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Neighborhood Shops


Strand Bookstore

Strand Bookstore is located on 828 Broadway and has been there for over 80 years. At this one location, Strand Bookstore has over 2.5 million books. Strand Bookstore has a wide variety of used and new books throughout the store. They also have an entire floor dedicated to rare books. The price of their books can range anywhere from 15 dollars to 45,000 dollars. You can also go to Strand Book Store and sell any used books you have lying around at home. Anytime we need a good book to read all we have to do is walk across the street!


Ben’s Cookies 

Opening in 1983, Ben’s Cookies has since become one of the most popular cookie spots in NYC and around the world. Ben’s Cookies has locations in 9 different countries. What makes Ben’s Cookies different from other cookie spots is they bake their cookies with chunks, never chips. Trip Advisor called Ben’s Cookies, “The most incredible cookies you have ever tasted”. Ben’s Cookies also has an assortment of flavors ranging from your standard chocolate chip cookie to white chocolate chunk and macadamia. There is a Ben’s Cookies currently located on 822 Broadway, which is right next to us. Whenever we crave cookies that is where we go!


Located on 816 Broadway, Outro is a popular cafe that opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 10:00 PM. Outro offers a diverse all-day brunch selection to go along with salads, sandwiches, coffee, tea, and smoothies. One of the more popular sections on Outro’s menu is the waffle section. Outro’s waffles are topped with banana, strawberry, avocado, chicken, salmon and many other options. This unique take on waffles is one of the reasons Outro has become a popular spot around Union Square. My favorite type of waffle is the Icy Mountain. I wonder what your favorite waffle will be!



Shala Yoga

Care for some mind, body and soul ? Look no further than our lovely neighbor Shala Yoga. 816 Broadway is the long-time home of The Shala Yoga House. In a down-to-earth ambiance, Shala Yoga hosts Vinyasa & Ashtanga yoga classes. Shala Yoga is the home to many of the best and most experienced yoga instructors in all of New York City. Whether it’s your first time doing yoga or your hundredth, Shala Yoga has the right class and instructor for you!