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Food Notes: McDonald’s Ribbon Cutting, Straylight, Swedish Candy

Here are some of the restaurant/nightlife items that have caught our eye recently: …

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Grand Street Settlement’s Taste of the LES Coming Up May 3

If you want to experience some of the best local restaurants in once place and support Grand Street Settlement at the same time, you might want to make your reservations for Taste of the Lower East Side. …

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Eleven Madison Park Team to Open Events Space at Essex Crossing

The acclaimed restaurateurs, Will Guidara and Daniel Humm of Eleven Madison Park, will be opening a private event space on the top floors of the International Center of Photography’s new museum. …

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Happening Tonight: Zabar Family Pitches Broome Street Restaurant/Bar (Updated)

When Community Board 3 meets tonight to go over liquor license applications, one of the more interesting proposals under discussion will be for Eli’s Night Shift in the old Lucky Bee space on Broome Street. …

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The Egg House is Now Open

Photos by Christopher Maher

This story was written by Christopher Maher.

Early April has proved drearier than one might hope, but things are looking …

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Dominican Cravings Opens at the Essex Street Market Friday

A new vendor is joining the Essex Street Market starting tomorrow (Friday, April 13). Emmanuel Diaz is soft opening a stall called Dominican Cravings. …

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Hester Street Fair is Back This Coming Weekend For Season #9

If the forecast is to be believed, it will be mostly sunny and 73 on Saturday. Looks like great weather for the 2018 debut of the Hester Street Fair. It’s season #9, believe it or not. …

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Suffolk Arms is Closed, At Least Temporarily

The cocktail bar, Suffolk Arms, hasn’t been serving drinks in recent days, amid what appears to be a dispute between its co-owners. …

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Essex Street Market Block Party: One Last Celebration Before the Big Move

Over the past few years, The Essex Street Market has celebrated the arrival of spring/summer with a block party. …

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Mayor Takes New Schools Chancellor to Katz’s Deli on First Day

Where should the boss take you for lunch on your first day on the job? Katz’s Deli, of course. …

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Regal Cinemas at Essex Crossing Files For Liquor Permit

You probably know that Regal Cinemas is opening a 14-screen movie theater later this year as part of the big Essex Crossing project. …

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Essex Street Market Additions Include Middle Eastern Counter From the Sussman Brothers

Four more vendors have been revealed for the newly expanded Essex Street Market, scheduled to open this coming September as part of the Essex Crossing project. …

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Checking in With Streit’s Matzo in the Suburbs

In the days before Passover on the Lower East Side, we’ve been missing Streit’s Matzo, which sold its Rivington Street factory in 2015 and moved to Rockland County. …

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Passover is Almost Here: Pickle Guys’ Horseradish Schtick Returns

Maybe this will make you feel like spring is on its way. …

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Bar Alaska Opens at 174 Rivington St.

Another theme bar is giving it a go at 174 Rivington St. …