1001 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
This Greenpoint thrift store has all sorts of tchotchkes and a basement packed to the ceiling with totally unorganized LPs (it claims to have the largest selection of used vinyl in NYC). Venturing into the basement at The Thing is like discovering a big-time hoarder's record collection, one that rewards those who have the patience to dig through the throwaways. Go if you love the thrill of the hunt, but not if you're claustrophobic.