Posted January 24, 2019 at 5:08 am
Orchard Street won’t be the same. There has been an outpouring of grief in the week since Jimmy “Blanco” Becker, the so-called “man in white,” passed away from Lymphoma. News of his death seemed to touch a nerve on the hyperlocal level. You may not have known him personally, but his presence – dressed in […]
Posted January 18, 2019 at 5:00 am
It’s a sad day for the Lower East Side. Jimmy Becker, known colloquially as “Jimmy Blanco” for perennially roaming the streets dressed in all white, passed away this week after a battle with Lymphoma. It’s believed he was about 69 or 70. Apparently, a neighbor in his building called EMS a couple weeks ago after […]
Posted November 1, 2013 at 6:06 am
Jimmy Blanco (aka the man in white) was apparently a Halloween costume choice this year. The imitator – William Rohan – was spotted across the neighborhood last night, including a trick-or-treating stint at Shut NYC on Orchard Street. Not sure how we feel about this one. Seems kinda wrong.
Posted July 15, 2010 at 6:33 am
This brutal heat and humidity is even too much for the mysterious Man in White, a/k/a Jimmy Blanco. We spotted him walking along Delancey the other night, sporting a new summer getup.
Last modified June 2, 2010 at 11:35 am
The curious mystery of the man in white is nearing resolution, thanks to all the reader input. Using the commentary as basis for research, we stopped into Rosario’s for a couple slices and to see if we could elicit more information. One of the workers there was able to fill in some of the blanks.