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Friedman’s Opens at 359 Grand St.

There's a new dining option on Grand Street. In the same stretch that includes Kossar's, the Pickle Guys and Doughnut Plant, Friedman's opened for business in the past week. Friedman's is a mini-chain with 9 locations across the city,...

Report: Jing Fong Will Reportedly Open Smaller Space in Chinatown in June

Jing Fong, once Chinatown's largest restaurant, will completely vacate its space at 20 Elizabeth St. by the end of the month. The dim sum destination and banquet venue closed its 800-seat dining room back in March, promising to find...

Burnt Toast Kitchen NYC has come to the LES! (Sponsored)

Kimberly Hafner is a trained chef who has worked in vegetarian and vegan restaurants in San Francisco (Greens) and New York City (MOB-Brooklyn, The Pickle Shack, and Dirt Candy). She started her own business as a personal chef, and offering classes, in...

Little Parade Community Pop-Up Comes to 48 Hester Street (Sponsored)

Come try something new this weekend at Little Parade, a neighborhood pop-up event at 48 Hester St. This community market will feature the bold and refreshing flavors of Jackworth Ginger Beer alongside local merchants, makers, and artists. Soak up springtime as...

Smorgasburg/Brooklyn Flea Team Bring “Hester Flea” to Lower East Side

The team behind Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea will soon debut a new venture, Hester Flea, on the Lower East Side, in the space previously programmed by the Hester Street Fair. A couple of weeks ago, it became known that...

Stanton Street CSA Enrollment is Open For the Upcoming Season

The Stanton Street CSA, with distribution at M’Finda Kalunga Community Garden on Rivington Street, between Forsyth and Christie, is currently taking members for the upcoming 2021 season (their 17th summer!). Stanton Street CSA is a partnership between residents of the Lower East Side...

Hester Street Fair is Bounced After Seward Park Co-op Goes in a Different Direction

The Hester Street Fair came to the end of its 10-year lease some time ago and now its landlord, the Seward Park Co-op, has decided to go with a different operator in the space alongside Seward Park.

A Year Later: Covid Restaurant Closures

Two milestones for the battered New York dining industry this coming week.

You Can Start Signing Up For Grand Street CSA’s Summer Season Now

The Grand Street CSA is gearing up for the summer season. It's been a tough winter, especially for independent farms. Here's one way you can help, while enjoying  fresh, delicious produce and other items throughout 2021. The CSA sent...

Jing Fong Announces Permanent Closure of Banquet Hall at 20 Elizabeth St.

It's probably the toughest blow for Chinatown business since the start of the pandemic. Jing Fong, the neighborhood's largest restaurant by far, announced the closure of its dining room at 20 Elizabeth St. The restaurant will keep its second floor kitchen going "until further notice" to support delivery, takeout and dining on its outdoor balcony.
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Here are some of the stories that caught our eye this week: --A look at the District 1 City...
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