Breaking: Lower East Side Pickle Day Postponed Due to Hurricane Sandy

Posted October 26, 2012 at 3:50 pm

Hurricane Sandy (nay, “Frankenstorm”) has already claimed a city victim. The Lower East Side BID just announced that Pickle Day (and DayLife), which was scheduled for this Sunday, has been postponed due to the impending doom.  Rescheduled date is now November 4. Sad Pickle :(Pickle Day will postponed until Sunday, Nov 4th due to Hurricane […]

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Selling Pickles Beneath the 2nd Avenue El, Circa 1934

Posted October 26, 2012 at 10:21 am

Here we see some pickle vendors peddling on Allen Street (circa 1934) beneath the 2nd Avenue El, where the truss crossed Delancey.

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returning November 4 [Updated]

Last modified October 27, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Fall 2011 was a sour season, having elapsed without the appearance of the popular International Pickle Day on the Lower East Side.

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Pat Fairhurst Now Pickling as “Clinton Hill Pickles”

Posted February 1, 2012 at 10:19 am

We’ll just go ahead and say it. Orchard Street hasn’t been the same since Pat Fairhurst and her son Roger packed up Guss’ Pickles and decamped to Brooklyn in 2010.

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An Choi Pickles Unveiled on Orchard Street

Posted January 17, 2012 at 6:18 am

Get ready for a surprise. Against the odds, pickles are returning to Orchard Street below Delancey.

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Lower East Side Pickle Day to Return in April 2012

Posted November 10, 2011 at 6:41 am

With the first annual Peck Slip Pickle Festival rearing its head this Sunday at the New Amsterdam Market, rumors abound regarding the future of the Lower East Side forerunner.

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Maraya Cigars Now Open at 87 Orchard Street

Posted November 15, 2010 at 6:38 am

Guss’ Pickles is but a faint memory in this next chapter of life at 87 Orchard Street.  Maraya cigar shop, which first announced its presence back in August, retooled the entire storefront and is now open for business.  Goodbye brine, hello tobacco! A couple weeks ago, owners Joy Florentz and Kevin Joyce began selling product […]

Recap: Tenth Annual NYC International Pickle Day

Last modified December 9, 2010 at 12:34 am

Vendors from the neighborhood and across the metropolitan area descended on the Lower East Side to participate in the Tenth Annual NYC International Pickle Day sponsored by Whole Foods, Two Boots and the Brooklyn Kitchen.   This popular event was held in the municipal parking lot on Essex Street and on Broome Street, between Orchard and Ludlow […]

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Reminder: 10th Annual Pickle Day Today

Posted October 17, 2010 at 10:20 am

Today is the 10th Annual NYC International Pickle Day.  Festivities will be held in the municipal parking lot on Broome, as well as on Broome between Orchard and Ludlow.

Signs on Orchard Street: Guss’ Pickles and Sticky Rice

Posted September 28, 2010 at 6:33 am

Two key Orchard Street signage updates to report today.  First up is the onetime Guss’ Pickles storefront at 87 Orchard, which is currently amidst a transition to an independent cigar shop called Maraya.