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This list began as a page on Tom Igoe's website, was blogged about by Bre Pettis, and now is this wiki page. Please add any suppliers you use and like with a description about them. While copying over the list, I have updated information if I noticed it was out of date.

This is a diverse list of suppliers for the different aspects of your projects. Electronics, glass work, wood work, casting, molding, art, and so on.

Just so there is some consistency, follow the "Build It Green! NYC" entry style. We can change this later.

TODO: I'm going to finish copying over the list.

TODO: I'm planning on having a google maps page set up with all the suppliers pinned on the map.

TODO: Add the stores that were mentioned in the alumilite demo.

TODO: Add pearl art on canal


New York[edit]

Davis and Warschau NEEDS FIXING
Added Aug 29, 2003
They do pipe work. Ask for Dennis. They have decent prices and they cut their pipes well; nice clean edges. They have everything you could possibly want in black steel plumbing pipes. They deliver. If you want untreated black steel that's not threaded call Mount Vernon Iron Works. Submitted by David Schwarz.
212-234-5100 (phone)


Dick Blick Art Materials
Added Sep 24, 2005
Dick Blick is a good source of art materials for physical computing projects. You can order online, or you can visit their store on Bond St, just a couple blocks from ITP. Thanks to Carlyn Maw for the link.
1-5 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012
212-533-2444 (phone) 212-677-6955 (fax)
Sun 11am-6pm; Mon-Fri 9am-8pm; Sat 10am-7pm
269 Electronics
Added Oct 22, 2007
Mr. Wong (the owner) can help you track down a hard to find part or identify an unmarked component. His chip prices are criminally expensive, BUT he seems to spend his days unsoldering old electronics and harvesting the resistors, capacitors, potientometers, and so forth. If you ever have a sudden pressing need for 10 MegaOhm resistors the size of small rigatoni and can’t wait for a SparkFun delivery, this is the place to go.
269 Canal, New York, NY 10014 (all the way in the back)
212-625-0405 (phone)
Bendheim Glass
Added Jan 19, 2004
Bendheim Glass makes specialty glass of all sorts. Thanks to Limor Garcia for the link.
122 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013
212-226-6370 (phone) 212-431-3589 (fax)
CTL Electronics
Added Aug 28, 2003
Floors and floors of old video junk, I'm told. I've never been there.
45 Murray Street, New York, N.Y. 10007
212-233-0754 (phone) 212-227-3273 (fax)
Capitol Glass
Added Aug 28, 2003
Glass cutters and suppliers. Submitted by Eric Forman.
401 Washington St., New York, NY 10013
212-243-4528 (phone) 212-924-4216 (fax)
Mon-Fri 7am-5pm
Barrys Electronics
Added Dec 26, 2008
Ham and Commercial Radio store


Sid's Hardware & Home Center Inc
Added Oct 4, 2007
One thing I would add to this list is Sid’s hardware in Downtown Brooklyn around the corner from Metrotech. It’s big and it’s near where I work so I can pick things up from there easy peasy.
345 Jay St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
718-875-2259 (phone)
Google Maps

Note: March 13, 2011
I live nearby and when I last stopped by Sids it was closed. I now go to Lowes and Home Depot in Red Hook.

Brooklyn Custom Metal Work (David Stanavich) NEEDS FIXING
Added Sep 17, 2005
Jake Barton highly recommends David Stanovich, for custom metalwork on projects. Jake says he's very intense, and very specific, and very responsible.
718-499-1573 (phone)
Added Aug 29, 2003
Frank Tracy in Greenpoint carries ball bearings and mechanical supplies. He is expensive but they have good stuff and you can go SEE what you are buying. Submitted by Joey Stein
718-384-9627 (phone)


Build It Green! NYC
Added Feb 27, 2005
Build It Green sells used building materials in NYC at affordable prices. Thanks to Nurit Bar-Shai for the link.
3-17 26th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102
718-777-0132 (phone)
Tues-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-5pm
Google Maps
Craftsmen Woodworkers Ltd.
Added May 16, 2004
Architectural & Custom Woodworking. These guys build a nice kiosk. Thanks to David Boatman for the recommendation.
58-65 Maspeth Ave., Maspeth, New York 11378
718-326-3350 (phone) 718-326-0269 (fax)
Exquisite Glass & Stone, Inc.
Added Sep 14, 2003
Helpful, knowledgeable, cheap place to get unusual sized of glass cut. Thanks to Daniel Howe for the link
10-42 47th Rd., Long Island City, NY 11101
212-674-7069 (phone) 212-473-4808 (fax)

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