Via Della Pace in the East Village has been in business for 13 years. It is located on East 7th Street near Second Avenue, right near where the East Village gas explosion/fire occurred so it was forced to close for five days following the explosion as police blocked off the street. Owners Marco Ventura and Giovanni Bartocci lost a great deal of business and although they have now reopened, they are worried that the noise and dust from the nearby site, will affect their business in the future as they have an outside seating area.
We encourage everyone to support this small business and we will visit it and many others on a special Store Front walking tour that we will be conducting in less 2 weeks. Please join us as we lead a 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:
Or call (212) 935-2075 Monday-Friday 9-5. Meeting location is provided after tickets are purchased. Tour will proceed rain or shine.
Our last tour sold out so if you would like to join us reserve now! #savenyc