May 28, 2004

Favorite Old Time New York

With the closing of Zito's Bakery (see below), I thought it might be interesting to do a partial list of some of the old time New York stores and restaurants which give NY its special character. I've talked about some of my favorite NY buildings, now maybe it's time to focus on the people and businesses inhabiting some of those structures. This is a hard list to create because it means sitting back and trying to visualize different parts and streets in NYC. It's a big city, folks.

*Keene's Chophouse or Steakhouse (1885)
*Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station (1913)
*The Ear Inn

*Macy's (the escalator)
*Zito's (thanks for the memories)
*Fraunces Tavern (1763)
*Pete's Tavern (O'Henry did a lot of writing here)
*Old Homestead
*Lexington Candy Shop (malteds)
*Ferrara (1892)
*White Horse Tavern (where Dylan Thomas drank himself to death)
*Elk Candy Company

*Schaller & Weber
*Yorkville Packing House

Like I said, a partial and quick list. I'll be back to this when I get some more time.

Posted by Random Penseur at May 28, 2004 08:19 AM

Hello and good evening.
I think this is a great list. I was impressed with it and the fact that you mention the Macy Elevators. I've been to many on the list and will certainly check out the others. I submit for your consideration the Campbell Apartment in Grand Central. It used to be a private apartment and it was built so the owner of the apartment didn't have to go to the suburbs (I can't blame him for not wanting to go to the suburbs). It is quite interesting and fun. Thanks again for this list and I look forward to its expansion in the future.


Dave Borgioli

Posted by: David J. Borgioli at November 7, 2005 06:42 PM
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