Street artist L'Amour Supreme at Katz's Deli. Photo via the LES Partnership's Instagram.

Art Walk Celebrates Completion of 100 Gates Program

During the past couple of years, we’ve been following the 100 Gates Program, which set out to beautify the drop-down gates of storefronts throughout the Lower East Side. …

135 Bowery, Caspi Development.

Breather Launches On-Demand Workspace Concept at 135 Bowery

A building with a controversial past has become the newest New York location for Breather, a startup that provides on-demand meeting rooms in 10 cities worldwide. …

Wing on wo event

In Chinatown, a Conversation About New York’s Newest Art Gallery Scene

Yesterday, The W.O.W. Project hosted the second event in their Summer Series of workshops and discussions. The panel discussion titled “Chinatown: New York’s Newest Art Gallery Scene?” was a conversation on how the emergence of art spaces throughout Chinatown is affecting the neighborhood. …

Richard Tam at the Allen St. location

10 Below Ice Cream Opens on Allen Street Tomorrow

Rolled ice cream is coming to the Lower East Side. Known for its Thai-inspired, hand rolled ice cream prepared on cold metal plates and mixed with a variety of different toppings, 10Below opens a new location tomorrow at 132 Allen St. …

Frank's Bikes

(Sponsored) It’s Summer Bike Riding Season at Frank’s Bike Shop

Frank’s Bike Shop is here to equip you for your summertime bike riding. Whether it’s a new bike, a used bike, repair or a …

Owner-in-Training Mei Lum by Melissa Guerrero

A Conversation With Mei Lum, Part of a New Generation Returning to Revitalize Chinatown

25 year old Mei Lum is the new owner-in-training at one of Chinatown’s oldest shops, Wing on Wo. & Co. Founded by her great grandfather, Walter Eng, the store originated as a “Chinese-Japanese Fancy Goods store” at 13 Mott St. in 1890. It moved nearby, to its current location at 26 Mott St., in 1925. …

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. …

south orchard street block party

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! …