where is the cerebral jester?

where is the cerebral jester?
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

i'm googleable!

just found an article that i was briefly interviewed for a columbia university online newspaper about my day job as assistant manager at housing works thrift shop! it mentions my real name in it (oh my!)...check it out below or go to
"the eye" and see it for yourself!
they got the consignment shop part wrong though. we are a charity that only accepts tax deductible donations to be resold for the organization www.housingworks.org

Vintage that Works

A Consignment Store That's Not Resigned to High Prices

You can’t walk 10 city blocks in Manhattan without spotting an Urban Outfitters. But if you’re ready to look beyond racks of mass-produced, cookie-cutter, “vintage-looking” pieces, Housing Works has the answer. With six locations across the city, the unique thrift stores offer one-of-a-kind pieces at affordable prices. Conceived by Charles King and Keith Cylar over a decade ago, 100 percent of the proceeds from Housing Works benefit ACT UP, an advocacy group that provides housing and medical care, among other services, to underprivileged New Yorkers with HIV or AIDS.

According to Matthew Landy, assistant manager of the Chelsea location, there is no typical Housing Works customer. Patrons range from the young and fashion conscious to the older bargain-hunters. Landy’s store boasts a clean and deconstructed aesthetic and houses not only clothing but shoes, furniture, housewares, books, and CDs as well. Both classic and original prints line the walls, while retro flatware prominently lines the displays. Like any thrift store, it takes a little digging to find some good pieces, but a $15 Givenchy sweater and a $25 Karl Lagerfeld blazer are well worth the hunt. The prices are consistently below most New York city consignment stores.

Best of all, you can shop for items online: the chain of stores sponsors a number of ebay-like online auctions available to both local and international customers. And though Housing Works is open year round, each of the locations holds a seasonal preview date. Landy reveals that they reserve the most prized clothing and furniture for these events, so if you want the early bird special, be sure to check the website (http://www.housingworksauctions.com) frequently for information on previews.

So if you’re looking to get a jump-start on your spring shopping, or just want to refurnish your tired old dorm room, skip the trip to Beacon’s, and consider a visit to Housing Works instead. After all, there’s nothing like a little philanthropic shopping to start the season off right.



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