Mon-Fri, 8:30am-7pm; Sat-Sun, 10am-7pm
6 at Bleecker St.; 6 at Spring St.
M&D Shapiro Hardware is just around the corner from the intersection of Broadway and Houston, where a multitude of big-box chains have staked their claims in Soho. Yet it remains the epitome of a neighborhood hardware store. This is partly because the shop belongs to the ranks of True Value stores—that unique national co-op that allows independent hardware stores to combine their buying power and resources to compete against the larger chains. But this compact store is also an East Village mainstay because it focuses on the products needed for small projects in small living spaces. Need paint to liven up your studio apartment? Or the tools to adjust a fixture or hang frames on the wall? Shapiro has the goods and the staff to help you plan your project.