Right off Nassau Avenue, at the end of McCarren Park—the point where Williamsburg bleeds into Greenpoint, where Hasids and hipsters seamlessly co-exist—there are still a few factory streets. The residential spaces haven't yet swallowed up these stretches of pavement, which offer a panoramic view of the city between the forklifts. On one of these streets, sandwiched between a Vespa showroom and some guys moving crap from one warehouse to another, is the Rare Book Room studio. If you blink, you'll miss the entrance: a single metal door adorned with graffiti and a barely visible street number. I ring the doorbell. Nothing happens. I ring again. Moments later, the door swings open and a guy's face emerges from the shadows. I state my business, and owner Nicolas... More >>>