- Goose Barnacle
91 Atlantic Ave., nr. Hicks St., Brooklyn Heights; 718-855-2694
After being laid off from Citibank, Brooklyn Heights native David Alperin opened this 750-square-foot menswear boutique and gallery to cater to men who, like himself, are beyond their hipster phase and just want well-made, stylish clothes. Inside the living-room-like space, clothing fills four steel rolling racks, shoes are shelved in two fifties-era phone booths, and denim is laid across vintage trunks. Alperin stocks less than a dozen lines, chosen for craftsmanship and durability. T-shirts start at $30, while serious outerwear goes up to a fair $500.
From the 2011 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).