Kaufman’s in the Press
The New York Times
Sunday, August 20, 2006
by Seth Kugel, Sunday edition – Travel
Weekend in New York – In and Around Times Square – ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’
"Kaufman’s Army & Navy is a musty, chaotic spot for camouflage and boots; it is one of the few true military surplus stores still around. Look for the two wooden-wheeled United States Army Hotchkiss Mountain cannons from the Spanish-American War squatting outside."
Time Out New York
Monday, February 22, 2010
"Guarded by two 19th-century cannons, Kaufman’s is one of the oldest army-surplus stores in the country. Pick through chaotic piles of garments inside to find such cool military garb as wide selection of pea coats and thick Austrian army sweaters, plus classic workwear and casual brands such as Carhartt, Dickies and Schott. The store also rents outfits to costume-party goers and wardrobe scouts (remember Robert De Niro’s field jacket in Taxi Driver? Enough said)."
New York Magazine
"A favorite depot for the fashion set, this place has military surplus items from around the world—Navy-style pea coats and an array of bags in all types. One-of-a-kind items like WWII-era maps of Tokyo, as well. Some English Patient costumes came from here."
Sunday, September 1, 1996
Checklist – Secret Address, page 678
"The best selection of army/navy stores in the U.S.:
Kaufman’s Army Navy, 319 West Forty-second Street, NYC; (212)757-5670"