Brooklyn – Williamsburg
44 Grand St between Kent and Wythe Aves
Chicago and NYC might be rivals (regarding skyscrapers, hot dogs and pizza), but this Windy City transplant will have you thanking the Midwest for its mix of verdant goods and quirky housewares. The urban oasis--located on a gritty, industrial Williamsburg street--stocks French Paper melamine plates, birdhouses and gun-shaped ceramic vases, along with exotics such as tillandsia air plants suspended in glass bubbles and tiny succulents for carefree window gardens. Other necessities for green thumbs abound, including lightweight planters, self-watering flowerpots and ergonomic pruners. There's also an in-house florist and custom landscaping service if you can't bear to get your hands dirty.
Find more shops at Time Out New York.