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International Center of Photography to Reopen Next Week

Posted September 24, 2020 at 5:14 am

The International Center of Photography is reopening in one week. Sidelined for more than six months (almost immediately after its debut at Essex Crossing), the 40,000 square-foot museum and school is making its galleries and gift shop accessible to the public. On tap are four exhibitions to “address this tumultuous time, marked by the effects of […]

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Adda Hitmakers to Open Dhamaka in the Essex Market

Posted September 23, 2020 at 5:07 am

The team behind critically acclaimed Indian restaurants Rahi and Adda is finally ready to debut their newest venture. Dhamaka joins the new Essex Market as a next generation vendor-restaurant. Owner Roni Mazumdar and partner Chintan Pandya will introduce a menu of everyday Indian foods, such as meat served on the bone and fish served whole. […]

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The First Bowling Alley on the Lower East Side Opens Tomorrow at Essex Crossing

Posted September 15, 2020 at 5:03 am

The day has finally come. Starting tomorrow afternoon, the Lower East Side will boast a bowling alley at Essex Crossing. The Gutter L.E.S., the area offshoot of the Long Island City original, is opening in the basement of the condoplex at 242 Broome Street. As part of the operation, the bowling alley will have above-ground […]

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Fridays Under $40: Cheap Sweets

Posted September 11, 2020 at 5:07 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. The end of summer always feels like a weird transition, but this month feels stranger than usual. We got news this week from Governor Cuomo that dining […]

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DOT May Shut Down Bike Racks in Municipal Parking Garages, Including Essex Street

Last modified September 3, 2020 at 10:31 am

The following guest post was written by Gideon Grudo, a writer and editor based in the Lower East Side. Six months after shutting it down for no reason, Department of Transportation says it’s planning to reopen a public bicycle space on the Lower East Side. The Essex Street Municipal Parking Garage — the only public […]

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Knife-Wielding Bike Thief Apprehended by Customers at Cluck’s Chicken on Essex Street

Posted August 4, 2020 at 5:00 am

A would-be bike thief was apprehended at Cluck’s Chicken on Essex Street, then pulled a knife, police said. Last Monday (July 27), the victim parked his electric bike near the entrance and walked to the rear. Soon after, at roughly 2:45pm, there was a commotion as the suspect attempted to make away with the $1,500 […]

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Childhood Friends from LES Open Juice Bar at Essex Market

Posted July 30, 2020 at 5:04 am

With the Essex Market now back to some sense of normalcy, there is also some new blood flowing in. Essex Squeeze, a juice bar founded by two childhood friends from the Lower East Side (Cedric Hernandez and Charles DeLaCruz), joins the roster of vendors. The business serves up what you might expect – healthy options […]

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Protestors on the Lower East Side Vandalize NYPD Vans

Last modified July 28, 2020 at 11:05 am

Citywide protests are again turning violent. Protestors on the Lower East Side Saturday night were caught on video vandalizing three NYPD vans, slashing tires, spray-painting graffiti, and smashing windows, police said yesterday. The footage – released by cops – shows hooligans damaging the vehicles stationed on Essex Street, just north of Delancey. One man is […]

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Fridays Under $40: A Casual Date Night

Posted July 17, 2020 at 5:08 am

In our new Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” contributor Sara Graham hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. To introduce some novelty to our routine, my fiancé Chris and I have started weekly date nights—sometimes that’s just a Scrabble game inside or a stroll around the […]

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LES Cop Shooting Still Cold Case 8 Years Later

Posted July 7, 2020 at 5:11 am

Eight years later, it remains a cold case. In the early morning hours of July 5, 2012, two cops sustained gunfire during a drug bust in the Seward Park Extension on Essex Street. The shooter is still wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, and remains at large. Officers Brian Groves and Eric Corniel chased a suspected […]

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