J.Baczynsky aka East Village Meat Market has been in business for over 50 years. It was founded by Julian Baczynsky, a Ukranian immigrant, who specialized in making homemade kielbasa, which is still made today in the back of the store where they also have a smoker, which smokes the meat for 4-6 hours over hardwood. Photo is from 2003 and appears in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York".
We will visit this store and many others as we lead a Store Front walking tour of the East Village and Lower East Side on Sunday, April 26th at 2pm sponsored by the Municipal Arts Society of New York. @mas_nyc The cost is $20/$15 Members We will visit some of the remarkable #momandpop #storefronts documented in our book "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York" and "New York Nights" and remember those that have disappeared. We will stop in many culinary specialty stores and sample #food.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.mas.org or call (212) 935-2075 Monday-Friday 9-5. Meeting location is provided after tickets are purchased. Tour will proceed rain or shine. #savenyc #mas_nyc