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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 …

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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 …

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Outdoor Seating Opens at Kossar’s

Locals, tourists and interlopers will be glad to know — you can now have your bialy while enjoying the sunshine in the outdoor seating area, …

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Summer Produce! Two Lower East Side CSA’s Open 2019 Enrollment

Before you know it, fresh summer fruits and vegetables will be making an appearance at local greenmarkets. If you want to get your warm weather produce direct from a regional farm and help sustain independent farmers in the area, joining a CSA is the way to go. …

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Popular Local Spot, Cafe Petisco, Remains Closed

We’ve been fielding quite a few emails from readers hoping to find out what’s happening at Cafe Petisco, the popular Mediterranean restaurant at 189 …

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Lower East Side Voices: ‘Top Hops’ Takes Craft Beer Passion to New Essex Street Market

Today we wrap up our series on the Essex Street Market with a profile of Top Hops, the Lower East Side craft beer store …

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Lower East Side Voices: Mother-Son Team at Puebla Mexican Food Feel Right at Home in the Essex Street Market

The Essex Street Market has for many years been a refuge for startup businesses. As retail rents in stand-alone brick-and-mortar locations have become unaffordable, …

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Lower East Side Voices: Owner of “Dominican Cravings” Feels Mixed Emotions About Essex Street Market Move

Like many people on the Lower East Side, Emmanuel Diaz has mixed feelings about the the looming move of the Essex Street Market from …

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Lower East Side Voices: Essex Olive & Spice in the Essex Street Market

Big changes are, of course, coming very soon to the Essex Street Market. The vendors will be making the move from the market’s historic …

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Lower East Side Voices: An Immigrant Success Story at the Essex Street Market

Today we’re continuing our series in partnership with NY City News Service on changing times at the Essex Street Market. In the very near …