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Housing Works Thrift Shop

W. 17th St., New York City, NY (Chelsea)
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Ranked #295 of 564 shopping in New York City
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Shopping
Most recent review
- May 31, 2014
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English first
New York City, New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I just spent 2 hours waiting for the store on 96th and broadway, nyc to open, planning on buying a large rectangular glass panel. I was 2nd in line. but when i went inside the panel was nowhere to be found. i had expected it to be up front since it was a new item coming on sale, which is... More

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New York City
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I have not been to their stores and after my experience as a donor I am reluctant. I made an appointment for a pick up for furniture (and smaller items) and when they did arrive (late) they took about five percent of what was promised leaving me with a whole host of furniture and small items I now have to... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I love this thrift store. It is on my way home from work on Broadway between 96th and 97th streets. There are senior and student reductions on Tuesdays, and this store receives new goods every day. The shop looks completely different every week. Book shelves, sofas, desks, and other furnishings that are interesting as well as useful. I've seen a... More

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Hong Kong
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10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The title says it all. A small-ish shop with an excellent selection of very good quality clothes at reasonable prices. It may not be the cheapest thrift stores around, but certainly the best value. When we visited, there was even a 50% off deal on clothes. There was a small but good furniture and china section, books, CDs and sundries.... More

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north carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2010

My sister and I have been travelling back and forth to New York City for years. We grew up there and pride ourselves on knowing some of the best thrift in New York, but we will no longer be shopping at housingworks like we used to. First, they have not just raised prices, they have tripled, if not more just... More

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New york city
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2009

The best thrift stores in New York. There are several throughout the city and I've bougt many an amazing bargain from there. They also have online auctions of thrifted goodies. The sales are amazing - so check their website first to see what is going on. For more on housing works and thrifting in NYC see my blog www/fortheloveofthrift.blogspot.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2003

Housing Works Thrift Shop is by far one of the better thrift shops in NYC. Clothing and furniture is arranged attractively, and grouped in areas that make sense, not just jumbled together! It doesn't have that "cluttered" feel that some thrift shops have. They also have great prices, and the proceeds go to a charity to benefit aids-related causes. And... More

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