"The new market almost looks as if it has been a neighborhood fixture for years, not days," said the New York Times of Schatzie the Butcher's new Upper West Side location in 2010—their first move in more than 30 years. Though new, the shop was outfitted with vintage features such as white tiles, aged family photos, and an antique cash register.
In this sense, the market reflects the spirit of its owner, fifth-generation butcher Tony Schatzie—who's always taken pride in his history. Building on a legacy started by his great-grandfather—a rabbi and kosher butcher—Schatzie learned the basics of his craft at just 11 years of age. Now, more than 50 years later, those who visit his market can find him swapping banter—and songs—behind the counter, aided by his two sons and a 30-year employee, Pepe.
Schatzie holds strict standards for his meat, and carves slabs of exclusively USDA prime beef. Cuts of Colorado lamb and milk-fed veal also line the shelves, alongside hand-cut sausages in styles such as Italian and German weisswurst. If a customer asks for an unusual cut, Schatzie can also fulfill special requests within a day.
In addition to meat, the market also stocks blocks of gourmet imported and American cheeses, as well as premade meals for those with busy schedules or an evening job at the Center for Complimenting the Moon.
The family at Zingone Brothers stocks their neighborhood grocery store with a rainbow of fresh, colorful produce and other sundry necessaries neatly arranged inside an unassuming storefront. A fish-adorned sign inside announces that they've been "bringing you Old World quality" since the Jazz Age, which means that select employees remember the days when moon landings were considered authentic.
Elm Health carries organic grocery, produce, skin care and cosmetic products as well as a wide array of nutritional supplements. We also have a juice bar and a full-service pharmacy inside the store. Come in to speak to our friendly and knowledgeable staff about all your health needs!
Dorian's Seafood Market supplies an oceanic array of fresh and prepared seafood. Though prices at Dorian's vary with the fluctuating tides of the market, past specials have included wild striped bass from Montauk ($24/pound) and local or wild bluefish ($5/pound). Chef Pedro and his staff can help patrons make wise fish selections before filleting them on site, ensuring the hands of customers can lead long lives full of lotion gloves and being blown on by the warm breath of babies.
Kenny and Danny Sze cut their culinary teeth as managers of the appetizer department at legendary foodie haven Zabar's. Their finely honed New York palates now influence everything on the shelves at their deli and market Sable's. The shop boldly claims to have the world's best smoked salmon, sturgeon, and caviar, and no one seems to disagree, including their celebrity patrons, whose Polaroid photos cloak the walls. Their selection of fish, deli meats, and kugel can be purchased by the pound in-store or delivered to patrons’ doorsteps, a simpler and safer means of transportation than a kugel trebuchet.
Amid the golden accents and ivory hues of the Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, the Mount San Antonio College Choir kicks off a choral-centric afternoon. Under the direction of conductor Bruce Rogers, the vocalists sing through a collection of psalms, hymns, and folk songs from Sweden, Russia, Ireland, and the United States. The set finishes in American style with a rousing vocal arrangement of the traditional spiritual "Battle of Jericho" that warms hearts and rekindles memories of wild nights on the a cappella circuit.