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Authentic, Affordable New York City Souvenirs

  1. Beer Tote ($20) and Tokens (6 for $20), Brooklyn Brewery. The tokens used at Brooklyn Brewery's happy hour make a great souvenir, and so does this light but sturdy case for carrying six bottles. 79 N. 11th St., Brooklyn, 718/486-7422, free tours on the hour on weekends between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., happy hour Fridays 6 p.m.–11p.m. (Mark Loader)
  2. Candy Bars ($9) and Peppermints ($4), Economy Candy. This Lower East Side fixture hasn't changed its looks much since it opened in 1937. In addition to the store's own specially labeled candy, shelves brim with lots of other options, including Sugar Daddys, lollipops, chocolate-covered graham crackers, and dried fruits and nuts. 108 Rivington St., 800/352-4544. (Mark Loader)
  3. Coffee Mugs ($10), Fishs Eddy. This housewares store puts the city skyline to good use on its 212 line, named for Manhattan's first area code. The Brooklynese items, including a "shugah" bowl, are given a local accent. 889 Broadway at 19th St., 212/420-9020. (Mark Loader)
  4. Leather Wallet ($40) and Off the Train Cuffs ($25), The Market NYC. At the Market NYC, young designers sell handmade items like this leather clutch (by Arza) and WRecords by Monkey's cuff bracelets, made from vinyl records. 268 Mulberry St., with another location at 490 Hudson St. (Mark Loader)
  5. Silver Jewelry ($25-52), The Market NYC. Elena Volovelsky's jewelry, sold at the Market NYC, is hand-cut and made of sterling silver. 268 Mulberry St., with another location at 490 Hudson St. (Mark Loader)
  6. Subway T-shirts ($20) and Wooden Trains ($10), New York Transit Museum. Subway-themed items sold by the Transit Museum let you show your support for your favorite subway lines. Boerum Pl. and Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, 718/694-1600. Grand Central Terminal, 87 E. 42nd St., off the main concourse in the shuttle passage, 212/878-0106. (Mark Loader)
  7. Subway Map Umbrella ($20), New York Transit Museum. This umbrella comes in especially handy if you're lost in a rainstorm. Boerum Pl. and Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, 718/694-1600. Grand Central Terminal, 87 E. 42nd St., off the main concourse in the shuttle passage, 212/878-0106. (Mark Loader)
  8. Red Tote Bag ($8) and Adrian Tomine Tote Bag ($11), Strand Books. Seen on the shoulder of many a New Yorker, these classic bags pair well with a book that's also set in town, such as The Bonfire of the Vanities or Bright Lights, Big City. 828 Broadway at 12th St., 212/473-1452. (Mark Loader)
  9. Black and White Cookies and Rugelach ($9 per package) and Coffee ($9 per pound), Zabar's. This food store, which holds a special place in many New Yorkers' hearts, carries many options for cheerful (and highly portable) presents. 2245 Broadway at 80th St., 800/697-6301. (Mark Loader)

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