Food

Hester Street Fair Revived, Trades LES for Pier 17

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:09 am

The Hester Street Fair is once again, alive and well, albeit in new digs. This Labor Day weekend marks the reopening of the fair; no longer on its namesake Lower East Side street, but instead holding court at the Seaport’s Pier 17. Earlier this year, the Seward Park Co-op board announced it was replacing the […]

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Economy Candy Returns with Labor Day Weekend Bonanza

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:07 am

It’s back! After staying afloat during the pandemic, this weekend marks the grand reopening of Economy Candy. To celebrate, owners Skye and Michell Cohen planned special events throughout the Labor Day weekend for candy lovers. Each day will feature different free chocolate samples (FINE & RAW from Brooklyn, Gotham Chocolates, Goodio from Finland and Tony’s […]

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Kinkys Dessert Bar is the Newest Naughty Neighbor on Orchard Street

Posted September 1, 2021 at 5:00 am

A former Hell Square gallery will soon become a sex-driven dessert shop. Kinkys Dessert Bar is probably what you think it is. The establishment will tantalize tastebuds with sexualized desserts. The business also seeks a beer-wine license, and is slated to appear before Community Board 3 this month for the advisory approval. The Kinkys climax […]

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Bagel Boss Debuts Latest Outpost at Former OddFellows on East Houston

Last modified August 20, 2021 at 1:09 pm

On Tuesday, long-standing local chain, Bagel Boss, debuted its latest outpost – the Little Italy storefront previously occupied by Oddfellows ice cream shop on the corner of East Houston and Mott Streets. Bagel Boss owner-manager, Alex, tells us that it’s been busy since opening day. But that their launch came with a bit of an […]

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Proprietor of Pado to Open Korean Spot at Former Meatball Shop on Stanton Street

Posted August 18, 2021 at 5:04 am

Dormant for some eighteen months, the Lower East Side storefront previously occupied by the Meatball Shop is finally reanimated. But a restaurant with an altogether different menu. City records indicate that the former operators of Pado – the Second Avenue sushi joint that closed last October – intend to impart a reservation-only Korean restaurant at […]

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This Sprawling Hester Street Dining Shed has HVAC Hookup

Posted August 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

Pandemic-era dining sheds are veering from the initial purpose, now becoming fully-fledged outdoor dining rooms. Some more brazen than others, like the one at Izakaya on East Fourth Street which briefly flirted with a mezzanine level. Ambition is in the curbside air. Restaurants are now installing HVAC systems – mainly window units – in order […]

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LES Longtimer Trigger Readies ‘Lucky Star’ Ice Cream Cafe on Division Street

Posted August 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

Trigger is pivoting from shots to cones. Indeed, the longtime Lower East Sider – who formerly owned and operated The Continental for more than fifteen years – is now trying his hand at ice cream. Three locations out of the gate, in fact. Back in June, Trigger launched Lucky Star near the corner of Clinton […]

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Vintage 1990s Footage of Kossar’s Bialys Surfaces

Posted August 11, 2021 at 5:01 am

Last week, decades-old footage of Kossar’s Bialys surfaced thanks to the Museum at Eldridge Street. The found film is a candid look at the Lower East Side institution during the morning rush. When bakers are seen rolling, baking, and stacking the classic snack. The piece was originally filmed by Bea Moss, who had intended to […]

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Streets

‘Dragon Bing’ Lands at Market Line

Posted August 10, 2021 at 5:09 am

The dragon is now in its underground Lower East Side lair. Dragon Bing, that is. The new fast-casual enterprise is the latest stall to join the Market Line roster. Having opened at the end of July, Dragon Bing specializes in its namesake Bing snack, which is a crepe-like scallion pancake. The addition of Dragon Bing […]

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The Bun Hut is Toast on Stanton Street

Posted August 10, 2021 at 5:01 am

The Bun Hut is now toast. The casual fusion restaurant at 178 Stanton Street, which combined Chinese Bao with culinary elements from the Caribbean, closed down for good last week. Token tombstone signage hangs from the storefront – a leasing banner. In the end, the Bun Hut only lasted little more than a year on […]

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