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NYC’s 6 Best End Of Summer Pop-Ups

August 18, 2012 6:00 AM

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Pop-up shops seemed like a hot trend in New York City a few years ago, but have become a hip staple akin to food trucks and “secret” bars. Whether they’re around for a day or a few weeks, these short-lived shopping destinations can be hard to track. As the summer is coming to a close, we’ve nailed down the best pop up shops to check out in the city, whether you’re looking for the latest fashions, family fun or delicious eats. By Sarah Shaker.

 NYC’s 6 Best End Of Summer Pop Ups

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The Warby Parker Readery

The Standard East Village
25 Cooper Square
New York, NY
(888) 492-7297

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During summer 2012, your favorite online hipster-approved eyewear store collaborated with The Standard to create the Warby Parker Readery, a re-imagining of a 1960s newsstand featuring curated beach reads, vintage discoveries and the coolest sunglasses with which to read them. Pick up your Labor Day celebration essentials at the Readery for cool sunnies to rock in the Hamptons, Rockaway or Jersey Shore.

 NYC’s 6 Best End Of Summer Pop Ups

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Independent Designer Pop Shop

Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY
646 732 6877

Get your fall wardrobe ready at the ID Pop Shop at Chelsea Market, featuring 25 talented independent designers. With below retail prices, shop art and décor, accessories, apparel and bath, body and beauty care products. This pop up ends August 19th, so hurry up and get your back-to-school shopping done this weekend!

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The Makery

The Invisible Dog Art Center
51 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY

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Summer break can be educational. From Aug 13-24, an art gallery in Brooklyn is transformed into a pop-up youth makerspace with hands-on workshops and classes in programming, electronics, game design, and 3d printing. Bring the kids to explore, experiment and tinker away the end of their summer vacation.

BrisketTown

TBA
New York, NY

Barbecue superfan Daniel Delaney is launching BrisketTown this fall, but preorder sales are now open! The location hasn’t been announced yet – it will be in either North Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan. The quantities will be extremely limited each day of the pop-up, so pre-ordering ensures that you’ll actually get your fill of brisket before they’re all sold out of the 2,649 available pounds of brisket at $25 per pound.

 NYC’s 6 Best End Of Summer Pop Ups

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Organic Avenue Midtown Pop Up

3 West 57th Street
New York, NY
212 358 0500

With the lack of healthy breakfast and lunch options in Midtown, Organic Avenue jumped on the opportunity to snag a short-term lease at the former Ferragamo store, a Deco’ed-out nearly 5,000-square-foot space. A large selection of their veggie favorites are available, including fruit and vegetable juices, raw and vegan entrees and snacks packed to go and nondairy yogurt and ice cream made from cashews. Dine at their communal table or take your super healthy lunch back to the office.

 NYC’s 6 Best End Of Summer Pop Ups

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Cameron R. Neilson's Straight Up PhotoSeries

Openhouse Gallery
379 Broome
New York, NY
212.334.0288

Streetwater at Openhouse Gallery presents Cameron R. Neilson’s Straight Up photo series until August 22. The debut marries architectural beauty with the child-like wonder of looking straight up. Neilson explores the unique personalities of Manhattan, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Jackson Hole. Get your culture on this August at Openhouse Gallery, your favorite Soho destination for art, culture and foodie pop-ups all year long.

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Sarah Shaker is the founder of the blog Bright Lights, My City.
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