147 Essex Street

Walking Jack Kirby’s Lower East Side

Posted August 26, 2021 at 5:02 am

Saturday marks the 104th birthday of the late-great comic book illustrator Jack Kirby. To make the occasion, the museum charged with carrying on the Kirby legacy is hosting a walking tour of his Lower East Side youth. Kirby himself was born Jacob Kurtzberg in 1917 at 147 Essex Street. He remains a comic book legend […]

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‘King Kirby’ Podcast Celebrates the LES-Born Marvel Legend

Last modified February 18, 2021 at 11:42 am

In which the unsung hero of the Marvel universe gets his due. In a dramatic podcast. The famed Jack Kirby – born Jacob Kurtzberg in 1917 and onetime resident of 147 Essex Street – was the illustrator who put pen to paper in co-creating comic book juggernauts like Captain America, the Hulk, Fantastic Four, and […]

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Body of Celebrity Designer Michele Savoia Pulled from Hudson River

Posted February 17, 2014 at 6:05 am

Michele Savoia, a famous fashion designer for celebrities like Robert DeNiro and Ricky Martin, disappeared after a night of partying last week. His body was later pulled from the Hudson River. According to The New York Times, Savoia was last seen at Marquee on 10th Avenue in Chelsea at 4am. Two days passed without word […]

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House of Savoia on Essex Becomes Storage for “Joe’s Bikes” [Updated]

Last modified July 11, 2012 at 11:08 am

Nigh on three years at 147 Essex Street, the den of dapper threads, House of Savoia, is seemingly no more. Moving elsewhere.

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“Raging Bull” in the Window at House of Savoia

Posted January 26, 2012 at 6:09 am

House of Savoia opened at 147 Essex Street in the fall of 2009, and has since become an interesting fixture in the neighborhood boutique scene.

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House of Savoia to Open at 147 Essex

Posted November 9, 2009 at 6:38 am

Ever since Essex Optical closed over the summer, 147 Essex Street has been in a state of constant renovation.  The property was completely gutted, its storefront signage stripped, all to make way for the newest retail tenant.  A tenant whose identity was in flux.  Until now.  Meet House of Savoia NYC, a longtime clothier and outfitter for […]