Saturday, July 18, 2020

BLOCK DRUGS on 2nd Ave at the corner of 6th Street is a second-generation family-owned pharmacy owned by Carmine Jr. Palermo along with his wife Beth

Second photo is Carmine looking at the two page-spread in our book “Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York” featuring our exterior photo and the interview we conducted with Carmine. Block Drugs originally opened in 1885 but the bold wrap-around neon sign was installed in 1945. Carmine’s father, Carmine Sr. began working here as a pharmacist in 1962 and later bought the business.

• To see more wonderful shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, which are reopening in the East Village, please watch our NYC REOPENING: EAST VILLAGE WALK on our JamesandKarla YouTube channel. Direct link below for full video:

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