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Saturday, November 3, 2007

I love the MTA gift shop.

The MTA has its shortcomings...seasonal strikes, the G train etcetera.
HOWEVER, a marketing genius has made their gift shop a great resource for creative gift giving. Buy an antique subway map ($30) for your dad or a wooden subway train set for your nephew ($9.95 a car).
I like the Ecoist line of products.
Especially the coin purse and clutch both made of hand woven, recycled, NYC subway maps.
About Ecoist
Ecoist plants a tree for every handbag sold. Ecoist works with Trees for the Future to plant trees in areas that have been affected by industrial development, natural disasters, fires, and other causes.

I also like the mosaic tile reproductions.

Get the tile from your subway stop or collect subway emblems of all the stops you've lived by.
I like the Court Street mosaic ($36). Each reproduction is unique and created by NYC artisans. Features a high-glaze finish and a metal hanger on back.

1 comment:

Chris said...

I went on the MTA gift shop last night to purchase a reproduction tile (had the different ones like the one you posted) today I went on the website and they only have the mosaic one. Whats up with that?
BTW the store is a fav of mine as well:)