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Coronavirus Update: Mother’s Day Essentials, Care Pack Pastries and More

Here's an update on more local spots reopening this week. Many are finding creative ways to adapt, re-inventing themselves as grocers and offering take home meal kits and cocktails, prepped and ready to cook (or mix) yourself...

Coronavirus Update: Pickles, Tamales, Cocktails and More

Here's our updated list of local spots offering pickup and delivery, plus some highlights featuring new openings, options and special events. First, some highlights: - Factory Tamal is back open for pickup and delivery at 34 Ludlow Street, 9am - 7:30pm: 917-691-5524 (their E. 4th location is...

Coronavirus Update: Bike Shops Are More Essential Than Ever

It's been about a month since Gov. Andrew Cuomo shut down nonessential businesses, but then failed to include bike shops on the original list of essential workplaces that could stay open. Bike shops were soon added after an outcry from bicycle advocates. Since then, bike shops have been a crucial resource to the city's two-wheeled commuters, some who cycle to avoid riding subways.

Coronavirus Update: Staying Open Means Staying Nimble and Creative (UPDATED LIST)

Here's an update on local spots that are open for pick-up and delivery. We're also highlighting how some local shops, venues and organizations are staying creative, by adapting their offerings to suit our current "on-line-only" reality:

Lower East Side Restaurants and Bars Crowdfunding to Support Their Employees

We all know our local restaurants are facing a desperate situation as shelter-in-place orders remain in effect. Many of our readers are continuing to support Lower East Side/Chinatown restaurants by ordering takeout and delivery. A lot of restaurants and...

Coronavirus Update: Coping with Cutbacks and Closures

New Yorkers looked for ways to make life more tolerable this week, amid continued cutbacks and closures during coronavirus lockdown.

Poster House Continues Chinatown Video Series With Grace Young

Here's Part 2 of the Chinatown video series done in collaboration with Poster House and chef Grace Lee. This episode features Peter Lee, the owner of the beloved restaurant, Hop Kee. Grace Lee writes: On Sunday March 15, I went into Manhattan’s Chinatown to speak to the owners of mom-and-pop businesses and find out how they were dealing with the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus Update: People Standing Farther Apart in Public Groups

In the past week, some New Yorkers have begun to maintain larger personal space bubbles, in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Poster House Sponsors Chinatown Video Series

Poster House, a museum dedicated exclusively to posters, has closed its doors and rededicated itself to some virtual projects in response to the Coronavirus crisis.  One of the projects is a video series about how the virus is affecting...

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

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.
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