Michael Picón

Newsstand Navigator: Find The Best In Print

Newsstands are an endangered species. They once held a place of honor in the city streets. But that perfect storm of declining print sales, skyrocketing rents, and a decline in print advertising have hit newsstands hard. Luckily, there are a few top quality places to still get your fix. MinkWell rounds up our favorites.

Magazine Cafe

Blink and you could miss this excellent midtown resource. The store is loaded with titles with an emphasis on international fashion. Make your way to the back of the store for deals and discounts on older titles.
15 West 37th Street (Between 5th and 6th Ave.), NYC
Phone : 212.391.2004 | website

Casa Magazines

Like magazines? This is your nirvana. Titles are organized by Casa’s own cataloging system, which takes some getting used to. Missed last weeks T magazine or WSJ insert? Fear not, they will have it. And if you feel claustrophobic, take a step outside to preview titles in their widow.
22 8th Avenue, NYC
(212) 645-1197

Parsley & Sage

More than just magazines, this place is stocked with headphones, beverages, and sun hats. An eclectic mix makes for a good newsstand with hard to find titles like Frische and Under The Influence.
73 7th Avenue South, NYC
(212) 691-7960

BJ Magazines

Wows. This is your go to joint on a rainy day. Every title with an emphasis on European fashion can be found here. Lots of room to spread out and browse. A table in the center has a pile of out of date titles marked down by 40%.
200 Varick Street (@ King Street), NYC
(212) 367-9705

McNally Jackson Books

The newsstand portion of this store is excellent. They stock a tightly edited group of independent and international titles. Bonus: grab a coffee and snack once you have made your purchase.
52 Prince Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry), NYC
Phone (212) 274-1160 | Website

ArtBook @ PS1 MOMA

Queens can officially boast of having the best newsstand on our list. ArtBooks stocks the usual suspects, but then digs up treasures you have never heard of. Worth the subway ride.
22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave.), Long Island City, QNS
Long Island City, NY 11101
(718) 433-1088 | Website

Kinokuniya Bookstore

The premier place for all things Japanese. Three floors of books and a basement full of international titles with lots of men’s fashion titles.
1073 Avenue of the Americas, NYC
Phone: (212) 869-1700 | Website

Barnes and Noble Union Square

Who hasn’t grabbed a stack of magazines and paid a visit to the cafe on the 4th floor? We know, this isn’t a library. But we’re glad they are still in business.
33 East 17th Street, NYC
212-253-0810 | Website

Hudson News

You have to see this ‘secret’ location. Open, airy, and (usually) free of customers. Make sure you stop by the next time you are heading upstate for the weekend to stock up.
@ Grand Central Terminal
42nd Street Passage, NYC
Phone: 212-697-1302 | Website