Tag Archives: Lower East Side

The Ghost of Ratner’s Appears Briefly

The Lower East Side where Neil and I have lived for the last decade is going through a huge transition.  Right now, on what have been parking lots for the last 40 years, a major new development has started called: Essex Crossing. … Continue reading

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Ivan Ramen and Russ and Daughters Open Restaurants on the Lower East Side

Japanese Animation at Ivan Ramen and below the wallpaper in the bathroom at Russ and Daughters is an homage to the numbers you take to establish your place in line at the original store (which can often be very crowded … Continue reading

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Russ and Daughter’s Cafe is Open!

Back in March I wrote about the opening of the very first Russ and Daughter’s cafe. Today I walked by it and was extremely excited to see that it is open!  Russ and Daughters is a New York/Lower East Side institution, … Continue reading

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Fresh Horseradish from The Pickle Guys

Walking down Essex Street last Sunday I noticed a big crowd at The Pickle Guys.   This is the pickle go to place on the Lower East Side.  In addition to making a wide variety of kosher pickles they also … Continue reading

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A 100 Years is a Long Time to Wait in Line

Russ and Daughters has the best selection of smoked fish, caviar, pickled herring , cream cheese, bagels and specialty foods in NYC and they have been selling these delicious goodies from the same store for 100 years.  Just another reason … Continue reading

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Lower East Side Pickle Day

Just a quick reminder for those who live in or near NYC today is an afternoon long festival of food on fun that runs along Orchard St from Delancey to Houston.  For more details check out here .   After … Continue reading

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Sugar Frosted Fat and Count Calorie

The other day I was walking home from the grocery store when I walked this cute little store/gallery called My Plastic Heart that I have walked by a thousand times before, it has small art shows and sells toys and … Continue reading

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