New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
When Elayne Kling moved her auto shop from Manhattan to Brooklyn, she realized the new location had an extra office she wouldn’t need, so she turned it into a vintage emporium. The small, carpeted space, located right next to the repair shop’s garage door, is a no-frills treasure chest of affordable old jewelry ($15–$60), tchotchkes ($2–$60) and barware ($5–$80). Among the goods, you’ll find a pull-down classroom map of the U.S. from 1969 ($200), a small sunburst wall clock from the late ’50s ($45), and ’60s Avon perfume bottles shaped like Winnebagos and campers ($15–$20). If poodles are your jam, this place is your jackpot: The store’s prolific collection includes highball glasses (three for $20), kitchen towels ($25), and figurines ($5–$35) from the ’50s and ’60s. You can also nab vintage aprons ($15–$20) and clutches ($5–$20), ’80s enamel earrings ($15 per pair, $25 for two), glass-bead necklaces ($15–$45), and bits of rustic Americana, such as old animal skulls ($30) and scythes ($15). As a tie-in to the auto shop, there are also bins full of kid’s metal toy cars ($2).