49 Essex Street

The Pickle Guys Make it Official at New Grand Street Digs

Posted December 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

The worst kept secret on the Lower East Side is now official. Earlier this week, the Pickle Guys hoisted updated signage at its new location just across the street. The announcement now straddles the marquee of 357 Grand Street. Behind the plywood shed, meanwhile, work is seemingly nearing completion on the forthcoming headquarters. Walls are tiled […]

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With ‘Grand Tax Center’ Relocated, the Pickle Guys will Move Across the Street in a Few Months

Posted September 6, 2016 at 5:05 am

After more than fourteen years at 49 Essex Street, the Pickle Guys are rolling the barrels across the street. As previously reported, owner Alan Kaufman is relocating the pickle business to 357 Grand Street, the strip of low-rise retail owned by the Seward Park Co-op. But the change in scenery is still a few months […]

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After 14 Years on Essex, Pickle Guys is Moving Across the Street

Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Here’s a bitter herb for your Passover. Management of the Seward Park Co-op circulated a letter this week notifying residents that the Pickle Guys is moving from its unique below-grade location on Essex Street. Sad. Much of the great experience here is the controlled chaos of descending into pickle barrels via narrow corridor. Nevertheless, Pickle […]

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Pickle Guys will Grind ‘Super-Hot’ Passover Horseradish Starting Sunday

Posted April 7, 2016 at 9:29 am

You waited all year for this, so clear your calendars (and sinuses). The Pickle Guys on Essex Street will begin grinding fresh horseradish this Sunday ahead of the Passover holiday. Expect the usual sidewalk spectacle, with gas-masked grinder and queues of customers lining the sidewalk to partake. It’s usually worth the wait, though, should you […]

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Pickle Guys to Start Grinding ‘Super-Hot’ Passover Horseradish on Sunday

Posted March 17, 2015 at 9:28 am

It’s a spicy treat that only comes around once a year, and that time has arrived anew. Yes, the Pickle Guys of Essex Street are ready to grind fresh horseradish in anticipation of the Jewish holiday of Passover. The street spectacle – always fodder for photographers – is set to begin next Sunday (March 22). […]

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Pickle Guys Expanding Into Old PKNY Space on Essex Street

Last modified March 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm

Now in its thirteenth year on the block, the Pickle Guys remains the only brine game in this part of town. Strange, considering the Lower East Side once boasted over a hundred such vendors. Business is apparently pretty good, though, as plans are currently underway to expand the operation next door, into what was previously […]

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In Which the Pickle Guys Create the Best Menorah Ever

Posted November 29, 2013 at 9:35 am

We made our weekly pickle run the other day on Essex Street, and were pleased to see this amazing menorah. The Pickle Guys fashioned this bad boy completely from pickles to help celebrate Chanukah. Technically it’s missing one candle, but whatever. Still great.

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Report: PKNY Planning Move to East Village with New Name

Posted April 9, 2013 at 6:10 am

The artist formerly known as Painkiller hasn’t had the easiest existence at 49 Essex Street.

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Pickle Guys Now Grinding Horseradish for Passover

Last modified March 27, 2014 at 8:22 pm

And what Seder would be complete without the requisite jug of spicy-as-hell horseradish?

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Pickle Guys to Start Grinding Passover Horseradish on Sunday

Posted March 21, 2012 at 6:28 am

Every year during the week preceding Passover, the Pickle Guys at 49 Essex Street, now the only game on the Lower East Side, bring part of the brine spectacle to the sidewalk sphere. Spicy horseradish!

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