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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...

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.
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Photo by Kelley Ryan; taken Sunday evening from 1st Avennue and 9th Street. Here are some of the stories that...
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