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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.

Valentine’s Day Specials, Virtual Baking Classes & More, at Partybus Bakeshop (Sponsored)

Temperatures outside may be frigid, but things are heating up at Partybus Bakeshop this winter! In addition to our regular offerings of breads, pies, pastries, and cookies, we have some specials in the works - including a Valentine's Day "Red Wine Red Velvet Cake for Two."

DOT Orders Yopparai Ronin to Shut Down Outdoor Dining Pods

Sometimes it feels as though the city is trying to do all it can to drive endangered small businesses to the brink of extinction. Just yesterday, Yopparai Ronin posted on Instagram that the city's Department of Transportation is withdrawing the...

Sammy’s Roumanian Closes Chrystie Street Location, But Hopes to Relocate

Earlier today we mentioned the speculation around the fate of Sammy's Roumanian Steakhouse, the legendary Lower East Side spot famous for giant slabs of meat, jars of schmaltz on each table and a rollicking below-ground bar mitzvah party atmosphere...

NYC COVID Test Rates Stay Below 3%, While Lower East Side Infections Remain Low

New York City parents got a reprieve, at least for another day or two, after the mayor announced Saturday that the coronavirus 7-day positivity rate dropped to 2.47%. Just 24 hours earlier, there were warnings that it could edge...

Manousheh Announces Grand Opening on Grand Street

A salve for the slew of recent restaurant closures: A new outpost from Lebanese home style bakery, Manousheh has announced its grand opening at 403 Grand St.

Petisco Vegano is Closing After 15 Years at 189 East Broadway

The economic impact of the pandemic is being felt across the Lower East Side. The latest casualty is Cafe Vegano, the well-liked local restaurant at 189 East Broadway. The owners of the 15-year-old spot across from Seward Park made...
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Here’s How the Lower East Side is Doing in the Battle Against Covid-19

Photo: Gouverneur Health, November 2020. None of us want to revisit those scenes from the height of the pandemic --...
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