Open Phones: Holiday Market

Friday, December 17, 2010

Calling all small business and local store owners: Help out last-weekend-before-Christmas shoppers by plugging your wares on the air.

Comments [49]

Agnes Murray from 224 48 Street (between 2nd & 3rd Avenues) Brooklyn, NY 11220

BACKROOM ART SALE - Affordable Works by Gallery Artists
December through January 8, 2011
Gallery hours: 1:00 - 5:00 pm: WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
Call 718.833.9100 for events and schedule updates.

Please note: Tabla Rasa will be CLOSED for the Holiday “Eves” and weekends
(December, 24, 25, 31 & January 1, 2011)

Dec. 19 2010 01:12 PM
FiberArtNYC from Chelsea & Williamsburg

Gifts for children, holidays and unique personalities. All handmade gifts, using timeless materials and carefully selected notions that still evoke memories from our past and will create memories for the new recipients.

Dec. 17 2010 05:11 PM
Sean crean from East village

Irish & Celtic jewelry HI I have a share in a shop where i sell irish and celtic jewelry .The last place in manhattan to sell this lovely mostly hand made jewelry .Its called Saras .65 east 4th .st. nyc 10003 .tel .646 510 6756

Dec. 17 2010 05:07 PM
Kathyne Jackson from Lanham, MD

Give the gift of reading. Go to and choose the right one for your Christmas stockings. Poetry. Mystery. Health. You know who wants it so order your gift copy today!

Dec. 17 2010 04:13 PM
Sara Ostrov from Neptune, NJ

Sara Pottery designs and produces unique handcrafted functional and decorative ware using hand painting, appliques, & carving.

See my work at

Handmade pottery makes a great holiday gift!

Dec. 17 2010 03:35 PM
jesse novak from Long Branch NJ

Thank you for the segment on small business offerings for the holidays I was on with Brian and I sincerely would like to donate $5 of every sale of my cookbook "Spicing Without Fear" to WNYCPlease contact me at Jesse's Cafe & Catering 732-229-6999 or via email We have a full menu of organic vegan vegetarian dishes 4- 5 Vegan soups and we serve chicken and fish also so everyone can sit down andd enjoy a meal together. Please get back to me Jesse

Dec. 17 2010 03:20 PM
Whit from Bernardsville

I'm a big fan of the 'man store' in my town, called Mercury Trading Company. They have got a load of cool guy stuff, from shaving and nice colognes to cigars, really good chocolate, hot sauces, Ray-Ban's and Oakleys. The list goes on. Definitely check them out. They're at the King's shopping center on Rt 202/Morristown Road.

Dec. 17 2010 01:42 PM
Sarah Van Arsdale from Manhattan

I make hand-made watercolor Christmas cards (and all-occasion, and Hanukkah---think of next year!). They're hand-painted, but then printed, so they're only $2 each, and they're pretty damn charming while still being somewhat acerbic.

See them at

I will deliver to central Manhattan, or you can find them at Three Lives Bookshop in the West Village.

Also a shout-out to West Side Kids, GREAT toy store!

Dec. 17 2010 12:40 PM
Sara Brandt from Nolita/East Village

Sara'a Vintage & Handmade is a great local gift store selling antique jewelry, specializing in micro mosaic pieces and
handmade jewelry by local artists, also the only store in Manhattan selling Celtic jewelry. Located in the Nolita area at 65 E. 4th St.NYC 212-533-2307

Dec. 17 2010 12:26 PM
st.clair jackson from www. seedsofnature .com


Dec. 17 2010 12:25 PM
Sockett Couture Sock Puppets by Tigercandy Arts from NYC

Socketts are the World's most magical, whimsical, lovable sock puppets. 100% handmade in the USA-everyday by NYC fabric artists at the Tigercandy Arts studio.
Create something special this holiday with our wonderful line of original puppet making kits
perfect for family get togethers!

FREE SHIPPING on ALL Socketts (Friday only) And incredible Mix 'n Match Holiday Deals Through December 30, 2010.

Place orders on line or telephone.
Visit Us:
(347) 603-7822

Dec. 17 2010 12:25 PM
Atlantic Yachting from 79th Street Boat Basin

Atlantic Yachting is Manhattan's Premier Destination for Everything Sailing. We offer luxurious Private Sailboat Charters, Sailing Lessons, Sailing School, Summer Camp, Corporate Sailing, Company Outings, and Sailing Vacations.

Our gift to you this Holiday Season:
Save $50 on gift certificates for sailing lessons, private sailboat charters, and kids summer sailing camp.

