Closings

160-Year-Old Pisacane Seafood Will Very Likely Close Tomorrow

It's one of New York's oldest fish markets.
It's one of New York's oldest fish markets.

It looks like New York has lost yet another beloved historic place: According to tips received by Vanishing New York’s Jeremiah Moss, family owned Pisacane, a wholesale and retail fish monger, will shutter tomorrow. It seems that Pisacane has succumbed to the costs of utility bills and property taxes — or, more or less, the increasingly untenable reality of running a neighborhood-oriented place in this city.

Pisacane, which Moss estimates at 160 years old, is among the oldest of the city’s fish markets — predated by perhaps none other than the almost 200-year-old Fulton Fish Market. The store maintained a great reputation, catering to a loyal clientele and selling a surprisingly varied selection of raw and prepared foods. The business has moved once before, though, so perhaps it can relocate to more affordable pastures.

[Vanishing NY]

160-Year-Old Pisacane Seafood Will Very Likely Close Tomorrow