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New York City has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some of the city's shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our island (and beyond) that we might not all know about. Cue The Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.
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Who knew Daniel Silver, one half of much-loved menswear duo Duckie Brown, was such a meat connoisseur? Silver not only knows how to make a man look good, but also where to find the best spiced fillet in the city. His butcher of choice, Florence Meat Market, is located on Jones Street in the West Village. According to Silver, it's quite evident: Florence knows how to work her machine.
"Florence Meat Market is a great little gem tucked away in the West Village. Maria (the one you deal with) along with the butchers are amazing! The store itself is something out of the 1940's and hands down has the best meat and friendliest butchers you'd ever want to encounter. Beyond that, they have the best spiced fillet in the world. It's not cheap, but it's definitely worth every penny. I go on special occasions like Christmas, Rosh Hashanah, and Passover and place my order. Every time I'm there, I'm transported back to a time when people actually cared about the product that they produced. It's a welcome throwback, and much needed in these times."—Yale Breslin
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