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20 Peacocks

Recommended by

Ben Chang Diplomat

on January 18th 2007
  • Info

  • Address

  • 20 Clinton Street
    between Houston & Stanton Streets
  • New York
  • NY
  • 10002
  • Lower East Side
  • Contact

  • 212 387 8660
  • Website

  • 20peacocks.com
  • Opening Hours

  • Wed-Fri 6pm-10pm
    Sat 12pm-10pm
    Sun 12pm-6pm
    Mon-Tue Closed
  • Directions

  • F V to 2nd Ave or
    J M Z to Delancey
  • Map

  • Click to view Map


Ben Chang Says

Clinton Street—and the Lower East Side as a whole—has undergone a fairly stunning transformation over the decades, most notably over the past five years. In a sense, Clinton Street is experiencing a second Italian renaissance. Early in the 20th century, Italian and Jewish immigrant communities defined the LES, later joined by a vibrant Latino community. Now, it seems Italy has returned—in the form of restaurants (Falai, Piada, Frankie's Spuntino), wine (de Vino), and fashion (20 Peacocks). Yes, 20 Peacocks offers refined, yet modern, Italian shirts, ties and accessories in a comfortable and welcoming environment. Its owners, Mehdi and his "better half" Adriane, are always on hand to recommend good pairings, daring color combinations and tips for the well-dressed man. But they also have reached out to the community. In mid-November, Mehdi and Adriane gathered over 30 of their commercial neighbors to sponsor "The Clinton Street Crawl"—an all-day tour of sorts through the area restaurants, bars, galleries and stores, each of which offered specials to those who participated. All proceeds went to Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC. That's love.

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