34th Street shuffle
We made our way back from an East Side presser on Thursday about the effort to create a new park over there and were shocked and delighted to discover a few remnants of Disappearing NYC tucked away in Midtown. First there was this, a great old deli on the corner of 2nd Ave that sent us hunkering after some matzo ball soup and which, according to the sign has been family owned for 60 years
Also, there was this SRO, a rarity on this otherwise chichi block
Of course, we also counted not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 (!) Duane Reades on this same crosstown journey.
by David Freedlander