Have you tried Poo-Pourri?

Poo-Pourri is a magical formula of essential oils that when sprayed into the toilet, will create a layer that works as a barrier to secure odor and leave the room smelling clean from the start. Remember to spray it before you go! That's the magical part!

Here at Crest Hardware we always keep a bottle of Poo-Pourri in the bathroom. No one likes to haphazardly walk in and catch the 'essence' of the last person. We recommend Poo-Pourri and carry it in the shop.

We just got a new shipment of Original Citrus, Royal Flush (colone frangrance) and Shoe-Pourri, which is a foot odor solution to keep your shoes stink-free!


"Spritz the bowl before you go and no one will ever know!"

'Flint' Lint Rollers Available at Crest!

Flint link roller

Flint is an award winning lint roller that is retractable and easy to carry along.
Check out the video below to see how it works:

Finally, a lint roller that speaks to me!  F'lint lint rollers are not only available in an assortment of awesome colors, they also work great and are easy to carry with you in case of an emergency! They are made of convenient tear-away sheets with light adhesive that pick up lint and removes it from any fabric.
Friends don't let friends walk around with lint all over their backs, so do the right thing and get yourself a F'lint lint roller. Be a hero and save yourself and others the embarrassment of unsightly lint creatures creeping on your clothes. 

 Flint is available at Crest Hardware in an assortment of colors! 

Throwback Thursday

Here's a picture from 2007, the year we officially broke ground in creating our now 5000 SF Urban Garden Center. 

Circa 2007

Circa 2007

We spent a good amount of time clearing out the area, pulling up roots and laying out the framework for our vision. It took a few years before we were able to build the garden center to what it is today, but memories like these remind us how it all started.



Scrub Daddy In-Stock!!

The Original Scrub Daddy is now in stock at Crest! The Scrub Daddy is the most successful item that was featured on the TV show 'SharkTank'.

You might think it's just a cute sponge with a smiley-face but this sponge means business. The innovative 'flex texture' feature makes the brush brittle and hard when running under cold water, which is great for scrubbing hard to clean surfaces such as pots and pans. When you run the Scrub Daddy under hot water it becomes soft which is great for getting into the bottom of cups and into crevasses. And... The smiley-face isn't just for cute-ness points, it also makes it easier to clean utensils, just stick the end of a fork or spoon into the mouth and effortlessly get both sides clean and shiny!


Scrub a dub dub.

Art Show Recap!

Over the weekend we had the pleasure to host the opening of "The Hardware: An Installation of Paintings By Rachel Lussier".

The show will be on display until March 4th at Crest Hardware.

Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday to enjoy the show! We had a great time with you all!

The Hardware: An Installation of Paintings by Rachel Lussier

The Hardware: An Installation of Paintings by Rachel Lussier
Opening Reception: Friday, February 4th, 2017, 6 - 9 p.m.
Location: Crest Hardware & Urban Garden Center 558 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211

rachel lussier art

Crest (True Value) Hardware & Urban Garden Center is pleased to host an installation of paintings uniquely suited towards its trade.

The artist, Rachel Lussier, explores the age-old relationship between man and tools with her series of nearly 100 paintings of everyday useful objects designed for the hand. Lussier celebrates hardware stores as a place of intention, industry and community. She drew her inspiration from Lakeview (True Value) Hardware in Battle Creek, MI where the series was painted largely from life and on location.

Lussier, who currently resides in Connecticut, earned a BFA from Parsons School of Design (Communication Design) and has studied extensively at The National Academy of Design, The Art Students League, The New York Academy and The New York Studio School. Lussier worked in the field of graphic design for many years including as Senior Art Director for Sotheby’s before committing herself fully to making fine art. Lussier has exhibited in New York City, Colorado, Connecticut and Michigan.

Crest (True Value) Hardware & Urban Garden Center will host the collection from February 4th – March 4th before the series moves on to other exhibition venues on the East Coast.

Crest Arts works extensively with the community to support local artists and craftsmen by hosting events and providing platforms for artists to showcase their work.

For more information about the exhibit or Crest (True Value) Hardware & Garden Center visit www.cresthardwarenyc.com or call 718.388.9521. For additional information about Rachel Lussier visit www.rachellussierart.com.

New Kikkerland Goodies In-Stock

Bond Street Interview w/ Joe Franquinha

Thank you to Bond Street for the article and interview with Crest Hardware Owner, Joseph Franquinha. 
It's a great read for interesting tidbits on the history of Crest and how the business has changed throughout the years. 
Hope you enjoy!


Photo Courtesy of Bond Street

Photo Courtesy of Bond Street

Stocking Stuffers!

We just received our shipment of awesome stocking stuffers and unique gifts from Kikkerland and Gift Sets from Stanley. Stop by Crest for a variety of gifts in all shapes and sizes!

Holiday POP-UP SHOP!

We invite you to join us at our Holiday Pop-Up Shop at The Standard, East Village!

winter wonderland the standard

Cozy up in our glorious Winter Garden at The Standard, East Village! 

Stroll through our selection of frasier fir Christmas trees along with table top trees, wreaths, garland, lights and tree stands. We’ve also teamed up with Upcycles delivery service in order to get those trees right to your door!  

In true holiday spirit, proceeds will benefit The Lower East Side Girls Club.

While you’re there, strip off those extra layers in our heated alpine yurts, slip into some fondue, and stay warm with hot spiked drinks. 

Open weekdays 4-9pm, weekends 12-9pm

Happy Holidays from Crest Hardware!

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winter wonderland the standard
crest pop up shop
winter garden the standard


shop local at crest hardware

On Saturday, November 26th Crest Hardware will be hosting customer appreciation for small business Saturday! 

In celebration, we will be holding a "Fill-The-Bag" promotion.

Our brand new Crest Tote Bags will be on-sale for a discounted price of only $5, which each customer can fill to the top and receive a 20% discount on all items that fit inside!

We will also be serving snacks and coffee throughout the day!

Be sure to come by Crest Hardware to join in the festivities!

shop local small business saturday

Popular Mechanics & Crest Hardware

We are honored to be recently featured on Popular Mechanics as one of America's Best Hardware Stores! The article features our beloved Franklin the Pig and a blurb written by Kevin Dupzyk.

Check out the full article here: America's Best Hardware Stores

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Franklin the Pig

Franklin the Pig



This week Crest Hardware's Joe Franquinha had the chance to speak with 'Feast Yr Ears' Podcast about the history of Crest Hardware, growing up in New York City and Crest's mascots Franklin the pig and Finley the African Grey parrot.


Listen to the podcast here: