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Established 1884: Inside Garber Hardware

Nathaniel Garber Schoen is a 5th generation owner of Garber Hardware. Kang the Conqueror is the store's mascot.


Before the Manhattan Bridge or the Chrysler or Empire State buildings were built, there was Garber Hardware. The business has been in the same family for five generations.

The first store was located at the corner of Horatio Street and Eighth Avenue in Manhattan’s West Village. In 2003, Garber Hardware moved to Greenwich Street, and has since expanded to a second location in the Chelsea neighborhood.

On this week’s Cityscape, we're going inside one of New York City’s longest-running mom and pop businesses.