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This Documentary Tells the Story of Ray’s Candy Store on Avenue A

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:11 am

It’s the age-old tale of resilience in the face of adversity; this one in particular hits close to home. That of Ray’s Candy Store. Friend and filmmaker Arya Ghavamian is hoping to take his kinship with shopkeep Ray Alvarez and share it on the silver screen. Over the past four years, he’s been recording the history, conversations, […]

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How About an Evening ‘Tasting’ at Ray’s Candy Store Tonight?

Posted August 21, 2017 at 5:12 am

Now that the summertime (bougie) Restaurant Week has come to a close, time to spend an evening with an Alphabet City classic. Indeed, there is a special “tasting” event later this evening at Ray’s Candy Store. For the accessible ten-spot cover charge, proprietor Ray Alvarez will serve a “5-course meal including selections of Ray’s famous […]

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Taking Care of Ray on Avenue A

Posted April 13, 2012 at 6:18 am

Despite the peaks and valleys of his business, what with gentrification ruining the neighborhood, die-hard patrons are taking care of him in his old age.

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Ray’s Candy Store Cameo in “How to Make it in America”

Posted November 15, 2011 at 11:13 am

Ray’s Candy Store made its cable television debut in episode number fifteen, “The Friction.” More after the jump!

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Clayton’s Corner: More on Bob Arihood’s Candlelight Vigil

Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:51 am

Neighborhood chronicler Clayton Patterson was one of many local luminaries in attendance the other night to celebrate the life of Bob Arihood.

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Candlelight Vigil for Bob Arihood Last Night

Posted October 5, 2011 at 6:41 am

Tear drops, candle drips, and the audible boom-tss of music emanating from Yuca Bar set the tone for Bob Arihood’s candlelight vigil last night.

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