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Obscura Antiques and Oddities.

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

Field review by the editors.

New York, New York

Elevated to reality show stardom via the Discovery Channel's Oddities series (2010), this tiny, narrow shop sells old items (or items that just look old) that attract the bizarre-craving eyeballs of modern consumers: vintage doctor paraphernalia, strangely dressed showroom dummies, Shriner garb, dead things in bottles, etc. It's a set designer's idea of what a junk shop or cluttered attic should look like. Obscura is styled for urban lovers of the macabre who don't have the inclination to leave town to see medical or county museums, where the staging isn't as entertaining and the items aren't for sale.

Obscura's quirky proprietors may be around to tell you what you're looking at.

Obscura Antiques and Oddities

207 Ave. A, New York, NY
In Manhattan's Lower East Side neighborhood. On the west side of Ave. A just south of 13th St.
Daily 12:30-8 pm (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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