New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractionsâ€”and enough personalityâ€”to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Art therapist and 20-year flea market veteran Lou Choklat may have named her antiques and collectibles shop after the space’s homey entryway, but the rest of the store is just as inviting. Step inside to peruse tables and shelves that have been thoughtfully arranged with the jewelry ($5–$110), women’s clothing ($5–$375) and art ($25–$450) she has amassed or inherited through the years. Offerings include a rack of brightly patterned Scandinavian dresses from the ’60s and ’70s ($45–$110), vintage luggage ($85–$150) that doubles as storage when stacked, vintage fishing reels ($30), and ’70s- and ’80s-era selections from the famed Finnish jewelry line Aarikka, including colored wood and metal pins ($18), earrings ($20) and necklaces ($35–$48). Music and film buffs will hit pay dirt in the stash of 45s and albums ($5 each)—including rare experimental jazz, classic rock, punk, soul—and assorted DVDs ($3).