It's all true. Saifee is a remarkable hardware and garden store for this part of town, where there are not many options. It's like Gracious Home without steroids.
Amanda says: Although it's not trying to beat prices, Saifee has great small cool things for urban gardening. I bought a lightweight hose that connects to my bathroom sink (and has a great nozzle that locks open) for watering plants on the terrace off our bedroom. It's perfect for a Manhattan apartment.I also like Saifee because they have a lot of unique items. The prices are not competitive, but the selection is, especially when you like to see something in person before purchasing.
NKolodny says: Neat store - good prices, good neighborhood vibe, cool light fixtures and miscellaneous household items, who needs Home Depot!
(Re-Edited from July 15, 2005 - MGR)