When the Doors Played the Fillmore East and Dined at Ratner’s

Posted May 30, 2013 at 11:53 am

The passing of Doors co-founder Ray Manzarek last week got us thinking again. Obviously too young to have witnessed their glory, The Doors was nevertheless household music growing up. Mom always deemed the vinyl Soft Parade as the perfect soundtrack for cooking. Lots of hummable melodies, etc. However, it wasn’t until much later on when […]

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Former Ratner’s Building at 100 Norfolk Sold for $8.8 Million

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:27 am

100 Norfolk Street has been on the block for over two years already, and recently sold for an all-cash sum of $8.8 million (6% above ask).

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When Schmulka Bernstein’s Ruled Essex Street

Last modified November 6, 2015 at 5:08 pm

These days, it’s comical commonplace that Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas. But this marriage of cultures was actually forged long ago in the immigrant society on the Lower East Side.

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Pablo Vargas of the Stanton Tailor Shop, Part II

Posted April 9, 2010 at 6:13 am

And now, the conclusion to yesterday’s feature about Pablo Vargas, the proprietor of the Stanton Tailor Shop. Written by Steven Gibaldi. It’s been almost 30 years since Pablo Vargas arrived from the Dominican Republic and landed a job at the Stanton Tailor Shop, except then it was known as the Olympic. He was 22 years […]