We have recently been blessed with a rooftop installation by artist MRtoll in collaboration with Foundry Wood. You can view the piece, which is a graffiti stylized 'NYC' made of mirrors and wood from the street below right in front of Crest Hardware. The piece is part of a series titled 'The Graffiti Vanity Project' which seeks to invoke the viewer to interact with the art by seeing yourself within the piece and taking a selfie!
The Graffiti Vanity Project looks at our obsession of looking at ourselves and the relationship of graffiti and it’s roll in the selfie.
Graffiti was the first selfie, people have always longed to leave their mark. They have been scratching their names on walls for over 2000 years. In the 1970’s and 80’s youth started taking to the street of New York City and Philadelphia with spray cans. They would paint, tag or graffiti their names over and over to see who could be the most seen writers in their city. Street artist MRtoll and Foundry Wood have partnered up to create Graffiti Mirrors. The mirrors are also a reflection of the city and its relationship to the daily commuters.
The idea is to give the viewers a chance to interact with the city and their surroundings. In a digital era were selfies and social media are the mainstream form of expression the mirrors encourage the viewer to become a creator itself, not only by engaging with the mirrors but also by taking a selfie and therefore leaving their own mark.
If you haven't yet experienced a Newgate Clock, then we highly recommend stopping by Crest to check them out in person.
Newgate specializes in creating iconic alarm clocks, mantle clocks and wonderfully articulated wall clocks. The designs are a perfect mix of classic & retro with a twist of modernism. They complement any home and provide styles and selections for all areas and rooms.
The 50's style Electric Clock is a perennial best-seller and we are proud to carry it at Crest Hardware, along with a variety of designs inspired by classic timepieces from Newgate.
Need a gift for that special guy? Look no further!
We have a large selection of gadgets, tools & gear that make for great stocking stuffers!
BELT BUCKLE / MULTI-TOOL - by SOG
Whether it's used as a belt buckle or clipped on a pack, the Sync multi-tool is there to save the day anytime and anywhere. Carries 11 functional tools including:
A flat head screw driver, bottle opener, wire crimper, needle nose pliers, straight edge knife and more!
GEEKY GEAR GIFT SET - by KIKKERLAND
A Gift Set that includes everything for on-the-go tech! Perfect for teens and includes essentials that are great for the 'hard-to-buy-for' crew.
Gift Set Includes:
-Chevron Ear Buds
-i6/i7 & Micro USB 2 in 1 Charging Cable
-8 in 1 Screwdriver
-Box transforms into a gift box with motherboard print
-Also included: A Spinney mechanical wind up toy!!!
HORI HORI KNIFE - by BAREBONES LIVING
A perfect gift for the guy with a green thumb!
Roughly translated from Japanese, Hori Hori means Dig Dig. The Hori Hori was designed to be the ultimate multi tool in your garden. Digging, trenching, planting, cutting, and even popping the top off of a refreshing beverage. Sure to be a big hit under the Christmas tree!
WATERPROOF WORK GLOVES - by HESTRA
A practical and useful gift for anyone who works outdoors.
Hestra Czone gloves feature goatskin leather, outseam construction, Czone waterproof and breathable insert, Thinsulate insulation, safety cuff and elastic wrist. Great for general work projects, snow removal, driving and equipment operations and tool use.
This waterproof, durable glove protects hands all winter long!!
We also carry Hestra light weight multi-use gloves.
Check out these items and much more at Crest Hardware!
558 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Now in it's third year, Crest Hardware is proud to present The Tree Market at The Winter Garden inside The Standard, East Village.
We will be selling trees, stands, wreaths and lights!
All proceeds will benefit The lower Eastside Girls Club.
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm-9pm
While you're there enjoy tasty seasonal treats and cocktails in an alpine yurt!
Santa is coming to The City Reliquary holiday party on December 10! Kids can meet the big red guy at the annual civic celebration for friends & neighbors.
The City Reliquary is a short walk from Crest Hardware, located at 370 Metropolitan Ave.
If you look closely at Santa, you'll see he's our very own "Crest" Kringle.
