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Little Parade Community Pop-Up Comes to 48 Hester Street (Sponsored)

Come try something new this weekend at Little Parade, a neighborhood pop-up event at 48 Hester St. This community market will feature the bold …

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Smorgasburg/Brooklyn Flea Team Bring “Hester Flea” to Lower East Side

The team behind Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea will soon debut a new venture, Hester Flea, on the Lower East Side, in the space …

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Send Flowers To Show You Care (Sponsored)

We could all use some cheering up and Julia Testa is NYC’s best local, privately-owned and operated florist.

They offer contactless local delivery throughout …

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Need Flowers? Julia Testa is NYC’s Best Local Florist (Sponsored)

Julia Testa is NYC’s best local, privately-owned and operated florist. Julia Testa offers contactless local delivery throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn 7 days a week …

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Hester Street Fair Moves Gift Shop to 22 Ludlow Gallery Through January 10th

Hester Street Fair is moving their online Gift Guide to the brick and mortar gallery at 22 Ludlow for an extra week of New …

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Chain Stores Take a Hit in NYC, Including on the Lower East Side

Each year we’re interested to read the Center for an Urban Future’s report, State of the Chains. Mostly, our readers are not fans of …

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Retailers Aim to Uplift Spirits After Downtrodden Year

Local retailers are helping boost the spirits of beleaguered New Yorkers by offering festive settings and quality customer service, as a year tarnished with pandemic-related loss draws to a close. …

Hundreds lined up in Lower Manhattan Sunday, waiting to shop on Century 21's final day before closing permanently. Photo by Kari Jensen

Making the Most of the Final Farewell to Century 21

Contributor Kari Jensen joined the hundreds of New Yorkers and others who shopped the final days at Century 21 this past weekend. Here’s her report. …

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Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day

The Hester Street Fair will be up and running “IRL” this Saturday, August 15th, 2020. As with most businesses and venues, it has been …

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Hester Street Fair Hosts Virtual Vintage Fashion Flea Market, May 30 – June 1

Depop, a digital social shopping marketplace, has teamed up with the local Hester Street Fair to create a “virtual fair for vintage fashion finds” …

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Hester Street Fair Celebrates LES History Month with “LES Profiles”

In celebration of Lower East Side History Month Hester Street Fair (HSF) is teaming up with The People’s LES, initiated by Downtown Art and …

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Coronavirus Update: Staying Open Means Staying Nimble and Creative (UPDATED LIST)

Here’s an update on local spots that are open for pick-up and delivery. We’re also highlighting how some local shops, venues and organizations are staying creative, by adapting their offerings to suit our current “on-line-only” reality: …

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Hester Street Fair Holiday Gift Shop Opens Tonight

The Hester Street Fair opens its Holiday Gift Shop this evening from 5-9pm at 22 Ludlow St. The shop features creators and collectors from …

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Take an Essex Market Audio Tour and Share Your Favorite Ingredients With Feed Me a Story

Our friends at the Feed Me a Story project are kicking off a new audio tour of Essex Market (88 Essex St.) with a fun event this Saturday, from 11am – 1pm, on the mezzanine at the market. …

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Get a Free Shampoo with Your Royal Shave and a Haircut at Grand Cutters Barber Shop

Grand Cutters Barber Shop is a family oriented barbershop that has been on the Lower East Side since 1960. There’s a reason why Grand Cutters has been around for so long. ​From haircuts, beard trims, and the signature classic – the Royal Shave, we care about the quality of service. …