Last month, Lascoff Drugs closed its gothic Upper East Side location after 113 years in business. With classic New York stores shuttering right and left, now seems like a good time to pay attention to the survivors—those local shops that have existed in the same location for 75 years or more.
As it turns out, though, "shops" isn't exactly the right word. Thanks to the city's Darwinist retail atmosphere, many of the city's oldest stores are giants like Bergdorf and Bloomingdale's. Below, we've rounded up ten of them with help from The Historic Shops and Restaurants of New York, an incredibly useful (if slightly outdated) book of historical factoids. —Additional reporting by Kelly MarshallRead More