Best Magazine Store New York 2000 - Universal News - CLOSED
When a friend told me his sculptures were featured in L'uomo Vogue (the Italian men's fashion rag), I combed the East Village trying to locate a copy. Ink on Avenue A had only last month's issue. Barnes & Noble? As if. In the end, I overcame my lazy ways and schlepped to Soho, where Universal News takes its stand. Overwhelmed by the floor-to-ceiling magazine racks lining its vast interior, I sought help from an employee, then settled down with a cappuccino to peruse my find (the shop doubles as a café). With the city's widest range of international periodicals, Universal News is the first place I'll look next time. 484 Broadway, 965-0730; uptown branch at 977 Eighth Avenue, 459-0932.