The most dynamic block in the Slope now has one more new business. Bubblez, a toy and gift shop, has sprouted up in the space that was last home to the signless women's shoes and accessories store WNDRLND, between Fourth and Fifth Streets.
"The store was supposed to be called 4-Every-1, because we really sell a large variety of fun things for both kids and adults," said owner Sal. "People are assuming that we're a toy store, but we're actually a lot more than that. There's something for everyone."
There are plenty of toys for sale, to be sure, but I was most struck by the whimsical items for adults. Zany shot glasses, potato scrubbers skaped like smiling potatoes, a sock monkey wine bottle caddy, funky iPhone cases, a squirt gun that shoots condiments instead of water, and plenty of other silly household stuff, along with more traditional gifts like Meyer's Soaps.
I imagine that this place will be getting a lot of foot traffic from children and curious adults alike. They'll be having a grand opening next weekend (and will be upping the amount of merchandise for sale before then), and will offer free gift and balloon delivery.
Bubblez, 347 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn NY 11215.