10. Spandex House

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Just in case you were short on Spandex, along 38th Street in the Garment District are bothSpandex House and Spandex World, both filled with all the Spandex one could desire. Spandex House claims to be the “One of the Largest Spandex Collection of The World,” while Spandex World isn’t quite as boastful, “specializing in high-quality spandex.” A step inside is worth it, with types of spandex you probably haven’t dreamt of: printed tie-dye, stretch sequin, giraffe skin, and the latest of printed skulls, just in time for Halloween.

Bonus: Uke Hut

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Billed as the “first ukulele store in New York,” Uke Hut is also the only ukulele specialty store in the city. Located on a nondescript block of Astoria, the tiki lamp and the musicians frequently seen performing at the entrance make it hard to miss.

Next, check out these combination coffee shops in NYC where you can get a coffee with a side of something more surprising.

Get in touch with the author @untappedmich. This article also has contributions by Meridith ViguetSamantha Sokol and Nasha Virata.