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Antisemitism Strikes Taco Recipes Vestibule on Essex Street

Posted December 5, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last week, reports surfaced that antisemitic incidents are surging in the days following Trump’s election a month ago. Around here, it’s usually graffiti attacks like the spray-job at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn. And here’s one closer to home at Essex Street. “Jew Man” is scrawled on the vestibule of Taco Recipes at number 23, […]

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Santa Claus is Coming to the Essex Street Market Tomorrow

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

Here’s one Santa who won’t be puking all over the Lower East Side. That’s right: jolly old St. Nick is coming to the Lower East Side this weekend. It’s all part of Essex Street Market’s annual yuletide cheer, which includes making your own ornament, trimming the Market Christmas tree, and hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone, despite […]

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The Pickle Guys will Start a Delivery Service for its Brooklyn Customers

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month, the Pickle Guys ended its seven-year tenure in Brooklyn. This decision to divest was directly connected to the new headquarters currently under construction at 357 Grand Street. With a much larger Manhattan location, a presence in Midwood apparently made less sense. Recognizing that these outer-borough customers still demand the dill, so to […]

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Essex Crossing Unleashes Second Tower Crane into the LES Skyline

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:11 am

There are now two tower cranes situated at the southeast corner of Essex and Delancey Streets. The second one appeared over the holiday weekend and is crowding the lot. Both are tasked with the job of constructing the “Gateway” property for the Essex Crossing mega-development, and together dominate the Lower East Side skyline. Kneel before […]

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Tonight is Your Opportunity to Help Redesign Seward Park

Posted November 14, 2016 at 5:13 am

Fresh off scoring a chunk of funding from the “Parks Without Borders program,” the Seward Park Conservancy is ready to put the greenbacks to use. The stakeholders are holding a scoping session tonight about the future of the three-acre Seward Park. It’ll afford locals an “opportunity to make your ideas for the park known.” As […]

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Clayton Patterson Welcomes the Public to His ‘Outlaw Art Museum’ on Essex Street After 10-Year Absence

Posted November 9, 2016 at 5:15 am

Clayton Patterson is reopening the namesake Outlaw Art Museum to the public after ten years on the sidelines. The gallery, located on the ground floor of his home/studio at 161 Essex Street, will splash with an event dedicated to Patterson’s revived “Clayton Caps.” The new show bows November 14 (7pm) with the help of the […]

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State Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Slumlord Marolda Properties for Tenant Harassment

Posted November 3, 2016 at 5:09 am

Lower East Side slumlords are finally getting their due and proper. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman yesterday launched another lawsuit against a landlord, this time it’s the notorious Marolda Properties. They’re named amongst a “group of landlords.” The story here is honestly no different than any other we’ve seen over the years. The lawsuit, filed […]

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More than a Year Later, Cooking Gas Finally Restored to 43 Essex Street as Retail Hits the Market

Posted October 24, 2016 at 9:46 am

Things are finally looking up for 43 Essex Street, a Lower East Side tenement whose tenants are struggling with the nascent slumlord. Cooking gas was restored last week after more than year without hookup, making life livable again. The former G&S Sporting Goods, meanwhile, is officially down for the count. Even though the local boxing […]

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Clayton’s Corner: From the Streets to the Subways

Posted October 12, 2016 at 5:06 am

A family that sleeps together on the subway… …Also saw artist Mathew Courtney at the Broadway-Lafayette station. He’s sold his art on the street of Soho for many years. He was important in the ’80s and early ’90s struggle to save ABC No Rio. He also ran a very popular ABC No Rio spoken word […]

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Rumor: ‘Cabalito’ is Closing its Essex Street Spot in a Couple Weeks

Posted October 11, 2016 at 5:05 am

The rumor mill is churning again this morning… We hear word this week that Seward Park Salvadoran newcomer Cabalito Pupuseria is approaching the end of the road at 13 Essex Street. Apparently closure is happening real soon, allegedly pegged for sometime in the next two weeks. Proprietor Randy Rodriguez – former barista at Cafe Grumpy […]

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