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Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.

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Visiting the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. suddenly cheapened my entire childhood experience. Before that moment, I had thought that tying my blankey around my neck when I was a five year old and pretending I was Superman was cute and imaginative; now I just think I was a little stupid. I mean how can my blankey and some pajama bottoms with footies compare to real capes, goggles, and masks? They even have a cape testing area where you stand over a fan and it makes your cape billow up behind you, and a Devillanizer machine that asks you a bunch of questions and then tells you want kind of villain you are (I was a fucking realtor!). The best part about this place is that all the money made here goes to supporting 826 New York, which is a nonprofit, started by author Dave Eggers, that helps kids with their creative writing skills. And you wanna know how to get to 826 New York? There’s a secret passageway at the back of this store!

Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co.
372 5th Ave @ 5th St.
[Park Slope]

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Stuart Schuffman, aka Broke-Ass Stuart, is a travel writer, poet, TV host, activist, and general shit-stirrer. His website is one of the most influential arts & culture sites in the San Francisco Bay Area and his freelance writing has been featured in Lonely Planet, Conde Nast Traveler, The Bold Italic, and too many other outlets to remember. His weekly column, Broke-Ass City, appears every other Thursday in the San Francisco Examiner. Stuart’s writing has been translated into four languages. In 2011 Stuart created and hosted the travel show Young, Broke, and Beautiful on IFC and in 2015 he ran for Mayor of San Francisco and got nearly 20k votes.

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