Father’s Day Is Right Around the Corner

posters2-by-tribeca-citizenTribeca has a lot to recommend it, but not—at least at first glance—when you need to buy a Father’s Day gift. The holiday is this coming Sunday, so to help make your life easier—and to try and keep money in the neighborhood—here are 20 gift suggestions (in no particular order):

1. Knife from Korin. It’ll immediately become the best knife he has ever had.
2. Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting from Tribeca Treats. Who doesn’t like a classic cake?
working-class-by-tribeca-citizen3. “Survival Is the New Success” mug from Working Class. Or outrageous Paul Smith socks. (Or a Paul Smith tie: They’re 50 percent off right now.)
4. Shirt from J. Crew’s Liquor Store. J. Crew has been hit or miss the past few years—it’s a fine line between boring and classic—but lately the button-down shirts have been looking pretty good. And they start at $60.
5. Gift card from Gotham Bikes. (Sorry, I’m not a biker.)
posters-by-tribeca-citizen6. Vintage poster from Philip Williams.
7. Dinner at Corton. The best fine-dining in the neighborhood these days, and perhaps the city. Serious without being fussy, intricate but delicious.
8. Massage from Equinox. Too many spas gift men the short shrift, with meager changing areas. At Equinox he’ll be using the locker room. (It’s nice to be able to shower after a massage.)
9. Book from Mysterious Bookshop. Most major new releases, including the latest Elmore Leonard, are available signed. Today, Lee Child popped in unannounced to sign some copies of his new thriller, Gone Tomorrow.
10. Sunglasses from Dis Respectacles or Myoptics. It’s summer! It’s very bright!
playing-mantis-by-tribeca-citizen11. Little wooden box, carved from tree-branch cross-sections, from Playing Mantis.
12. Something from Tents & Trails. If you don’t have a clue what to get, don’t worry, the staff will jump all over you as soon as you walk in.
13. Balloons from Balloon Saloon. This will go over much better if you have young children in the house.
14. Wichcraft, the sandwich cookbook by chef Tom Colicchio. I don’t know if it’s for sale at Wichcraft, but it’s probably at Barnes & Noble.
15. Urban Italian, the cookbook by Locanda Verde chef Andrew Carmellini.
steven-alan-by-tribeca-citizen16. Sundek swim trunks—the ones with the rainbow arcing over the butt—from Steven Alan. The store can be a little too hip for most dads (and good luck if you’re a large or, heaven forbid, and extra-large) but the retro swim trunks are excellent, as are the canvas bags.
17. Vintage port from Chambers Street Wines.
18. Membership in Friends of Hudson River Park. It starts at $25.
19. “The Simpsons” postage stamps from the United States Postal Service.
20. Kaiseki dinner at Rosanjin. Tell them Tribeca Citizen sent you!


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