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The Shops at Turnstyle Aim to Make Commuting Fun

Evan Sung

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The shops in Columbus Circle's cavernous subway station that we've been hearing about for more than two years have finally debuted, and Turnstyle does a good job at appealing to both the native New Yorkers who commute through here on a daily basis and the tourists filtering through on their way to Central Park — a daily total of 90,000, on average.

Residents who want to display their love in a more subtle way will appreciate local jewelry designer Elma Blint's striking yet subtle selection of rings, earrings, and necklaces;'s emerging designers like One Five Six's cat rings and LOL Emoji portable phone chargers; Project No. 8's attempt at a bright and airy space; and the Arth hat shop that's full of turbans and straw hats.

Tourists will definitely be drawn to Studio Manhattan's NYC-centric art block portraits and totes; R. Nichols's New York candle and luggage tags with taxi cabs on them; and Marc Tetro's fun plastic pouches. And both groups can appreciate The New Stand, a reimagined versions of the classic newsstand huts still hanging around today.

Turnstyle is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.


1000 8th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA