Antique Athletics Supports for Sale at Reopened Brooklyn Pharmacy

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Self-described "persuader from Maine" Peter Freeman has been living over the mysterious, closed Vermont Market and Pharmacy in Carroll Gardens for six months. He, like many neighbors, was fascinated by the place — which had been sealed up, wares and furniture included, for more than a decade. Freeman, according to the Times, convinced the eccentric owner to open the place up, and they had a party this weekend with lobster and oysters. Available for sale, if the place remains open for a while: "A rain hat for women 'with bouffant hairstyles.' Condoms packaged in 1983. Binaca. A bottle labeled: 'Tablets No. 1498. Flatulence' ... old athletic supporters and Pine Bros cough drops." [City Room/NYT]