A faithful reader sent in this shot of Guss' Pickles, taken when the shop was still on Essex Street, in the 1990s, long before all the turmoil that is sending the timeless shop out to Brooklyn, far away from its roots and true name.
The original, running Jeremiad on the vestiges of Old New York as they are steamrolled under or threatened by the currently ruthless real estate market and the City Fathers' disregard for Gotham's historical and cultural fabric. Est. January 2006. Contact Me
I have lived in New York City since 1988 and earn my bread as a writer. I began this blog in January 2006. Beyond that, don't be so nosy.
"I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism."