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Neon Outage Puts Unfortunate ‘Ugh’ in Russ & Daughters

Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:16 am

It’s always fun to see what words are created when neon signs are on the fritz. Sorta like a game of hangman. Today brings an unfortunate outage to Lower East Side classic, Russ & Daughters. Most of the letters on the marquee are dark, except the ironic “UGH” (and “ZER”). A tad embarrassing. But it’s […]

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Russ & Daughters Debuts 3rd Location at the Jewish Museum

Posted February 24, 2016 at 5:12 am

Hot on the heels of news that it’ll anchor the new Brooklyn Navy Yard food hall, Russ & Daughters just opened its latest expansion space. That of the cozy cafe inside the Jewish Museum on the Upper East Side, which officially opened to the public yesterday. This location – a year-and-a-half in the making – […]

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Russ & Daughters to Anchor Brooklyn Navy Yard Food Hall

Posted February 1, 2016 at 8:30 am

For the second time within a year, a classic Lower East Side food institution is expanding to Brooklyn. This time it’s Russ & Daughters. The Wall Street Journal reports today that the appetizing business signed a deal for 14,000 square-feet of real estate on the ground floor of Building 77, a 1-million-square-foot industrial structure undergoing […]

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Russ & Daughters Documentary to Premiere on PBS December 2

Posted November 10, 2014 at 6:02 am

After riding the small time festival and theatrical circuits for the last year, the official Russ & Daughters documentary will soon notch its network debut. As expected, Sturgeon Queens – a reference to namesake daughters Hattie, Ida, and Ann – premieres December 2 on Channel Thirteen. For what you have been waiting, New Yorkers: The broadcast […]

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Russ & Daughters Expanding Outside the Lower East Side with New Cafe Inside the Jewish Museum

Last modified September 10, 2014 at 7:32 am

It’s been a banner centennial year for Russ & Daughters. The iconic appetizing haunt opened its cafe namesake on Orchard Street last spring, the Sturgeon Queens film celebrated the family business on the big screen, and now, another expansion. Yes. For the second time in the last year, Russ & Daughters is growing. Only this go-round, it’s […]

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‘Sturgeon Queens’ Documentary Highlights 100-Year History of Russ & Daughters

Posted January 24, 2014 at 6:05 am

This year is a significant one for neighborhood favorite Russ & Daughters. Triple digit candles for that birthday fish cake. Yes, the Lower East side mainstay celebrates its centennial, and with some big moves. Notably the introduction of a new cafe around the corner at 127 Orchard street. The iconic appetizing store is also the […]

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When the Russ & Daughters Neons Go Dark

Last modified January 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm

It’s not too often you come across Russ & Daughters during the nighttime hours to find its throwback neons completely dark. Such was the case yesterday evening. The iconic appetizing outpost was closed for the day, but is now back on schedule. Oh, and grab us some scallion cream cheese while you’re at it…

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From Push-Carts to Prosperity: A Journey Through NYC’s Push-Cart History

Last modified August 22, 2012 at 9:16 pm

Of remaining family-run businesses on the Lower East Side today, a few can trace their beginnings to peddling from an early 20th century push-cart

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Film Followup: Louie C.K. Chows Down at Russ & Daughters

Posted July 30, 2012 at 10:20 am

Now in its third season, Louie is that rare breed of television program that truly channels the spirit and feelings of New York City. Through his eyes we experience the Manhattan of everyman.

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Food Network Filming at Russ & Daughters

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:35 am

Today, the Food Network will be filming sandwich scenes inside Russ & Daughters at 179 East Houston.  Rest assured, though, the shop will remain open throughout.

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