Essex Street

Photo: Ajak Deng

Model and Essex Street Resident Ataui Deng Found Alive 12 Days After Vanishing

Posted August 19, 2014 at 9:50 am

Twenty-two-year-old supermodel Ataui Deng went missing twelve days ago, prompting a heated search that included a viral social media campaign. Even Rihanna tweeted about her disappearance. She had last been seen at the Attic nightclub in Hell’s Kitchen, but was found alive at “an area hospital” early this morning (1am). NYPD offers no additional information on […]



Seth Rogen’s Christmas Comedy is Filming on the Lower East Side This Week

Posted August 18, 2014 at 11:00 am

A big budget production is set to hijack the ‘hood this week. Seth Rogen’s new Christmas comedy, tentatively entitled Xmas, will occupy a large swath of Lower East Side territory south of the Delancey for the next few days. Requisite notices (“The Untitled Xmas Eve Project) were posted last week from Allen over to Essex […]

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Architectural drawing of Essex Street Market in 1939, Photo: Municipal Archives

Check Out the 1939 Architectural Renderings for the Essex Street Market [PHOTOS]

Posted August 14, 2014 at 10:33 am

The row of boxy Essex Street Market buildings from below Delancey to Rivington will soon fall. These brick warehouses, constructed in 1940 under Mayor La Guardia to move the pushcarts inside, are situated on SPURA lots currently designated for Essex Crossing redevelopment. But the decades-old resource will receive a brand new (expanded) facility on the site […]

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Hester Street Fair Creating LES-Themed Mini Golf in Seward Park This Weekend

Posted August 6, 2014 at 6:01 am

Its tee time for the Lower East Side. The Hester Street Fair – now firmly in control of Seward Park each weekend – has another ace up its sleeve. Or should we say birdie. Event organizers are transforming the playground and concrete lot into a nine-hole mini-golf course that challenges your knowledge of the Lower […]

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Hester Street Ice Cream Social

Hester Street Ice Cream Social This Weekend

Last modified July 18, 2014 at 9:43 am

The Hester Street Fair is fully backing the 1984 designation by President Ronald Reagan, that July would be National Ice Cream Month, and more specifically, that the third Sunday of the month would be National Ice Cream Day. Who are we to get in the way of presidential-decreed holidays? The fair is showing their solidarity for this celebration by hosting the […]

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Garrett Wasserman’s ‘Lower East Side Story’ on Essex Street Attracts Hate

Posted July 10, 2014 at 9:10 am

Many in the neighborhood took offense to the hunky dory “Lower East Side Story” mural that street artist Garrett Wasserman (aka “People”) painted on Essex Street last month. Especially since he overwrote local Marty Mar’s piece (possibly by accident). Clayton Patterson, who lives right next door (for the time being), wrote that “For us, and […]

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Take a Peek Inside ‘Tijuana Picnic’ on Essex, the Latest from Acme/Indochine Team

Posted July 10, 2014 at 5:22 am

What was once dubbed “South Central” on Essex Street is now rechristened Tijuana Picnic. The Laugh Lounge successor is the brainchild of Jean-Marc Houmard and Hui Chi Lee, both vets of Indochine and Acme. Chef Alex Lopez is importing a fusion cuisine that mixes the palates of Mexico and Southeast Asia. And while the disheveled […]

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Councilwoman Margaret Chin Pushing for Affordable Housing to Replace Parking Garage on Essex Street

Posted July 9, 2014 at 6:02 am

The city is currently amidst an unneeded $5.8 million renovation of the municipal parking garage straddling Ludlow and Essex Streets. But that’s not stopping Councilwoman Margaret Chin from her continued lobbying for affordable housing on this spot. The land-use division of City Council argues that the garage could still be developed into a 90-unit apartment building. […]

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Seward Park Cop Shooter Still at Large Two Years Later

Posted July 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

It’s been two years and nary a lead in the case of the highly-publicized cop shooting at the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. As is customary in police precincts, reward posters surfaced around the building on the anniversary day, still offering prize money of $32,000 for information. The on-the-run shooter is described as a […]


"Leave Rochelle Out of It" at 19 Stanton St

SLA Moves to Revoke Liquor License from Sons of Essex, Rochelle’s, and BFB Highline

Last modified June 26, 2014 at 8:11 am

The ongoing public fight between former partners Matt Levine and controversial landlord Michael Shah (DelShah Capital) has just taken an interesting twist. While the $20 million lawsuit rages in the background, the State Liquor Authority is finally taking Michael Shah to task over his numerous nightlife operations downtown. It took a year for them to […]

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