There are many places to buy lighting, but we have found that for a wide selection, reduced prices and great local service, Lighting By Gregory on the Bowery is our top pick. Online ordering is good, but if you need to see and feel the object, in-store is better...Choosing lighting is daunting, and Lighting By Gregory is a little like looking for cheese at Zabar's: if you know what you want it is easy; if you don't, it can be overwhelming. Therefore, we recommend narrowing down your search as much as possible before you go in and ASK FOR HELP. The people at Lighting by Gregory are not shysters, and have been very helpful every time we've been there.
Lighting By Gregory sells a very wide range of brands, from designer lighting such as Flos and Artemide to more rough and ready names such as WAC and Juno. They sell wall fixtures, floor lamps, under-counter lights, track lights and more. They also do a big business in ceiling fans.