I am a young hip woman who happens to knit. This shouldn't seem so weird, right? Young celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Julia Roberts knit, after all -- it's not like it's exclusively a granny hobby anymore. Sigh. While a student at Parsons (right around the corner), I ducked into this knitting shop one cold day to pick up some needles. It's a second floor shop and they have to buzz you in, creating a members-only vibe from the get go. When I entered, the staff gave me the once over and then ignored me for the rest of my visit. They had some beautiful yarns and all the standard needles/sizes, but I received zero help from the indifferent staff. I couldn't help but notice that more traditionally maternal looking women in their forties and fifties were welcomed into the tiny shop with quite a different reception than I received. After my experience there, I'd only go back if I was desperate for some knitting supplies and happened to be in the area.