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On a block in Astoria surrounded by 99-cent stores and bodegas sits the 80-year-old Broadway Silk Store, a family-run fabric shop that still boasts its original signage. "It was known for decades as the little old lady store," said manager Sarah-Beth White. Now, however, thanks to a "DIY resurgence" and the introduction of cute, cheap costume jewelry to the store, Broadway Silk has become a destination for everyone from set designers (Sesame Street!) to FIT kids—though the majestic ginger store cat, Bushy, probably doesn't hurt business, either. [NYT]