Tom Diller’s eclectic shop is a neighborhood institution—if only because he made it one. The storekeeper strikes up a conversation with everybody who walks through the door, and is eager to share the stories behind his artisan stock: record bowls, hand-stitched Indian quilts, unisex pajamas printed with Hong Kong personal ads, handwoven Oaxacan laundry baskets, even wallets fashioned from The New York Times’ Arts section.
246 Smith St
|Cross street:||between DeGraw and Douglass Sts|
|Opening hours:||Wed–Sat noon-7pm, Sun noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to Bergen St|