Located on E. Houston, New York, Billy’s Antiques is a hodgepodge of curiosity, oddity, and plain great old stuff. The tent has been at 76 E. Houston since 1986, eventually becoming Billy’s after its initial incarnation as Lot. 76. The place is a remnant of the old Bowery. A place where Dime Museums, tattoo shops, and all other good things mingled and the spirit of adventure was high.
I’m getting romantic. But, its places like Billy’s, and the stories of the things they hold, that put me in that mood. Well worth the visit when you are in New York.
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