Yesterday we posted a bunch of photos from New York City Apple Day. Now, a few more scenes from the festivities on Orchard Street, featuring Lower East Side VIP Sheldon Silver, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly.
It was a busy day for the Speaker on Sunday. In addition to Apple Day, he visited several other events, including the Hester Street Fair, the LES Ecology Center’s E-Recycling Day and the Chinatown Society’s Mid-Autumn Festival.
Bob Zuckerman, head of the LES Business Improvement District, walked from stall to stall with Silver, introducing him to merchants and other participants in the BID-sponsored event. He chatted with the owners of Maraya Cigars, marveling that the new business has taken the place of legendary LES merchant Guss’ Pickles. He even blew the shofar (courtesy of Chabad of the Lower East Side).
Fun Fact: while visiting Hester Street, Silver discovered that he once lived in the Seward Park Co-op apartment now occupied by fair organizer and MTV reporter SuChin Pak!