Local Guide

Located just steps from Union Square Park and a busy shopping strip of 5th Avenue, a trip to the Lion Brand Yarn Studio can also be a trip to explore the dining and shopping options in the area. We’ve listed just a few of the places around us that you may want to check out.

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Dining in the Area

Coffee/Sandwich shops:

Casual Restaurants:

  • Chat ‘n Chew, 10 East 16th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue)
  • Coffee Shop, 29 Union Square West (at East 16th Street)
  • Heartland Brewery, 35 Union Square West (between East 16th Street and East 17th Street)
  • La Petite Abeille, 44 West 17th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
  • Laut, 15 East 17th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue)
  • Lillie’s, 13 East 17th Street (between Broadway and 5th Avenue)
  • Qi, 31 West 14th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)

Upscale Restaurants:


Things to Do in the Area

We are conveniently located near historic Union Square Park, home to a world-famous Greenmarket and a beautiful, tree-filled park. For more information about goings-on in and around Union Square, visit UnionSquareNYC.org. For tips on yarncrafting outdoors, click here to check out a helpful blog post.

Want to discover more parks in our area? Click here for a blog post on our 5 favorite parks for yarncrafting.

There are also many clothing and accessory stores lining 5th Avenue, just steps from LBYS, including 7 for All Mankind, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, Bebe, Club Monaco, Coach, Daffy’s, Gap, H&M, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Kenneth Cole, Loft, Paul Smith, White House/Black Market, and more.

For other local attractions within walking distance, consider the world famous Chelsea Market (a diverse food hall), the Rubin Museum of Art, NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, the High Line (the popular park built on an old elevated train track), or Eataly (a sprawling Italian market with many restaurants).