The West 37th Street “Bead Alley” is fast disappearing. Margola, a wonderful source for Czech crystals moved out (way out, to New Jersey), a good while back. Phoenix, which had a huge place on the corner of Fifth Ave, moved across the street and down the block a ways, into a tiny space, with less than half the former inventory.
The old-time hangers-on have been York Beads and Elvee Rosenberg/Gampel, but, now, Elvee Rosenberg has pulled out.
Elvee Rosenberg says they have moved into a warehouse space (but they don’t say where), and they say they are not yet set up to receive walk-in customers. If you are used to using them via the Internet, they are set up for that.