Thursday, February 26, 2015

Remembering Rothstein's Hardware on the LES with free posters

[Image via Facebook]

The single-level buildings along 50-62 Clinton St. between Stanton and Rivington are ready to make way for luxury condominiums.

Rothstein's Hardware, which has been serving the Lower East Side for more than 60 years, was one of the displaced businesses. Raymond Rodriguez, the store's owner since 1981, was able to find new space at 106 Ridge St.

Upon hearing about the store having to leave its longtime home, LES resident Rachel Zaretsky, the great granddaughter of the original owner, took photos of the interior ... and made newsprint posters of the space for anyone who may like to have one.

Via email, she tells us: "They are free and I'd like to offer anyone who cares a chance to look at a place that no longer exists ... that had some significance to me and the neighborhood."

She will be outside 52 Clinton St. this afternoon from 2-5 with the posters. (There's a Craigslist ad about this here.)


Trixie said...

That is so darn nice of Ms. Zaretsky!

Anonymous said...

post a photo of the poster?


IzF said...

Wow…I used to live across the street from Rothstein's, they were always awesome.

Anonymous said...

A neighborhood needs hardware stores, places to buy shoes, home furnishings, jeans, clothes, restaurants that serve a vegetable & salad along with dinner -- even a doctor or veterinarian office that isn't squeezed into a closet. We don't need more craft beers and niche bar foods

Hey19 said...

I want a poster,Rachel, please hang out till like 6, Ill be walking by. Anyway, its too bad, that hardware store has been handy for me.

Carol Kendzierski said...

The closing of the hardware store represented to me the final ending to my 'neighborhood'Neighborhood no more