Hoi Polloi, the "vintage curio" and knick-knack shop that opened last October on Sixth Street just east of Fifth Avenue, will be closing for good next week. There's currently a 50% off sale on.
The shop, which has merchandise very similar to that of the late, lamented Bob and Judi's and Under the Pig, is run by three siblings who grew up in the neighborhood and had assembled a very funky assortment of items over the years through curb rescue, donations, and clearing attics. The space looks a bit like your wild friend's cluttered apartment, stuffed with old furnishings, antiques, and some items that I'm sure haven't been up for sale since the 60s.
They've kept odd hours for the past few months, but should now be open every day until they close for good. If you have a chance I'd recommend dropping by before then, not only because you'll get a great deal, but because this place can truly also double as an Americana Museum.