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Pop Shops
Local resources for culturati collectibles.

TV and Movie Props: If it was shot in New York, there’s a good chance it’ll end up at Film Biz Recycling (540 President St., nr. Third Ave., Gowanus; 347-384-2336). The nonprofit is tight-lipped about its connections, but the merch has included desks tagged LOCI (as in Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and bike parts from Premium Rush.

Superhero Stuff: Midtown Comics (various locations; midtowncomics.com) stocks all the newest releases from DC, Marvel, and an army of small presses, as well as eBay gold like Amazing Fantasy No. 15 and X-Men No. 1. rare books: More than 60,000 titles are packed into P.S. Bookshop (76 Front St., at Washington St., Dumbo; 718-222-3340), including out-of-print, first-edition, and autographed tomes. Current stock includes signed copies of Richard Avedon’s The Sixties, Herb Ritts’s Africa, and poet Dylan Thomas’s Death and Entrances.

Heavy Nostalgia: Every square inch of PopFuzz (123 Wythe Ave., nr. N. 8th St., Williamsburg; 718-388-6396) is jammed with DVDs, records, books, graphic novels, collectible dolls, and other blasts from the past 40 years. Where this flashback hub really shines, though, is with trading cards, including the Garbage Pail Kids, Back to the Future, Alien, and Star Wars.

—Jen Ortiz

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