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Another boutique has opened on Franklin Avenue, Greenpoint's main shopping drag. "While Kill Devil Hill evokes the feel of an old-timey general store, it couldn't be more of modern day specialty shop. With the bulk of the stocklist shipped from a connection in Montana—an aging mountain man with a penchant for animal bones, 19th-century trading beads, and handmade Native American crafts, owners 'Cowboy Mark' Straiton and Mary Brockman have filled in the rest with their own expertise—Industrial American-era home, gift, and clothing collectibles circa 1870-1962." Now all those bearded, flannel-wearing Greenpointers have a local taxidermy source! Of course, the place has a MySpace page. [The Pipeline]