Archive for May, 2009

Pearl River in watercolors

Cross-posted from “My NYC Sketchbook” at CM Illustration

Pearl River

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A Manhattan Must-Have

Pearl River Mart was featured twice recently on the Today Show as a great value for anyone wanting to experience the real New York on a budget.

Our apparel was featured as a Sara Jessica Parker-esque local favorite:

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Pearl River also made the list for family amusements that don’t break the bank. For less than the price of a movie and popcorn, you can enjoy an unparalleled view of the city from the Brooklyn Bridge and stock up on all manner of funky Asian stuff (and get some exercise, too, while avoiding the hiked subway fare!)

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Even in economic hard times, New York finds a way to weather the storm in style. Downtown Manhattan may be ground zero for the financial crisis, but it’s also home to one of the city’s most enduring treasure troves. Read the rest of this entry »


TimeOut NY gives top honors to Pearl River

From TimeOut’s list of “The Best Independent Shops for Global Gear“:

This massive Chinese department store was a pioneer in Sino-American trade. Thirty years later, its three floors, crammed with everything from sturdy woks ($10.50) and ceramic sake sets (starting at $14.50) to colorful paper lanterns (from $5) and brocade satin slippers ($13.50), includes nearly every Chinatown ware you can imagine under one 30,000-square-foot Soho roof. Hunting through mounds of origami paper and mini jade statues can be a time-suck, so fuel up on lychee candy and crystal ginger slices (yep, they sell those, too).