Nick Imirziades on Big Nick’s Through the Decades

Photo: Shanna Ravindra

I made a delivery upstairs ... I thought the people in the elevator were drunk, lying there. I realized they werent drunk, just dead, going up and down. Big Nick's owner Nick Imirziades has seen a lot of changes in his UWS neighborhood since 1962, when he opened. Rent has increased to $60,000 a month, so Imirziades says he may have to close the restaurant permanently. [NYT, Earlier]