Where are the best places to buy moderately priced (and new) furniture in New York besides Ikea?
I will be moving in a few weeks to a new apartment. Now, I've spent the past few years in roommate situations and lack a sofa and living room set of my own. It's shopping time. This topic has been broached before
, but I'd like to avoid used furniture. It works like a charm in most cities, but in NYC you run too much of a risk of unexpected visitors
Ditto for Ikea. Noone likes furniture that breaks down after two years, despite the limited hipster cachet.
I'm aware of a bazillon indie furniture stores around the five boroughs and N. Jersey, but don't have time to drive around and explore, unfortunately. I wish I did - but I don't.
So, good NY users of AskMeFi, I ask you. Where can I find a quality, no-nonsense furniture store that won't break the bank? Extra points for mom and pop stores that are cool with haggling. I like haggling. And let's avoid the tacky Bensonhurst/Bay Ridge Natuzzi
school of thought - I grew out of my guido phase at the age of 10.