Yudai Kanayama and Keisuke Kasagi of Gouie New York. Photo via the Market Line's Instagram.

Sake Bar, Southeast Asian Market Coming to the Market Line

More vendors announced for the Market Line, the underground food, retail and art complex coming to Essex Crossing next year. …

Early Morning on East Houston Street


Here’s an early morning shot from Daniel Root – East Houston Street at Essex Street. Looks like the housing complex formerly known as Red Square needs to “fall back.”

photo by Steven Menendez

Raquel Cion Returns to Pangea With Her “Soul Love” for David Bowie

photo by Steven Menendez

Performer Raquel Cion brings her popular “alt cabaret” show, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship With David Bowie, …

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Anthony Bourdain’s Lower East Side Episode Airs Sunday Night

The episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” shot on the Lower East Side not long before his death, will air Sunday night on CNN. …

Stormy Days


Good morning! Here’s a great shot from Alain Levitt. Yes, more rain is in our future this afternoon.

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Lower East Side Links

Bar slashing in the East Village, election day roundup, Devon opens on Broome Street, bridge banners. …

Les Enfants Blue wave

Election Night Viewing Party Tonight at Les Enfants de Boheme

Our friends at Les Enfants de Boheme have asked us to spread the word that they are hosting an Election Night Viewing Party this evening. …

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Make Your Voice Heard! It’s Election Day

It’s Election Day in New York City and across the nation. All eyes are on the fight for Congress and, truth be told, there’s …

Bones on Catherine Street

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Good morning. Soup anyone? Here’s the scene captured by @gguten on Catherine Street. The Catherine Meat Market, by the way, is one of our favorite food shops in Chinatown.

photo by @M_Chung via Twitter

Women Arrested After Trying to Hang Banner off Manhattan Bridge

Traffic was delayed and the bike ramp was shut down this morning as officers stopped three women from unfurling a banner on the Manhattan Bridge bike path. …

Waiting For the Lower East Side Ferry


Good morning. Not a bad late October view. Thanks to Puma Perl for the photo.

Fall Comes to Corlears Hook Park

Corlears Hook Park Fall

Good Morning! At last, the leaves are turning here on the Lower East Side.  With such warm temperatures lately it has taken a while, but photographer Andrea DiFiore sent along this photo as evidence that fall has finally arrived in Corlears Hook Park.

Lower East Side Links

–The Lower East Side is well-represented in the Michelin Guide’s new Bib Gourmand list (reserved for restaurants in which you can supposedly order two courses plus a glass of wine or dessert for $40). LES/Chinatown awardees include: Cervo’s, Congee Village, Dim Sum Go Go, The Flower Shop, Hwa Yuan, Katz’s, Kiki’s, Lil Gem, Nyonya, Russ & Daughters Cafe, Speedy Romeo, Tang Hot Pot and Una Pizza Napoletano. [Eater]

–A 26-year-old former options trader opens Reception Bar, a Korean American cocktail lounge and tearoom on Orchard Street. [Grub Street]

–Rise Brewing Co. opens a stand-alone retail shop on Delancey Street. [Daily Coffee News]

–Adam Horovitz and Mike Diamond remember renting “their first apartment on Chrystie Street, with a sweatshop above them and an ‘alleged’ bordello in the building.” They’re out with a new book on the Beastie Boys. [CBS News]

A New Alley on the Lower East Side

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Good morning! Joel Raskin took note of the new alley created when Essex Crossing’s 242 Broome St. went up adjacent to 75 Essex St., the 128-year-old Eisner Bros. building (formerly the Good Samaritan/Eastern District Dispensary).

Adirondack Black Raspberry Ice Cream

Adirondack Ice Cream Debuts “More Unites Us” Theme with Black Raspberry Flavor

Adirondack Creamery debuted a new theme for its seasonal Black Raspberry ice cream last night at the Grand Street CSA. Founder and …