If you are picturing a gigantic indoor/outdoor warehouse where you can fill up an orange cart with any variety of cinderblock imaginable, youare just a little off. For that, you may have to travel all the way to Brooklyn. This Home Depot is huge, but modified for Manhattan shoppers. It competes directly with Gracious Home, providing a satisfying range of do-it-yourself materials and appliances plus already-made things like lamps and office chairs.
Chains, locks, electrical tape . . . No, it's not a BDSM store; it's the Chelsea Home Depot. Getting tied up can be a wonderful thing, but it shouldn't have to be expensive. So why spend sex-shop prices for your basic bondage needs ($30 dollars for a piece of nylon rope? $45 dollars for two feet of chain with a clasp?) when there's a home-improvement store around the corner modestly waiting to be transformed into a dom's paradise? You won't find leather gear or floggers here (though the... More »