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Where do you shop for clothes on the Lower East Side? How about shoes and eyeglasses? Where do you get your hair cut and who’s the top tailor in the neighborhood? There’s still time to participate in our Best of the LES survey. We need your help to pick the best shops and services on the LES for 2014. Click here to take the survey!


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The Best of the Lower East Side (Food); Here Are the Results in 18 Categories

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The roast pork sandwich at Black Tree, which was awarded Best New Restaurant by our readers. Photo by Alex M. Smith. Cover design by Kim Sillen.

You may have seen a copy of our December/January magazine around the neighborhood.  The latest issue is is all about food – It’s our first annual Best of the Lower East Side Awards. Now we’ve posted the results online.  You can see how your neighbors voted in a survey The Lo-Down conducted last month, and check out other local recommendations from the editors.  Click here to go to our Best of the LES page.

Best of the Lower East Side: Mexican Food

If you ask a lot of people, they’ll tell you New York just can’t compete with cities out West when it comes to Mexican food, but times are changing.  There are definitely a lot more choices on the Lower east Side these days — and Mexican restaurants are stepping up their game.

Best of the Lower East Side: Chinese Food

There are an awful lot of Chinese restaurants within the geographical parameters of our Best of the LES survey — east of the Bowery and south of Houston Street — so which one do you go to most often?

Best of the Lower East Side: Coffee Shops

This week we’re highlighting some of the categories in our Best of the Lower East Side reader survey. Today — it’s all about coffee.