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Coronavirus Update: Bike Shops Are More Essential Than Ever

It's been about a month since Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down nonessential businesses, but then failed to include bike shops on the original list of essential workplaces that could stay open. Bike shops were soon added after an outcry from bicycle advocates. Since then, bike shops have been a crucial resource to the city's two-wheeled commuters, some who cycle to avoid riding subways.

Coronavirus Update: Staying Open Means Staying Nimble and Creative (UPDATED LIST)

Here's an update on local spots that are open for pick-up and delivery. We're also highlighting how some local shops, venues and organizations are staying creative, by adapting their offerings to suit our current "on-line-only" reality:

Coronavirus Update – Takeout and Delivery Options on the Lower East Side

We're starting a list of places staying open for takeout and delivery. Our local spots are suffering and need your support more than ever. Many of the restaurants are offering discounted prices for takeout (to avoid delivery fees). Most of the restaurants are posting updates on Instagram. Many of the delivery services are now offering "no-contact delivery," allowing for instructions on where to leave the order upon delivery.

Restoring Carpets and Rugs with Dye, Tips From Local Rug Pros (Sponsored)

Flooring is often the first thing that catches the eye when a person enters a room. It is the largest surface area, and people are in contact with it all the time. Potential homebuyers and guests scrutinize floors. If...

Oriental Rug Cleaning & Repair Services – Local Rug Care in NYC (Sponsored)

Vintage Turkish rugs are among the very first Antique Oriental rugs categorized in Europe. They were artistically influential and prized commodity pieces. The layout of a vintage Turkish rug includes little repeating patterns, prayer rugs, and legendary gules.

NYC Small Business Services Now Offering Free Courses

This is a promotional post from one of our LES Partners, The Lower East Side Partnership: On behalf of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Lower East Side Partnership would like to share free course opportunities for the local merchant community.

Essex Street Market Turns 79

In the winter of 1940, Mayor LaGuardia formally opened the Essex Market, the fourth of ten public markets in New York City designed to move pushcarts off the street and vendors into stall spaces within modern indoor markets.

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.

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday, November 24

The Lower East Side Partnership wants to share Small Business Saturday® with you! It's a holiday shopping tradition, backed by American Express, that celebrates small businesses across the nation. And it wouldn't be a celebration without Lower East Side locals joining in.

Grand Re-Opening New Location – 45 Years In Business, Sponsored by Seward Park Liquors

We’re celebrating our grand re-opening after 45 years in business. Seward Park Liquors is now at 53 Ludlow Street, between Grand St. and Hester St.  Our family owned store was established on the L.E.S. in 1973. Our premier wine and...
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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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