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An East Village pasta pop-up, and pandemic refugee, finally settles in its permanent home on the LES.
11/05/2020
Forsythia Now Serving Pasta to Stanton Street After Pandemic Delay

An East Village pasta pop-up, and pandemic refugee, finally settles in its permanent home on the LES.

An East Village pasta pop-up, and pandemic refugee, finally settles in its permanent home on the Lower East Side. Forsythia was initially bound for 9 Stanton Street, and first appeared before Community Board 3 more than a year ago. The intention included a Memorial Day 2020 debut, but the novel coro...

There's a new commercial development underway on Delancey Street.
11/05/2020
Delancey Street Tenement Cleared Ahead of 8-Story Payload

There's a new commercial development underway on Delancey Street.

There’s a new commercial development underway on Delancey Street, and progress is now visible. Permits previously filed with Department of Buildings for 108 Delancey had revealed a partial demolition and four-story addition slated to top the stout tenement building. In reality, the job was mor...

Chaos downtown last night.
11/05/2020
Post-Election Chaos: Clashes Erupt Near Washington Square Park

Chaos downtown last night.

It was chaos downtown last night, as clashes erupted between protesters and police officers over the presidential election. Gothamist reported that demonstrators gathered in Washington Square Park shortly before 8:00pm, and were later met by “hundreds of NYPD officers.” It turned rowdy ...

The stateside flagship for international fashion brand Daily Paper has landed.
11/03/2020
‘Daily Paper’ Drops on Delancey Street, then Boards Up

The stateside flagship for international fashion brand Daily Paper has landed.

A long-vacant retail shop at the northwest corner of Chrystie and Delancey Streets is transformed in the name of international fashion. The onetime restaurant supply store at 18 Delancey had been under the knife for over a year and is now completely unrecognizable. Built up into a two-story monument...

There's a new dog run in town.
11/03/2020
The Glitzy Dog Run in Corlears Hook Park

There's a new dog run in town.

Coming soon to Corlears Hook Park is probably the most snazzy dog run anywhere downtown. Some four years in the making, the new neighborhood dog run is set to debut in the next couple weeks. Little more than one year after work on the project began. The overall design – as finalized by the Par...

Missing live music? Don’t fret, there are two people who probably miss it more...
11/02/2020
How Serial Concert-Goers ‘Dennis and Lois’ Deal with the Pandemic

Missing live music? Don’t fret, there are two people who probably miss it more...

If you’re missing live music during the pandemic, don’t fret, there are two people who probably miss it more. Chris Cassidy’s documentary Dennis and Lois is a music-infused love letter that’s a must see for any fan. In the before times, the gig-going couple typically saw up t...

Ooh La La is setting up shop on Clinton St.
11/02/2020
Cafe ‘Ooh La La’ Angles for Cocoa Bar Space on Clinton Street

Ooh La La is setting up shop on Clinton St.

Vacant no more, a former Clinton Street cafe will soon birth more of the same. The old Cocoa Bar, which shuttered and never recovered from the mandated COVID-19 lockdown, is poised to become another cafe-cum-wine bar. (The Brooklyn-based Cocoa served thirteen years on the block.) Application materia...

The proposal to protect endangered structures in East River Park gained a significant boost last week.
11/02/2020
CB3 Full Board Backs Restoration of Historic East River Park Buildings

The proposal to protect endangered structures in East River Park gained a significant boost last week.

The proposal to protect endangered structures in East River Park ahead of the controversial resiliency project gained a significant boost last week. The entirety of Community Board 3 supported the plan, raised by the Lower East Side Preservation Initiative, which would restore the 72-year-old Art De...

Some thoughts on the East River Park dilemma.
10/30/2020
Good News/Bad News for East River Park [OP-ED]

Some thoughts on the East River Park dilemma.

The following editorial was written by Pat Arnow, a photographer and writer on the Lower East Side who helped found East River Park Action in 2019.  East River Park will remain entirely open and untouched by construction through the end of the year. The latest delay in the massive flood control pro...

A popular jerk chicken spot in Brooklyn is headed to Hell Square.
10/30/2020
Peppa’s Jerk Chicken Scouts Stanton Street for Expansion

A popular jerk chicken spot in Brooklyn is headed to Hell Square.

