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#SaveNYC: Julie Klausner's case for Russ & Daughters

By Carla Sosenko

This week, in our #SaveNYC issue, Time Out New York pays homage to all the great places we've lost (RIP, Elaine's and Loehmann's) and tallies the other New York institutions it would break our heart to lose. Julie Klausner is a comedy writer/performer and the host of the popular podcast How Was Your Week. Her twitter is @julieklausner. Here, her take on what indispensable, amazing New York City institution is worth saving.

Russ & Daughters

"If Russ & Daughters ever goes out of business I will lose my mind. Mayor De Blasio will find me at his doorstep, in a bathrobe, with lipstick smeared all over my face, and I will cry until he promises me Russ & Daughters is coming back and I can have all of the whitefish salad, sable and Halvah I can stuff into my food face. I'm also glad St. Marks Books is still open, even though it's moved to 3rd and A. I worked there in college and lived in the dorm across the street. It's the best bookstore, and long may it reign. There are a lot of places I would miss like crazy if they ever disappeared: Film Forum, Sammy's noodles on 6th avenue, 2nd Avenue Deli, Temple Bar, B&H, Veniero's. Most of those are food places, I'm realizing. Whatever! You can't judge me!!!"

Next up: novelist Miranda Beverly-Whittemore's case for the Newswalk water tower.


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