Dumplings and Ravioli

Where the Boundaries of Dumplings and Ravioli Meet

Masa Ogo at New York City News Service took a look at the intersections of dumplings and ravioli along the border of the L.E.S., …

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What Was Old Is New Again at the Recycle & Reuse Community Arts Studio

Shabnaj Chowdhury checked out Manny Cantor’s Recycle and Reuse Community Arts Studio for part of our ongoing “Lower East Side Voices” series in collaboration …

Chinatown Soup

Chinatown Soup Keeps its Focus on Creative Community

Madeleine Crenshaw visited with members of Chinatown Soup, the cooperative art space on lower Orchard Street. She writes: “Although Chinatown Soup is one of the newer art spaces in the neighborhood, it serves as a quintessential hub for emerging New York artists…” …

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Nuyorican Poets Cafe Thrives on the Lower East Side

Sarah Matusek checked in with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for this video from New York City News Service. …

The Fragrance Shop

Stop & Sniff at the East Village’s Fragrance Shop

The Fragrance Shop has been offering custom scents to customers since it opened in 1992.

This video is from Rob Dozier at New York …

7S Gallery in Chinatown

7S Art Gallery Highlights a Refined Chinese Lifestyle

Scarlett Kuang, from New York City News, brings us this look at the Chinatown gallery, 7S Art Gallery. She writes: “7s is an art gallery in Chinatown, celebrating refined Chinese Lifestyle. The revival of Chinese fine art in NYC shows a shift in the demographics of immigrants in the U.S.” …

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Inside First Street Green Park

Continuing our partnership with New York City News at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, here’s a look at 1st Street Green …

LES Arts Week

Lower East Side Galleries Push for More Visitors

Hoping to encourage more foot traffic, gallery owners Leslie Heller and Bart Keijsers Koning recently kicked off the inaugural L.E.S. Art Week, featuring exhibits …

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CBD is Served Hot, Baked or Over Ice at Chillhouse

Here’s a look at Chillhouse, a wellness cafe at 149 Essex St., from Ivan Flores with New York City News Service. This is part of our continuing collaboration on the “Lower East Side Voices” video series. …

Kopitiam

Malaysian Coffee Shop, Kopitiam, is Bustling on East Broadway

We are continuing our collaboration with New York City News Service for our Lower East Side Voices video series. Here’s a look at the …

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 …

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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Lower East Side Voices: A Family Separated

Ramon Vargas, facilities manager at Henry Street Settlement, has been in this country since 1989, but he still remembers the painful separation from his family like it was yesterday. …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Radio Host On a Mission

All this week, we have been featuring the stories of immigrants in our community and talking with them about the Trump administration’s controversial immigration agenda. …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Plea to “Follow Your Constitution”

In our video series, Lower East Side Voices, we are sampling local opinions about the new administration’s immigration policies and learning from immigrants in our community about their experiences. …