(Welcome to Regina, one of the three finalists vying for a blogging position here at ATNY. Comment away.)
Baltic Bazaar is a great fabric shop in Brooklyn Heights. It carries lots of designer fabric bolts and pieces that are donated by international and local NYC companies like Donghia, Holly Hunt and Kravet.
Fabrics are sold by the pound (!) at deeply discounted prices adn the occasional great find can inspire your latest DIY home sewing project.
The shop has a cause, too, working in conjunction with the Baltic Street Mental Health Board as a place of employment for people recovering from mental illness. The shop also offers classes on everything from curtain making to quilting bees.