This week’s Column explores some of the best shopping in the city. The newly built Essex Street Market reflects the multi–ethnic culture of New York. Because it was essential, the food purveyors were always open. Now some of the food heaven stalls are serving take-away again. Whenever I have been in the market all the other customers were masked and politely social distancing. If you love the food of New York, this is a must visit destination. The best New York shopping tours love this space. Read Marketing Essex: From Push(carts) to Showplace written by Barbara Hodes of NYC Private Shopping Tour in New York Social Diary.