Local Spotlight: Where to Shop and Eat on Nassau Street

03/11/2022 in
Local Spotlight: Where to Shop and Eat on Nassau Street

Nassau Street is a vibrant, winding ribbon of storefronts containing businesses old and new, spooling from the edge of Pace University’s campus to the front door of the New York Stock Exchange. It’s one of the last standing streets from the colonial era of Lower Manhattan with a name that still honors royalty. The name came from the House of Orange-Nassau in the Netherlands; while other streets named after queens and dukes were changed after the American revolution — Crown Street became Liberty Street, for example — Nassau remained unchanged. 

Here’s a rundown of some of the businesses you can find on the street, which run the gamut from fashion boutiques to grab-and-go haunts that serve up your breakfast sandwiches. 

Removery

A tattoo removal service located on Nassau Street, which means this could finally be your time to remove that “No Ragrats” body art. (2 Beekman Street)

Coiffeur NYC

This classy salon serves people of all genders, with a full menu of services available. (140 Nassau Street)

Easy Wag

Nassau Street takes care of your furry friends, too, with this doggie daycare, boarding and grooming spot. (124 Nassau Street)

The Beekman

The luxury Beekman hotel often finds itself on lists of the world’s best hotels. (123 Nassau Street)

Financial District Wine and Liquors

No busy street is complete without a liquor store, and this one has a huge selection, with a money saving loyalty program too. (120 Nassau Street)

Nassau Bar

Through it all, this classic dive has survived, and remains one of Manhattan’s last “bikini bars”; it still opens with Monday-to-Friday happy hours starting at 11 a.m., too. (118 Nassau Street)

Blo Bar

A friendly-priced selection of blow outs and other hair treatment. (105 Nassau Street)

Skullfade Barbers

A classy, retro barber shop that also sports one of the coolest logos in Lower Manhattan: a skull with a rockabilly mohawk. (105 Nassau Street)

Vietspot

This locals’ faves pot is great for a quick lunch of pho, banh mi and noodles. (99 Nassau Street, Suite C)

Express Lane Pharmacy

A non-chain pharmacy worth your patronage, selling everything from CBD oil to COVID tests. (99 Nassau Street)

Pisillo

The spot to go when you’re craving a big hearty Italian hero, welcoming you with the window slogan: “To eat is a necessity, to eat well is an art.” (97 Nassau Street)

Designer Promise

With a big corner spot, the selection of off-price fashions here is huge. (93 Nassau Street)

Joe’s Pizza

The only location of the local chain in Lower Manhattan, with as reliable a slice as you can get. (124 Fulton Street)

Nassau Fulton Optical

This local opticians and frames store has been in the neighborhood for 25 years. (87 Nassau Street)

Eye to Eye

Another spot to grab frames, exams and more, right on Nassau Street. (80 Nassau Street)

Bad Shah

An Indian kitchen for dine-in or take-out with as much excitement on its menu as the exclamation point in its name, featuring lots of curries, sandwiches and more. (80 Nassau Street)

De Janeiro

Dating back to 1979, De Janeiro specializes in “the best fashion values for the New York working woman.” (78 Nassau Street)

Penguini 

Suits, shirts and sweaters line the walls of this men’s fashion discounter. (78 Nassau Street)

D Elici 

Find grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches at this small deli offering all-day egg sandwiches, soups, salads and sandwiches. (71 Nassau Street)

2 Bros Pizza

2 Bros is the classic and quick slice purveyors that have fed generations of New Yorkers. (72 Nassau Street)

Sushi & Co. 

Lots of ramen and sushi options here for day or night, with outdoor seating, too. (67 Nassau Street)

22 Thai Cuisine

Classic and reliable Thai cuisine, great for a light lunch or a heartier dinner entree. (59 Nassau Street)

Salon de Louie

A reliable spot for cuts, colors and hair products with seven years in the neighborhood (read more about the salon here). (59 Nassau Street)

K & M Shoe Repair

When your shoes are scuffed but an important meeting is right around the corner, K & M has you covered in a convenient location. (55 Nassau Street)

Raj’s Indian Kitchen

Classic Indian cuisine for dine in or take out, open for both lunch and dinner. (53 Nassau Street)

Swiss Precision Watchmaking

The experts here can repair any kind of watch, and you can always pop in for a free estimate. (45 Nassau Street)

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