Photo by myself at Orchard and Rivington Streets, on the Lower East Side.
As usual, Orchard Street was shut off from car traffic for the weekend. Stores left racks of merchandise out front for people to browse through.
One of the store people who posed for me reflected on 'the good old days'. He said that it used to be that you couldn't walk down the street because of all the people wandering around.
There were only a few people looking around, Sunday afternoon. Most people who we saw were having brunch nearby.
One salesman mugged for the camera.
New York is featured this first season. The show is chock full of Bourdain's usual over-the-top, tell-it-like-it-is descriptions, and includes snippets of travel advice from New Yorkers on the street.
Mark and I haven't been to most of the restaurants featured, so now we have a little list of places to try out. The food featured looks delicious but won't send you to the poorhouse. Be sure you watch the show on a full stomach or with some Doritos on hand!
For video clips from the show, just click here.
Related posts: Making Off with the Lower East Side, Old New York, on the Lower East Side, and Signs of Old Times, on the Lower East Side.