For those in NYC, the loss of the beloved/dreaded Industrial Plastics on Canal Street was, perhaps, the final nail in the coffin for what used to be a mecca of surplus plastic, metal, rubber and all matter industrial for design students the tri-state area over. The street is now populated with knock-off emporia and car stereo shops (with, no-doubt, knock-off closets in the back), so it's on to the web we go.
industrialplasticsnyc.com is their new home for acrylic rod, styrene sheets and the like, but don't get too excited; they're not rocking the e-commerce yet. (Witness the following: "If you are looking to make a purchase, we require you use our credit card authorization form. Just download the PDF file and fill in the form with as much detail as possible. Then fax it to the number on the top of the form. Your credit card info will be kept in a secure place and is not shared with any other parties."