There will be cookies, milk, and juice boxes for the kids (included w/admission), and "holiday cheer" for grown-ups (a little extra). There will also be brownies and blondies made with flour from RISE Products, one of the upcycling organizations featured in our NYC Trash! exhibition.
Admission is a suggested $5 per adult. Free for kids 12 & under.
Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1621528824576549/
At Crest Hardware, we believe that safety should always be the main priority when working on home repairs and DIY projects. A little planning and prep can go a long way to prevent injury and health issues down the line.
That being said, our friends over at Soft Seal make one heck of a dust mask!
Popular Science magazine just featured their N95 mask in the "Top Tech of 2017" issue:
It's always great to see the products we carry making a big impact in their industries. Soft Seal N95 masks are thoroughly tested and pass the highest quality standards for particle filtration masks.
- Medical grade silicone seal that moves with your face and mouth to maintain the seal even when you are speaking. The seal also provides added comfort while wearing.
- Internal skeleton design that prevents mask collapse while breathing and keeps the mask from touching the face in the N95 and Cup-style Filter Mask.
- Both Cup and V-Fold Styles of Premium Filter Masks have the CoolTech™ Valve, lowering mask temperature, moisture and exhalation resistance.
Learn more about Soft Seal products at: www.softsealmask.com
...greenhouse that is!
All kinds of round, cylindrical and geometric shaped houses for your plants!
We carry a large selection from Syndicate Home & Garden including glass vases, cloches and hanging terrariums.
Our greenhouse is stocked up all year long, so come down and check out our current selection!
A big thank you to Homestead Brooklyn for featuring Crest Hardware as one of the Best Plant Shops in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
It was a pleasure meeting and talking with Summer Rayne Oakes & Kippee, the Rhode Island Red!
Check out the Video Below!
So grateful to Leah Kirts for penning such a wonderful article in EdibleBrooklyn not long after the passing of Manny. You were able to take all of the emotional highs, lows, anecdotes, laughs and ugly cries and weave them into one unbelievably beautiful story. One that showcased the remarkable influence that food can have on building a relationship with loved ones & community and the power it holds in preserving memories that will live on forever. Thank you.
Read the full article here: www.EdibleBrooklyn.com
Our new Fall 2017 tote bags have arrived!
This year our totes feature our beloved mascot "The Key Guy" in a natural canvas tote, and our "Classic Tools" design in a Royal Blue tote.
They're available while supplies last... Grab them in-store and on our Webstore!
It's the beginning of Fall and we are fully stocked with our seasonal selection of Pumpkins, Gourds, Cornstalks, Hay Bales and of course, Halloween decorations!
We offer a mix of 'Octobery' goodness: Turn your home into a festive fall wonderland, or get spooky with skull lights and ghostly decor.
We have all kinds of pumpkins to suit your style... Traditional Pumpkins, Sugar Pumpkins, Baby Boos and a bunch of interesting looking specialty pumpkins ranging in size and color!
In the spirit of nurturing our community's growing interest in environmental awareness, including organic waste disposal, we would like to introduce our friends over at BK Rot!
BK Rot makes handmade compost from organic waste collected from their home pick-up members, small businesses, farmer's markets, community organizations and local caterers. Their compost is chopped down and mixed with wood chips from a local tree company and clean sawdust from friendly wood shops.
We are currently carrying their bagged organic compost, which is perfect for growing vegetables, herbs and also for jump-starting soil remediation of backyards and toxic landscapes.
BK ROT is a community based year-round composting service. They employ young adults from the community at living wages to collect organic waste from businesses, organizations, and households by bike. The material is processed at their site, Know Waste Lands, in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
To learn more about BK Rot, you can check out their website: www.BKRot.org
This past week we were visited by our friends at Passerbuys!
Passerbuys is a shoppable lifestyle blog woven together by the lifestyles of diverse and inspiring women, the 'Passerguides', which include their recommendations on shopping, fashion, and interesting places to check out.
Crest Hardware was recommended by a few inspiring ladies in the NYC area, so Passerbuys decided to swing by and check out what all the fuss was about!
