Local Resources

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Put places on this page that are in our 'hood and are worth knowing about for one reason or another. Add categories as needed, but be parsimonious.


Do you really need to buy locally?

People often want things on the SAME DAY, then proceed to waste a lot of time trying to find it locally. By the same they actually get around to it, an order from an online vendor will arrived.

Cheap, Fast and Good

They say "pick any two", but to get into this section, which is devoted to places to grab a bite near Hack Manhattan, you have to qualify on all three.

Add a new place in a new sub-heading and your own review or comments in a bullet.

Dirty Bird

Eat in, take out or get it delivered.

204 West 14th St (just West of 7th Ave)
New York, NY 10011
(212) 620-4836

  • Peter: Best fried chicken I've had in NY. Good side dishes (brussel sprouts, etc.). The coffee, from Mud NYC, is great when it's fresh, but it isn't always, unfortunately. Nice cookies to bring to the space. Eat in or take out.
  • I second that. --Guan 12:24, 30 December 2011 (EST)

Sausage, Inc.

106 University Place (between 12th and 13th)
New York, NY 10003-4508
(212) 414-4344

  • Peter: "Artisan sausages" on a pretzel bun -- meaning a bun made of soft-pretzel dough. With grilled onions. They have a turkey and even a vegetarian variety, in addition to several beef and pork varieties. Condiments are available at a modest price: sauerkraut, cole slaw, pickles, etc. They have french fries, and also a tracle peanut butter panna cotta that to me sounds utterly disgusting, but YMMV.

Whole Green

7th Ave bet 12th and 13th Whole Green

  • Dave: Tiny Hole-in-the-wall juice bar that makes great $3-5 sandwiches and wraps to be found in the similarly tiny fridge. Closes early evening though so get it early.

Halal Food Truck@12th and 7th

Open 'til 4 p.m. only, but cheap, good and fast.


http://westvillenyc.com 246 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 (bet 7th & 8th) (212) 924-2223

  • Dave: Excellent 'real' food, great veggies and grilled meats. May not be fast at peak times, but worth the wait.
  • Peter: Gotta try it. Sounds like a good excuse to use the neglected 18th-St. station on the #1.

Places Close to HackManhattan! to Buy Stuff

This category is for places to just run out and pick something up in a jiffy, or stop by on the way in. The emphasis is on proximity, not selection or quality. For an emphasis on quality and variety, see Retail Stores in the City that Sell Cool Stuff.

Home Depot

You know the deal....
0700 - 2200 M-S, 0800-2000 Sun

40 West 23rd Street (5/6 Ave, S side) map
New York, NY 10010
(212) 929-9571


Both Manhattan Lowes stores have closed. There is still one left in Brooklyn.

Artie's Hardware & Locksmith

Typical neighborhood hardware store
Closes 6 PM during the week (but 24-hr locksmith service)

223 West 14th Street (7/8 Ave, N side) map
New York, NY
(212) 243-0381

Barneys Hardware

Often cheaper than Artie's, lots of stuff in the back if you ask
0800-1700 M-S, closed Sun

467 6th Ave (11/12th, W side) map
New York, NY 10011
(212) 675-3846

Midtown Electrical Supply

This looks like a serious place
0700-1700 M-F, closed S-S

157 W 18th St (just E of 7 Ave) map
New York, NY 10011
(212) 255-3388

Lighting & Beyond

Light bulbs and lighting accessories
1000-1900 M-S, 1000-1800 Sun

35 W 14th St (5 Ave/6 Ave, N side) map
New York, NY 10011
(212) 929-2738

Blick Art Materials

Serious art supply store
0900-2000 M-F, 0900-1900 Sat, 1100-1800 Sun

650 6th Ave (SE corner of 20 St) map
New York, NY 10011
(212) 524-9611


Arts & Crafts department store
0900-2200 M-S, 1000-2000 Sun

675 6th Ave 21/22St, W side) map
New York, NY 10010
(646) 259-3911

Set Shop

Photographers studio supplies - gaffer tape
0830-1800 M-F, colsed S-S

36 West 20th Street (5/6 Ave) map
New York, NY 10011 USA
(212) 255-3500


Like B&H only you dont have to talk to every employee in the store to make a simple purchase
0800-2000 M-Th, 0900-1400 F, closed Sat, 0930-1700 Sun

42 West 18th St. (5/6 Ave) map
New York, NY 10011

Not So Local

See the Suppliers page for resources farther afield.