Dec. 17 2010 12:23 PM
Sara Brandt from nolita/ East Village

Sara's Vintage & Handmade located in the Nolita area specializes in Micro Mosaic jewelry,one of a kind antique jewelry and handmade jewelry made by local designers,and Celtic jewelry. 65 E. 4th St .NY 212-533-2307

Dec. 17 2010 12:19 PM
Matthew Yanchuk from 3rd ave and 3rd st in Brooklyn
This Sat and Sun 11-5

Dec. 17 2010 12:14 PM
Marissa from Brooklyn

Hi, my name is Marissa, I am an artist, picture framer and creative event host.
Please check out my Etsy Shop for decorative art prints, framed or unframed! I live and work in Brooklyn and can ship out immediately! Happy Holidays!!!

Dec. 17 2010 12:12 PM
Mark from Manhattan

A deck 52 $10 Gift Certificates to special chef-driven restaurants in New York City.

Dec. 17 2010 12:11 PM
Andy Zee from Manhattan

This holiday, THINK DIFFERENT FUTURE at Revolution Books; 146 West 26th St., N.Y.,N.Y. 10001

No, Virginia, there is no Santa Claus. But there is an imperialist state, a growing Christian fascist movement, the destruction of the planet, the mass incarceration of youth of color, vast debt in service of economic plunder, and no hope within established politics. So . . . if you are looking for a different future, one free of creationist theme parks, concentration camp...s for immigrants, and handsome retirement plans for torturers, come on down to Revolution Books!

We feature a “Take the Holy Out of the Holidays Survival Kit” which includes three great books: The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas, Away With All Gods, and the just-published Constitution for a New Socialist State in North America (Draft Proposal), plus stocking stuffers like a tin of Last Supper After-Dinner Mints, aerosol Mitzvah Tank Repellent, and a bottle of the ever-useful Sarah Palin Faith-Based Birth Control Pills -- all in a bright red Revolution Books tote bag.

This year THINK DIFFERENT FUTURE with gifts that will inspire and provoke everyone on your list. We've selected 100 books that matter including cutting-edge revolutionary theory from Bob Avakian, critical new books on Black America by Michelle Alexander and Isabel Wilkerson, new books from Edwidge Danticat and Walter Mosley, plus science and history titles, critical-thinking children’s books and books in Spanish. Ensure the survival of Revolution Books, not Wikileaks-busting internet giants. A radically different world IS possible!

To check out events at Revolution Books every night through December 21, go to

Open 12 noon - 8 pm everyday through December 24


Dec. 17 2010 12:07 PM
Christopher Shores from Williamsburg

The perfect stocking-stuffer for the unconventional art fan: clear, glycerine soap bars with garbage inside. Labeled with documentation regarding exactly where and what time the featured piece of Brooklyn trash was found.


Dec. 17 2010 12:05 PM
Sandra Stollar from NYC - online

I design fun, stylish and age-appropriate clothing for pre-teen girls. My clothing line, called Igloo Island, is available through local boutiques, but I also sell direct via my online store at Since we are located in NYC we can deliver any order in time for gift-giving. We also have a special program to support fundraising efforts for PTA's and other non-profits.

Dec. 17 2010 12:04 PM


Dec. 17 2010 12:04 PM
Saskia de Vries from Brooklyn, NY

Hand Made One of a Kind Jewelry made with materials from all around the world. I use Lapis from Afghanistan, Turquoise from Tibet, Brass from Ghana and much more. Check out my website:
Columbus Circle Holiday Market 10-9 every day through Dec 24

Dec. 17 2010 12:04 PM
Stanley Mask Arts Company from Manhattan

Mask Arts Company making custom fitted leather clown noses, Commedia dell'Arte mask and workshop in making your own clown nose and the last 5 days of 2010 a Commedia dell'Arte workshop go to

Dec. 17 2010 12:04 PM
Carl Teitelbaum from Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn - online library of children's illustrated books for pre-readers and early readers. Authors you know, books you love!
2010 Parents' Choice Award winner
2011 Teachers' Choice Award winner
Top Ten Digital Resource by School Library Journal

Dec. 17 2010 12:04 PM
Robyn from Bernardsville, NJ

The best place in Somerset County to buy gifts for men is Mercury Trading Company Fine Goods For Men on Route 202 in Bernardsville. Some of my favorite things:
Vosges Haut Chocolat - great for the chocoholic in your life; Oakley, Ray Ban & Maui Jim Sunglasses - anti-glare sunglasses perfect for skiing (or tennis); Swiss Army Knives - the black one is so cool; and Sanuks - the most comfortable footwear ever.

