9. Schmidt’s Candy: Jamaica Avenue near 94th Street Woodhaven, Queens, 2010

Schmidt's Candy Shop
All photos by James and Karla Murray

Schmidt’s Candy in Woodhaven, Queens has been in business for almost a century and the third-generation owner Margie still makes all of the delicious chocolates by hand using no preservatives. For the holidays, including Christmas and Easter, she uses special cast iron molds passed down from her grandfather from the 1920s.