Our readers might be interested to head over to The Lo-Down blog to read a fine piece on G&S Sporting Goods of 43 Essex Street, which was founded in 1937 by Izzy Zerling, a professional boxer and trainer who immigrated here in 1922. His family lived above the store for about twenty years, and his wife made all the boxing gear they sold in the store. Today his son still runs to business.
Below are some wonderful photos of the store along with Len Zerling's oral history of the family business.
Photos are by A. Jesse Jiryu Davis; special thanks to Traven @ The Lo-Down for letting us repost.