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Robert LaValva

New Amsterdam Market Calls it Quits (Updated 7/15)

The June 21 market was the last event, founder Robert LaValva said today.

Op/Ed: LaValva’s Perspective on the Seaport Market Deal

Editor's note: The following opinion piece was submitted by Robert LaValva, president and founder of the New Amsterdam Market: The Lo-Down’s two recent articles regarding the New Amsterdam Market and the Fulton Fish Market contain a number of incorrect statements...

Future of New Amsterdam Market is Cloudy

If you're a fan of the New Amsterdam Market, here's something you'll want to be following in the next few days and weeks.  Events now unfolding in city government may very well help determine whether the popular event stays...

Talking Public Markets at The Tenement Museum

Editor's note: Here's our first story from Giacinta Frisillo, The Lo-Down's newest community contributor: We stopped by The Tenement Museum Tuesday evening for another excellent edition of their Tenement Talks food series.  Panelists at the event, “Public Markets: Talk and...

LES Bites: Milk Bar Transforms to Cocktails, Bowery Diner Menu, More on Pok Pok Wing

There's lots of restaurant and bar news to start off the week, and more on the way; later today, we'll have some details from last evening's meeting of Community Board 3's liquor license committee. In the meantime, here's what's making the rounds in...

New Amsterdam Market Stretches Out

The proprietors of Brooklyn's Liddabit Sweets were thrilled to have a cool-weather market to sell chocolates and candies made from local ingredients. A strange thing happened yesterday at the New Amsterdam Market. The artisan food fair that's slowly but steadily gained momentum as...
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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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