live crabs around now
if you are willing to go deep into brooklyn, there is a huge chinese fish and produce market in bensonhurst that i see unloading live crabs every morning lately. i think they are blue claws. the live seafood selection -- from squirming eel to littlenecks -- is very impressive and well-priced.
it is on 86th street just south of 18th avenue
My husband and I had great success buying dungeness crabs (live) at several markets in Flushing last winter. My relatives in Seattle were very syrprised when we called for cooking instructions! One crab is large enough to feed two people; we generally chilled it down after cooking before eating. Very tasty! We got ours at the Hong Kong supermarket off Main Street. My sister also recently bought blue crabs there, though they were all females...