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New Signage: Zarin Fabrics on Orchard Street

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Yesterday afternoon, workers installed signage above the entry of Zarin's new Orchard Street showroom.  The longtime Lower East Side fabric store made the move...

New Neighbor: Plank Pilates Studio, 187 Chrystie Street

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Today we debut a new feature, "New Neighbor," our virtual welcome for businesses and non-profit organizations setting up shop on the Lower East Side....

21 Years Ago Today They Told You “The Air is Safe to Breathe” (Sponsored)

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21 years ago today they told you "The air is safe to breathe." (It wasn't) Were you south of Houston Street between Sept. 11,...

New Arrivals: East Coast MMA, Avant Garde Vape Shop, Manon Jewelry & More

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From our February 2015 print magazine, new arrivals on the Lower East Side: East Coast MMA Fight Shop (131 Orchard St.) A mixed martial arts...

The Lo-Down is Launching a Print Magazine!

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Today we're excited to officially announce that The Lo-Down is starting a monthly print magazine.   Like the web site, it will be full of...

Parking Changes, Street Improvements: BID Seeks Feedback

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A couple of announcements from the Lower East Side BID.  First off, they're looking for feedback concerning proposed changes in metered parking regulations on...

Meow Parlour Cat Cafe Coming to 46 Hester St.

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Remember the hysteria surrounding the pop-up cat cafe on the Bowery this past summer? Well, get ready for act two -- a permanent feline...

Essex Street Market Turns 79

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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.
Richard Tam at the Allen St. location

10 Below Ice Cream Opens on Allen Street Tomorrow

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Rolled ice cream is coming to the Lower East Side. Known for its Thai-inspired, hand rolled ice cream prepared on cold metal plates and mixed with a variety of different toppings, 10Below opens a new location tomorrow at 132 Allen St.

Dodging the Chains: In Search of a Local Marketplace on the LES

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Editor's note: Our July print magazine has hit the streets.  If you haven't been able to pick up a copy (we'll post a list...

Lower East Side BID Responds to Crain’s Retail Story

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Over the weekend, Crain's New York published a story suggesting that all is not well on the Lower East Side when it comes to...

CBD is Served Hot, Baked or Over Ice at Chillhouse

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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.

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

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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.

Grand Street News Ceases Publication

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After seven years in business, the Grand Street News is calling it quits.  The Lower East Side monthly magazine, distributed to 12,000 Lower East...

Zarin Fabrics Joins Our Small Business Survival Campaign as Community Partner

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We can't say it too many times. Thank you to everyone who has helped support our Small Business Survival Campaign in the first week. We...

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