A Call for Rare NYC-Centric Merch

Inspired by Jon Caramanica’s piece on Williamsburg’s Fantasy Explosion, Shirts for Lifelong New Yorkers and Those Who Would Like to Pass for One, The New York Times is calling for photos of your best NYC-centric merchandise. From sweatsuits adorned with New York Department of Sanitation branding to T-shirts from bygone diners and pizzerias, the Style desk seeks photos and stories about a variety of NYC …

An Atypical NYC Souvenir Pop-Up, Open This Week

The shop will feature anecdotal totes and t-shirts

In the heart of NYC’s Chinatown, a tiny pop-up shop hosted by Verdes (a marketing and innovation consultancy with offices on Canal St) will sell customized New York City souvenirs for the next five days. Known as Today in New York, aka TINY, the store aims to compete with generic tourist buys (like NYPD shirts or I Heart NY tees) by way of tops and totes that …

Fenghe Luo’s Realistic NYC Souvenirs

Fenghe Luo’s prject “WTF NYC” isn’t brand new, but it’s worth taking a look at. Rather than pretty skylines and Lady Liberty, Luo’s take on NYC souvenirs isn’t just funny, it’s (frighteningly) realistic. From snow-globes with garbage bags inside to a subway sound box to a lapel pin stating “Yes that’s piss,” the tchotchkes perfectly illustrate our beloved NYC. Anybody who has spent a little …