Date Announced for Tenth Annual NYC International Pickle Day

Posted September 17, 2010 at 6:30 am

The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) has just announced the date for the tenth annual NYC International Pickle Day. As in the past couple years, the event will transpire in the Broome Street municipal parking lot between Ludlow and Essex.

Coming Soon: Maraya Cigar Shop at 87 Orchard

Posted August 23, 2010 at 6:32 am

Those rumors about Mother-in-Law’s Kimchi assuming control of the old Guss’ Pickles HQ can now be put to sleep for the duration.  Six months after the pickle stand decamped for Borough Park as Ess-a-Pickle, a completely different type of business is moving into the small storefront.  A specialty cigar shop called Maraya.

Recap: Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival

Last modified June 7, 2010 at 7:50 am

Way down at the terminus of Eldridge Street, where old-world Judaism meets modern-day Chinatown, hordes gathered yesterday afternoon to celebrate the 10th annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival.  Amidst the balmy weather, it was a celebration of two delicious traditional treats.

Hester Street Fair Celebrates Mother’s Day

Last modified May 8, 2010 at 12:14 am

We received an email from the organizers of the Hester Street Fair regarding the celebration of Mother’s Day this weekend.  There are a whole host of new vendors this weekend, as well as a Bake for Hope bake sale to raise money for breast cancer research.

Behind the Windows at Guss’ Pickles

Posted April 21, 2010 at 6:22 am

As the landlord of 87 Orchard Street continues to pursue retail tenants, the onetime home of Guss’ Pickles is now exposed. No more pictures or price list obstructions in the windows.

For Rent Sign at Guss’ Pickles

Posted March 29, 2010 at 6:12 am

With Guss’ Pickles officially gone from the Lower East Side (both the name and the business), the search for a new tenant at 87 Orchard Street has begun. A flimsy “for rent” sign is taped beneath their moving announcement.  Asking price for the cramped quarters is $2,000 per month.

Guss’ Pickles Officially Gone from Lower East Side

Posted March 22, 2010 at 6:12 am

It’s now official – Guss’ Pickles (nay, Ess-a-Pickle) is forever gone from the Lower East Side.  If you crave their delicious brand of pickles or Passover horseradish, you’ll need to schlep out to Borough Park.  Visual confirmation is nailed to the shuttered gates of 87 Orchard Street.

Guss’ Pickles Moving in Two Weeks

Posted February 25, 2010 at 6:26 am

Guss’ Pickles has been eerily quiet recently.  Our last dozen attempts to purchase full sours were met with the stark reality of a roll-down security gate. Alas, their time on the Lower East Side draws nigh.

Life After Guss: From Pickles to Kimchi

Last modified November 3, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Yesterday afternoon, we stopped by Guss’ Pickles for the weekly regimen of delicious full sours.  Outside the tiny storefront, owner Patricia Fairhurst was busy with a handtruck, unloading boxes of Ball jars and latex gloves onto the sidewalk.  It was a somber sight and a brief scare all rolled into one.  However, Fairhurst assured us […]

Recap: Ninth Annual International Pickle Day

Posted October 5, 2009 at 6:25 am

Under beautiful partly cloudy skies, the Ninth Annual NYC International Pickle Day was held yesterday in the Municipal Parking Lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets.  This year’s celebration of pickled fare was somewhat overshadowed by the noticeable absence of Guss’ Pickles from the group of vendors.  They remained in their soon-to-be-vacant 87 Orchard Street locale. However, that didn’t deter […]