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Know Your Side Street

A small town’s worth of commerce on a single block; this week, Bergen Street, between Fifth and Flatbush Avenues, in Park Slope.


1. Melt
440 Bergen St. 718-230-5925
Nice sidewalk seating, plus tasty free snacks at the bar.

2. City Sub
450 Bergen St. 718-398-2592
Mouth-contorting ten- to twelve-inch sandwiches; try the toasted pastrami.

3. Private Stock
458 Bergen St. 718-230-0055
Streetwear store named for a Biggie Smalls lyric.

4. Babeland
462 Bergen St. 718-638-3820
Sex toys taken extremely seriously.

5. Bump
464 Bergen St. 718-638-1960
Stretchy-band-enhanced designer duds, plus cute baby-name dog tags.

6. Eponymy
466 Bergen St. 718-789-0301
Vintage Chanel tweed meets J Brand jeans.

7. Ride Brooklyn
468 Bergen St. 347-599-1340
Wheels for all ages, from Radio Flyer tricycles to skateboards to Electra Amsterdam bikes.

8. Bergen Street Comics
470 Bergen St. 718-230-5600
A sleek clubhouse for the sophisticated fanboy.

9. Bark Hot Dogs
474 Bergen St. 718-789-1939
Café Gray and Franny’s vets turn their skills loose on fancy hot dogs.

10. Pintchik Discount Ace Hardware
478 Bergen St. 718-783-3333
First-aid station for broken-down brownstones.


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