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Today Kicks off the 4th Annual ‘LES History Month’

Posted May 1, 2017 at 10:25 am

It’s May, and the fourth annual Lower East Side History Month is upon us.  As in years prior, a month-long series of celebrations is lined up to illuminate the rich and diverse history of the neighborhood. An array of folks comprised of cultural and community groups, small businesses, and residents have organized loads of activities to […]

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‘I.M. Pastry Studio’ Takes Stall Inside Essex Street Market

Last modified April 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Brooklyn-based pastry peddlers, I.M. Pastry Studio, just signed a lease inside the Essex Street Market. The stall chosen is near the northernmost entrance to the building, in what was formerly the seating area for Tra La La juicery. Teaser signage now hangs from the security gate. I.M. Pastry Studio is aiming for an opening later […]

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Getting Ready for Passover on the Lower East Side, Circa 1932 [VIDEO]

Posted April 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

Ever wonder what it was like getting ready for Passover in the Lower East Side ghetto of 1932? This brief video clip – entitled “Erev (night of) Pesach in the Lower East Side” – is a hyperlocal history lesson. In it we see the hustle-bustle of preparations before the spring holiday. Shoppers rush to pick […]

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Artist Ai Weiwi to Install Provocative Fences at Essex Street Market as Part of Citywide Project

Posted March 31, 2017 at 5:10 am

Provocative Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will construct more than 100 fences and installations around the Five Boroughs this fall as part of his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” project, one of his largest to date. And the Lower East Side will benefit. The four-month artistic endeavor, which begins on October 12, was commissioned by the […]

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Phase 2 of Essex Crossing will Break Ground in June with More Affordable Housing

Last modified February 17, 2017 at 8:34 am

Essex Crossing is firing on all burners. Full throttle. Two of the four new buildings are topped out, with the balance reaching skyward each day; the 24-story “Gateway” (Site 2) and 242 Broome Street condos (Site 1) are currently sporting some major heft. But this is a rolling process, and, recent progress notwithstanding, sights are […]

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Market Crossings: Essex Street Market Unveils New Illustrated History Display

Posted February 1, 2017 at 5:05 am

The Economic Development Corp. completed installation of its “history display” inside the Essex Market this week. More flow chart than mural, the new addition, located in the northern extreme of the building, illustrates the history of the Market vis-a-vis the pushcart economy of the Lower East Side. The story begins in 1900, cataloging the rise of […]

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The Market Line Throws ‘Shade’ on Delancey Street with New Mural

Posted January 30, 2017 at 9:35 am

The nascent Market Line billboard on Delancey Street is now pitching something different altogether. It’s now an art space, apparently. Some artist named “Adam” wheat-pasted a blocky image of a bespectacled woman with only the word “Shade” attached. As in throwing shade? Perhaps it’s an open-ended commentary on the anti-immigrant Trump era of politics. Or maybe we’re […]

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Essex Street Market to Unveil ‘History Display’ Showing Evolution from Pushcarts to Essex Crossing

Posted January 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Essex Street Market is truly trying to increase visibility and awareness these days. That was the number-one complaint from its vendors the last several years, who accused the city ownership – the Economic Development Corporation – of dropping the ball amidst larger plans for Essex Crossing. Since the various discussion vis-a-vis Community Board 3 […]

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Santa Claus is Coming to the Essex Street Market Tomorrow

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:18 am

Here’s one Santa who won’t be puking all over the Lower East Side. That’s right: jolly old St. Nick is coming to the Lower East Side this weekend. It’s all part of Essex Street Market’s annual yuletide cheer, which includes making your own ornament, trimming the Market Christmas tree, and hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone, despite […]

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First Sights of the ‘Market Line’ Destination at Essex Crossing Revealed [PHOTOS]

Posted November 2, 2016 at 5:19 am

For years, we’ve been hearing about the Market Line, and how it’ll both absorb and replace the 76-year-old Essex Street Market. This week brings the first advanced renderings of what this retail hub will look like. Described by the consortium of developers behind Delancey Associates as a “modern bazaar,” the Market Line will be a […]

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