Closet case: Peek into notable New Yorkers' closets

Check out the wardrobes (and organizational skills) of the most stylish New Yorkers.



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Trapped in the Closet Chapters 13--22

  • Rated as: 3/5

R. Kelly’s never-ending R&B opera is a microcosm for his career: What began in earnest has since morphed into a string of insane jokes. Yet, even with a child-pornography trial coming up next month, the seemingly dim crooner is obviously laughing with us. As if rhyming Bridget with midget in

Beacon's Closet moving from Williamsburg to Greenpoint

The thrift store's owner says she's been priced out of the neighborhood, and VICE magazine is moving in. Send tips and cat photos to: Editor: Marley Lynch (@marleyasinbob) Bad news for fans of cheap threads in Billyburg: Famed secondhand shop Beacon's Closet will be

Sale alert: Raid a Brooklyn boutique owner’s closet at Bird tonight

Barely worn Céline. Need we say more? Think of Bird owner Jennifer Mankins as your fashion fairy godmother. The self-described “failed minimalist” is unlocking the doors to her coveted closet tonight at the boutique’s Cobble Hill location, where stylish wares from her worldly travels will

Pies ’n’ Thighs

  • Rated as: 3/5
  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

Deprivation is the mother of New York restaurant hype. Pies ’n’ Thighs, the city’s most eagerly awaited Southern-fried grease trap, has kept Williamsburg in Pavlovian limbo since the start of 2008, when its first incarnation—a drunk-food closet at the back of a bar—was shut down to prep

  1. 166 South 4th St, at Driggs Ave
  2. Average main course: $10. Cash only
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Monsters Inc 3D

  • Rated as: 5/5

There’s a tendency to assume that the current spate of 3D reissues are entirely cynical: a way to squeeze a few extra pennies without doing a great deal. And that’s doubtless true in the majority of cases, but not with ‘Monsters Inc’. Instead, Pixar’s most conceptually complex film

Grit N Glory

  • Price band: 3/4
  • Critics choice

Fed up with the dearth of stores that matched their aesthetic, 24-year-old founders Emily Conley and Veronica Cano set up their own boutique with a real American rock & roll feel. The likes of Aerosmith, Pantera and ZZ Top inspired the shop, as did the women's own experiences growing up in NYC clad

  1. 86 Orchard St, between E Houston and Stanton Sts
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Israel: A Home Movie: movie review

  • Rated as: 3/5

Watch any family’s home movies, and you can see its fluctuations in every faded-Kodachrome beach trip and Christmas morning. Filmmaker Eliav Lilti takes this notion one step further: Watch scratchy, washed-out home movies taken by Israelis over several decades, and you can see the history of a

Freshman Orientation

  • Rated as: 2/5

The crazy new world of collegiate sexual-identity politics gets a work over in this mediocre comedy, but the film’s own politics seem a little confused: It thinks it’s saying stereotypes are stupid, yet it’s chock-full of them. Horndog Clay (Huntington) arrives at college ready for all those

Nomad Vintage

  • Price band: 3/4

Vintage enthusiasts have another high-end spot for unique wares, thanks to this temporary shop from veteran dealers Katie McDonnell and David Brockman. The store is an expansion of McDonnell’s e-commerce site ( but a new venture for Brockman, who was a buyer for both now-closed

  1. 208 E 6th St, at Third Ave
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  • Price band: 2/4

Turkey-born Parsons grad Su Beyazit honed her eye for fashion working as a freelance stylist for Brooklyn Magazine and The L Magazine. Her first store features women’s clothing ($15–$280) and jewelry ($20–$180) from Beyazit’s personal vintage collection that she used to sell on Etsy

  1. 216 Greene Ave, at Grand Ave
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