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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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Malaysian Coffee Shop, Kopitiam, is Bustling on East Broadway

We are continuing our collaboration with New York City News Service for our Lower East Side Voices video series. Here’s a look at the …

Yudai Kanayama and Keisuke Kasagi of Gouie New York. Photo via the Market Line's Instagram.

Sake Bar, Southeast Asian Market Coming to the Market Line

More vendors announced for the Market Line, the underground food, retail and art complex coming to Essex Crossing next year. …

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Anthony Bourdain’s Lower East Side Episode Airs Sunday Night

The episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” shot on the Lower East Side not long before his death, will air Sunday night on CNN. …

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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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Crowdsourcing the Grand Opening of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street

From the looks of things, your neighbors took Friday’s opening of Trader Joe’s on Grand Street very seriously. Laurie Gwen Shapiro reports that her …

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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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Trader Joe’s, 7:15 a.m.

No line outside the new Trader Joe’s on Grand Street yet! The 30,000 square foot store in the basement of the Essex Crossing building …

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Osaka Grub Becomes Latest Casualty at Essex Street Market

Another casualty at the Essex Street Market. After months of struggling for survival, Osaka Grub announced last night that it would be closing. …

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Pickle Day is Back on the Lower East Side Sunday

Lower East Side Pickle Day is back on Orchard Street on Sunday. …

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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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It’s Crunch Time! Lower East Side Pickle Day is October 14th!

New York’s quintessential fall festival is back and ready for pickle fanatics from all over the world. A dill-ightful collection of merchants will fill Orchard Street with the divine scent of brine offering everything from the simple pickle on a stick, to ice cream flavored with dill and garnished with gherkins. …

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New Liquor Store at 393 Grand St. Gets Go-Ahead From State Liquor Authority

We’re told the State Liquor Authority (SLA) has finally approved an operating permit for a new liquor store at 393 Grand St. …

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Anne Saxelby is Closing Essex Market Stall, and Will Not Open in New Market

It’s a big blow for the Essex Street Market. On Saturday, a letter went up alongside Saxelby Cheesemongers’ stall announcing that the business, a stalwart in the historic public market, would be closing its Lower East Side location at the end of this month. …

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Oh, Diller! Yes, This Place is Still Coming to Grand Street

Alan LeNoble spotted some activity outside Diller, the long-delayed fried pickle spot from the Pickle Guys. Permanent signage was going up yesterday at 357 …