Morning Reads: Inside Con Ed During Sandy, Move Your Car Today, Union Market Opens

An inside look at Con Edison’s operations, including the transformer explosion on 14th Street that blew out the LES’s lights, during and in the …

The future home of Union Market, 240 East Houston.

Sneak Peek: Union Market at 240 East Houston

The future home of Union Market, 240 East Houston.

This morning we noticed some signs of progress inside Union Market, the upscale grocery store …

Morning Reads: Chinatown Bus Battles, Putting Pressure on the Wyndham Hotel, Union Market Update

Law enforcement officials crack down on big bus operators after they try to muscle in on the commuter van business that connects New York …

(Late) Morning Reads: Cabrini’s Future, Union Market Delays, CBGB Festival

There are new questions about the future of Cabrini Immigrant Services (The Local EV). Child care cuts debated during City Council budget hearing (NY1). …

Morning Reads: Jewish Appeal?, Union Market Update, Downtown Nightlife’s French Accent

Could the “Madison Jackson” condo development add some “kosher chic” to the Lower East Side? (Tablet) As New York’s redistricting fight intensifies, Sheldon Silver …

The Cobble Hill store opened last year.

More on Union Market’s LES Expansion Plans

Brooklyn grocer Union Market will open at 240 E. Houston this fall.

Editor’s note: On Friday EV Grieve reported the big news that an …

Still image from short film about Punjabi Deli by Adeel Ahmed.

Punjabi Deli Taxi Stand Has Support of City, CB3 Committee, But They’ll Have to Wait


City Takes Steps to “Empower” Essex Market Vendors, BID Set to Take Over Marketing

@jillfehr's Instagram. East Broadway next to Seward Park.

Snow Day! What’s Open and Closed

grocery price check

Price Check: Comparing Lower East Side Grocery Stores


Editor’s Note: the following article first appeared in the April 2013 edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine.

The supermarket scene …

Morning Reads: Chinatown’s Post-Storm Struggles, Food Stamps Still Hard to Use, Watch Sandy Flood PATH

Chinatown merchants and restaurateurs vent their frustration with losses from Sandy, citing economic challenges that predated the storm. (Villager) Nearly three weeks after the …

Union Market opened yesterday.

LES Bites: Mission Chinese, Pig & Khao, Thanksgiving Pies, Perfect Picnic Sandwiches


Union Market opened at the corner of East Houston and Avenue A yesterday.

As the weekend appears on the horizon, here’s a roundup of …

Food truck Mexicue signed a lease for 2,000 square feet on Forsyth Street.

Mexicue Food Truck Lands on the LES

Food truck Mexicue signed a lease for 2,000 square feet on Forsyth Street.

From this month’s edition of The Real Deal comes news about …


Peri Wine Bar Opening This Week at 181 Essex Street

At the corner of Essex and Houston streets, where once a doodle-covered chalkboard dominated a dim dive bar, new French doors now throw light …

Good Morning!

Photo by Joel Raskin.

Partly sunny today with a high of 26. Winds will gust up to about 15 mph. The good news: it’s …