clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Sock Nazi

New, 5 comments

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Actress prone to grand statements Chloe Sevigny has dubbed Marty Rosen, owner of The Sock Man on St. Marks Place, the "grumpiest man on Earth." He does sound difficult, but we imagine years of operating a shop on that stretch would darken even the sunniest person's outlook. NYDN: "Staff and customers say Rosen steals employees' sandwiches, slyly puts trash in irritating patrons' bags and yells at people for browsing too long. But for a grump, Rosen was decidedly Zen about Sevigny's comments. 'She still shops here, so I'm not going to say anything to dis her,' he said, sipping a cup of peppermint tea." [NYDN]