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Essex Street Market to Host Annual Block Party on May 21st

The Essex Street Market has announced their annual block party will be on Saturday, May 21st from 12pm – 5pm. This year marks the …

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: Speedy Romeo

We sent our friends AndrewAndrew to check out Speedy Romeo, the new wood-fired pizza and grill on Clinton Street. Here is their excellent review…



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“Famous Nathan” Film About Nathan’s Hot Dogs to Screen at City Lore

City Lore has added a special screening to their current exhibition Boardwalk Renaissance: How the Arts Saved Coney Island. On Thursday, April 28, they …

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Pickle Guys Moving Across the Street to 357 Grand St.

Don’t worry. The Lower East Side is not losing its last retail pickle store. The Pickle Guys has been a fixture at 47 Essex St. for more 12 years. …

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“Streit’s: Matzo and the American Dream,” Now Showing at Film Forum

In the days leading up to Passover this year, something is missing on the Lower East Side. It’s all too apparent to anyone who walks down Rivington Street, where the aroma of fresh-baked matzo wafted from the Streit’s factory buildings for so many decades. But there’s some consolation. …

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Talk & Taste: Essex Street Maket Begins New Thursday Night Series

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The Essex Street Market this month is beginning a new series of free evening events focused on the changing food …

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Contra’s Jeremiah Stone Partners With Saxelby For Grilled Cheese Month

Lately news on the Lower East Side has been pretty heavy. So let’s take a little break from all of that. Saxelby Cheesemongers in …

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten Teams Up With Ian Schrager For Public Hotel Nightlife Complex

Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie St. will also be a luxe nightlife playground, boasting at least eight separate dining & entertaining spaces. …

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Speedy Romeo Now Open at 63 Clinton St.

Beginning tonight, you have a new option for pizza on the Lower East Side. It’s opening night for Speedy Romeo, the Brooklyn-based restaurant branching out in Manhattan. …

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Community Board Approves Liquor Permit For Gracias Mama; Distance From Church Still An Issue

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On Tuesday evening, Community Board 3 voted to support a liquor license for Gracias Mama, a Mexican taqueria at 162 East …

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Opinion: Allen Street Does Not Need a New Food Vendor

This letter to the editor was submitted by S. Saks. It’s a response to our recent coverage of a new push to bring a …

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“Gracias Mama” Team Wins a Round at CB3, But Liquor Permit Battle Isn’t Over Yet

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A proposal for a Mexican restaurant called Gracias Mama at 162 East Broadway won the support last night of the Community …

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Sponsored: The Ultimate Cheat Sheet for Your NYC Foodie Trip

Ah, New York City. From Times Square to Wall Street, the Empire State Building to Broadway, there’s no shortage of interesting places. There’s also …

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Only A Few More Days to Sign Up For Grand Street CSA

Here’s our annual message from the Grand Street CSA:

Spring is definitely in the air, and it’s almost time for summer’s fruits and vegetables! …

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Saluggi’s Brick Oven Pizza is Coming to 399 Grand St.

A Tribeca-based restaurant serving brick oven pizza is coming to 399 Grand St. in a space that was most recently home to the Comfort …