Photo by Kami Scott.

This Week at Essex Crossing

Lower East Side resident Kami Scott has more photos shot from above Essex Crossing sites 5 and 6 today. As you may know, the development team puts out a weekly email detailing the activity on each of the four active construction sites. …

Lower East Side Partnership.

LES BID Becomes Lower East Side Partnership

At its recent annual meeting, the board of directors of the Lower East Side Business Improvement District approved a name change. The 24-year-old not-for-profit organization is now known as the Lower East Side Partnership (a new website is in development). …

Anthom's new Lower East Side shop. Photo via @shopanthom instagram.

New Arrivals: Vapeya, The Hunt, Anthom, Killion, Koneko Cat Cafe

Here’s a look at some new businesses on the Lower East Side, featured in our October 2015 print magazine. …

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Lower Orchard Street Hosts Fall Block Party This Sunday

Although the Hester Street Fair is closed this Saturday, you can still soak up the beautiful fall sunshine out and about in the neighborhood …

Avi Saks inside Ben Freedman men's store.

Small Business Survival: Tenants & Landlords Sound Off on Rent Escalation

Avi Saks inside Ben Freedman men’s store.

Editor’s note: This is Part 1 of an eight part series on Small Business Survival, the centerpiece …

Ludlow Hotel, 180 Ludlow St.

BD Hotels, Whole Foods, Astor Wines Tops in Hiring Through LES Network

Rendering: GF55 Partners.

Is This an Essex Crossing Rendering? No, It’s Not

On Friday, you may have seen this rendering, purportedly of a new 12-story residential and retail project as part of Essex Crossing. 6sqft called it a “first look” at the building that will one day replace the Essex Street Market, after vendors move across Delancey Street into a new facility. …

In 2014, Congresswoman Velazquez released a report on the small business impact of Hurricane Sandy. Photo via the Congresswoman's Facebook page.

Opinion | Federal Resources Are Available For Small Business

The Lo-Down: Small Business Survival

There’s One Day Left to Pledge Your Support For Our Small Business Survival Campaign

Our campaign isn’t over just yet. We have until 11:00 p.m. TONIGHT to continue raising funds for this important coverage. While we’ve met our initial funding objective, additional support will not only facilitate more in-depth reporting but it will send a strong message that saving small business is a top priority on the Lower East Side. Keep spreading the word – no contribution is too small! …

From left to right: Council member Margaret Chin; Michael Forrest, LES BID Board Chair;  Blaise Backer,  and Kris Goddard, Dept. of Small Business Services; Tim Laughlin, Executive Director. LES BID;  Meghan Joye, LES BID Board Assistant Secretary.

Mayor Signs Legislation Revising District Plan For Lower East Side BID

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7 Days and Counting – TLD’s Small Business Survival Campaign!

We’re entering the final 7 days of our crowdfunding campaign for a yearlong reporting project on small business survival. Thanks to many generous backers, …

The Lo-Down: Small Business Survival

We Need Your Help: Support Our Small Business Survival Campaign Today!

We’re launching a yearlong reporting project focused on Small Business Survival on the Lower East Side. Please support our crowdfunding campaign today to make …

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Can Small, Independent Businesses Survive in an Increasingly Corporate World?

It’s an issue gaining momentum throughout New York City. On the Lower East Side, one of the city’s last authentic neighborhoods, the question is particuarly resonant. …

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Zarin Fabrics Joins Our Small Business Survival Campaign as Community Partner

We can’t say it too many times. Thank you to everyone who has helped support our Small Business Survival Campaign in the first week. …


Support Our Small Business Campaign + Get Your Hands on Some Awesome Rewards!

We want to take a moment this morning to update you on the progress of our Small Business Survival Campaign. It’s our crowdfunding effort …