Block Party

BLOCK PARTY: 2nd Avenue between St. Mark’s Place and 9th Street


Not much on this building unfortunately. I know it was built by Samuel Barkin in 1900, then sold in 1904 to Isaac Schneiderman for $120,000, which today looks like grand larceny (it sold for $11 million in 2009.) During the 1930s, the Stuyvesant Dairy Restaurant leased the ground floor. Dairies like the the Stuyvesant, B&H, and Ratner’s were popular alternatives to kosher butchers in Jewish neighborhoods, getting around the restriction of mixing meat and dairy by serving strictly vegetarian dishes. Anyone else know much about this spot?


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