A couple weeks ago I promised to tell you about Casa Magazines, the spot in the city to find foreign and rare magazines. I went myself this time to get the (uber tame – what was everyone freaking out about?) Lily Cole French Playboy. I was surprised to find the space so cramped any tiny considering all the good things you can find here. It's a bit hard to browse through, but the guy at the counter magically seems to know where everything is and points to it non chalantly after our own failed search.
I'm not sure of their hours, they actually have a pretty low profile and it's hard to find information about them, but we went after work and it was still open at 7pm. It remains a well kept secret among New Yorkers that are seeking out particular publications and like the charm of a clearly independent shop.