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  • Russ & Daughters
    Russ & Daughters It took Joel Russ ten days to travel from Germany to Ellis Island by boat in 1907, and that was the easy part. The 22-year-old Russ had arrived in America to help support his older sister's family, which he began doing by selling strings of Polish mushrooms, carrying them on his shoulders until he had saved up enough money for a pushcart. Next, he upgraded to a horse and wagon, and by 1914, he had enough funds to open a store. Dubbed "Russ's Cut Rate Appetizers", the store specialized in selling the cold appetizers known in Yiddish as "forshpayz": among them salt-cured salmon and herring. In 1920, he moved to East Houston Street, where the shop still stands today. During this period, he also became the father of three daughters who began working in the shop after school and on weekends, and in 1933, the store was renamed Russ & Daughters––widely regarded as the first business to ever use "& Daughters" in its name. Nearly 100 years later, the shop is owned and staffed by fourth-generation Russ family members, and has been recognized by The Smithsonian Institute as "a part of New York's cultural heritage". One of the last traditional appetizing stores on the Lower East Side, the business is considered by most to be much more than a beloved grocery: it's a preserver of the culture of the city's Eastern European Jewish Immigrants. Smoked and cured salmon is still sliced by hand, while bagels are rolled by hand and baked in an old-fashioned revolving oven. When ¬New York Magazine asked world-traveling chef Anthony Bourdain to name the best meal he's ever eaten in New York, the Travel Channel host said simply, "bagel, nova, cream cheese at Russ & Daughters. Not just the best, but 'ours'." Beyond the traditional bagel toppers, today's customers find gourmet delights such as cinnamon or chocolate babka, homemade chopped herring salad with granny smith apples, and handmade macaroons dipped in dark chocolate. Russian-style blini's make the perfect vessel for any of Russ & Daughter's high grade, hand-packed caviars, which are still sourced the old-fashioned way: by waiting patiently next to the fish's nests.
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    179 East Houston Street
    New York, NY US
  • AMC 34Th Street 14
    Since 1976, Manhattan Mini Storage has freed up the closet space of more than 200,000 New Yorkers with units spread throughout the borough. Three months of access to Manhattan Mini Storage's dimensioned 4'x4'x4' compartment gives the space-starved enough room for approximately 10?15 medium-sized boxes, plus clothing, sporting equipment, and small items. All storage spaces come standard with around-the-clock video security, and year-round accessibility with exclusive off-street parking. For oversized handbag and baseball-card collections, the storage company offers larger units, some sizable enough to fit an apartment's worth of furnishings or a decade?s supply of french toast. A concierge service assists in the logistics of the move for an additional cost, helping to keep the stress of moving low. Manhattan Mini Storage has the space and time to accommodate overstocked packrats and urban rolling stones alike. Availability varies by location, so please phone ahead before making promises to your lawn furniture or Flag Day decorations. In the interest of full disclosure, feel free to check out the company's FAQ page online.
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    312 W 34th St
    New York, NY US
  • Wild Edibles
    Wild Edibles' tubs of ice brim with boat-fresh fish and oysters, all rated according to their level of environmental sustainability by the Blue Ocean Institute. Chef Shai Kessler presides over an entree list, drawing from a cross section of the ocean's morsels to construct freshly-made seafood dishes such as Connecticut-style lobster rolls, tuna tartare, fish and chips, and mussels. Patrons loaded down with trout, shrimp, and caviar from the market menu bound for home kitchens bustle past the oyster bar, which parades mollusks from both the East and West Coasts to offer the largest range of options and keep Atlantis' mass-transit system in business. An extensive bar menu allows diners to pair shells with wines imported from around the world or cool suds from a constantly-changing selection of craft brews.
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    535 3rd Avenue
    New York, NY US
  • Kashkaval
    At first glance, Kashkaval looks like an impressive gourmet food shop, with more than 100 varieties of international cheeses and imported olives arranged alongside cured meats and gourmet soups and salads. But venture beyond the small storefront and into the spacious back area, and you’ll find Kashkaval's tucked away wine bar. Here, owners Daniel and Corey have established a comfortable and cozy retreat for customers to pair wines from across the globe with various meats, cheeses, and Mediterranean small plates. Heartier appetites can find relief in full entrees, such as chicken or turkey meatballs, a selection of oven-baked paninis and gourmet sandwiches, or dig into fondue that Time Out New York put on its list for “The City’s Best Fondues”, calling the gorgonzola blend "perfectly gooey and surprisingly mild."
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    856 9th Ave.
    Manhattan, NY US
  • Jezalin's
    Treat yourself to a healthy, topping-stacked sandwich from Jezalin's. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Jezalin's, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Jezalin's is completely informal — dress as you see fit (and are most comfortable). Feed the gang at your next get-together with catering from Jezalin's as well. null Jezalin's offers a nice selection of mid-range cuisine, so you can expect a meal there to cost about $30 or less per person. Jezalin's has menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — just pick your favorite meal and head over.
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    49 W 20th St
    New York, NY US
  • Zingone Brothers
    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.
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    471 Columbus Ave
    New York, NY US
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