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Alternative sources (misc)

Sources of free/used stuff of all kinds:

Furniture & Appliances


MakerBot 3d printers, eggbots, etc.

Electronics Components

If in doubt: Most people use Digi-Key or Mouser. Mouser is often cheaper and has a better selection of wireless parts. Digi-Key has a better selection in many other areas.

  • Adafruit They offers reselling pricing for hackerspaces (See Adafruit_Orders to get in on group buys via HM's discount)
  • Jameco Electronics Supplier -- Tools and Parts
  • Parallax Propeller and Basic Stamps, Sensors, Etc.
  • All Electronics Random Electronic Parts
  • Digi-Key electronics parts
  • Online Components Electronics parts
  • ROHM Electronics parts
  • Mouser electronics parts
  • Avnet cheap 2-day shipping, often cheaper parts in low quantities
  • Newark (element14, Premier Farnell) cheap overnight shipping



Bhens Products Co, Inc (BeadKraft, MakerKraft)
Acrylic sheets, stock sizes & cut to order; beads, findings and jump rings; tools
0900-1800 M-F, 0900-1600 Sat, closed Sun

1231 Broadway (NW corner 30 St) map
New York, NY 10001
(212) 532-6620

Canal Plastic Center
Acrylid sheets, stock sizes & cut to order
0930-1800 M-S, closed Sun

345 Canal St (Greene/Wooster St, N side) map
New York, NY 10013
(212) 925-1032


Canal Rubber Supply Co, Inc
0900-1645 M-S, closed Sun

329 Canal St (Mercer/Greene St, N side) map
New York, NY 10013
(212) 226-7339

Science & Lab

Lighting Supplies

  • Canal Lighting & Parts - 313 Canal St
  • The Lighting Studio - 141 Bowery. Cheaper than Canal Lighting and probably has a better selection.
  • Grand Lighting And Parts - 344 Broome St. Just across the Lighting Studio. Good prices and nice personnel.
  • Eighth Avenue Lighting, Inc. - 545 8th Avenue. From Peter Shenkin.

Retail Stores in the City that Sell Cool Stuff

This section is for retail stores where you can buy stuff of interest. The emphasis is on places in the city with unusual offerings. For stores within walking distance of HackManattan! that sell commodity hardware and parts that you can basically get anywhere, see Local Places to Buy Stuff.

They supply metals, chemicals and small tools for jewelers. Student-oriented.
Open M-F till 5:30 PM

34 West 46th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 944-0909

Zak Jewelry Tools
Another tool supplier to the jewelry industry. They've got some large and heavy items here: wire mills, benches, etc. Oriented toward professionals. HIgh quality and generally expensive.

55 W. 47th St., between 5th and 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
212 768 8122

Every kind of light bulb you could imagine, and some you couldn't.

415 W. 50th St. (between 9th and 10th Avenue)
New York, NY 10019
212 765 6190

Local Resources

see the Local Resources page for places within easy walking distance of Hack Manhattan.