HARLEM — There are plenty of local places to shop around the neighborhood to find presents this holiday season, from the gift shops of iconic places like The Apollo Theater to family-owned venues like the Urban Garden Center.
The Apollo Theater Gift Shop in Central Harlem at 253 W. 125th St. has a number of lovely keepsakes to celebrate the history of the iconic theater, including mugs, key chains, books and photographs.
The Urban Garden Center in East Harlem at 1640 Park Ave. has a number of kooky gifts for plant lovers. This one, at $12.99, combines a green thumb with New York City's iconic Anthora Coffee Cup. Succulents are also hardy, low-maintenance plants that are perfect for people with busy schedules who do not always have time to care for their plants. Other gifts are $4 and up.
The Studio Museum in Central Harlem at 144 W. 125th Street has a number of art-based gifts, such as this limited edition tote for $25, which was designed by artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby exclusively for The Studio Museum in Harlem. Perfect for art lovers and the environmentally-friendly.
If you have a love for city history, the Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem at 1220 Fifth Ave. has a number of gifts for someone who wants to hang up a piece of history or add some city-themed flair to their decor, including prints and posters of the city that depict the city at different time periods. The one pictured goes for $30.