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New York Originals: Episode 10 - Ear Inn, Economy Candy, Lowry Framing, Bill's Gay Nineties
In episode ten of New York Originals, Jamie heads to one of the oldest retail businesses in the City and one of the last original specialty shows left on the Lower East Side. Jamie also visits Ear Inn, an original Mariner’s bar, and Bill’s Gay Nineties, one of last true speakeasies left in New York City.

Click Play to learn more about Earn Inn

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New York Originals: Episode 9 - Let There Be Neon, Neir's Tavern, Rubie's Costumes, Dempsey and Carroll, and the St. George Theatre
Episode nine of New York Originals takes Jamie to a high end personalized stationary shop on the Upper East Side and down to SoHo to visit Let There Be Neon, one of the last craftsmen shops left in SoHo. Then it’s time for Neir’s Tavern, a Queens bar in existence since the 1850s that served as a location shoot for “Goodfellas” and as a performance venue for Mae West. Jamie also visits two different family businesses: Rubie’s Costumes and the St. George Theatre.

Press play to see some of the unique costumes Rubie's features.

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New York Originals: Episode 8 - Sammy's Romanian Steak, Cafe Reggio, De Robertis Pastery, Frank's Sports, and Holtermann's Bakery
In episode eight of New York Originals, Jamie visits PJ Clarke’s, the bar where “One for My Baby” was written, and the Park Slope ballroom where Al Capone was nicknamed “Scarface.” Jamie heads to East Tremont to visit one of the few independently owned sporting goods stores left in the City. Also on the menu are visits to a classic Jewish Steakhouse on the Lower East Side and Holtermann’s Bakery, opened and family-owned since 1878.

Click play to hear from the owner Frank's Sports, Frank himself!

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New York Originals: Episode 7 - PJ Clarke's, Old Town Tavern, Bohemian Beer Garden, The Bitter End, and Brennan and Carr
Episode seven of New York Originals takes Jamie to an East Village pastry shop that is over 100 years old and Schmidt’s Candy, which still makes its sweets from scratch. Jamie also visits a roast beef sandwich restaurant, a Greenwich Village rock club called The Bitter End, and the City’s last “true” beer garden, located in Astoria.

Press Play on the two videos below to hear about some of the greats who played at "The Bitter End"


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New York Originals: Episode 6 - Eisenberg's Sandwich Shop, Bellette Bicycles, Brownie's Hobbies, Burcke's Marine Supplies, Peter McManus Bar
In episode six of New York Originals, the first half of the 20th century is revisited at a Depression era diner in the Flatiron district, Burcke’s Marine Supplies on City Island and a genuine Irish bar in Chelsea. Jamie also visits the oldest continuously owned bike shop in America and one of the last hobby shops left in New York City.



New York Originals: Episode 5 - Manor Deli, Orwasher's Bread
In New York Originals’ episode five, Jamie visits the German-inspired Manor Deli in Woodhaven and Orwasher’s Bread, a bakery that still makes all of its goods in-house. Jamie also visits the Greenwich café that brought cappuccino to America and an elegant SoHo bistro where “Sex and the City” scenes were filmed.


Click the video for info on how Orwasher's makes their "Ultimate Whole Wheat"


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New York Originals: Episode 4 - Holographs, Five and Dime, Teddy's Bar and Kenny's Castaways
The fourth episode of New York Originals finds Jamie visiting the city’s only holograph gallery, the last five and dime and one of the country’s only remaining shops to make large umbrellas by hand. Jamie also heads to a Williamsburg bar from the Victorian Era called Teddy’s Bar and Kenny’s Castaway’s, a rock venue for Bruce Springsteen and The Smithereens before they hit it big.


Click the video to for a "behind the bar" tour of W. Village staple Kenny's Castaways!


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New York Originals: Episode 3 - JJ Hats, Old Town Tavern, and movie theatres
In the third episode of New York Originals, Jamie visited the city’s oldest and largest hat shop and one of the last factories in SoHo, which makes rolling ladders. Jamie also checked out the original fixtures at the Old Town Tavern and at the Kew Gardens and Cobble Hill movie theaters.


New York Originals: Episode 2 - Lemon Ice King
The second episode of New York Originals saw Jamie at Patsy's Pizzeria in East Harlem, one of the oldest pizzerias in the country and one of the few still allowed to coal fire the pizza in the oven. Jamie also visited Cameo Pet Shop's 40 year old fish, a custom made shoe shop frequented by Jackie O, and the well-known Italian Ice maker Lemon Ice King of Corona.


Click the video to watch an interview with the owner of Cameo Pet Shop, a Staten Island landmark


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Click the video to watch the foundry experts at PE Gurien (from New York Originals, episode 1), practice their craft

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New York Originals: Episode 1 - Russ and Daughters
Available on Demand Now
In the first episode of New York Originals, Jamie visited one of the last classic Lower East Side businesses - Russ and Daughters, entered the world of slot car racing in Brooklyn, rolled a few cigars in Chelsea, and visited an almost 100 year old ice cream parlor. All this and more on New York Originals.


Click the video to watch extra interview footage from "Episode 1: Russ and Daughters" with Niki Russ Federman, a Fourth Generation Russ!

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