Since 1988, the Costa family has invested their energy and attention in making Hickory Dickory Dock an entertaining and informative place for the collector of finely crafted clocks, German handicrafts and decorative seasonal goods & gifts for all year.  Now in its third location in Nyack, it bears little physical resemblance to the tiny shop from almost 30 years ago.

The rapid evolution from "small clock shop" to what it is today began with the decision to expand the offering of Cuckoo clocks via direct German import relationships.  This in turn quickly lead to the idea to share some of the Germans' love for Christmas decoration and traditional crafting by also importing woodcraft, pewter, paper mache, and ceramic goods from a diverse group of  specialized, traditional - and often family-owned - German factories from many different regions.

Our Story




Hickory Dickory Dock is founded by its original owners - The Fishkins - on North Broadway, in half of the space that is now The Runcible Spoon

October 1988

Norma and John Costa  buy Hickory Dickory Dock from the Fishkins


Summer 1991

The Costas take their first buying trip to Germany, starting a direct import relationship with Schneider Cuckoo Clocks.

April 1993

The store moves from North Broadway to its second location at 135 Main Street

January 1995

Loreen starts working  at Hickory Dickory Dock full time.


July 1999

The store moves again - this time to our current location at 43 South Broadway.


June 2000

Our friend Conny Haas from the Black Forest paints the clock peddler mural on the side of our building.