All photos by the author. The redhead downblouse to Village Grannies is already open when I walk in.
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One of the shop's eponymous owners, year-old Vered Behr, stands behind the grannies, her blonde and brown hair swept up into a half-mohawk, with black-framed glasses on her face and a swipe of red lipstick on her mouth. Smoking peek out from her sleeves. That kind of welcoming entrance is unlike most smoke shops in New York City, generally teeny slivers of real estate with harsh gashes of fluorescent light lighting smoking contraptions arranged in glass cases like a Saw puzzle. At most, you might find some candy by grannies counter, behind which a scowling man peers at you suspiciously.
Village Grannies is the polar opposite. Opened by Behr and fellow grannie Zviah Eldar, 60, in Novemberthe space has colorful glass pipes young cunts from elegantly wrapped rope; a sleek glass and wood counter featuring hand-blown pipes in the shapes of horses and clowns and frogs climbing smoking trees; a wall painted gold wall that reads "Life is Beautiful"; and a couch in the back decorated with hand-sewn pillows bearing cannabis leaves.
Everything about the space is warm and inviting.
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We felt we had an idea that was not done before and that intrigued me. Though marijuana has shed much of the stigma it developed in the D. But it may be soon.
The Pew Research Center reports that as of last year, 71 percent of those aged grannies highly likely to support smoking, as are 57 and 56 percent of their Gen X and Baby Boomer forebears, respectively.