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Chinatown Soup Keeps its Focus on Creative Community

Madeleine Crenshaw visited with members of Chinatown Soup, the cooperative art space on lower Orchard Street. She writes: “Although Chinatown Soup is one of the newer art spaces in the neighborhood, it serves as a quintessential hub for emerging New York artists…” …

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe Thrives on the Lower East Side

Sarah Matusek checked in with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for this video from New York City News Service. …

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Inside First Street Green Park

Continuing our partnership with New York City News at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, here’s a look at 1st Street Green …

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Lower East Side Galleries Push for More Visitors

Hoping to encourage more foot traffic, gallery owners Leslie Heller and Bart Keijsers Koning recently kicked off the inaugural L.E.S. Art Week, featuring exhibits …

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CBD is Served Hot, Baked or Over Ice at Chillhouse

Here’s a look at Chillhouse, a wellness cafe at 149 Essex St., from Ivan Flores with New York City News Service. This is part of our continuing collaboration on the “Lower East Side Voices” video series. …

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Continuing a Neighborly Thanksgiving Tradition at Sugar Sweet Sunshine

If you are staying in town for a quiet Thanksgiving holiday, there are plenty of restaurants in the neighborhood that are cooking up turkey dinners, but this story of a special tradition among friends caught our attention. …

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Early Snow Brings Fallen Branch Hazards

Yesterday’s wet snow brought down a whole bunch of tree branches. They are covering sidewalks and streets throughout the Lower East Side. Be careful …

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

Performer Raquel Cion brings her popular “alt cabaret” show, Me & Mr. Jones: My Intimate Relationship With David Bowie, back to Pangea (178 2nd Ave.) this weekend. If you missed it last spring, the show promises to explore a “lifelong soul love for David Jones, a.k.a. David Bowie’s artistry and humanity… …

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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 …

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Urban Archive and Think!Chinatown to Host Scavenger Hunt

Urban Archive and Think!Chinatown are throwing an historical scavenger hunt in Chinatown this weekend, Sunday Oct. 28 at 1:30p. The event is part of …

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Lower East Side Trader Joe’s is Open

Here’s a look inside the new store, which opened this morning at 8am. There was a line to get in, but it wasn’t the …

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Inaugural L.E.S. Art Week Kicks off With a Focus on Female Artists

Starting tonight, 24 Lower East Side galleries, all within walking distance of each other, will kick off the inaugural L.E.S. Art Week, featuring exhibits …

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Trader Joe’s Lower East Side Store Announces October 19th Opening

Trader Joe’s has released a statement announcing an October 19th opening at their new Lower East Side store at 400 Grand Street. The company will celebrate with a grand opening event including “live music, food tastings, giveaways, and more,” …

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L.E.S. Film Fest Winner, Wobble Palace, Opens at Metrograph on Friday

Wobble Palace, the quirky, hilariously cringe-inducing indie film that won best feature at this year’s Lower East Side Film Festival is opening theatrically at …

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TOP FLOOR 1BR/BALCONY W/ OPEN VIEWS! Best offering of it’s kind! Renovated 20th floor 1BR/balcony with unobstructed views facing southwest towards the East River & downtown skyline! Newly renovated windowed eat-in kitchen features sleek white lacquered upper cabinetry offset by grey toned lowers. …