Saturday, September 5, 2009

Next Door to Gertel's Revealed - The Full Monty

Back in February of this year, I wrote about the demise of Gertel's, the famous bakery on the lower east side, where some of the finest rugelach and challah this side of Delancey Street was at one time found.

Well, since it's Labor Day weekend and I don't have a heck of a lot to write about, what follows is a pictorial essay about the rise and reveal of the, ahem, lovely building that has risen next door to what was once Gertel's. Without further ado...

We still don't know what's going to go up where Gertel's was, but we're open to any and all ideas.


  1. Wow. That looks pretty horrible. Things could be worse, you could be living in the shadow of that horrible, crime against nature and humanity, Soho Trump Tower.

  2. Which I can see fairly perfectly from our living room window. Along with some other big, dastardly hotel around Grand and Lafayette.

  3. Where is that located - i can see some similar construction from the 'K' building, but not that one. Cheers ...

  4. @eric - That's on the north side of Hester St., just west of Essex.

  5. Ahhhhh yes - we can see the backside of that one.

    Best of luck in DC - i lived at 17th/U and 16th/Riggs, within walking distance of a nice selection of food options.