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Where This Project Trade Show Employee Buys Quirky Gifts

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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 local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around our fantastic city 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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As the retail marketing coordinator for Project Global Trade Show, it's Christopher Astrouski's responsibility to understand the marketplace and to stay in-the-know of current trends and store openings. In his spare time, he enjoys nothing more than exploring the city; here, he shows us his favorite spot for housewarming gifts and more in Astoria.

I found Site one afternoon after having brunch right next door at Monika's Cafe Bar. It's just a few short stops into the transforming neighborhood of Astoria, where there are so many great restaurants and little shops. For those of you with trouble finding gifts, Site is the place for you. With everything from quirky home decor items to children's toys, this 34th Ave shop will surely inspire you. I check here first when I am in need of something new and different for my apartment and you should know that they also stock awesome candles.

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35-11 34th Ave Queens, NY 11106