108 Rivington Street

Economy Candy Hits the Sidewalk with ‘Mystery Bags’ for Summerlong To-Go Shop

Posted June 19, 2020 at 5:02 am

Three months into the pandemic, Economy Candy remains a sweet spot on Rivington Street. Third generation co-owners Skye Greenfield Cohen and Mitchell Cohen are still operating as a two-person skeleton crew, walking two miles each way everyday, to fulfill online orders for anyone in need of a sugar fix. As previously reported, Economy Candy rearranged […]

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Economy Candy Relying on Candy Pack Deliveries to Stay Afloat During COVID-19 Shutdown

Last modified March 23, 2020 at 7:43 am

The candy man can because he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good … even during a pandemic. Like other steadfast shops on the Lower East Side, Economy Candy is rearranging their business model slightly during these trying times, in hopes of staying afloat and minimizing impact on employees in whatever way […]

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Economy Candy Goes Retro with 80th Anniversary Throwback Signage

Posted June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

Economy Candy just marked the occasion of its eightieth birthday with brand new marquee signage. Installation completed Tuesday afternoon, and is the first major storefront modification in several years for the octogenarian sweets shop. “As a birthday present to ourselves we have given our store front a facelift to restore some old school charm,” ownership […]

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The Founder of Economy Candy Died Yesterday at the Age of 97

Posted February 7, 2015 at 7:53 am

Some sour news for the sweet tooth set. Morris “Moishe” Cohen, who founded the historic Economy Candy nearly eighty years ago, passed yesterday morning. He was 97-years-old. Cause of death is unknown at the moment. “It is with great sadness and fond memories that we share with the Economy Candy family that we lost Morris […]

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Passover Macaroon Season at Economy Candy

Posted April 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

Living in New York City, it’s easy to get spoiled by easy access to foods from all over the world, acquirable right outside one’s door at any hour of the day. But sometimes it’s more exciting to have to wait for holiday foods that only come around once a year. We swung by Economy Candy […]

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Christina Ricci Shops for Wedding Candy at Economy Candy

Posted October 23, 2013 at 6:05 am

Add Christina Ricci to the list of celebrity shoppers at Economy Candy. The former Ms. Wednesday Addams stopped by the Rivington Street sweets shop yesterday. According to the store Facebook page, Ricci was out shopping for “wedding candy” for her upcoming nuptials. She’s marrying James Heerdegen, who she met while filming Pan Am two years […]

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Flashback: Garbage Pail Kids Take Manhattan

Posted January 27, 2011 at 6:49 am

Garbage Pail Kids have a special place at Bowery Boogie. Let’s take a stroll, shall we?

Economy Candy Closed for Floor Renovations

Posted July 13, 2010 at 6:12 am

The finest candy store in all of Manhattan is currently undergoing some renovations.  Economy Candy at 108 Rivington Street is closed for the next couple days in order to replace to the floor.

Weekend Edition: January 2

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo via Joanna Pan]

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Early Edition: December 31

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:07 am

[Photo via Lechonita]

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