Russell Whitmore's gallery/boutique holds all the gorgeous treasures he turns up from tirelessly shopping East Coast estate sales. It's a stunning and well-priced array of jewelry—thanks to his eye for the curious and unusual, there's really nothing else like it—which makes Erie Basin a major destination, despite its location in far-flung Red Hook. Victorian memento mori rings and necklaces made from discarded filigree watch bits are standouts. 388 Van Brunt St. RED HOOK 718-554-6147, eriebasin.com
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