ray’s candy store
Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:11 am
It’s the age-old tale of resilience in the face of adversity; this one in particular hits close to home. That of Ray’s Candy Store. Friend and filmmaker Arya Ghavamian is hoping to take his kinship with shopkeep Ray Alvarez and share it on the silver screen. Over the past four years, he’s been recording the history, conversations, […]
Posted August 21, 2017 at 5:12 am
Now that the summertime (bougie) Restaurant Week has come to a close, time to spend an evening with an Alphabet City classic. Indeed, there is a special “tasting” event later this evening at Ray’s Candy Store. For the accessible ten-spot cover charge, proprietor Ray Alvarez will serve a “5-course meal including selections of Ray’s famous […]
Last modified October 14, 2014 at 9:48 am
Richard Ocejo, an Assistant Professor of Sociology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, just released a new book about the economic impact of bar proliferation on the Lower East Side. It’s called Upscaling Downtown: From Bowery Saloons to Cocktail Bars in New York City. Ocejo will be part of a panel discussion on the […]
Last modified June 27, 2013 at 5:02 pm
We’re sitting in the lobby of Atlantic Records in midtown, pounding a Dixie Cup of H2O and a bag of greasy potato chips, fidgeting about what to ask.
Posted February 15, 2013 at 6:28 am
Die Hard with a Vengeance. It’s the quintessential action movie – fast-talking New York detective John McClane battles German bank robbers on the city streets. You know, everyday type shit. Anyway, it’s been on TV a bunch recently and we were reminded of the substantial screen time of both Tompkins Square Park and Avenue A. […]
Posted November 15, 2011 at 11:13 am
Ray’s Candy Store made its cable television debut in episode number fifteen, “The Friction.” More after the jump!
Last modified July 3, 2012 at 7:51 am
Neighborhood chronicler Clayton Patterson was one of many local luminaries in attendance the other night to celebrate the life of Bob Arihood.