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Tah-Poozie Goes Kablooie in the West Village

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Jeremiah brings word that Greenwich Avenue novelty shop Tah-Poozie has closed after 23 years. Tah-Poozie is Hebrew for "orangey," which was apparently the nickname of owner Shmuel Kerhaus back when he picked oranges on an Israeli kibbutz. (It also has a second meaning, at least according to Urban Dictionary, the Internet's premier resource for gross alternate definitions of funny words.) In an email to Jeremiah, Vanity Fair editor David Kemp sums up the store's appeal beautifully, calling it "that rare novelty shop that was a proper novelty shop, as opposed to a sex shop. Lots of miniature wind-up toys and fake vomit, no dildos." It officially shuttered April 5th.
· Tah-Poozie [Vanishing New York]
· Tah-Poozie closing its doors April 5 [TONY Kids]

Tah-Poozie

50 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY