Sun, 10am-7pm; Mon-Sat, 9am-9pm
1, 2, 3 at 96th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Colorful displays and signs advertising 60 percent markdowns greet you upon entering this brightly lit space in the Upper West Side. The first floor features affordable cookware. This ranges from the standard pots and pans to pressure cookers for the more adventurous. Everyday kitchen utensils share space with a few specialty food products like meat marinades and Bloody Mary mix. The bulk of the store's 40,000 plus items is found downstairs. Domestic perennials like bedding, bathroom, and pet supplies are well stocked at bargain prices; the furniture offers slightly less variety, but is equally affordable. Proximity to Central Park helps explain the grilling accoutrements on display in the summer months, though the lawn decorations seem ill-paired with the store's apartment-dwelling customers. Delivery is available if you'd rather not be tempted by the exotic jelly beans and candied papaya on sale by the register.