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Obscura Antiques & Oddities

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Saw it on TV, had to see it in person

We have seen every episode of "Oddities" on TV. We were in Manhattan for the first time and... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
Dreams Came True

I was so excited to visit Obscura, being that I'm from the middle of nowhere, obsessed with all... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah L
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207 Avenue a, New York City, NY 10009-3474
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so excited to visit Obscura, being that I'm from the middle of nowhere, obsessed with all things ooky-spooky and abnormal, and a big fan of the TV show Oddities. As soon as I dragged my parents through the door, my mom almost collapsed...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Meranail
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank InezLady
Reviewed 9 April 2018

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

Thank yumabatguano
Reviewed 9 October 2017

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

Thank Blue B
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

1  Thank Jessie F
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

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

2  Thank Rehsinup19
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

1  Thank okiesooner09
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