Wanted to let you all know -- you can now buy the whole range of Guss's Pickles at a new pickle stand on the corner of 41st and 9th. I think it's called "Just Pickles" or something, but it looked, smelled and tasted like Guss's, and when i asked the owner, he said he gets them in bulk from Guss's, so it's definitely the same stuff. They've got sauerkraut, tomoatoes, spicy pickles - the whole shebang.
I must have good pickle karma - I used to live around the corner from Guss's downtown until a few months ago -- and one of the few reasons I was sad to leave Grand St. was Guss's pickles. Then, within 2 months on my moving to Hell's Kitchen, it opens up literally one block from my new apt.!