221 East Broadway. Photo by Alain Levitt.

Malt & Mold on the Lower East Side Closes After Six Years

We never like to see independent small businesses fade away, especially ones run by our neighbors. Malt & Mold, the craft beer and cheese shop at 221 East Broadway, is the latest casualty. …

Photo courtesy of Melinda Shopsin.

After Kenny Shopsin’s Death, Shopsin’s General Store Reopens Today in the Essex Street Market

The tributes have been pouring in during the past couple of days for Kenny Shopsin, the brash, big-hearted creative force behind Shopsin’s General Store in the Essex Street Market. …

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Falafix, Stanton Street Falafel Spot, is Now Kosher

Rabbi Aviad Bodner of the Stanton Street Shul let us know yesterday that there’s a new option for people on the Lower East Side who keep kosher. …

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Italian Cafe, Bricia, Now Open at 79 Clinton St.

79 Clinton St.

The storefront on the southwest corner of Clinton and Rivington streets went dark many months ago. Now a new Italian cafe, …

252 Broome St.

Oliver Zabar Readies “Devon” For October Opening on Broome Street

It’s almost the end of the summer, which means food writers are beginning to look forward to fall restaurant arrivals. In the the New York Times, there’s a preview of Devon, a neighborhood spot at 252 Broome St. from Oliver Zabar. …

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PR Push Begins For New Essex Street Market

Scanning the scene at Delancey and Essex streets this morning, you wouldn’t think the new Essex Street Market is scheduled to open to the public in just seven weeks …

The Market Line. Rendering by SHoP Architects.

Ample Hills Creamery Added to the Market Line Mix at Essex Crossing

Brooklyn-based Ample Hills Creamery is coming to the Market Line at Essex Crossing. …

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Randall’s Barbecue is Smokin’ at 359 Grand St.

The wait is finally over for a real deal slow-smoked barbecue restaurant below Delancey Street. …

Photo by Alain Levitt.

Fish Balls & Rice Noodles For Everyone!

Photo by Alain Levitt.

We just reported the breaking fish ball news — the Rutgers Street/East Broadway rice noodle cart lady is back! This …

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Rice Noodle Cart Returns to Rutgers Street and East Broadway

Earlier this month we noted that the woman who has run the rice noodle cart on Rutgers Street, at East Broadway, for many years …

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Lower East Side Episode of Anthony Bourdain’s TV Program Premieres During October Film Fest

An episode of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show, Parts Unknown, focused on the Lower East Side will premiere Oct. 24 at the Food Film Festival. …

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East Broadway Noodle Cart Lady is Planning on Returning in the Fall (Updated)

Something just doesn’t look quite right on this corner across from Seward Park. You’ve probably noticed that the woman who runs that popular rice …

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A Very Soft Opening Tonight For New Bar, Windmill on Clinton

This afternoon’s Instagram feed turns up the abstract photo posted here and news that the latest Clinton Street bar, Windmill on Clinton, is making …

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Rivington Street Restaurant Hemlock is Closing

Over the weekend, Diego Moya announced that his Lower East Side restaurant, Hemlock, will be closing at the end of the month. …

Photo from the Market Line's Instagram.

Pho Grand Joins Market Line Retail Mix

A little more local flavor for the Market Line, the big retail pavilion that’s part of the Essex Crossing project. …