Ottomanelli & Sons Prime Meat Market on Bleecker Street in Greenwich Village was founded in 1935. The store specializes in prime meats, wild game, and fancy birds. The 2nd generation co-owner Peter Ottomanelli told us that when he was a youngster his father "wouldn't let him or any of his brothers use the machines to cut the meat. He wanted us to cut everything by hand because that is how you learn. It's the only way you can really feel the meat." This is a photo taken recently but we photographed the #storefront in 2005 for our first "Store Front" book.
To celebrate our follow-up book "Store Front II" which has just been released, we are leading a storefront walking tour of Greenwich Village for the Municipal Art Society of New York @mas_nyc on Sunday, November 15th at 12pm. Tickets are $30/$20 members and can be purchased at www.mas.org or call (212)935-2075. Tour meeting location is provided after ticket is purchased.
Our "Store Front II" book is now available at our favorite independent #bookstore Strand Book Store, where we will be having a slide show book discussion and signing on Monday, November 16th from 7:30- 8:30 pm on the 3rd floor Rare Book Room. The event is free with purchase of the book ($65) or with purchase of $20 Strand gift card. @strandbookstore Is located at 828 Broadway at 12th Street. To purchase book or tickets for the event call (212) 473-1452 or visit the events page at www.strandbooks.com #storefront