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Yes, it's all the way in Bay Ridge, but if you're truly looking for the old-timey candy experience, Hinsch's is the real deal. Part diner, part candy (and egg cream) dispensary, this place is so beloved that when it shut down last year it was rescued from oblivion by a few dedicated locals. Marty "Candyman" Markowitz is even a regular!
8518 5th Ave, between 85th and 86th st.