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Restaurant Owners Hope City Hall Can Cut Red Tape

Ask any small business owner. They'll tell you it's a maddening experience trying to navigate the city's bewildering maze of regulations. This is especially true for new restaurants. Yesterday, seven food-service entrepreneurs, including William Tigertt (Freemans and Peels), were...

Hidden Identities – A Panel at the Educational Alliance

The Educational Alliance will host what looks to be quite an entertaining panel, "Hidden Identities: Tales From Under the Hood," next Monday evening at 7:00pm.  The event is inspired by the idea of hidden and unmasked identities, and will...

A Message from Jeffrey Ruhalter on the Closing of Essex Street Butcher Shop

We just received the following statement from Jeffrey Ruhalter of Jeffrey's Meats in the Essex Street Market: I speak to my/our community. I sent out a press release last week in a last ditch effort for help because I have run...

Jeffrey’s Meat Market Closed — At Least For Now

This morning, there are no signs of any activity at Jeffrey's Meats in the Essex Street Market and the display cases are completely bare. Yesterday, an employee told us it was the store's last day in business.  In the...

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank The Lo-Down’s sponsors: The Abrons Arts Center, which just joined us as annual sponsor Neal Young & Jeremy Bolger/Halstead Property The Lower East Side Business Improvement District: Third Thursdays (co-sponsored with The Lo-Down) begins...

Rent Hike Only Part of the Problem at Jeffrey’s Meats

Here's the latest on the plight of Jeffrey's Meats, a Lower East Side institution that's fallen on hard times. Last week, news of a 29% rent increase raised new concerns that Jeffrey Ruhalter, a fourth generation butcher, wouldn't be...

Welcome to This Month’s New Sponsors – and a Special Deal from Dora!

We'd like to take a moment to welcome our new Annual Sponsors: the Educational Alliance, Dora (the new coffee shop on East Broadway) and the Village Zendo. Dora is offering a special Valentine's Day deal to readers of The Lo-Down....
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Luxury Sales Drive NYC Real Estate Rebound; Lower East Side Market Still in a Slump

Photo: Broome Street looking west in the direction of the Essex Crossing mega-development. In the distance, you can see...
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