Beryl's Poetry, Dumbo, Brooklyn
All I can say is, if you love poetry like I do, Beryl's is very special! A bookstore devoted to poetry! Wow! It is a one of a kind in New York City! They specialize in indie press chapbooks and books. I always discover new poets just browsing through the tables and shelves.
The atmosphere is relaxed and the people who work there are very friendly. It is a family run business. They often host poetry readings as well. A word of caution, their hours are a bit different than other bookstores. At the time of writing this post, their hours are daily from about 3-7pm.
Beryl's Poetry, 141 Front Street