Over the break, the Bed-Stuy blog posted about a designer-discount store on Marcus Garvey between Decatur and Fulton that sounds worth checking out—if you can get there when it’s open. The shop, which opened on Black Friday 2008, is called CloseOut Kings, and according to Bed-Stuy blog, it “feels like an urban chic or European boutique store” and is “stuffed with recognized name brand treasures, if you’re willing to take a few minutes to sort and sift.” BSB saw some Ralph Lauren ladies’ sweaters, Michael Kors sheets and other goodies. But beware: “One tip to note is their business hours aren’t consistent,” the blog warns. “If you can catch them while they’re open, this may be your next go-to shop for brand names at discount prices.” Has anyone else checked this place out? Read the whole story here.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]