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Best Junk Shop
Green Village
460 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn
718-599-4017


With the 26th Street flea market getting smaller to make room for more high-rises, and so-called thrift shops getting pricier by the minute, itís time to get back to basics -- down-and-dirty junk shopping. For eight years, Green Village has been a secret source for many antiques dealers, interior designers, and, yes, vendors from the 26th Street market. Sidney Ober, proprietor of this 10,000-square-foot space, has amassed multiples in every category imaginable. Need a piano? Heís got two. Sporting equipment, electronics, kidsí furniture, housewares, books, record albums, bikes, sleds, ďart,Ē vintage trophies, clothing by the pound, and a box full of bowling balls -- itís all here. (Shag rugs bought here for $20 recently sold on Lafayette Street for $1,800.) The caveat? Get ready to dig. While aisles are basically organized by category, itís no department store.
 
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