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Stained Glass Store
Mon-Thu and Sat, 11am-5:30pm; Fri, 11am-4pm; Sun, closed
Nearby Subway Stops
R at Union St.
Trendy baby stores and snazzy bistros may have altered the neighborhood landscape, but Park Slope’s homeowners keep their historic brownstones timeless with the help of long-time, stained-glass specialist Peter Romano, who has been repairing, restoring, and reproducing windows and other glassworks since 1976. Romano maintains his turn-of-the-century quality of craftsmanship by insisting on high-end glass that is the same texture and color as the antique styles he’s replicating. Clients in search of ideas can leaf through his vast collection of books or take a guided tour of his residential work. Romano’s space is more workshop than store, with partially completed projects spread out on workbenches and a family snapshot-covered bulletin board on the wall, but nevertheless, walk-ins are welcome. Even renters can get a touch of vintage charm from a Tiffany or prairie-style lamp, and the truly inspired can cultivate a new hobby by choosing from a full selection of glassmaking supplies.Extra
Romano teaches weekly stained-glass workshops for small groups of students throughout the year. Sessions run October through December and January through March. Call the store to find out how to enroll in the next session.