Orchard Street Haberdasher Featured as One of ‘The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side’ [VIDEO]

Posted on: April 4th, 2019 at 5:06 am by

Local celebrity haberdasher Sammy Gluck is now a television star. He and his menswear store at 62 Orchard Street (at Grand) are now the subject of a four-part documentary on Amazon Prime Video.

Borrowing the name from the Magnetic Fields song, The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side explores the old-school store (and famous suit-seller) as it hangs on amidst encroaching gentrification.

More about the show from the press release:

The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side is a deep dive into a unique New York City universe undergoing a dramatic change. The Lower East Side of Manhattan is a space in cultural conflict and its inhabitants are our window into this experience. The old guard is navigating the transition from the golden age of immigrants and mom and pop garment stores to Matcha cafes and designer shops. Can the long time residents of the Lower East Side co-exist with the gentrified hipsters staking out their own territory?

Our series focuses on the “GNG” menswear store on Orchard street, a seventy-year old family run business. We follow three Lower East side stalwarts: Sammy Gluck, the sixty year old Jewish Orthodox store owner; Nat, his longtime Italian-American sales associate; and Mario, his Caribbean born store manager. All three operate this Lower East side landmark as a tight unit with the complicity and hard-won tacit knowledge that comes from working side by side for years.

The three men enlist the help of some young blood that bring modern tactics and know-how to this old fashioned storefront. All come together to rebrand the store and keep Sammy and the boys from “going extinct.”

It’s also worth noting that Gluck, who owns the building, continues to search for a new occupant to take over the space. Real estate listings galore pimp the spot as an opportunity.

The Luckiest Guys on the Lower East Side premieres on Prime Video tomorrow (April 5).

Luckiest Guys On The Lower East Side

Streaming on Amazon Prime Video April 1. Find out if Sammy can save his store.

Posted by The Luckiest Guys On The Lower East Side on Monday, March 25, 2019

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