At Shoplet.com, recycling isn't just a way to dispose of paper—it's where paper comes from. Recycled paper, recycled office furniture, and other eco-friendly products make up a major segment of the online megastore's more than 400,000-item inventory. The rest of its stock ranges from printers to cleaning supplies to break-room gear such as coffee brewers and sassy baristas to push the buttons. For added convenience, clients can manage their transactions online and track their orders in real time as they travel from the warehouse to their office's doorstep.
When Pepi Di Giacomo and Luca Di Pietro—natives of Abruzzo, Italy—immigrated to Manhattan and couldn't find a decent cup of espresso, the duo decided to begin brewing their own. Di Giacomo and Di Pietro drew upon their professional backgrounds in the hospitality, coffee, and wine industries and founded Tarallucci e Vino as a way to spread their love of Old-World cuisine. The small empire of specialty eateries now includes three locations across New York, each with a different focus. The café seizes upon the founders' original craving for quality espresso, and it commits to getting every single detail correct by refusing to cut any corners. Every single pastry—from the pear turnovers to the cheese danishes—is made in-house, and the staff dedicates three full days to making each batch of croissants, imbuing them with the perfect flaky texture. In addition to serving cheese platters, savory crostini, and a selection of Italian sandwiches that New York magazine lauded as "excellent," the café stays true to its roots by brewing espressos and cappuccinos. Drinks in hand, customers are encouraged to sit, scream at sudoku puzzles, and enjoy their quick meal or snack at one of the small tables scattered throughout the café and the outdoor patio.
Nadeau characterizes its furniture as "with a soul" because it's true artisan work: handcrafted from wood rather than mass-produced from gasket pylons. Showcase fine china and live gerbils in a mahogany regal glass-door cabinet ($372), or in a hefty, finely trimmed narrow bookcase with drawer ($197). Or, display a new moving picture box on a bobbin leg console table ($116). Furniture comes in a myriad of stains and colors, and many pieces are one-of-a-kind. Nadeau's ever-changing inventory includes a variety of sturdy dining room tables and chairs. Prices and selection may vary due to rotating inventory, but pieces are always fully assembled and ready to welcome any tuckered torso or mound of toothbrushes.
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As long as the sauce is good, the pizza will taste great. That's the overriding tenet that the kitchen at Rizzo's Fine Pizza has operated under for 55 years. When the two Rizzo brothers and their brother-in-law opened the original location in 1959, they began with a simple cheese pizza, no toppings. Even today, with their grandchildren running the joint, they keep it that simple. They top the pizzas with Mediterranean ingredients, such as anchovies, marinated mushrooms, and fresh garlic, rather than pineapple and ham or peanut butter and pickles. Their classic Sicilian-style pizzas have earned them praise from many press outlets, including The New York Times and TimeOut New York.
From the Source imports much of its fine furniture and home accessories directly from Indonesia, while many of its warehouse items are vintage “discoveries” such as recovered sculptures and salvaged architectural pieces. The expansive showrooms offer a bevy of aesthetic delights, such as sleekly finished Drift trays in one-of-a-kind cuts ($48 each) or summer ice vases made from recycled glass ($125 each). Judging by its cover, the mahogany Ecco bookcase (unfinished $495, finished $550) is built to showcase lofty intellectual volumes or your heirloom collection of Full House DVDs. The visually and nominally diametric Urban Farm media console ($750) is made from reclaimed teak and steel. Browse on your own or flag down a friendly staff member to locate your ideal coat tree ($315–$350) or bed frame.