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5th Annual Hester Street Fair Opening Weekend Kicks Off April 26

Posted April 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

Back by popular demand is Spring the Hester Street Fair. Celebrating its fifth year, the fair’s returning to the two-day format. Opening weekend will again tout 60 vendors each day, of the vintage, foodie, and overall artisanal variety. Some newcomers of note include 80s and 90s thread shop La Petite Mort, the newest meat purveyor on […]

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Rent Hike Forces Chinatown Advocacy Group ‘CAAAV’ to Move Across Hester Street

Posted January 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

Ready the trucks, CAAAV is on the move… The leasing sign hangs in the front window clear as day. After a two-year stint, 46 Hester Street is no longer the headquarters for CAAAV (“Committee Against Anti-Asian Violence). They’re not moving too far, though. A spokesman for the grassroots Chinese advocacy group notes that the new […]

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Remodeled 70 Hester Street Will Include ‘Nibbles Cafe,’ Retailer, and Gallery

Posted December 3, 2013 at 6:05 am

No more B.B. Muhlfelder. No more silhouettes in the dark. No more shingled canopy. Renovations at 70 Hester Street – site of the OG First Roumanian-American Congregation – killed all that. Instead, we have a retail facade of floor-to-ceiling glass in anticipation of new cafe and gallery tenants. Former owner Pearl Fiefer Goldman sold the […]

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Pizza Champion Hakki Akdeniz Opens Another Slice Joint on Hester Street

Last modified November 18, 2013 at 8:37 am

Famous dough-stretcher Hakki Akdeniz is expanding his Lower East Side pizza empire. The one-time World Pizza Champion just opened another parlor at 84 Hester Street, beside the corner Chinese bodega. Newspaper clippings boasting his prowess hang in the windows, as do bilingual printouts. The pizza joint is seemingly without proper title, identified solely by its […]

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Lady Of Grand’s Pick Of The Week: East vs. West Fried Chicken Smackdown

Posted October 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Fried chicken. We’ve all had it.  We all love it. Although as of late the craze is getting a little out of hand.  There’s even a how-to make chicken and waffles grilled cheese… There are so many mouth-watering food vendors this Sunday at the Grub Street Food Festival but I’m putting 2 of them to the test. Who can make […]

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Stop Kidnapping the Plants Outside Joy’s Flowers on Hester

Posted September 26, 2013 at 6:10 am

Joy’s Flowers and Gifts opened in the spring of 2012, and became a most welcome establishment. There’s a shortage of quality florists in the neighborhood, and this spot at 40 Hester Street fits the bill. Joy will outfit your apartment with all the greenery you might need, even if the tenement gets little to no […]

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4th Annual Hester Street Fair Kicks Off Tomorrow

Posted April 26, 2013 at 10:28 am

This year marks the 4th anniversary of the all-day outdoor local food and finds festival, and boasts new vendors along with past favorites.

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Mendel Goldberg Fabrics Returns to 72 Hester Street

Posted April 8, 2013 at 6:00 am

Last April, a fire at 72 Hester Street nearly leveled the Mendel Goldberg Fabrics family business.

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Barzinho Making a Comeback at 48 Hester Street

Last modified January 24, 2013 at 6:10 am

It is here, at 48 Hester Street, that the onetime-popular Barzinho hangout will reportedly make a comeback…crosstown from its former Tribeca digs

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Popular Lower East Side Brunch Spot Brown Shutters

Posted January 7, 2013 at 6:49 am

It was anything but a happy new year for fans of Brown cafe on Hester Street.

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