Great name, not really sure what it means, bored clerk, and good (though not huge) selection of indie-type fare on DVD. All I know is they had Grey Gardens there, so props to this shop.
This is a neato little gallery that shows work by upcoming Japanese artists, so it's very sort of anime/kawaii looking stuff and (depending how known the artist is) some of it is even priced within reason. The gal there is helpful and pleasant. Worth a visit!
Boy, am I glad this place just opened in my neighborhood, Boerum Hill. The staff is friendly and helpful, and they actually have good prices! (You know how you usually have to pay through the nose for natural stuff.) They have a little juice bar and they are still adding the produce section so I can't comment on that. My only complaint is that they don't really have a refrigerated section--only two small cases. Maybe they'll add that too.
This gem of a market is located in the downtown Brooklyn area near the government buildings. They have a bulk foods section which is in a cooler to keep things fresh and worm-free. They always have a monthly sale flyer. You can count on some brand of natural juice to be a few bucks off, and a lot of the sale items are displayed on endcaps for quick access. They also carry natural vitamins, supplements, makeup, beauty and bath products. Oh, and they also have a fresh hot -foods corner in the back, which always has vegetarian and vegan options.
this place i think also offers free delivery like nearby smith pet food, and they also carry numerous lines of natural pet foods, but where this one is lacking is the service. the dudes here do not give a crap whether you are there or not, i guess you are just another gentrifyer with a fancy pet to them.
this is one of those record shops where the clerks know their music in high-fidelity levels of obsession. there's a real college-radio-music-director vibe to it. probably at any one time there are at least 3 music directors in there. they carry all kinds of indie music, not just the indie rawk, but also stuff like avant garde, free jazz, krautrock, and so on, arranged by category, including categories you might not have known existed but really want to check out. you can also buy tickets to certain shows here and it somehow feels much more personal than getting reamed on the ticketmaster website.
Housing Works is a high-ceilinged but cozy bookshop with a cafe in the back. they have reasonably priced copies of many of the titles on the times bestseller lists as well as the kinds of unique finds you can only get in used book stores. you can loiter here with a book in one of the chairs or at a cafe table. the staff is all volunteer and proceeds go to house and job-train people living with HIV and AIDS. so why in the world would you go to one of those jerkass big-box bookstores?
this place is CREEP-OLA! it is so much fun to browse here and check out all their macabre antiques and collectibles. one time they had a stuffed two-headed calf in the front window. that should give you an idea of what they carry here. also old photos of dead people (babies included), medical models and oddities (gross stuff in formaldehyde in jars) mason fezzes. if this sounds intriguing and not totally repulsive, you must check this place out.
if you're like me, you may feel like that one twilight episode where the guy only wants to read and then the world ends and he survives and can finally read everything he wants to forever, when you enter or even pass by this shop. they have so many titles just in the window display that i want to read that i have to hand it to them. they have sections for film theory, music history, etc. they're all new books going for retail but i think there's a sale tabe in the back
this downtown discount designer department store is legendary among bargain-hunters. the only thing is, since everyone knows about it, it sucks to go there on the weekend, super crowded . best to go in early morning, i think.