Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm; Sat-Sun, closed
2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, M, Z at Fulton St.-Broadway/Nassau; 4, 5, 6 at Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall; 2, 3 at Park Pl.
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On a street dominated by J&R Music and Computer World, Weinstein & Holtzman Hardware carves out its own modest space mid-block, surrounded on all sides by its superstore neighbor. Yet this financial-district institution—in business since 1920—itself has an expansive inventory. There’s a Benjamin Moore mixing station and service counter where the staff helps shoppers find, order, or plan the parts needed for a project. Besides the obligatory drawers and boxes of numerous types of nails and screws, there are pegboards and shelves holding goods like concrete drill bits, replacement stove knobs, percolator tops, sink stoppers, woodcarving tools, and hacksaws. A second location in Dutchess County and a warehouse in Brooklyn help keep the open-weekdays-only store stocked with a wide variety of goods.