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Ideal Hosiery, 339 Grand St. on the Lower East Side, is a throwback building. Located in the Bargain District of New York, it is a forgotten store front far from easy subway access. The peeling paint, the dusty wares, invite further exploration. The facade asks more questions than it answers. At least we will know where to go when we need to buy sheer stockings in bulk.
(The store has been around for at least 50 years, an employee informs us after first asking "What's it matter?")