The Essex Street Market is a Lower East Side staple when it comes to fresh food and prepared goods. Meet the vendors in this profile series and swing by the market all month long during May to celebrate 75 years of Essex Street Market.
Owner, Yasha (Jacob) Mirzakandov
I’ve been here over 20 years, a long, long time. It’s just been me, which I like. I learned to cut hair back in my homeland, Uzbekistan.
The market is very nice, with all sorts of stuff: new shops, new people, and more people. It’s very different. Whatever you want, it’s full service.
When I came, I got to make this place my place. I collect clocks, I have over 50 here and they all work but I turn the alarms off.
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