Friday, November 25, 2016

The Sock Man opens in new location on St. Mark's Place today


[Photo the other day by Derek Berg]

The new location of the Sock Man opens today at 99 1/2 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue. (Hours are noon to 10 p.m.)

A rent increase forced the Sock Man (aka Marty Rosen) to close his longtime shop at 27 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue back in January. Rosen had been peddling socks, tights, lingerie and other accessories in this space since 1983. (Landlord Raphael Toledano, who took possession in September 2015, is now flipping the building.)

Very good to see the Sock Man back in business.

Previously on EV Grieve:
The Sock Man is closing on St. Mark's Place

The Sock Man says thank you; store closes on Saturday

Closing portraits at The Sock Man

The scoop on the former Sock Man space on St. Mark's Place

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

22 comments:

Luis Lopez said...

Welcome Back!

Anonymous said...

Who is that masked woman?

Anonymous said...

Socks rock

Anonymous said...

We love you Marty. All the best.

eastvillagesiren said...

I've seen her around for years. I believe she used to work at one of the Ricky's.

Anonymous said...

They've had the space for a while. Always get worried when it takes retail a while to open but GO SOCK MAN. I bought a pair in '83, I'll buy a pair in 2016.

cmarrtyy said...

Glad to have you back!

Anonymous said...

Just in time for the cold weather sock man. Mazeltov.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back.
Melanie
East Village Corner

Anonymous said...

She worked for Sockman when he was located at 18 St Mark's Place.

Jill said...

What exactly is going on on that woman's face?

Anonymous said...

she's worked at a lot of local places around here forever.
never cuts her fingernails, a sign of royalty?

Catze said...

Nope, she used to work at "Love saves the day". she's a sweetheart, seeing her makes me have hope for "weird" NYC

Anonymous said...

What's her story?

Anonymous said...

Finally- some good news for the neighborhood. Welcome back man.

Giovanni said...

That's a V. Stiviano style visor, very chic among NBA groupies.

Scuba Diva said...

At 7:57 AM, Anonymous said...

Who is that masked woman?

That's Cat. I first met her when I lived on the "unfortunate block" that is St. Mark's between 2nd and 3rd.

Kim said...

She's a friend of mine. Her name is Meow.

Giovanni said...

Wait, so her name is both Cat AND Meow? So she's the Cat's Meow.

Anonymous said...

I have known Meow since the 1970's.
She is a good woman and a truly good friend.

The Sock Man said...

Tell the truth, that photo had nothing to do with my re-opening. It's just a coincidence that she was in front of my store. You can tell because the old sign is still in the window, which I took down after opening.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Sock Man!! You were sorely missed. I've bought tights from you for every major event of at least the last 20 yrs of my life, plus "daily" tights. Accept no substitute! ¡Viva La Sock Man! Lurex glitter tights and open weave fishnets forever!