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05/09/2009

Albanese Meats & Poultry, Elisabeth Street, Nolita, New York


This is a photo of Albanese Meats & Poultry shop, a real old-school neighborhood butcher which has been in Nolita since it was called the Lower East Side in New York. The octogenarian butcher in the photo (Moe on the left) grew up in the neighborhood, his mom ran the shop until she was 97. The whole street on Elizabeth use to be little food shops. Across the street was a Greek food shop where customers brought their own jugs to get filled up with olive oil or milk. These leftovers from another era are more and more hard to find in Manhattan but they are really so rewarding when you do. I usually don't post any video, but I am sure you will like this story from Moe the Butcher :

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