It's hard to be an original in New York. Yet the 75 mom and pop shops profiled in New York Originals each found a way to stand out amongst the mania that is the City.
Jamie McDonald, host of "New York Originals" on NYC-TV, put together a book of the most historic, dynamic and even bizarre spots around the city--there are places in every borough--to prove that New York really is a visitor's dream.
Herewith, a selection of just a few of the spots highlighted in the book.
All photos ￂﾩ Jamie McDonald, New York Originals unless otherwise noted.