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Another Judaica Store on Essex Closing after 60 Years

The Lower East Side is losing another mainstay of its Jewish heritage. "The people, they don't come down here anymore," Heidi Yousef says emphatically when asked why Israel Wholesale & Retail Judaica plans to close in the next few weeks. "We don't...

Newly Renovated Apartments at 13 Essex Ready to Rent

Last week we reported the gourmet coffee shop, Cafe Grumpy, is moving into 13 Essex. There's more news today about this tenement buiding, the onetime home of Judaica store, Zelig Blumenthal. In the past few months, the apartments above this...

Zelig Blumenthal Closes Shop on Essex Street

Yesterday we received an email tip from Kevin Walter, asking: "Did anyone notice that Zelig Blumenthal's store at 13 Essex Street has vanished without a trace? Signs are gone? Interior is completely empty.  Another bit of the old, Jewish...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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