Giuseppe Uomo Calling it Quits

Posted on: August 19th, 2009 at 6:06 am by

This image has been archived or removed.

This image has been archived or removed.

More sad news to report.  Another Orchard Street haberdasher is calling it quits – Giuseppe Uomo at #130, mere steps away from the recently shuttered Bonnie’s. Draped insultingly across its maroon awning is the tell-tale evidence.  The 1,600-square-foot store, which specializes in “high fashion for men,” is currently having a fire sale on all its remaining inventory.  Everything must go so that the rent can be jacked for the new tenant.  Even though the listing price is “negotiable,” you can bet landlords will charge a pretty penny to operate in the iconic S. Beckenstein building.  After all, one of the main selling points on the one sheet is “electric grit.”  Whatever that means.

This image has been archived or removed.

The once-proud bargain district continues its gradual demise into the history books.  With this latest fatality, there will be one less vendor selling goods during the Sunday pedestrian mall.

Recent Stories

These 3 Developments Threaten to Sever Chinatown Traffic Arteries in the Coming Years [Op-Ed]

As if the climate wasn’t dire enough for Chinatown businesses and residents amidst the pandemic, a proverbial perfect storm is brewing. Long-suffering Chinatown businesses, like much of the city, are encouraged by the loosening of indoor dining restrictions and remain hopeful for a return to some level of normalcy. However, it could be short-lived due […]

Community Lawsuit Halts City’s Chinatown Jail Plans

The Borough-based jail plan hit another major snag this week, with a grassroots lawsuit blocking the proposed Chinatown prison. Neighbors United Below Canal, a community organization, announced yesterday that its lawsuit won an injunction against development of the thirty-story high-rise at 125 White Street. Judge John Kelley ruled in favor of the community, noting that […]

Chinatown Fair Arcade in Danger of Eviction

During pandemic times, sharing buttons on game cabinets and sweating over dance games poses a difficult challenge for the remaining brick-and-mortar arcades. Especially the Chinatown Fair Arcade down on Mott Street. No stranger to survival – the 77-year-old arcade had shut for over a year before its revival in 2012 – Chinatown Fair now faces […]

Subway Tribute to Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Baden Ginsburg

Less than 24 hours after Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died, the street memorials started popping up around the city. Indeed, the artist largely known for manipulating city-issued signage (e.g. Aretha Franklin) struck again Saturday afternoon with a tribute to the late justice. This time, at the 50th Street subway station on the Eighth […]

Get a Piece of Mission Chinese Food Before it Closes

Mission Chinese Food is permanently closing its flagship restaurant on the Lower East Side, as previously reported. It lasted nearly six years on East Broadway before coronavirus imposed the business, like so many others. And now Mission is selling off some of its furnishings and ephemera with a stoop sale today. Items include restaurant equipment and […]