Mon-Fri, 8am-7pm; Sat, 9am-7pm; Sun, noon-5pm
6 at 23rd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
This bustling home–and-garden store has the feel of a hardware shop, but Vercesi’s expansive selection is more like that of a department store, with sections dedicated to every home area from the garage to the kitchen to the backyard (or fire escape, for city dwellers). There are wine glasses, cookware, Oxo kitchen utensils, and small appliances like toasters and coffeemakers. Laundry room baskets, vacuum cleaners, and office supplies all have a place in the stock. DIY basics like house paint, tools, electrical equipment, and lumber are in good supply, and through a door in the back of the store and up a flight of stairs lies a treasure trove of gardening basics like Miracle-Gro, trowels, seeds, and ceramic pottery. For urban gardeners who have a little extra terrace or roof space, the nearby grill equipment is also worth a look.