You can check out the full feature HERE!
Photos courtesy of Passerbuys.com
Here's our very own Joe Franquinha talking about the 'Bonfire Light N' Go' fire-starter.
These are now on sale at Crest Hardware - Buy one, get one half-off!
Perfect for keeping warm on those brisk Autumn nights in the backyard. These are very safe as the fire stays contained within the log itself. Great for roasting marshmallows!
This past month our very own 'BossMan', Crest Hardware owner, Joseph Franquinha, was awarded the honor of 'Young Retailer of the Year' by the North American Retail Hardware Association.
The honor is awarded to young professionals in the hardware retail industry, who have shown achievements in areas of career accomplishments, community involvement, hardware industry education and extracurricular activities.
Joseph was awarded the honor for his outstanding accomplishments in store renovation and improvement, marketing, and his work within the community.
On behalf of the Crest Hardware team, we congratulate Joseph on receiving this prestigious honor and for all of his diligence and drive to make Crest Hardware the #1 Hardware Store in NYC!
Award Ceremony in Las Vegas
Want to see in the dark? Well these are some serious illuminators!
Nebo Flashlights are now available at Crest Hardware. Here's a few of the models we currently have in-stock:
First up, we have the Nebo CSI Edge 90, which is a powerful little high-intensity tactical flashlight. Constructed of anodized aircraft grade aluminum, The EDGE™ outputs 90 lumens with 1 powerful LED. These also feature a steel clip to keep attached to you at all times or to clip onto a secure area for hands-free lighting. Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, The Edge is called "The Edge" due to its aggressive face which has sharp edges and can be used for emergency self-defense! A great tool to carry in your bag or clip to your belt.
Next up, we have a telescopic flashlight from the Nebo Redline series: The Classic Redline OC.
This little flashlight is capable of 6x adjustable zoom, making it a cinch to pin point objects in the dark. The Redline OC also features a magnetic base which is great for retrieving dropped items in the dark, especially handy while working on projects with dark crevasses, such as behind a dresser or between floorboards.
This flashlight also features a clip and aggressive edge as well as a glow-in-the-dark button!
The BendBrite is perfect for desks, workbenches, studio tables and surfaces. Clip it wherever you need light! Bring it camping, bring it to work, bring it home, clip it to your bike, use it in your car, under the hood, under the seat, keep it in the glove compartment... you get the idea! This light is clip-able and flexible to suit your many needs.
Last and definitely most brolic is the Nebo Larry BOSS.
This is the ultimate flashlight. The Nebo Larry BOSS has 4 light modes: Flashlight, Worklight, Red Hazard Light, Blinking Red Hazard Light. Each mode is dimmable from 100% to 30%. The flashlight is 120 lumens, worklight is 400 lumens and hazards are 40 lumens. This is truly a beast of a flashlight!
But wait! There's more... the flashlight also features a magnetic telescopic extension which can reach deep into small spaces to grab nails, screws and any other magnetic items lost in the cracks! This magnet is so powerful it can grab heavier items such as utensils, tape measures, and pocket knives, we've tested it!
Check out these awesome flashlights and many more accessories at Crest Hardware! We are located at 558 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn
Take advantage of our extended 4th of July sale and grab yourself a few patio chairs and bonfire starter logs! Buy one, get one 1/2 off!
The Bonfire Light n' Go log is perfect for entertaining the kids with a slow and steady burning log for melting marshmellows and keeping warm during chilly summer nights.
Our Adirondack Chairs are great for porches, patios and backyards. We also have assorted colors to match your style!
This epic '4 Day July 4th Weekend' is the perfect time to stock up on BBQ essentials that will last through the whole season!
Traeger (makers of the famous woodfired grill), just released a line of mouth-watering new rubs and sauces for all kinds of meats!
These flavorful products are gluten-free, kosher and non-gmo!
100% Made in the USA
Pair them up with flavored wood pellets and have yourself a tasty time!
Come by Crest Hardware and check out the selection of rubs & sauces, wood fired grills, flavored pellets and classic BBQ accessories from Traeger.