Russ & Daughters

Where have you Gone, Nathan, Mayor of Orchard Street?

Last modified October 7, 2021 at 9:19 am

If there was one constant on the Lower East Side, it was Nathan, the so-called Mayor of Orchard Street. His perch for decades was near the corner of East Houston, but his whereabouts of late worry those who take pleasure in his presence. Now we know. A concerned neighbor sent us the following dispatch about […]

Russ & Daughters Settle Style Spat with Nick Liberato and Borscht Belt Deli

Posted June 7, 2021 at 5:05 am

The soul of Jewish appetizing was the subject of a flare-up late last month. Between the old guard, Russ & Daughters, and New Jersey newcomer Borscht Belt Delicatessen. The heart of the matter was an accusation by the Lower East Side institution that Borscht Belt and its chef, Nick Liberato, ripped off the iconic look […]

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Russ & Daughters Accuses Celebrity Chef Nick Liberato of Stealing its Design for ‘Borscht Belt Deli’

Posted May 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

Russ & Daughters is calling out celebrity chef Nick Liberato for stealing its unique style for a new restaurant. In a rather scathing Instagram post, the fourth-generation co-owners didn’t mince words. They allege that Liberato, host of the Netflix show Restaurants on the Edge), lifted the in-store experience for his soon-to-open Borscht Belt Delicatessen in […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal Designed a Russ & Daughters T-Shirt to Help Benefit Struggling Eateries

Posted August 19, 2020 at 5:00 am

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal teamed up with local favorite Russ & Daughters to help raise funds for an organization seeking federal relief for the coronavirus-battered restaurant industry. Gyllenhaal designed the t-shirt, which features the iconic blue fish logo atop pink salmon tie-dye. He previously donned the gear during a handstand challenge with Tom Holland at the […]

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Russ & Daughters Donating to Front-Line Workers and the Impoverished

Posted April 24, 2020 at 5:00 am

The city still may be shut down, but that hasn’t deterred local appetizing anchor, Russ & Daughters. The century-old Lower East Side institution continues to be an integral part of the history of New York City, now slinging bagels and rugelach to those in need, as well as to health care workers on the front lines […]

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Russ & Daughters Settles Class Action Lawsuit with Former Employees

Posted January 29, 2019 at 5:02 am

It looks like Russ & Daughters was the recent target of a class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement. A tipster, whose former roommate previously worked for the 105-year-old Lower East Side appetizing company, sent a copy of the document. The notice summarizes the allegations of a onetime Russ & Daughters employee who worked at the […]

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Russ & Daughters Expands with 14K Square-Feet at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Posted October 17, 2018 at 5:04 am

Much like its centenary sister on East Houston (i.e. Katz’s Deli), Russ & Daughters is expanding into Brooklyn. The famed appetizing business – founded on the Lower East Side in 1914 – is planting a major flag at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Taking up 14,000 square-feet of space in Building 77. It’ll include a production […]

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Last of the Russ Daughters Dies at 97

Posted September 24, 2018 at 5:03 am

Anne Russ Federman, who, along with her dad and two sisters ran the Russ & Daughters appetizing business, passed away last Thursday at her home in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Cause of death was reportedly heart failure. She was 97, and is survived by her three children, seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. The Russ & Daughters […]

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Neon Outage Puts Unfortunate ‘Ugh’ in Russ & Daughters

Posted March 16, 2017 at 5:16 am

It’s always fun to see what words are created when neon signs are on the fritz. Sorta like a game of hangman. Today brings an unfortunate outage to Lower East Side classic, Russ & Daughters. Most of the letters on the marquee are dark, except the ironic “UGH” (and “ZER”). A tad embarrassing. But it’s […]

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Russ & Daughters Taps John Zorn for ‘Music Nights’ Program at Orchard Street Cafe

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

Legendary downtown Jazz musician John Zorn is lending his talents to another Lower East Side stalwart. In January, Russ & Daughters introduced a new monthly Jazz performance series at its Orchard Street cafe, and the multi-instrumentalist curated the entirety of the 2017 schedule. Tonight’s show is with Steve Bernstein; 8pm, no cover. Zorn has been […]

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