Esoteric magazines ($1–$50) and handmade action figures ($60) share shelf space at this innovative twist on the modern news rack. Located at a heavily trafficked intersection inside Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Avenue subway station, the store is packed with hipsterish reads, curated by former Vice Italia photo editor Lele Saveri, who often recruits local artists to serve as guest clerks. Saveri stocks out-of-the-box pubs, including Slice Harvester ($3), which chronicles the pizza-devouring adventures of New Yorker Colin Hagendorf, and Toilet Paper ($20), an edgy Italian art glossy. There’s also a collection of mixtapes ($7–$10, includes a link to download the playlist) featuring indie darlings such as Chances with the Wolves, Neckface and Matt Creed, as well as thoughtful refreshments, including gratis miniature Perrier cans and McClure’s potato chips ($2).
|Venue name:||The Newsstand||Contact:|
Intersection of the G and L trains
|Cross street:||at Metropolitan Ave station|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am-8pm|
|Transport:||Subway: G to Metropolitan Ave; L to Lorimer St (Metropolitan Ave)|