Wednesday, August 10, 2005

From the Archive: NYT on Russian Manhattan

On 3 January 2003, the New York Times published an article by Richard Lourie called "Mother Russian in Her Dens" which is required reading for anyone interested in the Slavic side of New York.
The tail end of the article includes extensive listings, including:
  • THE RUSSIAN AND TURKISH BATHS, 268 East 10th Street, East Village, (212) 473-8806.
  • ST. NICHOLAS RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CATHEDRAL, 15 East 97th Street, (212) 996-6638; usually open daily, 9 a.m. until 6 or 7 p.m.
  • THE RUSSIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OUTSIDE OF RUSSIA, 75 East 93rd Street, (212) 534-1601; open daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • IKON, 472 Avenue of the Americas, at 12th Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 647-0410.
  • RUSSIAN DIAMOND CLUB, 580 Fifth Avenue, at 47th Street, (212) 921-4300.
  • À LA VIEILLE RUSSIE, 781 Fifth Avenue, at 59th Street, (212) 752-1727.
  • ANNA'S RESTAURANT, at the Russian and Turkish Baths, 268 East 10th Street, East Village, (212) 473-8806.
  • ANYWAY CAFE, at 34 East Second Street, at Second Avenue, East Village, (212) 533-3412.
  • RESTAURANT PRAVDA, 281 Lafayette Street, near Prince Street, SoHo, (212) 226-4696.
  • THE RUSSIAN SAMOVAR, 256 West 52nd Street, (212) 757-0168.
  • UNCLE VANYA'S, 315 West 54th Street, (212) 262-0542.
It misses some favorites, though, like the Firebird on West 46th street and the Russian Vodka Room on West 52nd.
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Katia said...

Maybe you guys can help me...

I am looking for a Russian Orthodox service to attend on Christmas Eve (or Christmas Day) anywhere in Manhattan.


Anonymous said...

Russian Orthodox Cathederal on 97th between 5th and Madison.

Anonymous said...

(212) 996-6638

Anonymous said...

Some years ago, there was a small Russian restaurant in the West Village; I think it's name was Tovarish (I'm no longer sure of the spelling). It was decorated with paintings based on Russian folk tales by an artist I believe lived in Brooklyn (possibly Brighton Beach, but I'm not sure). The restaurant is long gone, and so is the connection to the art. Does anyone know who that artist was? I've been trying to identify him for a long time, unsuccessfully.

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