Learn how to crawl: the New York City Yarn Crawl is on through Sunday, September 25.

Where to Shop for Yarn in New York City: Manhattan


Dear Ann: It’s the time of year when New York fills up with visitors, who come to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, the skating rinks at Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park, and the windows at Barney’s, Bergdorf, Saks, and Lord & Taylor. Fifth Avenue turns into a mosh pit. Last year I was clipped at the knees and nearly taken out by a fully loaded American Girl Place shopping bag. It’s a festive time. It’s also...

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Downtown Owls

Downtown Owls - 1

Dear Ann, You would think Avenue A was the ends of the earth, for how rarely I get there. I go up and down the West Side like it’s nothing. Is there not an L train? Are there no crosstown buses? On Friday I was wandering around the East Village like a tourist, snapping pictures. For a treat, I dropped in to say hi to Rita at Downtown Yarns, and ended up doing something I never do: sitting down and knitting for a couple of hours,...

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