It's that time of year when shopping happens, like it or not. You can support the locals without venturing into the crowds with "New York First." From their City Stuff collection and beyond, many of their gifts come from the vanishing city itself.
You can order Bazzini Nuts, a Papaya King frankfurter party pack, and a gallon of Guss's Lower East Side pickles. (Bazzini's is leaving Tribeca, Guss is giving up the LES, and Papaya Kings are dropping like flies.)
Going into the deeper past of already vanished New York, you'll find a replica Stork Club ashtray, Luchow's souvenirs, and a rather uncomfortable looking "Walk/Don't Walk" chair. (The Rare Ashtray Vault is full of lovely items from lost places.)
Finally, who wouldn't love the Complete Brooklyn Egg Cream kit?
After a tough day of cyber shopping, you can get into your Cross-Dress for Success finest, put on your Noisy Neighbor Revenge CD, and enjoy an H&H bagel with a homemade egg cream served in your New York "Greek diner" coffee cup.