A popular jerk chicken spot in Brooklyn is headed to Hell Square on the Lower East Side. Crown Heights counter-service spot, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, is currently eyeing 90-96 Stanton Street. The multi-storefront space previously hosted the short-lived Falafix. News of their likely arrival is con...

On again, off again.
10/29/2020
One Week After Reopening, Nathan Straus Playground is Again Locked

On again, off again.

Not so fast. One week after the Parks Department unlocked Nathan Straus Playground to the public, it’s again gated. Readers report that the padlocks returned on Tuesday without any communication from the city. As reported, the Lower East Side park, which abuts the Attorney Street cul-de-sac, h...

Looks like Astor Place Hairstylists is closing down for good.
10/29/2020
Astor Place Hair to Close Permanently Next Month Due to Pandemic

Looks like Astor Place Hairstylists is closing down for good.

You’ve seen, you’ve read, you’ve heard. News broke over the weekend that Astor Place Hairstylists, a bastion of affordable cuts, is closing down for good. Barring some miracle, the 74-year-old business will be another victim of this dreadful pandemic. Apparently, management informed staff last...

The NoHo building housing Parisi Bakery is up for sale, and the store may not survive.
10/29/2020
Parisi Bakery Building on Elizabeth Street Listed for $5.99M

The NoHo building housing Parisi Bakery is up for sale, and the store may not survive.

The NoHo building housing Parisi Bakery is up for sale, and the store may not survive. Robert Parisi – building owner and former head baker of the family business – listed 290 Elizabeth Street on the market. He’s seeking $5.99 million for the seven-unit, mixed-use tenement. Parisi....

Subway maps are now in real-time.
10/29/2020
See the Subways with the MTA’s Live Subway Map

Subway maps are now in real-time.

It’s been a long time coming, but the MTA map is finally going digital. Now officially in beta, the MTA’s “Live Subway Map” is a dynamic interface showing real time train locations, arrival times, and service alerts, among other pertinent info for New York denizens. And it ar...

Imagine if this happened to you.
10/28/2020
When a Rat Skeleton Falls through Your Ceiling

Imagine if this happened to you.

This is not a Halloween story, but may as well be. As reported yesterday, deaf and hearing-impaired tenants living at 174 Forsyth Street are demanding remedy for deplorable living conditions. Those affected allege years of neglect that led to extreme disrepair and lack of security, and are holding a...

Be careful out there.
10/27/2020
Woman Punches Uber Driver in the Face on Ludlow Street

Be careful out there.

A woman jumped into an Uber on Ludlow Street and assaulted the driver, police said. On Sunday night, approximately 10:00pm, the woman entered the cab outside 121 Ludlow Street, unwarranted, and allegedly punched the driver in the face. He sustained a fat lip, and is otherwise okay. It’s unclea...

A glimpse into Economy Candy during a pandemic Halloween.
10/27/2020
Economy Candy and the Pandemic Halloween

A glimpse into Economy Candy during a pandemic Halloween.

With Halloween just a few days hence, we checked in with local love Economy Candy, to see how owners Skye and Mitchell Cohen are managing the pandemic during a peak holiday for the Lower East Side confectioners. As you can imagine, Halloween has always been a big deal in the Economy Candy family. &#...

Deaf tenants are organizing to demand better living conditions after years of purported neglect.
10/27/2020
Deaf Tenants Allege Years of Neglect and Poor Living Conditions on Forsyth Street

Deaf tenants are organizing to demand better living conditions after years of purported neglect.

Deaf tenants in HUD housing on the Lower East Side are organizing to demand better living conditions after years of purported neglect. The buildings comprising 174-184 Forsyth Street were constructed in March 1994 specifically for low-income deaf and hearing-impaired tenants. New York Society for th...

The battle lines are drawn.
10/26/2020
The Shadow of Rezoning Looming over SoHo and NoHo

The battle lines are drawn.

The battle lines are drawn. As Mayor de Blasio embarks on a last-minute gambit to rezone the historic districts of SoHo and NoHo before his term ends, a coalition of community groups and activists are preparing for a battle to prevent the city from pitching the proposal in the name of affordable hou...

Another Lower East Side bar was caught flouting state COVID-19 related regulations.
10/26/2020
SLA Suspends Rochelle’s on Chrystie Street for COVID Violations

Another Lower East Side bar was caught flouting state COVID-19 related regulations.

