Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Shopping, Antiques East Village
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Obscura Antiques and Oddities
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Obscura Antiques and Oddities

This East Village staple, which hawks antiques, rare taxidermy and freaky novelties, has moved down the block into a 450-square-foot space that was once a funeral home. The spot has the same dark and twisted feel as the previous location, with creaking wooden floors, old-school hanging globe lights, and enough strange and unusual artifacts to earn owners Mike Zohn and Evan Michelson a show on the Discovery Channel, aptly called Oddities. You’ll find jarred piranhas ($25) and trays of preserved butterflies and beetles ($250–$350). A large oak case from the turn of the 20th century houses one-of-a-kind costumes, such as a hooded black robe embroidered with a skull and crossbones ($150). Adorn yourself in macabre accessories, including brass skull rings ($60) from Renfield Novelty, Zohn and Michelson’s new jewelry line.


Venue name: Obscura Antiques and Oddities
Address: 207 Ave A
New York

Cross street: between 12th and 13th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat noon–8pm, Sun noon–7pm
Transport: Subway: L to First Ave
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