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Ice & Vice Will Permanently Close Lower East Side Shop

Another Lower East Side business has been forced to close permanently due to COVID-19. The ice cream shop at 221 East Broadway, Ice & Vice, made the announcement through it social media channels:

New Report Details Impact of COVID-19 on NYC Restaurants

A new report by the state comptroller's office paints a bleak picture of the road ahead for the New York City restaurant industry. In 2019, restaurants and bars accounted for about 1 in 12 private sector jobs in New York City.

Mission Chinese Calls it Quits on East Broadway

The popular restaurant Mission Chinese Food has announced they will close their East Broadway location at the end of September. In a note on their Instagram feed, they posted: "During this pandemic, restaurants have experienced challenges unlike any other industry. We have had to fight to save our businesses and jobs while making the case for our very existence...

Limited Capacity Indoor Dining Resumes in New York City Sept. 30

Outdoor dining has given some restaurants at least a fighting chance of survival during the summer months. But you can already feel fall in the air, so many restaurant owners have been pushing hard for the resumption of indoor...

New Specials and Classes from Partybus Bakeshop, Your Lower East Side Bakery! (Sponsored)

Howdy from Partybus Bakeshop, your Lower East Side Bakery! As fall approaches, we want to take a moment and say thank you to everyone who's been our champion from day one. We are so incredibly lucky to be part of this...

88 Lan Zhou Will Be Open at Least a Little Bit Longer

If you're a fan of 88 Lan Zhou, as we are, you have at least a small reprieve. The Fujianese-style hand-pulled noodle and dumpling spot previously announced it would be closing for good at 40 Bowery.

Hester Street Fair Announces Opening Day

The Hester Street Fair will be up and running "IRL" this Saturday, August 15th, 2020. As with most businesses and venues, it has been operating online-only throughout the ongoing pandemic. The fair, made up of an ever-changing selection of...

Rosario’s Pizza Closes Orchard Street Storefront

Rosario's Pizza, the quintessential Lower East Side spot for a late night slice, has closed. The longtime Orchard Street pizzeria posted the following message on Facebook: Rosario’s Pizza has called the LES home since 1965 when its owner, Rosario Dispenza,...

Katz’s Deli is Now Offering Local Direct Delivery, Waiving Fee For First 132 Customers

Katz's Delicatessen has launched local delivery, directly from its website -- the owners of the iconic Lower East Side restaurant concluding they can offer a better deal than third party delivery companies like Seamless and Grubhub.

Doughnut Plant Closes Stores, Posts a Call to Action

In a troubling sign of the times, the popular dessert shop Doughnut Plant announced their decision to close all of their shops, "at least through August," this past week.
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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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