Another Lower East Side bar was caught flouting state COVID-19 related regulations earlier this month. The state’s multi-agency task force busted Rochelle’s (aka Leave Rochelle out of It) after an inspection on October 9, Governor Cuomo’s office announced late Friday. Investigators...

The campaign to secure a tombstone for one of the homeless victims beaten on the Bowery last year was successful.
10/26/2020
Tombstone Secured for Homeless Man Beaten to Death on the Bowery Last Year

The campaign to secure a tombstone for one of the homeless victims beaten on the Bowery last year was successful.

Earlier this month marked one year since four homeless men were murdered while asleep on the Bowery. Since the anniversary, a fundraising campaign to secure a tombstone for one of the victims was successful. Chuen Kwok had fallen on hard times after the passing of his partner. He eventually found re...

An SUV operated by an intoxicated driver struck a moped at Bowery and Delancey Street early Wednesday morning.
10/23/2020
Drunk Driver Struck Man on Moped at Bowery and Delancey

An SUV operated by an intoxicated driver struck a moped at Bowery and Delancey Street early Wednesday morning.

A man is in critical condition after an SUV, operated by a driver police believe was intoxicated, struck his moped at Bowery and Delancey Street early Wednesday morning. Police said the Toyota RAV4 turned onto Delancey from the Bowery at around 2:00am, where it struck the 38-year-old on the moped. P...

Boutique COVID-19 testing lands in Little Italy.
10/23/2020
The Chic COVID Test in Little Italy that Costs $300

Boutique COVID-19 testing lands in Little Italy.

In a clash between the Pre-Covid New York CIty and the new, abnormal, meet Rapid Test NYC. This new endeavor brings boutique COVID-19 testing to Little Italy, with its no-wait rapid swab testing at 232 Elizabeth Street. No lines and a posh waiting room await the discerning citizen looking for immedi...

Come Monday, you will no longer be able to walk into Fineline Tattoo shop. But there's hope.
10/23/2020
COVID Has Taken Fineline Tattoo, a Lower East Side Institution

Come Monday, you will no longer be able to walk into Fineline Tattoo shop. But there's hope.

Oh, COVID/2020, you’re an evil bitch. Come Monday, you will no longer be able to walk into Fineline Tattoo shop. But the owner and legacy keeper, Mehai Bakaty, wants you to know: We are not closing, we are moving. LES STRONG.  We will be going back to a private studio next door. Appointment o...

Someone cut the Pride flag from outside the bakery yesterday.
10/21/2020
Someone Sliced Away the Pride Flag from Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Someone cut the Pride flag from outside the bakery yesterday.

It’s not all rainbows for Sugar Sweet Sunshine. Already contending with a spate of garbage dumping on its doorstep, the sweets shop just lost its Pride flag in an apparent hate-driven action. It appears someone snipped the rainbow gay pride flag from the storefront of 126 Rivington Street. We....

Neighbors began complaining about the stench.
10/21/2020
Elderly LES Woman Lived with Husband’s Corpse for Weeks

Neighbors began complaining about the stench.

An elderly woman in the Seward Park Co-op on the Lower East Side had been living with her husband’s rotting corpse for the last two weeks, cops said. Alarmed neighbors yesterday noticed the foul stench wafting through their apartment building at 383 Grand Street and notified the authorities. P...

Over a thousand trees will be uprooted later this fall with the redevelopment of East River Park.
10/20/2020
Trees in East River Park Marked for ‘Demolition’

Over a thousand trees will be uprooted later this fall with the redevelopment of East River Park.

Over a thousand trees will be uprooted later this fall when the city commences its demolition and redevelopment of East River Park. Faux demolition flyers now dot the park to raise awareness of the impending arborcide for the controversial resiliency project. The bright-red bills announce trees as &...

Out with the old style, in with the new.
10/20/2020
Upside Pizza Heads to Little Italy, Replacing Pomodoro on Spring Street

Out with the old style, in with the new.

Out with the old style, in with the new. Pomodoro Pizzeria, which shuttered at the outset of the pandemic, is to be replaced by the popular midtown slice shop, Upside Pizza. Founder Noam Grossman and partners Eli and Oren Halali (behind 2 Brothers and Taqueria Diana) together submitted an applicatio...

