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Lower East Side Bar Crawl: Post-Sandy Style

The streets were dark and quiet last night, as most Lower East Side residents huddled in their homes or fled to friends and relatives, but for those who ventured out post-superstorm Sandy, food, drink and comaraderie were on tap at several bars...

Morning Caffeine Fix: Hurricane Sandy LES Version

Lower East Siders don't let a little stormy weather keep them from their morning coffee routines. Around the neighborhood today, many locally owned coffee shops were not only open, but doing robust business and planning to keep serving as long...

Checking in With the Locals at the Hester Street Fair

It was a nearly perfect fall weekend -- ideal conditions for several community events, including yesterday's Grub Street Food Festival at the Hester Street Fair. We stopped by before the biggest crowds began swarming the Seward Park playing fields,...

Cafe Katja Reopening: More Space, Broader Menu, Lunch

Cozy neighborhood joint Cafe Katja, at 79 Orchard St., is almost ready to reopen after a summer of renovations that will double its capacity and open up new menu options, including lunch service. Andrew Chase and Erwin Schrottner, the owners of the...

“12 Corners” Coffee Opens at 155 East Broadway

A new coffee shop opened this week at 155 East Broadway, just west of Rutgers. It's called "12 Corners," and serves Kobrick's Coffee.  The staff is still setting up the small shop, which was once the home of Desserts...

Rustic LES Prepares to Open on Ridge Street, With a Little Help From Its Friends

Yassir Raouli was just minutes away from seeing thousands of dollars slip through his fingers. Rouli, the Morrocan cuisine guru who operates the gourmet Bistro Truck with his wife Elsa, will soon open Rustic L.E.S., a brick-and-mortar restaurant at...

Opening Soon: Malt & Mold at 221 East Broadway

In some parts of town, the arrival of a new business might not cause a stir. But on East Broadway, near Seward Park, any new venture seems to get the neighbors buzzing.  This was certainly the case on Friday,...

“Cowboy Pizza” Coming to 201 Clinton Street

Last month we noted that Va Bene Pizza at 201 Clinton Street (East Broadway) had closed. Now comes word that a new restaurant will be opening in this spot.  "Cowboy Pizza" is expected to open around the middle of...

“Dora” on East Broadway Becomes “Pushcart Coffee”

Regular customers of "Dora," the year-old coffee shop at 221 East Broadway, have noticed a few changes lately. In September, Jamie Rogers bought the business from Nicole Slaven, who had named the shop for her great grandmother, Dora Cohen. ...

Panade Cafe Moving Back Across Eldridge Street

Neighborhood sweet spot Panade Cafe, which leaped into bigger space over the winter, is moving back across the street to its old digs at 129 Eldridge St. in July. The puff pastry shop, which is owned by Yvette Ho, will resume operations early...
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Photo: The view of the Lower East Side from Brooklyn at dusk. In the news this past week: --There...
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