Neighborhood: Various
Address: 109 3rd Ave.

It may seem strange to put a luxury cosmetics shop on a list filled with bars, music venues, and restaurants, but Kiehl's, whether you know it or not, is as much of a New York institution as Russ & Daughters or the New York Public Library. Kiehl's was founded way back in 1851 and has occupied the same storefront in the East Village since then, meaning it has spent one hundred and fifty years in the same exact spot. Though the original pharmacy may look a different than it did in pre-Civil War days, it still has an appealingly old time-y vibe. It's worth stopping by if you need some quality shampoo, or just for the comfort that, though businesses and bars come and go, some things never change. — Nathan Reese