Dec. 17 2010 12:03 PM
CafecitoBogota | 1015 Manhattan Ave, Greenpoint BK from Greenpoint, Brooklyn NYC

Colombian Traditional GIFT BASKETS (Anchetas Navideñas) are our FINE Product replete with Organice WIne, Coffee, Cacao, Dulce de Leche, Cookies, Candy, etc... Starting at $23. We were featured in our neighborhood BLOG Greenpointers Check out the ANCHETAS PICS at HAPPY HOLIDAYS! ¡FELICES FIESTAS!

Dec. 17 2010 12:02 PM

Holmes and Meier Publishing featuring the novel

Under a Cruel Star

The extraordinarily moving memoir of Heda Margolius Kovaly, a Czechoslovakian Jew who survived the horrors of Nazi concentration camps and then the horrors of Stalin's Communist reign of terror.

Dec. 17 2010 12:02 PM
Pizzuti Studio from NYC

I'm selling Bumble!

He'll be ready to go by tomorrow - Merry Christmas!!

Dec. 17 2010 12:02 PM
Stanley Mask Arts Company from Manhattan

Mask Arts Company making custom fitted leather clown noses, Commedia dell'Arte mask and workshop in making your own clown nose and the last 5 days of 2010 a Commedia dell'Arte workshop go to

Dec. 17 2010 12:02 PM
Marisa Sage from Like the Spice Gallery Williamsburg, Brooklyn

There are over 30 galleries in the Williamsburg, Brooklyn many of which have small works and edition based pieces they are featuring for the holiday season. Buy art for the holidays your family and your art will appreciate!
Go to for information on our gallery and for information on the exhibitions of every gallery in the Brooklyn area.
Like the Spice Gallery 224 Roebling Street Brooklyn, NY 11211

Dec. 17 2010 12:02 PM
Krissa from Brooklyn

Hey Everyone!
I sell homemade Christmas stockings with fun NYC themes! They are 100% handmade in my Brooklyn apartment and 5% of proceeds go to the NRDC. I will be at the Holiday Bazaar in Williamsburg at 70 N.7th st. on Sunday and the website is

Dec. 17 2010 12:01 PM
Sharon Smith from Cyberspace

Stress busters -- Meditation CDs, Gifts Certificates for Astrology and I Ching Readings, and Books about Taoism from Sharon Smith, Qigong and Tai Chi Teacher.

Dec. 17 2010 12:01 PM
Stanley Theater Masks & Custom Clown Noses from Manhattan

Mask Arts Company making custom fitted leather clown noses, Commedia dell'Arte mask and workshop in making your own clown nose and the last 5 days of 2010 a Commedia dell'Arte workshop go to

Dec. 17 2010 12:00 PM
Susan from Upper West side

For new mothers who have a baby near the holidays, hospital support for infant feeding is sometimes less available. So, for mothers who need a little assistance with breastfeeding, the New York Lactation Consultant Association (NYLCA), a nonprofit professional organization, lists breastfeeding groups in New York City. A gift of a group visit can help mothers get both professional and that very important "mommy" support. The women who run these groups are all small business owners who are board certified. The link is:

Dec. 17 2010 12:00 PM
Peter Shelsky from Brooklyn

My company, Pete's Eats, sells gift certificates for in-home Private Cooking Lessons and Instructional Cooking Parties. We are running a 10% discount right now until Christmas Day.

We service the entire tri-state area.

Dec. 17 2010 11:59 AM
Isabel Roxas from Astoria, Queens

Ninja and Robot rubber stamps, paper goods, prints and artwork.

Dec. 17 2010 11:58 AM
Sunny from Vintage Arcana from Williamsburg

I have beautiful old stock vintage fabric flowers that I make into brooch pins and hair clips, 21` different styles and they are only $10 each. You can buy them online or pick them up in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) if you're in the NYC area.

Dec. 17 2010 11:57 AM
Stefanie Weiss from west village

Please buy my book, Eco-Sex: Go Green Between the Sheets and Make Your Love Life Sustainable (Crown Publishing/Ten Speed Press, 2010) at your local neighborhood bookstore. Support independent bookstores! They carry it at Bookcourt in Brooklyn, Bluestockings, Book Book, and more. The book is printed on recycled paper and FULL of info on local goodies, fair-trade shopping, and green, sexy ideas.

