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Get a Free Shampoo with Your Royal Shave and a Haircut at Grand Cutters Barber Shop

Grand Cutters Barber Shop is a family oriented barbershop that has been on the Lower East Side since 1960. There’s a reason why Grand Cutters has been around for so long. ​From haircuts, beard trims, and the signature classic – the Royal Shave, we care about the quality of service. …

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Hester Street Fair Honors Original Vendors and New Creators This Weekend

A full weekend is coming up at Hester Street Fair. On Saturday, their “We Started Here” event returns in honor of the small businesses …

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Saying Our Goodbyes to the Old Essex Street Market

It was a day of high emotions on the Lower East Side Sunday, as longtime customers and vendors said goodbye to the old Essex Street Market building at 120 Essex St. The 1940 structure once described as “unlovely” by the New York Times, is now shuttered …

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NYC Small Business Services Now Offering Free Courses

This is a promotional post from one of our LES Partners, The Lower East Side Partnership: On behalf of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, the Lower East Side Partnership would like to share free course opportunities for the local merchant community. …

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Stop & Sniff at the East Village’s Fragrance Shop

The Fragrance Shop has been offering custom scents to customers since it opened in 1992.

This video is from Rob Dozier at New York …

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Lower East Side Galleries Push for More Visitors

Hoping to encourage more foot traffic, gallery owners Leslie Heller and Bart Keijsers Koning recently kicked off the inaugural L.E.S. Art Week, featuring exhibits …

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CBD is Served Hot, Baked or Over Ice at Chillhouse

Here’s a look at Chillhouse, a wellness cafe at 149 Essex St., from Ivan Flores with New York City News Service. This is part of our continuing collaboration on the “Lower East Side Voices” video series. …

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Malaysian Coffee Shop, Kopitiam, is Bustling on East Broadway

We are continuing our collaboration with New York City News Service for our Lower East Side Voices video series. Here’s a look at the …

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New Liquor Store at 393 Grand St. Gets Go-Ahead From State Liquor Authority

We’re told the State Liquor Authority (SLA) has finally approved an operating permit for a new liquor store at 393 Grand St. …

221 East Broadway. Photo by Alain Levitt.

Malt & Mold on the Lower East Side Closes After Six Years

We never like to see independent small businesses fade away, especially ones run by our neighbors. Malt & Mold, the craft beer and cheese shop at 221 East Broadway, is the latest casualty. …

Photos by Laurie Gwen Shapiro, via Facebook.

Aeon Bookstore at 151 East Broadway Hosts Grand Opening Tonight

Here’s something to brighten your Friday. A new bookstore! On the Lower East Side! In 2018! …

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Robert James is Crowdfunding to Save His Orchard Street Clothing Brand

Robert James, the men’s fashion designer, is fighting to keep his headquarters at 74 Orchard St. He launched a fundraising drive on GoFundMe, right on the heels of celebrating his 10th anniversary on the Lower East Side. …

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Seward Park Liquors Opens For Business at 53 Ludlow St.

Months after its dramatic departure from Grand Street, Seward Park Liquors has relocated to a new storefront at 53 Ludlow St. (between Grand and Broome streets). The new shop is open this week, although the staff is still getting the shelves fully stocked. …

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“The Sweet Life” Candy Store Set to Close After Three Decades

After 36 years in business at the corner of Hester and Ludlow streets, The Sweet Life candy store will be closing at the end of this month. …

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Chinatown BID Seeks Art Proposals For Doyers Street Seasonal Plaza

You may remember this setup on Doyers Street last fall. The Department of Transportation and the Chinatown Business Improvement District teamed up to create temporary seating and activities on one of Chinatown’s most unusual blocks. …