Conversion is underway.
10/20/2020
Looking at the Luxury Conversion of the Former Bialystoker Nursing Home

Conversion is underway.

Conversion of the former Bialystoker Nursing Home is well underway on East Broadway. Work commenced a year ago, but visible progress is now palpable. The landmark building – designated as such in 2013 – is encased in scaffolding, elevator shaft, and cranes, and windows busted out. In the...

Petisco Vegano's last day in business is tomorrow.
10/19/2020
Petisco Vegano to Close Tomorrow, Blaming ‘Difficult’ Landlord

Petisco Vegano's last day in business is tomorrow.

Petisco Vegano, the reimagined iteration of Cafe Petisco, this week joins the rank of restaurant closures related to the coronavirus pandemic. Last day in business is tomorrow (October 20). Ownership took to Instagram Friday evening with a screed blaming the landlord for making it “extremely d...

An ambitious grassroots proposal to rehabilitate two endangered East River Park structures received backing from Communi...
10/19/2020
CB3 Approves Grassroots Plan to Save Historic East River Park Buildings

An ambitious grassroots proposal to rehabilitate two endangered East River Park structures received backing from Community Board 3 last week.

An ambitious grassroots proposal to rehabilitate two endangered East River Park structures received backing from Community Board 3 last week. As previously reported, two Art Deco gems rooted in East River Park were recently deemed eligible for the State and National Registers of Historic Places by t...

First Park has reopened, albeit without the coffee shop.
10/18/2020
After Local Pressure, First Park Pedestrian Recreation Area Reopens without MUD Coffee Kiosk

First Park has reopened, albeit without the coffee shop.

Most of First Park, which straddles the commuter corridor along East Houston Street and First Street, reopened as part of the City’s Phase 4 comeback plan. But soon after, the iron gates at the tail-end of the park, adjacent to the F Train stop on 1st Avenue, were padlocked by the Parks Department...

Marshalls was robbed by a syringe-wielding man last week.
10/18/2020
Marshalls LES Robbed by Man Brandishing a Needle

Marshalls was robbed by a syringe-wielding man last week.

The two-year-old Marshalls on the Lower East Side was robbed by a syringe-wielding man last week, cops said. The man, thought to be in his mid-20s, entered the store at 197 East Houston last Thursday night (October 10) shortly after 10:00pm. The perp was reportedly caught shoplifting, then confronte...

In which One Manhattan Square continues to bask in amenities.
10/15/2020
One Manhattan Square Shows off 45K Square-Foot Private Garden with Tree House

In which One Manhattan Square continues to bask in amenities.

Crime might be spiking at one of Extell’s properties on the Lower East Side waterfront, but its luxury tower, One Manhattan Square, continues to bask in amenities. Specifically, its new garden area, which is touted as the largest private outdoor garden space in the city. At 45,000 square-feet,...

The three-story tenement housing the so-called Bulgarian Bar is now on the market.
10/15/2020
Ludlow Street Home of Bulgarian Bar Pitched for $13M

The three-story tenement housing the so-called Bulgarian Bar is now on the market.

The three-story tenement housing the so-called Bulgarian Bar is now on the market. The recent arrival of a large ad banner at 113 Ludlow Street is evidence enough. EXP Realty is the brokerage of record, listing the property for a handsome $13.5 million. It’s pitched as a development opportuni...

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Stonewood someone should definitely help and we should fight for Lords & Taylor it's a great store that's my favorite store has been in business too long to close all their stores on the basis of the coronavirus we need help we need more people to make comments is suggestions please do not close Lord & Taylor that's one of my favorite story maybe they can reduce the prices I have a lot of sales and do not close this door please
Everyone check out this awesome video I’m featured on with the The Fung Bros.Its an LES Italian Food Crawl through Little Italy !
Baby Grand on Lafayette is gone
The corner of Prince and Elizabeth St is an important touchstone for a lot of LES people. Quality Mending will be missed!!!
We have been experiencing noises of fireworks in the east village, Lafayette street and below. Sometimes very late at night. Do you know what this is? I don’t think they are rehearsing for the 4th of July. Is this the fact of gangs?
Are you going to apologize for your incorrect/racist headline?
when I was out for a walk yesterday I noticed this storefront near me on the LES: