Meet the Craftsmen
This SideWalk will introduce you to some of Yorkville’s skilled craftsmen, collectors, and designers. Yorkville is a residential neighborhood where stores close relatively early so be sure that the shops are open at the time of day when you plan to visit.
Start at Ditra Gallery to view the current exhibition and possibly to meet the owner, Georgi Dimov, who is known for his paintings of cityscapes. Next, head to Swed Masters Workshop, which, though not a retail store, is filled with beautiful pieces of Judaica from Israel. The enthusiastic staff can show you the silver pieces, as well as their secret compartments. Sutton Clocks, where Sebastian Laws fixes timepieces with knowledge and care learned from his father, is right next door. Head over to the third chapter of Alice’s Tea Cup for a bite to eat, and then continue your exploration at Woodard & Greenstein Antiques, where you can find two-hundred-year-old quilts and reproductions of early American rugs.
Meet Howard Nowes at Art for Eternity, and view his collection of ancient art. If Amanda or Andrea are working at Woolworks when you visit, be sure to ask them about the inspirations behind their colorful needlepoint designs. Before heading to 82nd Street, check out the consignment goods at Gentlemen’s Resale and Designer Revival. Grab a delicious French dessert at Canelé by Céline and then pop over to Ebisu, whose cute, colorful merchandise is made up of high-end products from Japan. End the day with a drink or a meal at Brady’s Bar.