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Where the Boundaries of Dumplings and Ravioli Meet

Masa Ogo at New York City News Service took a look at the intersections of dumplings and ravioli along the border of the L.E.S., Chinatown and Little Italy: Chinese and Italian cuisine both enjoy great popularity around the world; they also...

What Was Old Is New Again at the Recycle & Reuse Community Arts Studio

Shabnaj Chowdhury checked out Manny Cantor's Recycle and Reuse Community Arts Studio for part of our ongoing "Lower East Side Voices" series in collaboration with New York City News Service: The Manny Cantor Center is a storied cultural space on...

Chinatown Soup Keeps its Focus on Creative Community

Madeleine Crenshaw visited with members of Chinatown Soup, the cooperative art space on lower Orchard Street. She writes: "Although Chinatown Soup is one of the newer art spaces in the neighborhood, it serves as a quintessential hub for emerging New York artists..."
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Nuyorican Poets Cafe Thrives on the Lower East Side

Sarah Matusek checked in with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe for this video from New York City News Service.

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 City News Service. It's part of our ongoing collaboration with the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.    

7S Art Gallery Highlights a Refined Chinese Lifestyle

Scarlett Kuang, from New York City News, brings us this look at the Chinatown gallery, 7S Art Gallery. She writes: "7s is an art gallery in Chinatown, celebrating refined Chinese Lifestyle. The revival of Chinese fine art in NYC shows a shift in the demographics of immigrants in the U.S."
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Inside First Street Green Park

Continuing our partnership with New York City News at Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, here's a look at 1st Street Green Park, from Gurami Jamaspishvili.  Jamaspishvili writes: "Nestled amid Houston and 2nd Ave, First Street Green...

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 at local galleries with a special emphasis on female artists or groups of female artists. Laura Olivieri...

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 Malaysian "coffee shop," Kopitiam, from Allyson Escobar. The cafe moved to East Broadway this past summer and has been...
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