The Best of
New York

To find the places recommended on these lists, we polled hundreds of stylish and savvy New Yorkers — set designers, curators, architects, and Scarlett Johansson among them — on their go-to colorists, storage-unit facilities, framers, and various other shops, spots, and services. The result: our own Yellow pages, containing exclusively excellent places.

The Best So Far

best of new york

The Best Acupuncturists in New York

Including one who works exclusively on cats, dogs, and horses.

The Latest

  • best of new york The Best Meditation Including classes that use sound, hypnosis, and movement.
  • best of new york The Best Pilates Where dancers, Broadway performers, and 90-year-olds practice.
  • best of new york The Best Physical Therapists For back spasms, learning to run again, and more.

Activities

  • best of new york The Best Bike Shops For used wheels, Tour de France–caliber bikes, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Fitness Instructors For $10 pilates, a mind-body workout, “1,000-calorie burn” sessions, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Playgrounds Giant geodesic climbing nets, ravines full of sprinklers, and a variety of slides.

The Best Karaoke in New York

Home

  • best of new york The Best City Landscapers From terrace renovations to edible gardens.
  • best of new york The Best Custom Woodworkers Whether you want a Judd-like plywood bench, a full wall of bookshelves made of rift-cut oak, or just some simple, inexpensive cabinets.
  • best of new york The Best Exterminators Including Chloë Sevigny’s pest guy.
  • best of new york The Best Florists Where to find bodega roses that will last two weeks, Anna Wintour-approved arrangements, inexpensive marigolds, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Framers For a 27-foot-long Richard Serra quintych or a photograph in something simple and oak.
  • best of new york The Best Housepainters An architect favorite who has been likened to Jackson Pollock, a downtown go-to with a knack for color combinations, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Storage Units For the most space for the least money, a few cases of wine, inherited minks, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Tilers Who to call for impeccably tiled floors, walls, and showers.
  • best of new york The Best Upholsterers For restoring mid-century chairs, pattern-matching a couch, and more.

Self

  • best of new york The Best Colorists Where to go for Scarlett Johansson’s seasonal highlights, bubblegum-pink buzz cuts, “hot girl” hair, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Hair Removal Including the laser-hair-removal studio frequented by several beauty editors and a threader who is a master of the feathery, ’90s-esque brow.
  • best of new york The Best Nutritionists For better digestion, a busy schedule, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Psychics A palm reading by a psychotherapist, chakra balancing with body treatments, access to your ancestors, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Tattoo Artists Technically-accurate bats, fake freckles, and the best spot for same-day appointments.
  • best of new york 2021 The Best Therapists We asked 31 notable New Yorkers about their therapists and are publishing their referrals in their own words.

The Best Tailors in New York

Shopping

  • best of new york The Best Caterers Individual peking-duck buns from Nom Wah Tea Parlor, racks of ribs from Hometown Bar-B-Que, bissap mojitos from Teranga, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Homeware Stores Affordable vintage furniture, Japanese gifts, Brimfield-quality quilts, and more.
  • best of new york The Best Toy Stores A Harlem fixture owned by a former schoolteacher, the packed-to-the-gills shop in Cobble Hill, and more.