Who would not jump at the chance to buy their back to school supply or painting materials at a 110 years old art supply store in the East Village? Jean Michel Basquiat did, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol did, as do countless others. The shop was opened in 1905 by Benjamin Steinberg, a native Russian. Now it is run by Benjamin's grandson Steven Steinberg and great-grandson Doug Steinberg.
The super friendly and expert staff will help you find pretty much anything in this Art Empire that stretches over 3 Floors ( plus there is a huge warehouse around the corner.....). http://www.nycentralart.com/
Rue St. Denis is a very unique vintage store. All the clothes are what is called dead stock, meaning
they have never been worn.
The variety of men's and women's clothes from the 1960's to the 1990's is mind boggling. The owners Jean-Paul Buthier and Riccardo Bonechi first opened the store in the early 90's on the upper west side. Now the store is located on Ave B and 11th Street in the East Village and they supply many clothes for the film industry. (ie. to the show the Americans.)
Riccardo and Jean-Paul are also great stylists and help clients to put together amazing outfits with great enthusiasm and skill. Definitely worth a visit!!