We presume that part of the reason you live, and chose to raise your family in New York City is this town’s history and character. And while we at Red Tri NYC HQ don’t think all change is bad, some of our favorite spots around the city are feeling more and more like endangered species. Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul (in stores July 25), has been chronicling the demise of classic NYC spots for years. We asked him to round up some top “Vanishing New York” spots for kids and families. Click through to see some of his picks—and catch them while you can!

Economy Candy

On the Lower East Side since 1937, this place is packed with candy, from floor to ceiling and then some. A real nostalgia trip, they feature sweets you haven’t seen since you were a kid, from Mary Janes and Mallo Cups to Necco Wafers. Pick up a bottle of Fox’s U-Bet, for the perfect egg cream, and don’t miss the homemade halvah.

108 Rivington St.
Lower East Side
Online: economycandy.com

photo: Troy L. via Yelp


What old New York spot do you hope never goes away? Tell us in the comments!

— Jeremiah Moss and Mimi O’Connor