Essex Street

Cafe Grumpy Reclaims Adjacent Store at 13 Essex Street for ‘Training Lab’

Posted September 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

With Factory Tamal now up and running on Ludlow Street, its former location is back in the hands of its maker, so to speak. Cafe Grumpy just reclaimed the other half of its Essex Street coffee shop. We are told that the south store of 13 Essex Street – formerly the cafe’s on-premise bakery – […]

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When an Essex Street Sidewalk Becomes a Runway for New York Fashion Week

Posted September 12, 2017 at 9:49 am

At the outset of Fashion Week last Thursday evening, the Essex Street sidewalk just below Hester transformed into a runway of sorts. Not for random pedestrians showing off their latest threads, but for a new fashion brand. According to Out, the “queer design house” Nausicca was forced into an audible when inclement whether ruined its Seward Park […]

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Misrahi’s Long-Vacant 11 Essex Street Sells for $11.4M

Posted August 31, 2017 at 5:08 am

Eight years sitting empty, and a quarter of that time on the chopping block, a notorious Essex Street tenement building just sold for big bucks. Real estate scion, Sion Misrahi of Misrhai Realty, parted with 11 Essex Street for $11.4 million. Slightly discounted from the $12.5 million price tag sought since late 2015. Buyer of […]

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Saxelby Cheesemongers Expands with Chelsea Market Food Stand

Posted August 30, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s a match made in market heaven. A union of both Essex Street and Chelsea Markets. Chelsea Local debuted this month in the 13,000 square-foot basement of the Chelsea Market. One of the vendors that took space in the new grocery area is Anne Saxelby, whose eponymous business remains headquartered on Essex Street. Per the […]

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Refurbished Seward Park Basketball Court Finally Reopens, Just in time for Summer’s End

Posted August 28, 2017 at 9:44 am

The unofficial end of summer is upon us. Perfect timing for the debut of the rehabilitated Seward Park basketball courts, which was supposed to have been finished already. Three months after our last follow-up, the courts are finally complete, repainted (with Parks Department logo), and realigned. There are seven brand new hoops with fabric nets […]

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Ai Weiwei to Install Several ‘Fences’ Around the LES this Fall as Part of Citywide Project

Posted August 25, 2017 at 5:12 am

Provacative Chinese dissident-artist Ai Weiwei will impart his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” public art project on October 12. The new exhibition calls for more than three hundred fence installations across the Five Boroughs. To ensure the deadline is met, and that the event remains publicly funded, the Public Art Fund curator took to Kickstarter […]

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LES Crepes & Taqueria Wraps Around Hester Street with New Annex

Posted August 21, 2017 at 5:14 am

LES Crepes & Taqueria just unveiled its newly improved eat space on Essex Street. Customers are now forced to enter the premises at the corner. No more ordering and waiting for food on the sidewalk. One of the workers explained his pleasure with putting the claustrophobia in the past. By breaking down the wall to […]

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‘I.M. Pastry Studio’ Debuts at Essex Street Market; ‘Dominican Cravings’ on the Way

Posted August 17, 2017 at 5:08 am

Brooklyn-based pastry peddlers, I.M. Pastry Studio, signed a lease inside the Essex Street Market back in April. Four months later, the business is operational. I.M. Pastry Studio, specializing in custom cakes and pastries, began slinging its baked goods last week in what was formerly the seating area for Tra La La juicery. The eight-year-old bakery spawned as […]

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Booze is Now Flowing at ‘Beer Fridge’ on Essex Street

Posted August 16, 2017 at 5:00 am

Two weeks after its coming out party, booze is now flowing at Beer Fridge on Essex Street. The cubbyhole craft beer shop is officially open to the public. The store debuted at 41 Essex Street yesterday evening. As reported, customers can choose from a wide selection of local beers and snacks, plus a growler station […]

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‘Sun Bakery’ Transitions Into New Chinese Bakeshop on Essex Street

Posted August 14, 2017 at 5:13 am

Sun Bakery on Essex Street shuttered earlier this month, but didn’t stay vacant for long. In fact, it’s now much of the same. Indeed, another likeminded bakeshop called D&M Bakery, Inc. swooped in and is poised to open up at 83 Essex Street. Workers were spotted hoisting new canopy signage into place above the entrance over […]

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