178 Ludlow St. has a new tenant, and a new bar permit.

Breaking: Sweet Chick’s Liquor License Approved in Max Fish Space

Shortly after Max Fish departed 178 Ludlow St. last summer, the owners of Sweet Chick, a Williamsburg restaurant specializing in chicken and waffles, signed a …

Clinton Street's Pig & Khao is now offering whole suckling pig dinners for six to 10 people. Photo by Cynthia Lamb.

LES Bites: Whole Roast Pigs at Pig & Khao, Brunch Starts at Rosette, Liquid Lent Continues



Semolina dumplings with poached eggs and roasted vegetables at Cafe Katja. Photo via Serious Eats

LES Bites: Cafe Katja Dumplings, Snack Dragon’s For Sale, Contra’s Bread Basket



Photo: Bisous Ciao's Facebook page.

LES Bites: Free Macarons, St. Paddy’s Day Crawls, Big Love for Contra Desserts



Ivan Orkin's restaurant at 25 Clinton St. is nearing completion.  Photo by Alex M. Smith.

LES Bites: Ivan Ramen Approaches, Antonioni’s Slideshow, Tea at NuMu



No contest: Katz's wins. Photo via Katz's Facebook page.

LES Bites: Award-Winning Wine at Pearl & Ash, Comparing Pastrami, Death & Co. Crew at Schapiro’s



At the corner of Ludlow, Division and Canal streets, a long-vacant building shows signs of new life.

Planned at 1 Ludlow: Cocktails by Angel’s Share Vets and Roman-Style Pizza

Big plans for the small ground-level and subterranean spaces in the triangular building at the intersection of Ludlow, Canal and Division streets are up for …

A flight at Top Hops. Photos by Alex M. Smith.

Top Hops Taps Into NYC’s Love Affair With Craft Beer



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Now Open: 99 Favor Taste at 285 Grand St.

99 Favor Taste has hopped over the river from Sunset Park to 285 Grand St.

Korean-style barbecue has come to Grand Street.



Red Caviar on Buckwheat Blinis at Moscow57.

New Arrivals: Moscow 57, Antonioni’s, Pablo’s Birthday and More

Here’s our monthly roundup of new businesses that have opened on the Lower East Side: …

A preview of Black Crescent's menu. Photo by Lisa Weathersbee, courtesy  of the restaurant's Facebook page.

Black Crescent Oyster & Cocktail Bar Opening Monday at 76 Clinton St.

After more than a decade as home to Alias, a new chapter in the life of the corner joint at Clinton and Rivington streets opens …

There's a big hole in East Broadway's famed Shtiebel Row.

Follow-Up: Young Israel Synagogue Site at 225 E. Broadway Embroiled in Court Case

It’s been seven years since the members of the historic Young Israel synagogue inked a deal with a developer to construct a modern new temple …

Black Cat Cafe, 172 Rivington St.

New Arrivals: Mission Cantina, Black Cat Cafe, Louie and Chan

Here’s a look at some businesses that opened recently on the Lower East Side. This feature was first published in the December issue of …

Davidovich Bagels is one of several new Essex Street Market vendors.

Essex Street Market Adds Vendors, Even as Relocation Plans Move Forward

The following story first appeared in the November 2013 edition of The Lo-Down’s print magazine.



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New Arrivals: Faded Royalty, Just ‘Cause Collective, El Rey

Here’s a a look at some of the recent openings on the Lower East Side. This feature first appeared in the November 2013 edition …