The Lower East Side has been home to generations of immigrants, each bringing their own small bit of history to the area. In the 1930's, pickles were a hot commodity! At that time, Essex street was brimming with pickle shops, earning it the nickname "Pickle Alley". It's been said the area wreaked of pickles, and children often opted for pickles instead of their school lunch. Today's Essex street is nothing like that of the 1930's, but once a year this little bit of history is brought back to life. This year that day will be this Friday, October 4th. The celebrations will be a few blocks over on Orchard Street between Houston and Delancey from 12-5pm. Vendors include some of the long-standing NYC pickle establishments (Guss', The Pickle Guys, Horman's, etc.) as well as newcomer industries in the Lower East Side (Food and Fashion).
This is a day you won't want to miss!