Five Things: Mantiques Modern

05.23.12 Laura Perlongo & Blaise Cepis

Found it: 146 W 22nd St (between 6th and 7th avenues)

Why we found it: Where Joel Johnson, ultra manly managing editor of ANIMAL, does all his mantiquing.

Inside: Cole, pictured above, collects cameras.

1. Holy shit, this place is fucking awesome.

2. According to Urban Dictionary, a mantique is an antique or collectible that appeals mainly to men, such as old fishing rods and lures, pin-up calendars, tools, toy cars, etc. We’re guessing this is, uh, the Modern.

3. Metal crabs, apparently trending.

4. This restorer, a man of few words, sits in the southwest corner of the basement.

5. Giant mossy rock face. In stock.

For more information, general or specific, about Mantiques Modern or anything that has ever been created in the world, talk to Cole.
If you’re looking to create a new reality show – something like Pawn Shop meets the soon to be developed smash hit Real Bachelors of New York City – talk to Cole.
If you’re lonely at 3pm on an idle Wednesday, talk to Cole.

Stay tuned for five more things in seven days.