Interesting Hardware Stores

Interesting Hardware Stores

Probably everyone knows El Globo on 7th Avenue and there are certainly lots of other smaller hardware stores but most have the same things. That's normal as they are the things most often bought but it seems I always want the abnormal.

This morning I was walking up 4th Avenue from Calle 18 and discovered a collection of interesting hardware stores. The one in the photo was the most interesting but there are others, all between Calle 16 and 14.

This particular one had lots of less common items. Here are a few examples:

  • Hard-crank grinding wheels
  • Hinges, drawer pulls and such
  • Pipe wrenches from miniscule to huge

If you are looking for "something different in hardware" this area seems to be a good place to look.