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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Posted April 8, 2013 at 6:00 am
Last April, a fire at 72 Hester Street nearly leveled the Mendel Goldberg Fabrics family business.
Posted January 7, 2013 at 6:49 am
It was anything but a happy new year for fans of Brown cafe on Hester Street.
Last modified December 31, 2012 at 6:28 am
Is it just us or is Lower East Side change occurring at a most freakish pace these days? The old is being razed while the new raises property values and costs of living.
Posted November 29, 2012 at 11:07 am
It’s 10:30 pm on recent a Monday night, and Hester Street is a brisk ghost town. A few can collectors tear open trash bags at curbside, scrounging for a day’s pay; another dude is poking through the contents of his trunk.