Clayton’s Corner: Pablo Vargas and Other Locals Making the Neighorhood Tick [PHOTOS]

Posted on: December 3rd, 2015 at 10:43 am by

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Pablo Vargas is one of the last remaining small tailor businesses in this part of the LES. Orchard Street used to have many tailors connected to the clothing businesses. Now there are few left. Pablo is famous for his excellent work…

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Emily Armstrong and Patricia Ivers of “Go Nightclubbing,” who used professional equipment to document many of the now-famous CBGB Punk bands and the downtown club scene…

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…Al Orensanz is a sage, a neighbor, a friend. He and Maria Neri have been running and making internationally recognized the Angel Orensanz Foundation. It is the Carnegie of Downtown Manhattan…

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…Chino is a handyman and a Mr. Fix It in the neighborhood. The community used to have several of these kind of handymen, now there are very few…

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…Viva Market in the Essex Street Market is one of the trusted and long-term family run produce stalls in the building.

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…El Rubio of the My People Deli. One of the last bodegas in this part of the LES. El grew up working in this family owned business. His brothers used to also operate bodegas…

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…Kenny is a worker at the FedEx on East Hosuton. He is readying a Christmas present for is lovely wife (shh!)…

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…Richie Chan and his bropther David are known as the Mayors of Ludlow Street. Both Richie and David are Block Watchers, Police and Fire Department supporters. Richie is a major supporter of Ladder 18 from the Pitt Street Fire House…

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Woman arrested on Delancey Street and taken away in an ambulance.

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The colorful bottle and discarded treasure collectors are another disappering breed on the LES.

All photos courtesy of Clayton Patterson

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