Does anyone remember this discount store in NYC?
March 30, 2014 7:19 PM Subscribe
Apropos of absolutely nothing, I was recently struck with a childhood memory of visiting a store, several times, in NYC called "The Pushcart". I'd like to see if I can find more about it, but that's proving... hard. Help?
posted by hanov3r to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The earliest I would remember visiting is probably mid-70s, and the last time I could possibly have visited it would have been in the early 80s - no later than '83, I think - but I have no idea how long it had been open before or would have been open after those years. What I do remember was that it was two floors, with cheap home goods on the ground level and electronics and toys in the basement, and I distinctly remember the recorded warning that played in loudspeakers on the very crowded staircase to the basement that repeated, over and over, "Watch your step, stepping the stairs. Please hold on to the railing."
I've checked with my mom, Repository of All Family Knowledge, and she remembers the store and that it "might have been around 14th Street, or maybe the Lower East Side". As you can guess, Googling "pushcart lower east side" generates a lot of hits, all of them about actual pushcarts.
So, anyone in NYC have any memories of this? Maybe an actual location, or something more Googleable? Thanks!