Re: Hookah, uh, Culture by location and coal question!
In NY you pretty much can't avoid but run into hookah, whether knowing someone who smokes, shopping at the store that sells hookah or being in the vicinity of only god knows how many hookah lounges spread across the tri-state. You have blocks of hookah goods and lounges from astoria, queens down to hookah paradise in jersey. And the competitive pricing between them all is only an icing on the cake.
How-To Etch a Hookah Base:
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