Fortunately for consumers there are no shortages of places to shop in Brooklyn – if you’re willing to travel a little bit around the borough. But you might need some help finding out the best places to check out. That’s where the Consumer Corner comes in. Let’s see what’s out there this week.


Just minutes from the Williamsburg Bridge, Plaza Optical Center is a veritable treasure-trove of designer eyeware sure to give you a new outlook on the world. All the top brand designer names are here for less including Prada, DKNY, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana and more.

Why pay more for the perfect pair of fashion glasses when you don’t have to? Come to Plaza Optical Center and save. Plaza Optical Center is located at 225 South 4th Street. Most insurance and optical plans accepted. Call 718-384-4700 for more information.


Got something you want to keep under lock & key? Most people do. That’s why you should check out the 5th Avenue KeyShop. Located at 295 Ninth Street, the 5th Avenue KeyShop is staffed with expert locksmiths with years of experience. They are Master keying specialists, provide full, comprehensive service and are available 24/7.

The 5th Avenue KeyShop has been around since 1924, so you can be sure that they know their business. They are also on top of the trends and well-versed in the latest technologies like transponder keys and computer chip keys for automobiles.

Simply put – if you need to keep it safe, visit the 5th Avenue KeyShop. Visit them online at www.fifthavenuekeyshop.com or call them at 1-800-KEY-SHOP.


Baby, it is cold out there, and you’re not going to get very far this winter without a really good pair of warm boots. Ugg Australia just happens to be the last word in foot warmth. If you haven’t tried a pair of Uggs yet, do yourself a favor and check ‘em out at DNA Footware.

There are two convenient locations in the borough – 2013 86th Street and 220 Fifth Avenue. Drop by the shop of your choice and put your feet into something warm today.