Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Sock Man is returning to St. Mark's Place



We started hearing rumors a few weeks back that the Sock Man was going to take over the vacant retail space (above) at 99 1/2 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue.

Last night, the Sock Man made it official on Facebook...


Owner Marty Rosen had been peddling socks, tights, lingerie and other accessories at 27 St. Mark's Place since 1983. However, as we first reported in January, after a hefty (3X) rent increase via new landlord Raphael Toledano, Rosen decided to close the shop between Second Avenue and Third Avenue.

Per the Facebook post, Rosen hopes to be back in business by Aug. 1.

The Sock Man will now be neighbors with another longtime local business — East Village Books.

No. 99 1/2 was previously home to the Kings Court Real Estate Management office.

H/T Steven and M.A.!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAY!

olympiasepiriot said...

Oh that IS good news!! I know he was selling on the internet, but I really prefer shopping for clothes in person, hosiery included.

Anonymous said...

AWESOME. Books and socks——perfect together. I plan on buying more socks ASAP. Thanks Mr. Sock Man.

Jill W. said...

Yay!!!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back sock man!

sam_the_man said...

Win.

Anonymous said...

Needs a liquor license!

Gojira said...

Some good news for a change, welcome back!

genevieve said...

Awwwright!

Edmund Dunn said...

Sock it to Me!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qRZvlZZ0DY

Goggla said...

Hurrah, this is the best news I've heard all week! Getting my sock drawer ready...

Anonymous said...

For once, a longtime business driven out by a greedy landlord returns to the same place (pretty much.) Here's to 33 more years :)

Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT!!This is the best neighborhood news in a long time!!! Congratulations, Sock Man!!!

Blue Bayer Design NYC said...

Retail rent stabilization now ! People who have invested in the community and occupied a space for so many years deserve to be able to pay a lower rent. The market shall not be all that determines our communities. Tax relief for landlords who keep long term small businesses in place. It's a simple ethical solution.

Anonymous said...

What a relief. I thought I was done buying socks forever!

Will they be inside the store, or outside, like before?

raplhy said...

Yay Marty !!! ❤️ Wonderful news !

Todd Orwicz said...

Go Marty, go,go,go

Anonymous said...

Applause!!!

Mike Cummings said...

All Hail!
Socktopia!