Dec. 17 2010 11:55 AM
Rick Fertig from Perth Amboy,NJ

Greetings from Fertig"s Department Store in historic Perth Amboy ,NJWe are a 4th generation family clothing store specializing in hard to find items for all.ages. We are located in central middlesex county NJ just 6 minutes from the Outerbridge crossing. We are well stocked with many warm items such as insulated socks, thermal underwear, gloves, hats, and boots; we also stock Carhartt outerwear and work clothes.Thank you

Dec. 17 2010 11:50 AM

If you are tired of tangled and knotted ear buds, try out this solution

Only $10 each, great stocking stuffers. Made in the NY area.

Dec. 17 2010 11:49 AM
Debbie from Brooklyn

Full disclosure: This is not me, but it's a good friend of mine.

Delicious, hand made truffles.

Dec. 17 2010 11:49 AM
Sunny from Vintage Arcana from Williamsburg

I have beautiful old stock vintage fabric flowers that I make into brooch pins and hair clips, 21` different styles and they are only $10 each. You can buy them online or pick them up in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) if you're in the NYC area.

Dec. 17 2010 11:48 AM
West Side Kids from 498 Amsterdam Ave @84th St

Since 1981, West Side Kids has provided uws kids with all of their toys. We are a comprehensive toystore with toys that are classic & hip; educational and silly. We have everything from teethers to Monopoly, Lego to jewelry boxes,and DNA Science kits to Raggedy Ann dolls. Our hours are Mon-Sat: 10-7 Sun: 11-6. (212) 496-7282

Dec. 17 2010 11:46 AM
Booklyn from Brooklyn,NY

Gifts for your literary/artistic friends. Handmade books/zines/more:

Dec. 17 2010 11:43 AM
Naomi Nierenberg from Princeton NJ

How about a gift of adventure? An Introductory Flying Lesson for only $99 for 1/2 hr in the air. Hands on experience along side of a certified flight instructor. Gift certificates available. If they are 5' tall this is a great gift for kids or seniors. Good for a year.Call 609-921-3100 or If the person pursues his/hers license, this time will count. Or it will just be a great experience.

Dec. 17 2010 11:42 AM
Glen from

Introducing the Gear Ring by Kinekt Design

Kinekt Design seeks to bring you forward-thinking design objects and products that fuse together a modern aesthetic with physical interaction.

New York, NY, - Kinekt Design LLC, announces its first product launch - the Gear Ring. The ring is crafted from the highest grade alloy of jewelry stainless steel to ensure the function and precision of all the components. It embodies the company’s vision of playful yet refined design.

The company has been working on developing the patent pending Gear Ring for over a year and this is their first rotating/spinning piece. A product for both men and women, the ring is elegant yet striking, with comfort styling and smooth movement at the attractive retail price. The price includes free world wide shipping, comes with a lifetime warranty and can be purchased online. A thirty second video of the ring is also available on the company website ( which shows how the Gear Ring works. We also have a toll free number for placing orders 1-888-600-8494.

Kinekt Design creator, Glen Liberman, has always been fascinated and inspired by small mechanisms and their complementary movements. With this interest, the concept was envisioned for the Gear Ring, a product “complex enough to play with, yet simple enough to wear:”

Dec. 17 2010 11:23 AM
Fiorie from UES

Hi there. I live in Manhattan and run a VERY small business. I make Unique gifts for babies and kids by hand; I crochet/ knit and print everything! Some of my items include: hand printed tees, hats, scarves, booties and wool soakers. I sell everything on line via the Etsy website, where I have found a lot of success and great feedback. Just started wholesaling too! Please take a quick look, it will be worth it! Very Unique things!

The Apparel line is called LOLLYFLOWER, and it can be found at

I also do sell awesome crocheted/knit hats for adults too.

All of my items can make it to you by Christmas!

Thanks, and Brian, I love your show!

Dec. 17 2010 11:16 AM
Jennifer from Brooklyn

New Arcadia Studio - Brooklyn based - Designers of bar and glassware. Hand-drawn images printed in jewel tones and 22k gold. Perfect for holiday entertaining and gifting. Visit
to purchase and for more gift ideas.

Dec. 17 2010 11:14 AM
Vincent | @CuteMonsterDad from New York, NY is an online resource for Dads. We hope to provide a broad spectrum of humor, insight, and information useful to fathers in this revolution of what it means to be a Dad.

In addition we have an online shop which sells a variety of clothing for Adults and kids as well as fun gift items.

Recent useful article:

Active Indoor Activities for Kids in the Winter -

Happy Holidays everyone!

Dec. 17 2010 10:25 AM
Wendy from 255 West 18th Street

The Chelsea Christmas shop at Authentiques for all your Christmas decorations and beautiful ornaments galore: Authentiques, 255 West 18th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue

Dec. 17 2010 10:06 AM

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