Good article on the Nat Sherman Townhouse in mid town Manhattan. Having grown up in the city, sometimes you forget about all the good things it has to offer. I went to undergraduate college at Hunter College on 68th street and Park Avenue. This was a commuting school and took the subway from Astoria/Long Island City to Hunter stop at 68th street. My day at that time revolved around college, not really hanging out in the area but heading home, studying somewhat , then meeting friends either in Ravenswood Houses where I lived or Queensview, the Co-op a block away. The world was somewhat insular meaning we stayed pretty much in our own hood.
We made weekend jaunts to the sites and sounds of Manhattan usually by subway as very few of us owned a vehicle. I did not actually own a car till I was 31 and that was in Boston. Visiting the finer establishments such as the Nat Sherman Townhouse would have not even been in our thoughts. The only way this would have happened might be by breaking in. (Only a joke) We were not an affluent group.
Next time I am in NYC , will try to make a visit and enjoy one of the finer cigar smoking clubs. Fortunately I am now a member of the Lone Wolf Cigar Lounge in Los Angeles , also a pretty good place to hang your hat and smoke.
If you have had the pleasure of visiting the Nat Sherman Townhouse , would enjoy hearing from you and letting me know your thoughts.
“Timeless” is a wonderful word. It frequently conjures wistful thoughts and feelings about a place or even an experience. The flagship store, Nat Sherman Townhouse, located smack center in the hustle and bustle of Manhattan’s East 42nd Street, is a timeless cigar haven. The Nat Sherman brand dates back to 1930 and has been family-guided for three generations.
The East 42nd Street location has a decidedly “old New York” feel but maintains a modern approach by welcoming all visitors to its doors. Soothing lighting and décor and meticulously crafted wood are featured throughout the townhouse. There is no shortage of curiosities, like antique tobacco scales, a player piano, historic humidors – and letters from celebrities and historical dignitaries are found throughout the townhouse. Cigar enthusiasts, tourists and various gift-buyers seek out the retail center for its finely crafted artisanal pipes, uniquely flavorful tobacco blends, luxury cigarettes, premium cigars and upscale accessories. “We have a large number of brand fans across the world, and it shows when you look at the sheer amount of people in our retail area,” says Michael Herklots, vice president of retail and brand development. “Fortunately, we can accommodate those who want to mix, or sit and enjoy their purchases in-store, too.”
The Nat Sherman Townhouse is home to the Johnson Club Room, where an assortment of New York denizens maintains private lockers. On any given day, you will find a variety of white collars, blue collars, politicos and entertainment industry sorts mingling with ease. Recently, Altria Group Inc. acquired the entire Sherman Group Holding LLC. Altria is a subsidiary of Philip Morris USA Inc. The move is likely to impact Nat Sherman’s “Tobacconist to the World” presence in many markets.
A visit to the landmark Nat Sherman Townhouse will provide you with a keynote moment to savor in your cigar memory bank for years to come.
On the Other Hand
A gunman shot and killed 26-year-old man in a Queens housing complex Sunday, cops said.
The shooter blasted Terrell Smith three times in the Ravenswood Houses on 21st St. near 34th Ave. in Long Island City just after noon, before running off.
Medics rushed Smith to Elmhurst Hospital Center, where he died.
“I heard four shots and then I saw a bunch of people running,” said Michelle Lu, 57, who works at a laundromat across the street.
Police had not made any arrests.