Nothing in the whole world of art, music, literature, film, tv or whatever else you can think of to add to this list will make your heart swell for New York City like the first 3 minutes of Woody Allen’s Manhattan. Okay so maybe the Jay Z song did it for the first listen, then fell flat. There is no falling flat for Manhattan. No matter what you think of the man himself, it is undeniable that is you have the smallest burning candle for the city, Woody’s films will make you burst into flames with devotion. -Amy M.
1. Vintage Queensboro Bridge postcard, $13; 2. Holly readers, $14; 3. Waldorf Astoria matches, $8; 4. Ceramic Greek coffee mug, $12; 5. Smith Corona typewriter, $125; 6. D’Urso Sofa, $8634; 7. Pilot Varsity fountain pen, $3.50; 8. Panasonic cassette recorder, $34; 9. WeSC Maraca headphones, $70; 10. BL2 table lamp, $579.
The second set of stills and a second roundup continue after the jump.
Most of the city’s existence is far from the Woody way, as it were. We can up our neurotic New Yorker quotient by seeking out clean lined sofas, a typewriter or two, gallons of coffee, pseudo intellectual glasses and classic diner accessories. While a swank Manhattan apartment might be out of our price range, nothing can bring it home like a healthy dose of self-deprecation, and that is a gift Woody gives for free.
1. Classic Sundae, $4.75; 2. Hohner harmonica, $34; 3. Subway token cufflinks, $80; 4. Diner mug, $5; 5. Kiel Mead ring, $230; 6. Ice cream spoons, $14/set; 7. Bar stool, $800; 8. Putney wall clock, 160; 9. Gee Wawa oxfords, $159; 10. Gurhan thin bracelets, $680.