My LES – Suhyun Pak

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What do you do?

I help run the Hester Street Fair with my 3 other lovely partners. We started the fair in April 2010.  I think we saw a need for something fun and outdoors in the neighborhood, some place to gather with friends and family and spend a nice Saturday afternoon.  We looked for spaces for a while but couldn’t find anything that worked and kind of shelved the idea until we fell into the Hester space.   When we realized that Hester Street had a wonderful history and was once home to one of the largest outdoor pushcart markets, we knew we were in the right place.  I feel like the Hester Street Fair really is the modern day pushcart market.

How long have you lived on the LES?

6 years.

Favorite block in the hood?

Broome between Orchard and Ludlow.  It has beautiful tenements, nice small shops, and is never crowded.