Three Generations Strong


Established in 1996, EZ Pawn Corp has made it its mission to serve its customers in the best way possible. We enjoy keeping our service friendly, quick, and easy.

Our History


After enduring the hardship of World War II the late Martin Kaminsky came to NYC with a background in watch repair and a helpful hand at providing assistance to those in financial distress. After finding a suitable location he had created Gem Pawnbrokers in Brooklyn, NY in 1947.

From that point forward, David Kaminsky, Martin’s youngest son watched and learned the tools of the pawn broking trade. He diligently studied his father’s entrepreneurial prowess, observed his older siblings’ entrance into the pawn broking business, and after graduating from Northeastern University’s, decided to make his own mark in the industry. In 1996, David opened the doors to his own pawn broking business – EZ Pawn Corp.

David has been able to watch his childhood dream become a reality, running his business with the same standard of integrity and credibility as his father once did. Though the business has grown tremendously, EZ Pawn Corp still maintains its family roots. Just as Martin passed down his expertise to David, David has done the same with his children. The first to enter the business is David’s daughter Lauren, a Boston University School of Management graduate, and the current President of EZ Pawn Corp. In 2014, David’s son, Jason, graduated Penn State University and also joined his father’s business, overseeing EZ Pawn Corp as Vice President.

As one of the fastest growing pawn broking chains in New York, EZ Pawn Corp has expanded its business into 15 different locations throughout New York City. The business pride’s itself in providing outstanding customer service, and ensuring reliable, trustworthy, and honest transactions for all our customers. 

Giving Back


Though EZ Pawn Corp serves as a financial institution, we also strongly value the importance of community and love giving back to it! Every year, we partner up with different charities like the Kiss Cares Coat Drive, New York City AIDS Walk, and many more to help improve our community and the people in it.


Our Press

“Working to create a new shopping experience to draw customers who not only need a loan, but are looking for that special something at a very special price.”
CBS 2 New York
“Lauren Kaminsky, who runs marketing for the company, said, ‘We’re there to help the community and to help people who need short-term ‘bridge’ loans.’”
The New York Times

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