Economy Candy

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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‘Fancy Pharmacy’ is Moving from Essex Street After Decades on the Block

Posted January 15, 2020 at 5:00 am

A Lower East Side retail anchor is unmoored from its longtime location at the northwest corner of Essex and Rivington Streets. Fancy Pharmacy (and its unique store signage) is not long for this spot. A sandwich board outside the store indicates that the drugstore is relocating, though not too far away. Its new location is […]

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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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Jude Law Spotted Buying ‘Stocking Stuffers’ at Economy Candy

Last modified December 23, 2016 at 9:07 am

‘Tis the season, where even well-dressed English actors need to pick up their Lower East Side sweets for the upcoming holidays. Jude Law, who you may have seen recently during your traditional viewing of The Holiday, popped into Economy Candy over the snowy weekend to pick up some edible cheer. The eighty-year-old candy shop relayed that he’s very friendly, […]

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Deli, Wine, and Candy: How One Photo Captures Classic LES Stores at Their Height [HISTORY]

Last modified March 10, 2016 at 10:50 pm

This photo from 1954 perfectly encapsulates the immigrant Lower East Side of the middle twentieth century. Everything about it is great, from the legendary businesses to the peddlers and fedora-wearing elder photobombing the foreground. You’re looking at the northwest corner of Rivington and Essex Streets. Bernstein’s Delicatessen (#110) is sandwiched between Lipschutz Kosher Wines (#112) […]

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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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Make Rivington Street Snow…On Demand

Posted December 19, 2012 at 6:18 am

No one in northeast should be demanding snow, especially with Hurricane Sandy so fresh in our memory.

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Passover Provisions on the Lower East Side

Posted April 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

Still suffering from food coma post-seder and not sure where to pick up Passover provisions for the remainder of the week? Boogie’s got your back.

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