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Remembering Lucien Bahaj

There aren’t many places left to experience the heart and soul of the avant-garde Lower East Side as it existed in the 1980s and …

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Cool Down at Hester Street Fair’s Ice Cream Social This Weekend

One way to cool off this weekend is by “judging” which vendors offer the best flavors at the Hester Street Fair’s annual Ice Cream …

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Thai Darling, Wayla, Opens “Little Wayla” Takout Shop Next Door

The popular Thai restaurant and garden, Wayla, from Erika Chou and Tom Naumsuwan, (100 Forsyth Street) has opened an upstairs “takeout shop,” serving Thai …

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Rabbit House Adds Second Location at 41 Essex St.

Rabbit House, the little Japanese-style tapas/sake spot across from Sara D. Roosevelt Park, is opening a second location at 41 Essex St. …

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“Diller” From the Pickle Guys Opens Today at 12:30 p.m.

Photos courtesy of Diller.

Today your long wait is over! Following a couple of years of construction delays, the Pickle Guys open their new …

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“Project Eats” Brings Rooftop Farm, Farm Stand to Essex Crossing

Beginning this coming weekend, you will be able to visit a new farm stand in the publicly accessible plaza at Essex Crossing on Broome …

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Fine Fare to Be Replaced With Metro Acres Market

A new grocery, Metro Acres Market, will be replacing the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton St. The space, located between East Broadway and Grand Street, is owned by the Seward Park Cooperative. …

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“The Last Pig” Comes to the Lower East Side Film Festival for Closing Night

Emmy award winning director and producer Allison Argo’s documentary, THE LAST PIG, will screen as the closing night film at the Lower East Side Film …

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Lobster and Beer Returns to the Hester Street Fair for Memorial Day Weekend

Our friends at Hester Street Fair are bringing back their popular lobster and beer event for Memorial Day Weekend. This Saturday, you can indulge …

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King Dumplings Opens at 74 Hester St.

It’s been more than a year since the popular Cantonese roast meats and noodle shop, Yummy Kitchen (also called Cheung Wong Kitchen), closed down …

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The Greek Jewish Festival Returns to Broome Street This Sunday, May 19

The 5th Annual Greek Jewish Festival comes to Broome Street this Sunday, celebrating the unique Romaniote and Sephardic heritage at the Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum. …

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New Essex Street Market Opens on the Lower East Side

After a weekend in soft open mode, the new Essex Street Market makes its official debut this morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony and …

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–The International Center of Photography has closed on its $29 million new headquarters at Essex Crossing. In a related move, the Essex Crossing developers have …

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Taste to your heart’s desire at Taste of the Lower East Side (Sponsored)

Are you a foodie? Do you care about making your community a better place? Put those two things together and you’ve got Taste of …

Eric Suh of New Star Fish Market on the final day of the old Essex Street Market.

Saying Our Goodbyes to the Old Essex Street Market

It was a day of high emotions on the Lower East Side Sunday, as longtime customers and vendors said goodbye to the old Essex Street Market building at 120 Essex St. The 1940 structure once described as “unlovely” by the New York Times, is now shuttered …