vintners (21 Warren Street) offers 4,500 square feet of elegantly inviting space for browsing one of the best-curated collections of global wines anywhere. Robert Allen and Derrick Mize cut their teeth at Mario Batali’s wine emporium before opening the space. Educational classes and tastings allow the proprietors to share their intense passion for the nectar of the gods with the public.

Fine wine naturally calls for fine food. Restaurant professionals and sophisticated home chefs alike find inspiration and delight at Korin (57 Warren Street), an importer and retailer of premium Japanese tableware and knives. Difficult-to-find brands are available here, as is guidance from top experts in cutlery and cuisine. Korin boasts more than 30 years at the peak of the kitchenware game.

With all these exciting offerings at hand, don’t forget about bringing a gift home for your little one. Specialty toy store Boomerang Toys (119 West Broadway) now has a location in Battery Park City. This family-run business takes play and education quite seriously, and they consistently assemble one of the finest collections of new and classic offerings in the toy market. Even adults are known to slip into a forgotten state of whimsy and awe among their high-end offerings.