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Lower East Side Voices: Mother-Son Team at Puebla Mexican Food Feel Right at Home in the Essex Street Market

The Essex Street Market has for many years been a refuge for startup businesses. As retail rents in stand-alone brick-and-mortar locations have become unaffordable, …

Spring Flowers


Good morning! Here’s a touch of color on the perimeter of Seward Park.

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Lower East Side Voices: Owner of “Dominican Cravings” Feels Mixed Emotions About Essex Street Market Move

Like many people on the Lower East Side, Emmanuel Diaz has mixed feelings about the the looming move of the Essex Street Market from …

Spring is in Full Bloom at Corlears Hook Park

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Good morning! Today’s photo courtesy of Friends of Corlears Hook Park. Catch the beautiful pink magnolias while they last!

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Lower East Side Voices: Essex Olive & Spice in the Essex Street Market

Big changes are, of course, coming very soon to the Essex Street Market. The vendors will be making the move from the market’s historic …


Regal Opens New 14-Screen Multiplex at Essex Crossing

In case you missed the weekend social media buzz, the Lower East Side’s new 14-screen multiplex is now open for business.

The Regal Essex …

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Featured Listing, Sponsored by Brown Harris Stevens

Modern, renovated studio with huge wraparound terrace on coveted 2nd floor of Nolita Place Condominium. Of the 66 units in the building, only …

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Lower East Side Mobilizes Against M14 Bus Changes

No one was very impressed with the MTA’s “Open House” at the 7th Precinct the other night, in which planned changes in the M14a …

NYC Mayors Office

Office of Storm Recovery Notice (Sponsored)

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Announcement of Public Hearing for the East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project located within the Borough of Manhattan, New York County, New York. AGENCY: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, Department of Housing and Urban Development. ACTION: Notice of Availability and request for comments; Notice of public hearing. …

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Lower East Side Voices: A Taste of Japan in the Essex Street Market

Tucked in a corner of the Essex Street Market, you’ll find a little gem called Ni Japanese Delicacies. Fortunately it will live on in …

On Market Street

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Good morning! @guten212 took this photo.

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Lower East Side Voices: An Immigrant Success Story at the Essex Street Market

Today we’re continuing our series in partnership with NY City News Service on changing times at the Essex Street Market. In the very near …

Pier 42, April 2019


Good morning? Slow progress at Pier 42: Here’s what’s left of the old shed, now a design element in a new park that may one day become a reality.

Lower East Side Links

–The most depressing real estate project on the Lower East Side, the redevelopment of the old Sunshine Cinema, is moving forward. East End Capital and K Property Group have locked in a $67 million construction loan. [Crain’s]

–At the Market Line, developers of the Essex Crossing mega=project are looking, “to evoke the teeming environment of immigrants and pushcarts that characterized the Lower East Side starting in the 19th century.” [New York Times]

–Justin Davidson weighs in on Essex Crossing writing, “In a development largely without Instagrammable architecture, it’s the unlikely Rubik’s cube of uses that gives cause for thanks. Instead of treating the area as a blank slate for a developer’s dream, planners stitched together institutions, homes, entertainment, offices, non-deluxe shopping, cheap food, sidewalks, wide avenues, and narrow streets. The result is neither a new high-gloss enclave nor a bastion of 1970s anarchy, but a place that’s just messy, dense, and motley enough to feels like New York again.” [New York Magazine]

–The last members of the Hells Angels have moved out of their East 3rd Street clubhouse. [EV Grieve]

–Now that Albany has finally acted, City Council member Margaret Chin and some of her colleagues are pushing for a 5 cent fee on paper bags. [Gothamist]

–Good news for local journalism! “The City” debuts with several interesting stories, including this investigation of the mayor’s ferry boat follies. [The City]

–Records have been salvaged from the old Bowery Savings Bank. [New York Times]

–Checking out Winnie’s, the beloved karaoke lounge reborn on East Broadway: “The rectangular room has ambiguously underdesigned décor. The dark wood bar is decorated with a ZZ plant and a framed photo of (the owner Winnie) Mui with Bill Clinton; a small stage and red booths conjure the spirit of its first location.” [New York Times]

–A Vietnamese coffee shop is opening up within An Choi on Orchard Street. [Eater]


Lower East Side Voices: Essex Street Market Changes Trigger Mixed Emotions

This week we’re partnering with NY City News Service for a video series on the historic Essex Street Market, just weeks before the vendors …