clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

A Swatch Exhibit; Cobble Hill Candy Store Gets Tough on Crime

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

UPPER EAST SIDE—Swatch is offering its fans a history lesson tomorrow through Saturday, with an exhibit at the Park Avenue Armory. The Blum Collection will be on display, which just so happens to be one of the largest Swatch collections in the world. (For context, it sold for over $6 million, and some of its most sought after pieces are prototypes designed by Kieth Haring.) In case you don't have a spare mil' or two to buy your own collection, you can order a copy of the illustrated catalog here or at Swatch stores. Hours are from 10am to 8pm, and admission is $20. [RackedWire]

COBBLE HILL—A candy store in Cobble Hill recently had to hire two burly security guards to curb the rampant confection theivery. On August 25th, a flash mob of forty teens raided the Sugar Shop on Baltic Street, and then a few days later, four more came to pilfer what was left. One shopper, an eight-year-old, wants you meanies to just back off: "I don't like that," she said. "I want the candy. Stop stealing all the candy." [NYDN]

643 Park Avenue New York, NY

Park Avenue Armory