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New York — By Steve Mirsky on April 12, 2010 at 11:43 pm
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Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company

A destination for real super heroes or wannabes like the rest of us, the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company is truly surreal.  Everything is tongue in cheek from cans of courage, custom capes, secret identity kits, to wall-climbing suction cups. 

Muscle and Speed of Light Potions Sold at Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

Want to try on a cape before buying? Just stand on a special platform they have set up complete with a high-velocity wind tunnel and test out how it will look in action.  Posters on sale include one of Brooklyn and Manhattan broken up by good/evil neighborhood affiliation.

Once you’re at the cash register ready to make a purchase, you will need to announce your superhero name before¬†inserting your payment into the secret vault, reciting your pledge, and having your superhero name run through the devillanizing machine just to verify you’re one of the good guys.

Best of all, accessed via a trick bookshelf behind the shelves stocked with disguises, invisibility juice, telepathy gel, and bottles of chaos, lies 826NYC. A nonprofit writing program funded by your purchases, they offer free after-school one-on-one tutoring on a drop-in, first-come-first-served basis to kids age 6 to 18.

How to Get Here: Take the M or R subway line into Brooklyn and hop off at the 9th St. Р4th Ave. Station.  Walk 4 blocks up 4th Ave., turn right onto 5th St. and look for #372

photo courtesy of Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company

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