Galleria J Antonio – see/buy great New York hand-made crafts

I went to Galleria J Antonio today (I mentioned it in my last post).   It was a hike — deep down in the East Village, on Ave. A between 3rd & 4th Sts.  (in that area called Loisaida by the old-timers) but it was well worth the trek.

Go there and see some beautiful jewelry pieces, fantastical crafted Judaica items, and… and… an amazing collection of reasonably priced highly-wantable watches.  Yes, the watches were what finally took my breath away (You could get jewely like that from me, but the watches…)  As I was walking out, I saw some fantastic bakelite watches… must have!

Turns out this fellow Jesse G. likes to represent local artists, and does a good job of it (on up-and-coming Avenue A — part trendy, still part seedy), his shop is a very upscale looking oasis in which you can find lovely one-of-a-kind pieces at reasonable prices.  At the same time, he is a watch person, with a long history of working in New York City watch stores (I got this from his new blog,

I will go back with cash in hand, for sure.  You should check out this wonderful resource.


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