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Depression-era Abercrombie & Fitch hiking boots
“They came from a local beer craftsman and were once owned by his grandmother. Not only did she have fine taste in hiking boots, she allegedly wore them to Kenya back in the day, which really adds to my dream image of this lady.”

Mary Beatrice Brockman, owner, Kill Devil Hill, 170 Franklin St., nr. Java St., Greenpoint; 347-534-3088;
$325.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Rolling Stones T-shirt
“This seemingly innocent dragon tee is actually a one-show shirt sold only on Mick Jagger’s birthday in 1978.”

Seth Weisser, co-owner, What Goes Around Comes Around, 351 W. Broadway, nr. Broome St.; 212-343-1225; $950.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Back of shirt.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Seventies sunglasses
“There were three sisters who died in close succession, and they had multiples of everything, including glasses. Their nephew, a big, gregarious guy, ran the estate sale and wanted everything gone.”

Crissy Wrong, buyer, Court, 178 Mulberry St., nr. Broome St.; 212-925-1022; $397.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Civil War–era dress
“Digging through a trunk, we came across this spectacular dress. Turned out it belonged to someone in General Robert E. Lee’s family.”

Shannon Hoey, co-owner, New York Vintage, 117 W. 25th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-647-1107; rental price upon request.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Seventies Greek tunic
“In Crete in the seventies, a lot of women weaved their families’ clothing at home with foot-powered looms. The woman I bought this from equated selling it to doling out her late husband’s blood.”

Christina Kornilakis, owner, Portia & Manny, 198 Elizabeth St., nr. Prince St.; 212-219-6400; $138.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

WWII-era illustrated jacket and bag
“A Marine grunt created artwork on the jacket and bag he used during his time on Midway Island. I found them in the attic of a home in Michigan. It is very rare that I see any military pieces that have artwork—this is truly one of a kind.”

Melissa Howard, Owner, Stock Vintage, 143 E. 13th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-505-2505; price upon request.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Eighties Pierre Balmain beaded chiffon dress
“On one recent road trip, we had gone through New Jersey and Philadelphia and through the mainline of Pennsylvania, but there was nothing. Frustrated and flying 85 miles per hour, we got pulled over by a very stern, very young Pennsylvania state trooper. He stopped us right in front of a consignment store, and hanging in the window was an eighties Pierre Balmain dress, in perfect condition. I wanted to give Officer Training Pants a big kiss.”

Lexi Sacchi, Buying Manager, Frock, 170 Elizabeth St., nr. Kenmare St.; 212-594-5380; $1350

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Sixties Ossie Clark pantsuit
“I received a call from a woman who was a model in London in the sixties. As I was sorting through her closet, I spied an Ossie Clark, which is the Holy Grail of designer vintage. It was the one article of clothing she wanted to keep, but after months of my wheedling and making generous offers she finally agreed to sell it.”

Laura Wills, Owner, Screaming Mimi’s, 382 Lafayette St., nr. 4th St.; 212-677-6464; $1,500.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

Japanese indigo coat
“When I came across these poor-men’s clothes in Colorado, they were being used as stuffing in boxes of antique guns for a scavenger-dealer type named Bubba. Pieces like this don’t usually make it over 100 years. There are probably over 20 different indigo patches, all hand sewn together.”

Greg Armas, Owner, Assembly New York, 170 Ludlow St., nr. Stanton St.; 212-253-5393; $$624.

Photo: Boru O'Brien O'Connell

The curtain tieback is a stuffed, mounted Balmain glove.

Photo: The Selby

Craig Murphey (left) Ten Eyck Street and Union Avenue, Williamsburg. Early in the morning of October 18, 2007, Murphey was biking home from escorting his date to her South Williamsburg apartment. According to police reports, Murphey attempted to outrun a gas truck turning left on Ten Eyck Street. His pelvis shattered on impact, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. In his honor, over 40 friends have since received tattoos that read BE BETTER.

Frank C. Simpson Linden Boulevard near 175th Street, St. Albans. Simpson, a janitor returning from the evening shift at a Con Edison facility, was hit by a Dodge Stratus on November 9, 2006.

Jose Mora (left) North Conduit and McKinley Avenues, Cypress Hills. On September 4, 2006, 11-year-old Mora was on his way to the barber for a back-to-school haircut; that week, he was to start the sixth grade at nearby Junior High School 302. He was struck by a Honda while walking his bike across an intersection.

Jonathan Neese South 4th Street and Roebling Street, Williamsburg. On August 12, 2006, Neese, a bike messenger known as “Bronx Jon,” was struck by a livery cab while cycling from Brooklyn to Manhattan.

Sam Khaled Hindy (left) Base of the Manhattan Bridge. On November 16, 2007, Hindy was run over after mistakenly entering a Manhattan Bridge lane reserved for cars.

Habian Rodriguez Main Street and Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing. On September 1, 2007, Rodriguez collided with a city bus and died 30 minutes later.

Elizabeth Padilla (left) Fifth Avenue and Prospect Place, Park Slope. Commuting to the Brooklyn Bar Association on June 9, 2005, Padilla swerved to avoid the open door of a parked P.C. Richard’s truck. She lost control of her bike and fell underneath the wheels of an ice-cream delivery truck.

Juan Luis Solis East Gun Hill Road and Bouck Avenue, the Bronx. Attempting to pass a double-parked car on June 22, 2007, Solis was struck by a box truck and died of severe head trauma. The truck did not stop.

Jeffrey Moore (left) Chauncey Street and Rockaway Avenue, Bed-Stuy. According to witnesses, on May 29, 2007, Moore was run over (twice) by his girlfriend Jeanine Harrington. She was indicted on charges of murder and criminal possession of a weapon (her Nissan Pathfinder).

Derek Lake Houston Street and La Guardia Place. On June 26, 2006, Lake reportedly skidded on a steel construction plate and was crushed underneath the wheels of a passing truck.

Elijah Armand Wrancher (left) Springfield Boulevard and 130th Avenue, Springfield Gardens. On August 28, 2007, 12-year-old Wrancher attempted to ride his bicycle while holding onto a moving truck. He lost his grip and fell under the truck’s rear wheel.

David Smith Sixth Avenue and 36th Street. On December 5, 2007, Smith was biking up Sixth Avenue when the passenger-side door of a parked pickup truck opened unexpectedly. He was knocked into the path of an oncoming truck.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

Anthony Delgado (left) Palmetto Street and Central Avenue, Bushwick. Shortly after midnight on April 29, 2007, 13-year-old Delgado borrowed a bike to head home from his friend’s baptism party. As he crossed the intersection, he was struck by an SUV.

Carolina Hernandez 57th Avenue and Junction Boulevard, Elmhurst. On August 16, 2007, Hernandez was riding to a mall when she was struck and killed by a Chevy truck. The driver pled guilty to driving with a suspended license.

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