FotoJet (1)

Retail Slump: Measuring the Impact of Mega-Projects Like Essex Crossing

In the Post on Sunday, there was a piece from Steve Cuozzo that carried the headline, “The world’s hottest shopping city is becoming a ghost town.” …

Michelle Myles, owner of Daredevil Tattoo. Photo by Alex M. Smith.

Lower East Side Voices: Daredevil Tattoo

This week we have been checking in with neighborhood businesses as part of our Lower East Side Voices video series. Today, Talib Visram visits …

Screen Shot 2018-04-05 at 4.43.30 PM

Lower East Side Voices: Malt & Mold

This week we have been checking in with neighborhood businesses as part of our Lower East Side Voices video series. Today, Janessa Andiorio checks …

393 Grand St.

State Liquor Authority Blocks New Liquor Store at 393 Grand St.

The long, strange saga surrounding Seward Park Liquors just got a little weirder. …

Mitchell Cohen of Economy Candy. Photo by Jenna Rice.

Lower East Side Voices: Economy Candy

Today we are kicking off another round of video stories in our ongoing Lower East Side Voices series. …

17264668_1405913026137750_1794487597329269964_n

Prema Salon Wins OutSnapped + LES Partnership Photo Booth Contest

In celebration of Mom & Pop Business Owners Day (that’s today!), we’re pleased to announce the winner of the OutSnapped + Lower East Side Partnership Photo Booth Sweepstakes. …

LMCC4stores750sq

Learn to Document New York’s Mom-and Pop Stores With James & Karla Murray

The local photographers, James & Karla Murray, have used their creative talents to help raise awareness of New York City’s endangered mom-and-pop stores. In …

20180131-IMG_5267 (1)

OutSnapped + LES Partnership Launch Photo Booth Sweepstakes ’18

Here’s something interesting for any Lower East Side small business looking to supercharge its promotions. …

Photo from Sneaky Tavern's Facebook.

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

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

Photo by Karlin Chan.

“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. …

367 Grand St.

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. …

IMG_8729

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. …

IMG_8710

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. …

image1

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 …