Hester Street


Hester Street Fair Plugs in with ‘Hesterfest’ Live Show Tomorrow, Featuring 9 Bands

Posted October 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

As a part of the fall lineup, the  Hester Street Fair  is bringing “Hesterfest“ to the Lower East Side. It’s the first of four such events this month, and is touted as a day filled with live musical performances, from nine different talented singer/songwriters, punk bands, hip hop acts. There will also be food vendors from around the city (Poke Ono, Red Star Sandwich […]

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Glassy Gertel’s Killing Condo Has Risen from the Dead on Hester Street

Posted July 7, 2015 at 5:14 am

Once dubbed a “historic hole,” the former home of Gertel’s Bakery at 53 Hester Street is now filled with an eleven-story tumor. Sitting unpretty. Unencumbered, even. The finger building disrobed a couple weeks ago after many months of construction work. In fact, the project site was fallow until late last year. It’s been a long […]

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Your Chance to Adopt the World Famous ‘Dirty Gaga’ Bodega Cat

Posted June 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

Animal lovers living in a big city are faced with challenges every day; you win some battles, and lose some. Protecting and caring for the left-behind and marginalized kitties, puppies, birdies, and whatnots is something that a large portion of New Yorkers just never even think about. For some people, it’s a full time job, […]

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Hester Street Fair Kicks Off 6th Season Tomorrow

Last modified April 24, 2015 at 7:23 am

Now in its sixth iteration, the Hester Street Fair is welcoming the neighborhood back, with the promise of “New food! New vendors! New look! Same awesome vibe…” Once again, the corner of Hester and Essex Streets will corral local biz into a fancy farmer’s market, but it’s not setting up shop for the whole weekend. This […]

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14-Year Old Boy Went Missing on Hester Street Over the Weekend

Posted March 31, 2015 at 9:15 am

Police are looking for a 14-year old boy who went missing on March 28, at about 12:30pm. Alexander Lin was last seen inside the residential 48 Hester Street, which is just across the street from CAAAV. He was in the confines of the 7th Precinct at the time. According to the CAAAV Facebook page,  Lin has a […]


Remodeled 70 Hester Street on the Market for $8.8M, Double Its Sale Price from 2013

Posted March 18, 2015 at 9:19 am

The original location of the First Roumanian-American Congregation on Hester Street is back on the market. Its newish owner is looking for double what was paid only two years ago. You’ll recall that ambitions were rather grandiose for 70 Hester Street back in December 2013. At the time, Christine Svenningsen of CSC Landscape Holdings purchased […]

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Aronofsky’s ‘Chromista’ is Filming a Commercial Near Seward Park Today

Posted February 18, 2015 at 5:12 am

Two years ago, Oscar-nominated director Darren Aronofsky launched a commercial production house dubbed Chromista. The venture – co-led by executive producers Ted Robbins and Sandy Haddad – offers services to create “high-level advertising” for its clients. The directorial roster includes Kasra Farahani, Daniel Portrait of Kamp Grizzly, Xavier Mairesse, and Josh Cole. Why bring it up? Well, […]

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128 Hester Street, circa August 2009

Councilwoman Chin Pushes Legislation Forcing Landlords to Pay Temporary Housing for Displaced Tenants

Posted February 3, 2015 at 10:15 am

Last September, City Council passed a bill that not only doubles fines for landlords found guilty of harassment, but also publicly shames them online. Henceforth, the worst offenders are listed as such on the HPD website. Its passage was seen as a win for tenants even though it’s unlikely to have an effect. Now Margaret […]

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The Cat’s Meow: A First Look at the Meow Parlour on Hester Street

Posted December 9, 2014 at 9:22 am

Here is the first public view of the highly-anticipated Meow Parlour at 46 Hester Street. The brown window shades were removed over the weekend to reveal the hype within. Block lettering sitting front-and-center announces the imminent arrival with an all-caps “MEOW.” Online reservations to hang out with the rescue kitties went live last week, presumably as […]

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‘Meow Parlour’ on Hester Street is Your Best Chance to Play with Cats in Cafe Setting

Posted November 14, 2014 at 5:48 am

Catching up on some news from yesterday. A permanent cat cafe is coming to the Lower East Side. Yes, this is now a thing. It was only a matter of time before this happened, especially after the success of the Purina pop-up at 168 Bowery over the summer. Meow Parlour, born and bred by Christina […]

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