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

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The team behind Smorgasburg and the Brooklyn Flea will soon debut a new venture, Hester Flea, on the Lower East Side, in the space...

Behind The Counter: A Tribute to Six Classic Diners

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One of the things that makes New York City great is its classic neighborhood diners. On the Lower East Side, we’ve got our share of these old-school spots -- places that are so familiar some of us think of them as extensions of our own apartments.

Luca & Bosco Ice Cream Coming to Essex Street Market

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Here's an inviting thought as we suffer through an early summer heat wave.  Ice cream is coming to the Essex Street Market! You may have...

Buying Fish in Chinatown and Beyond

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Neighbors ask me: Do you buy fish in Chinatown? I do. “Where?,” is the next question.  It’s not quite that simple. Buying seafood is...

Fine Fare to Be Replaced With Metro Acres Market

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A new grocery, Metro Acres Market, will be replacing the Fine Fare at 175 Clinton St. The space, located between East Broadway and Grand Street, is owned by the Seward Park Cooperative.

Essential Lower East Side: The Small Business Guide For Locals

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This week we're rolling out our Essential LES Guide both online and in our print magazine. It's part  of The Lo-Down's year-long reporting project...

A New Version of the Paris Cafe Set to Open in November

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It was a tough blow during the pandemic when Pete O'Connell, owner of the Paris Cafe in the Seaport area, announced he was closing...

Tony Danza “Cha Chas” to Little Italy’s Past at Alleva Dairy

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There are no movie directors yelling "cut," or noticeable paparazzi with high-powered lenses in the vicinity.

Anne Saxelby Was a Tireless Advocate for the Essex Street Market

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In the past week, there have been many tributes to Anne Saxelby, the trailblazing cheesemonger who died far too young October 9 at the...

Market Line Resumes Full Operations July 22

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The Market Line, the shopping pavilion below the Essex Market, will be officially reopening this coming week with a "welcome back" celebration scheduled...

Lawsuit Costs Painkiller its Name and Website

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Painkiller, the Essex Street tiki bar that became a poster child for the citywide artisan cocktail movement when it opened last May, has been forced to change its...

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

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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...

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

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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.

A Year After Closing Fong Inn Too, Longtime Owners Say There’s an Imposter on...

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For Chinatown's Eng family, shutting down Fong Inn Too, the oldest independently-run tofu shop in the U.S., was a painful experience.

Rabbi Declines to Restore Kosher Certification at Kossar’s Bialys

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Tablet columnist (and local resident) Marjorie Ingall wrote an entertaining and interesting piece on the return of Kossar's Bialys. Her story is based on...

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