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New Premium Sneaker Shop Sneaky Tavern Teams Up With 10Below Ice Cream

Here’s something new: sneakers and ice cream together in one storefront. …

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“Fong On” Name Disappears From Mott Street Awning, Dispute Isn’t Over Yet

Here’s a followup from a story we reported last week. The Eng family, which has owned the Fong On brand for decades, has been pursuing a trademark infringement case against a Chinatown businessman. …

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Changes In-the-Works For A Few Grand Street Businesses

Changes are ahead for several commercial spaces on Grand Street controlled by the Seward Park Cooperative. …

Photo via Street Vendor Project's Facebook.

Rent Hike Will Force El Magey y La Tuna to Close in March

Another local business is being forced to close due to a big rent hike. …

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Lower East Side Is Not Seeing More Chain Stores, Even as Mom-and-Pops Fold

It was another brutal year for mom-and-pop shops on the Lower East Side and in New York City as a whole. But in this neighborhood at least, a new report shows that chain stores aren’t moving in to replace shuttered independent businesses. …

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Seward Park Liquors Prepares to Relocate in Early January

Back in April, the Seward Park Cooperative decided against renewing the lease for Seward Park Liquors, a business that had operated from a storefront at 393 Grand St. for more than 40 years. The move-out is finally happening early in the new year. …

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Iconic Cup & Saucer Sign Removed From Canal Street Storefront

Jonathan Flaum submitted this photo, taken yesterday at the corner of Canal and Eldridge streets. The “Cup & Saucer” signage was being removed from …

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Cup & Saucer, Classic Lower East Side Diner, is Closing Next Week

We just learned a short time ago that Cup & Saucer, the classic diner at 89 Canal St., is closing next week after 30 years at the same location. …

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Economy Candy Installs Retro-Style Signage to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

Have you seen the new look Economy Candy?

In celebration of the Lower East Side institution’s 80th anniversary, the third generation independent shop has …

Alex Shoe Repair on Secons Avenue closed up shop in 2015. Photo by ilyse Kazar.

CB3 Hosts Forum on Special Retail Zoning District

Coming up next week, Community Board 3 will be hosting a public forum on a proposal to bring a special zoning district to the East Village as a way of protecting independent small businesses. …

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Seward Park Liquors Loses Grand Street Space After Co-Op Board Votes

Seward Park Liquors is losing a space it has occupied at 393 Grand St. for more than four decades. …

Photo: Essex Street Market Vendor Association.

Spring at the Essex Street Market: New Vendors, New Programs

Over at the Essex Street Market, the spring season is bringing new vendors and new programs. Here’s an update on what’s happening. …

Katz's Deli photo by Karla and James Murray.

Capturing Vanishing LES Storefronts With James & Karla Murray

James & Karla Murray, local photographers dedicated to the preservation of NYC storefronts, are preparing to host a workshop series this spring and summer. …

Photos courtesy of 100 Gates Program.

LES’s 100 Gates Program Expands to Harlem and Staten Island

A public art initiative born on the Lower East Side is expanding to two more New York City neighborhoods. …

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Owner of Seward Park Liquors Retracts Some Statements About His Landlord

Here’s an update on the situation at Seward Park Liquors. …