NY shop Russ & Daughters in ‘uncharted waters’ with coronavirus



New York City appetizing shop Russ & Daughters has weathered the Spanish flu, wars, depressions, recessions, terror attacks, and hurricanes. But the coronavirus pandemic is unprecedented. 

“This is uncharted waters,” said Niki Russ Federman, the fourth-generation co-owner of the shop, which serves Jewish delicacies like smoked fish and latkes.

Russ & Daughters began business 106 years ago on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Russ & Daughters

The business closed both of its restaurants in Manhattan last week. It has reduced operations to take-out, delivery, and nationwide shipments.

In its 106-year history, Russ & Daughters has never laid off anyone, said Federman. Now, within a matter of days,…


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