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Seward Park Liquors Opens For Business at 53 Ludlow St.

Months after its dramatic departure from Grand Street, Seward Park Liquors has relocated to a new storefront at 53 Ludlow St. (between Grand and Broome streets). The new shop is open this week, although the staff is still getting the shelves fully stocked. …

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“The Sweet Life” Candy Store Set to Close After Three Decades

After 36 years in business at the corner of Hester and Ludlow streets, The Sweet Life candy store will be closing at the end of this month. …

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Chinatown BID Seeks Art Proposals For Doyers Street Seasonal Plaza

You may remember this setup on Doyers Street last fall. The Department of Transportation and the Chinatown Business Improvement District teamed up to create temporary seating and activities on one of Chinatown’s most unusual blocks. …

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Gotham Archery Opens May 25 at 73 Allen St.

Archery and axe-throwing are coming to the Lower East Side. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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OutSnapped + LES Partnership Launch Photo Booth Sweepstakes ’18

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

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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. …