Food

Mictlan Mexico Brings Orchard Street South of the Border

Last modified June 21, 2021 at 9:34 am

There is a new taqueria on the Lower East Side. Natalin Perez, who currently operates Haab out in Brooklyn, just lifted the curtains on her new project. The fifteen-table restaurant at 17 Orchard Street, Mictlan Mexico. It takes the reins from the Fat Radish, which spent ten years serving the neighborhood before the pandemic chased […]

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The Menace of Summertime Saturday Night on Ludlow Street

Last modified June 21, 2021 at 8:06 am

With comfort levels of close-quarters partying seemingly back to pre-pandemic norms, Hell Square has rebounded in kind. Neighbors report that any quality-of-life progress gained in this sixteen square-block sector over the last few years completely evaporated. The hordes of hellraisers were out in full force again this past Saturday night. One week after a roving […]

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Fix the Hell Square Chaos: An Open Letter to CB3 and Elected Officials

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

The following open letter was written by a concerned resident of Hell Square who wishes to remain anonymous. Dear Community Board 3 District Manager Susan Stetzer, Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou, Assembly Member Deborah Glick, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, State Senator Brian Kavanagh, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council member Margaret Chin, Council Member Carlina Rivera, Borough […]

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Il Laboratorio del Gelato Expands to New Jersey

Posted June 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

The brains behind frozen treatery Il Laboratorio del Gelato have, once again, expanded operations. Only this time, they’ve left the neighborhood and crossed state lines. The latest creamery in the stable is located in Montclair, New Jersey, on the corner of Valley and Bellevue. Owner Jon Snyder is no stranger to the expansion game – […]

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Veselka Returns to Essex Crossing After Pandemic Year

Last modified June 20, 2021 at 9:46 pm

Veselka is finally coming back below the Delancey divide. The decades-old Ukrainian institution returns to Essex Crossing this Saturday, reinstating its presence in the Market Line after a year on the sideline. However, it’ll occupy a much smaller footprint in the “Mini Market” at the base of the Essex Market staircase, a pandemic era version […]

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Pianos Returns to Ludlow Street in July

Posted June 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

When Pianos announced its indefinite closure at the outset of the pandemic last year, hysteria gripped the local newsscape. So much so, that the Lower East Side venue backtracked the initial messaging to state that reopening would happen when safe to do so. That time is apparently now. Being a bar and performance venue, Pianos […]

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Post-Pandemic Hell Square Rings True at Hair of the Dog

Last modified June 14, 2021 at 6:48 am

Hell Square is back to its normal self, reviving the weekend chaos after a marginal break during pandemic times. Residents note that this past Saturday night was particularly hellish, and headquartered outside Hair of the Dog on Orchard Street. There, in the middle of the street, someone installed a powerful three-foot-high portable speaker and proceeded […]

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Kossar’s to Expand with New Chelsea Location

Posted June 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

For the first time in its 95-year existence, Kossar’s is expanding operations. The iconic Grand Street bagel shop – founded as a bialy bakery in 1936 – inked a fifteen-year lease last month at 312 11th Avenue in Chelsea. Its new satellite will occupy 1,200 square-feet on the ground floor of the development, also known […]

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Chinatown’s ‘Dr. Clark’ Looks to Open Club Next Door on Bayard Street

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:08 am

Dr. Clark opened last year days before the city went into lockdown. Tough timing aside, it’s now ready to expand with another liquor establishment just next door on Bayard Street. The upscale restaurant, which specializes in Hokkaido Japanese cuisine, officially launched in early March of 2020, just as cases of Covid-19 first surfaced in New […]

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Michaeli Bakery Files Class Action Suit Against Food Delivery Apps, Alleging Illegal Fees

Posted June 10, 2021 at 5:01 am

A popular Lower East Side bakery this week filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against digital delivery platforms, including Grubhub, DoorDash,and Uber Eats, alleging the companies billed it and other restaurants more than allowed by New York City law. According a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Michaeli Bakery on Division Street sued the platforms […]

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