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Branding for Lower East Side Partnership

Bye, BID: It’s Now Called the ‘Lower East Side Partnership’

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:12 am

​The Lower East Side BID is going through a total brand and image reboot. Gears are in motion as we speak. Indeed, one need only peep the official website, which has been under construction the past few days. As the site header indicates, the local property owners’ club is to be called – wait for […]


Big Apple Boxes Reopens with New Name at 34 Ludlow Street

Posted January 27, 2016 at 10:13 am

​Big Apple Boxes lives, albeit with new name and location. You’ll recall that the business vacated 41 Essex Street back in August. Quietly folding. A new smoke-shop-slash-bodega opened in its stead. But Big Apple Box eventually found a new home right around the corner at 34 Ludlow Street. A much bigger location, at that. They […]


Enlarged and Remodeled, Former Sheila’s Decorating Building on Orchard Street Shows Itself

Posted January 21, 2016 at 5:19 am

​Vacant since its move (nay, downsizing) up the block in August 2014, the makeover of the former Sheila’s Decorating store at 68 Orchard Street is nearly complete. The pre-war, two-story building saw an overall increase in height. It was exactly one year ago that we first reported on the construction job, which didn’t really get […]


LES Holiday Pop-Up on Grand Street is Still Popping

Posted January 15, 2016 at 9:33 am

Following a successful holiday season, the Holiday Pop-Up Shop plans to keep the party going at 365 Grand Street. For the time being, anyway. December brought together over sixty artists and independent designers, predominantly from the Lower East Side, into one collaborative space, in which conversations were sparked and creative connections were made over the […]


Seward Park Library, Jan. 2015

Seward Park and Chatham Square NYPL Library Branches Extend Hours During ‘High Demand’ Times

Posted January 6, 2016 at 5:10 am

The New York Public Library just announced sweeping extensions to its operating hours across branches in the Five Boroughs. Effective this week, dozens of branches are now open later, with a “focus on evenings, weekends, and other periods of high demand.” Here at home, the two local outposts – Seward Park and Chatham Square libraries […]


Holiday Hangover: The Stories You Missed During the Holiday Week

Posted January 4, 2016 at 10:33 am

So, you were traveling and couldn’t find the wi-fi connection to check out the Boogie. Or you couldn’t muster the energy after a week of binge-drinking tequila and egg nog. Well, either way, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the notable stories from the coverage you may have missed last week. Clinton Street […]


Kickstarter Holiday Shop on the Bowery was Robbed This Week

Last modified December 30, 2015 at 10:26 am

BiteMyApple, the popular online store for Kickstarter-funded Apple accessories, had opened a dedicated holiday boutique at 312 Bowery earlier this month. The store is stocked with all sorts of crowd funded goodies, and more than 80% of the available products are exclusive to the pop-up. And it was robbed this week. According to shop owner […]


Luxury Lingerie Line ‘Valentine’ Opens Holiday Shop on Ludlow Street 

Posted December 18, 2015 at 5:16 am

This lingerie company wants to get between the sheets and be your valentine for the holidays. The bicoastal Valentine brand just arrived on the Lower East Side with a pop-up holiday shop at 153 Ludlow Street. It’s been open the last few weeks with sandwich board out front. Some background from the official website: Friends since […]


2016 Community Board Applications Are Still Available

Posted December 17, 2015 at 10:29 am

Those looking to rep the neighborhood take note: Manhattan’s Community Board applications for 2016 are still available. Landing a seat on a Community Board is not unlike landing a job; apps will be reviewed, followed by an interview process, and final decisions announced sometime this coming April. It bears repeating that thanks to Borough President Gale Brewer backing Resolution 115 (which passed […]

Patricia Field on the Bowery, September 2013

Report: Designer Patricia Field is Closing Her Longtime Bowery Store

Posted December 8, 2015 at 8:30 am

News dropped yesterday afternoon that legendary downtown designer Patricia Field was throwing in the towel after a five-decade run. The 74-year-old businesswoman – forever known for her association with Sex and the City – “is getting tired” and can’t handle the size and scope of her creation anymore. Field will close the newish location at 306 Bowery […]