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24-Hour Emporium of Excess!

5.0 Stars

Sheltered under a tent in a vacant lot in Bed-Stuy, this revolutionary variety store offers the community a treasure trove of free shit: books, clothes, video games, canned food, and anything else you can think of. You’ll never know what you’ll find!

I found a postcard written to Steve Martin! I didn’t know it at first, but then I also scored his autobiography at the Free Store and there’re some striking coincidences.

A diverse group of community members founded the store and salvage most of the merchandise from the street, but neighbors, passersby and “customers” also replenish it with items they don’t want anymore.

On Wed Aug 18, 2010 | Back to The Brooklyn Free Store