Murray Hill Top Shops & Services

42nd Street Photo

Address: 387 Fifth Avenue
Phone: 212-594-6565

Yes, that is the correct address. 42nd Street Photo is actually located off of 35th Street. Here you will find some of the best deals on electronics like cameras, camcorders, computers and the like. Be ready to bargain, however, or you are likely to get rooked out of a good deal.

DDC Domus

Address: 181 Madison Avenue
Phone: 212-685-0800
Website: www.ddcnyc.com/news.php

Cutting-edge Italian furniture fills the large sleek showroom of DDC. The look is distinctively modern with a cutting edge European feel. Master architect Phillip Johnson insures that the ever-changing collections are always interesting.

David Z Shoes

Address: 384 Fifth Avenue
Phone: 917-351-1484
Website: davidzinc.stores.yahoo.net

Shoes and more shoes in all types, shapes and sizes. This chain has several locations and features a good selection of trendy footwear. Their specialty is on the MTV generation and their young staffers definitely know what's on the down low for the city's finest feet.

Doggie Do

Address: 567 Third Avenue
Phone: 212-661-9111

Franchia Vegan Cafe

Address: 12 Park Avenue
Phone: 212-213-1001
Website: www.franchia.com

This little, hidden away Korean tea shop is owned by the folks who run the restaurant Hangawi. The ceiling is hand painted to look like a palace and there are formal tea ceremonies and workshops. The loose teas are some of the finest you'll encounter anywhere.

LaCrasia Gloves

Address: 246 5th avenue
Phone: 212-686-5428
Website: www.lacrasia.com

Love gloves? Well, they've got them hands down. Gloves in calfskin, gloves in cotton, gloves in silk, alligator, cashmere, feathers and fishnet. Gloves in every style and material you can possibly imagine. Nothing fancy about this place, but for those who truly love gloves, there is no other place quite like it.

Lord & Taylor

Address: 424 Fifth Avenue
Phone: 212-391-3344
Website: www.lordandtaylor.com

This once grand department store has remained a Murray Hill fixture for generations. Not nearly as trendy as Macy's or Bloomingdales, Lord & Taylor seems to thrive on its classic (somewhat matronly) image. Featuring excellent quality, if somewhat staid, inventory, it's still the shop of choice for many New Yorkers.

Roche Bobois

Address: 200 Madison Avenue
Phone: 212-889-0700
Website: www.roche-bobois.com

For years, Roche Bobois has set the standard for classic, modern furniture. Although not quite high-end, their furnishings exhibit quality craftsmanship and have developed a hard-earned reputation for withstanding the rigors of extended wear and tear. A staple in many a city abode, especially those with active children.

Safavieh Carpets

Address: 153 Madison Avenue
Phone: 212-683-8399
Website: www.safavieh.com

Rugs. It's all about rugs. Safavieh stocks Asian rugs from India, Turkey, China and others. There is also a small selection of interesting contemporary rugs. All are custom made from natural fibers like wool and silk. The staff is quite helpful.

Stems

Address: 201 East 33rd Street
Phone: 212-686-8883
Website: www.stemsinternational.com

This two-story shop is filled with all types of fresh flowers and plants for indoor arrangements and outdoor planting. Under the supervision of designer Gillian Harding, Stems is known for creating long-lasting patio gardens for difficult urban settings like terraces, balconies and rooftop gardens.