Superhero Supply Company

    The Superhero Supply Company may carry masks and tights, but don't call it a costume shop. As New York City's premier outlet for anti-gravity, truth serum, periscope binoculars and wall-climbing suction cups, the volunteer staff takes their work very seriously—even requiring all customers to recite the Vow of Heroism, in which one pledges to use their purchases for good, not evil. "That's how we weed out the super villains," said Scott Seeley, executive director of 826NYC, the Park Slope, Brooklyn nonprofit tutoring group that counts on the store for 25 percent of its operating budget. Children tend to buy user-friendly items like night vision goggles and off-world inhalers, while adults go for 16-ounce cans of intelligence and omnipotence, or galleon jugs of chaos. The store sells both matter and anti-matter as well, but the best sellers are the wide array of fanciful capes. With so many secret identity kits, ropes and grappling hooks, force shields, particle guns, mind readers and deflector bracelets on the shelves, it's easy to be overwhelmed. A secret passage behind one of the stockroom shelves leads to a tutoring center for school kids.Show lessRead more

    372 5th Avenue , Brooklyn (at 6th St)


    11:30am-5pm

    Category
    Other

    Subcategory
    Gifts, Party Supplies

    Public Transport
    N,Q,R (34 St - Herald Sq)
    4,6 (33 St)

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