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I Loved every moment spent in this unusual place. If you love the rare, the unique, the grotesque, poison bottle, antique original photos (I could list staff here but you already understood...) do yourself a favor and go there. You will love every moment in...More
In a world of full stores with the same merchandise over and over, Obscura stands out as a fun interesting place to go. We found some treasures to take back home and took a ton of photos. It’s a fun place to stop if you’re...More
We were eating at Beauty & Essex,which is near Obscura and we decided to walk over. We were a big fan of the show Oddities. Low and behold, Evan and Mike were both inside and super friendly. Chatting with JD and taking pictures with us....More
We saw some shows about this place on tv and wanted to check it out. First thing is it is tiny. I realize many store in NYC are small, but this is little more than a closet. Prices were high and there was really not...More
I've been shopping and buying elements to live with in my apartment and to use as display for my work at shows at Obscura for 15 years plus. There is nothing like it in NYC for good reason. In order to have a collection like...More
Visited the ever famous Obscura in NYC. The shop is beautiful, their collection is fun to browse- but prices are so high, unless you have a high rise in downtown NYC & rich, you cant afford it. I understand they have a show and its...More
It was worth the long hike to get there in order to see this amazing little shop. Despite the tiny space, a person could spend hours looking at everything that is stuffed into the store. The owner is a very friendly and knowledgeable guy (yes,...More
This is a ridiculous store. It is tiny, there isn't that much here that is interesting to see and the items for sale are way overpriced. This resembles a poorly run junk store more than an antique or oddities store. We have an oddities store...More
We have seen every episode of "Oddities" on TV. We were in Manhattan for the first time and Obscura was the only thing my wife wanted to make it a point to see. Using Google Maps the store wasn't hard to find. I was surprised...More
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighbourhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.