If Halloween Has You Craving Sweets, Visit These Local Chocolate Shops

OK, you may be a little too old to trick-or-treat these days, but that doesn’t mean that your October chocolate cravings have stopped once you see all of those amazing candy sales popping up at the local stores!

However, one of the joys of not having to trick-or-treat – and of living in a great place like New York – is that there are lots of top-notch chocolate stores in the area that blow run-of-the-mill chocolate found at grocery stores out of the water. If you’re looking for some locally-made chocolates, then visit these nearby stores!

Jacques Torres Chocolate, located at 285 Amsterdam Ave #1, New York which is a 15-minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a European-style shop featuring its namesake chef’s chocolates, caramels, cookies and other sweets.

Every product created by Jacques Torres Chocolate is authentically made using premium ingredients. From sourcing the perfect cacao beans to technique steeped in tradition, Jacques’ team combines genuine passion with handcrafted mastery to produce purely delicious, real chocolate.

IT’SUGAR Upper West Side, located at 1870 Broadway B, New York which is a 13-minute drive from your Sagamore apartment, is a colorful retail chain offering classic and oversized candy, plus apparel, accessories and novelty gifts.

Founded in 2006 by Jeff Rubin, IT’SUGAR is a modern day playground dedicated to immersing its customers in content that they just can’t keep to themselves. IT’SUGAR was created to satisfy a universal sweet tooth and provide a variety of bold merchandise with tongue-and-cheek attitude.

Jacques Torres Chocolate

285 Amsterdam Ave #1, New York, NY 10023

(212) 787-3256


IT’SUGAR Upper West Side

1870 Broadway B, New York, NY 10023

(646) 395-7946


What Are You Dressing Up As For Halloween? Visit These Local Costume Stores

Whether you’re seven or 77, there’s no reason not to dress up for Halloween – it’s the one day of the entire year where you can be anything you want! However, if you plan on trick-or-treating or heading to a local party, that’s another story.

If you’re ready to start the yearly hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, then visit these costume shops that have popped up near your Sagamore apartment. You don’t need to have any ideas mapped out – these stores will give you all of the inspiration you need!

Party City, located at 660 Columbus Ave, New York which is a five minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a retail chain stocking a wide range of themed party supplies, plus costumes and holiday decorations.

Halloween is the biggest season at Party City by far. From August through November, Party City New York is primarily a Halloween store, carrying all styles and sizes of costumes, a huge assortment of costume accessories, life size animated props, giant stretch cobwebs, and skull pitchers and mugs.

Spirit Halloween, located at 2625 Broadway, New York which is a 12 minute walk from your Sagamore apartment, is a seasonal chain for Halloween, with tons of costumes for all ages, plus accessories and decor.

Spirit Halloween has a wide variety of Halloween décor, animatronics, costumes, and accessories that are perfect for trick-or-treating or throwing a Halloween party. The whole family can get in on the action! They even offer pet costumes, so your dog and cat can trick-or-treat with you.

Party City

660 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10025

(212) 787-2761


Spirit Halloween

2625 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

(866) 586-0155