Who says there’s nothing good about an economic downturn? Manhattan’s beloved Antiques Garage, adored by legions of New York collectors, was slated for demolition but has been saved from the wrecking ball, at least for the foreseeable future. This bi-level concrete parking lot, unpretentious in the extreme, is a survivor from the days when this neighborhood was full of antiques venues. Though development has eradicated many of them, the 100-plus vendors in the Garage continue to offer everything from paintings to Puccis, spittoons to old Sears catalogues.
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