Monday, May 4, 2009
Daughter of Peeler Man booted from Union Square Greenmarket
For some reason this article isn't posted yet online at the Post. Anyway, Ruth Ades-Laurent, whose dad sold the vegetable peelers on Union Square and elsewhere for 15 years... has been booted from the Union Square Greenmarket, she said. Joe Ades died Feb. 1. He was 75. She was allowed to take over for her father for several weeks, then she was sent packing by Greenmarket officials. "They said, 'We put up with him long enough, and we're not putting up with you,'" she told the paper. Greenmarket officials said that only official vendors can operate on market grounds. The article is on Page 2 of the Post today. The headline: Losing all her a-peel.
For further reading:
The Gentleman Grafter (Vanity Fair)