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camera land

Camera Land is a photographer’s paradise, with countless brands included in the merchandise. While “photographer” isn’t a catch-all term, Camera Land is a collectible store for anyone who owns a camera, whether it’s an underwater adventure camera or an instant camera. It’s not just cameras of all kinds. Camera Land has more accessories than you can imagine, studio and location lighting and even sports optics like binoculars, scopes and rangefinders. The Camera Land Learning Center also offers a variety of classes to help you master your new gear. Show off your gear at Camera Land with film developing and printing services. With photo restoration, device repair, and weekly photo tips, Camera Land is the one-stop shop for all things photo. 720 Old Bethpage Rd., Old Bethpage, 516-217-1000, cameralandny.com


Gotham City Hobbies / BattleCity Gym

Gotham City Hobbies is a gamer’s paradise. Whether you like card games, board games, or role-playing games, this fun store has a wide variety of games and merchandise. All of dungeons sentences and Pokemon trading card games to versatile board games that you won’t find anywhere else is available at Gotham City Hobbies. The shop even offers pre-orders for the latest new card sets and other products. There are also events happening almost daily where players can get together and duel in fun friendlies and help build a community around gaming hobbies right in West Babylon. If you can’t get enough of it Magic the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh! and other popular games, Gotham City Hobbies is the right place for you. 70 NY-109, West Babylon, 631-526-9404, gothamcityhobbies.com


From Italy with love

From Italy With Love has been selling beautiful, quality jewelry to Long Islanders since 1983. The family business has stunning jewelry for every occasion, whether you are proposing, giving a gift to someone special or needing to purchase your own jewelry for an upcoming event. The experts behind the counter have decades of experience to help you choose the right look and fit. And From Italy With Love has everything from engagement rings and bridal settings to tennis bracelets, diamond stud earrings and designer watches. The jewelry store is best known for the solid craftsmanship of its pieces. So go down and choose from the impressive selection of designs to find a memorable gift for someone special or for yourself. 473 Old Country Road. Unit A, Westbury, 516-333-3702, from Italywithlovejewelers.com

BEST record store

Looney Tunes

When you enter Looney Tunes in search of new vinyl, you’re taking part in a tradition that stretches back half a century. The West Babylon record store has been providing music to Long Island for more than 50 years, making it something of an unofficial landmark. Whether you’re a dedicated audiophile, a casual listener, a longtime collector of oddities and rarities, or just a curious newbie, Looney Tunes has something for you. As well as their extensive vinyl collection, they have a wide range of other goodies such as CDs, cassettes, music memorabilia, Blu-rays, books, t-shirts, autographed items and exclusive record stores. And always keep an eye out for their live shows and events… you never know who might show up. 31 Brookvale Ave., West Babylon, 631-587-7722, looneytuneslongisland.com


Remember the Antique Mall of yesteryear

Who doesn’t love a good thrift shopping trip? When it comes to used goods that are offered at low prices, thrift is the way to go. Depending on what you’re looking for, your frugal journey could be a hit or miss. A visit to Remember Yesteryears in Oakdale is often a hit for its wide range of items, from furniture and jewelry to clothing and military paraphernalia. There’s no idea what you’ll discover between those walls, but one thing’s for sure, it’s easy to get lost – so try to go there with a plan in mind. This store gives you the unique opportunity to shop collections from 120 retailers under one roof. Take your thrift shopping to the next level and head to Remember Yesteryears. 901 Montauk Hwy., Oakdale, 631-654-3052, Rememberyesteryears.com

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