Remember to thank a veteran this Veterans Day. A multitude of businesses throughout our city acknowledge the daily sacrifices our troops make by extending a little extra in the form of discounts or services. They know we can never say thank you enough, but they try to, anyway. Here are New York’s best shops offering discounts to our troops.


Tasty confections
Monaco’s Bakery & Cafe

8511 Third Ave.
Brooklyn, NY  11209
(347) 497-4409

Beloved Bay Ridge institution Monaco’s has been serving up delicious cakes, Italian cookies and assorted confections for more than 35 years. Owner Joey Monaco proudly supports our military with a 10 percent  discount on everything in the store, with no limits on number of items or frequency of use. Discounts aside, we suspect he throws a couple freebies to his favorite Senior Staff Sargent, however. Joey’s son Louis is on active duty at McGuire Air Force Base, but reaches for his dad’s legendary cheesecake whenever he makes it home to Brooklyn for a visit.


Military garb
Uncle Sam’s Army Navy Outfitters

37 W. 8th St.
New York, NY  10011
(212) 674-2222

West Village haunt Uncle Sam’s gives a 20 percent discount on all merchandise without any imposed limits, to active duty military personnel and veterans. Vintage military clothing like Vietnam fatigue pants and shirts, and other rare items in excellent condition, can be found here. World-wide government surplus plus official, authentic military apparel and products such as G-suits, full-body jumpsuits and gas masks are always in stock at already greatly reduced prices. The personnel at this highly-organized store are proud to welcome U.S. military men, women and their families.

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Tools and garden toys
Tarzian Hardware

193 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn, NY  11215
(718) 788-4120

Family-run hardware store Tarzian has been serving residents of Park Slope for more than 21 years. Ex-military man and owner, John Ceferni, is proud to extend an unlimited, 10 percent discount to all active military personnel and their families on everything in this full-service, well-stocked hardware store. Identify yourself as a member of the armed services at the register to be eligible. Family members can establish accounts for long-term ease of shopping. Brands include Bejamin Moore, Miracle Grow, Sunbeam and Scott’s.

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Athletic apparel
Sports Prospect

362 Seventh Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 768-1328

This laid-back store is the place to get tee shirts, athletic wear and sporting goods, plus tons of Brooklyn-vibed sweats and tees. Active military get a 10 percent discount at the register on all merchandise, except for stuff tagged as super sales. Our women in uniform will love the yoga pants and well-fitting athletic gear. A really friendly, hands-off staff oozes Brooklyn and military pride.

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A cut and a shave
Barber’s Blueprint

181 Mulberry St.
New York, NY  10012
(212) 810-7649

If you need a high and tight, or crave the relaxation only an old-fashioned straight razor, hot-towel shave can bring, this is your kind of place. You can practically smell the testosterone at this man’s-man establishment. The conscientious and professional staff at Nolita gem Barber’s Blueprint understand efficiency and style. Men in the military not only get tender loving care in the chair, but also at the register. All haircuts are 40 percent off for those on active duty, at all times, with no restrictions.


Perfectly pampered
Alibi NYC Salon

67 Greene St. #2
New York, NY  10010012
(212) 219-2806

High-end, uber-chic Alibi caters to the likes of socialite royalty, hip-hop darlings and New York’s most fashionable elite. They also offer deep discounts to our women serving in the military. The creative energy that permeates both Alibi locations hits its apex on Mondays and Wednesdays, when young, hair-styling apprentices take to the chairs. Highly trained and creative, these up-and-comers treat our women in uniform to full treatment haircuts and styling sessions, including head and neck massage, at around $50 per appointment. Typical appointments at Alibi run between $125-$150.

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