Midland Park's compact size and centralized location make it an ideal combination of small-town living with ready access to all that the larger surrounding communities have to offer. Godwin Avenue, the main thoroughfare in town, is peppered with businesses that cater to the shopping and dining needs of the community.
A unique group of shops can be found at the Brownstone Mill Antique Center in the old mill at the corner of Paterson Avenue and Goffle Road, including Mayfair Antiques, a particular favorite among local decorators, and Stone Mill Garden Center.
Across the street is Jasper Gallery and Gifts, a small cottage at 26 Goffle Road, which offers a wide variety of home accessories for gifts and entertaining.
The Wortendyke Station Craft Gallery and Pottery Studio carries an unusual selection of jewelry and glassware in the unexpected setting of a restored Pullman car.
The Depot, located on Prospect Street, is a special place for one-of-a-kind gifts. This shop makes you feel good inside as all proceeds from this women's exchange benefit Children's Aid and Family Services.
Can't get enough Hello Kitty merchandise? Morning Glory, located in the Midland Park Shopping Plaza, has an endless supply of these products, as well as Tamagotchi, Pokemon cards, school supplies and trinkets. In the same shopping plaza are Kings Super Market, Wholesale Photo, Radio Shack, Gamestop and Ethos Spa.
A three-generation family business, Sal Lauretta has a long tradition of dressing the fashion-conscious men of Bergen. The Gem And I features original Southwest jewelry designs for men and women. It's easy to spot the Kokopelli petroglyph that adorns the shop's Godwin Avenue exterior.
Looking for a deal? Check out The Gingerbread Consignment Shop and The Community Thrift Shop. These shops have a treasure trove of gently used or new clothing and accessories for women and children.
GOT YOU COVERED
Wostbrock Home has an extensive showroom of flooring and furnishing and offers interior design services. V&S Floor Covering has the latest floor covering selections in carpet, stair runners, cork, laminate, sheet vinyl and luxury vinyl tiles.
FOOD AND DINING
Midland Park has a variety of restaurants including Legends Steakhouse, Arturo's, Andy's Community Lunch and The Village Grille, but don't forget to pop into Friendly's, a family favorite.
A Bergen institution since 1974, Peter's Fish Market has been a favorite among (201) readers for the past five years. Peter's supplies the freshest catch to both home cooks and restaurant chefs alike. La Strada is the go-to source for fresh pasta and sauces, breads and Italian specialty food. Park Wood Deli, located on Erie Avenue, happily handles the sandwich needs of Midland Park and upper Ridgewood residents.
BLADES OF GLORY
Snow blowers are through for the season but lawn mowers are in full swing and it's important to keep those blades sharp! Need a mower or blower? Stop in to the Sharp Shop to browse their selection. Sears Hardware, open on Sunday, has everything the weekend gardener needs to keep the yard looking its best.