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Apr 13, 2008 08:51 PM

Cotton Candy

Does anyone know where I can find cotton candy? I'm looking for the kind that you get on one of those paper cones at a carnival, not the kind you get in a bag at Duane Reade. It's for a photo shoot. I know Landmarc supposedly has it, but I'd prefer if it was south of midtown, but I'm willing to travel, as I need it for work.


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  1. The original Landmarc is in Tribeca. Not sure if they have it.

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    1. The Four Seasons restaurant used to have it, but I haven't been in a while. Not sure if they still do.

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      1. you can rent a machine at any party supplier store.

        1. On St. Mark's Place, between 2nd and 3rd Aves., there's a Japanese place that sits slightly below street level, on the north side of the street, roughly across from Grassroots Tavern. I don't know the name, because it's written in Japanese characters that I can't read. There's a cartoon of an old lady wearing a handkerchief on her head, however.

          At this place, when you're done with your meal, the wait person brings you a little cup of cotton candy sugar and a stick, and you take out to their cotton candy machine outside their front door and spin your own. I bet if you talked to them, you could work something out. The beauty of this particular place for a photo shoot, i'd imagine, is that you can spin it to look exactly how you want. (Though if you really wanted a cardboard cone, you'd probably have to bring that yourself.)

          1. Just an update, we wound up getting it from Dylan's Candy Bar, and bringing it down to the shoot, although they took a bit of convincing to make me a bag of all pink cotton candy, since that was what we needed. Thanks for the help though!