Essex Street

‘Greens and Grains’ Health Spot Surprises at Former Boss Tweed’s on Essex Street

Posted August 13, 2018 at 5:02 am

Boss Tweed’s Saloon is not returning to Essex Street, as reported. Instead, a replacement is not only here, but almost ready to go. Large-print marquee signage installed this month announces Greens and Grains, an untested new health-conscious eatery focusing on “nutritious bowls.” No liquor is served here (at least not yet), and the license associated […]

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Bringing Good Luck to Chinatown with ’88 Gates’ Mural Project

Posted August 7, 2018 at 5:11 am

While the Lower East Side is busy with 100 Gates, Chinatown is on its way to completing 88. Murals, that is. You may have noticed the sudden uptick in Chinese-style artwork on security gates around Chinatown. Look no further than the Yu family, which lives in the neighborhood, and is independently funding a beautification initiative […]

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Beer Fridge Seeks ‘Shop Share’ Arrangement on Essex Street

Posted July 10, 2018 at 5:03 am

Beer Fridge opened less than a year ago, and now it’s soliciting for retailers to share its tiny space at 41 Essex Street. Its proprietor took to Craigslist a couple weeks ago seeking a “retail partner to shop share or host small pop-up events at our prime location.” This intention to sublet the tiny 350 […]

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Here’s Looking at James & Karla Murray’s ‘Mom-and-Pop’ Installation in Seward Park

Posted June 27, 2018 at 5:06 am

Acclaimed husband-wife photographers James and Karla Murray last week completed the installation of their Lower East Side mom-and-pop throwback inside Seward Park. “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” is a large-scale public art installation situated in a garden triangle beside the children’s playground. It consists of an 8-foot-high-by-12-foot-wide-by-8-foot-deep rectangular wood-frame, and includes four nearly-life-size photographs of family-owned […]

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L.E.S. Kitchen Served its Last Burgers on Essex Street

Posted June 25, 2018 at 5:03 am

The scruffy, cheap-eats destination block of lower Essex Street is down one. L.E.S. Kitchen officially closed down on Friday night after two years headquartered between Hester and Canal. Chinatown native Chris Wong launched the burger joint in May 2016 (preceded for a year by the Juicery), and appeared a hit with locals. It was a […]

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There was a Slashing on Essex Street Yesterday Morning

Posted June 22, 2018 at 5:08 am

A Brooklyn man was slashed across the face early yesterday morning on Essex Street, police said. At roughly 3:00am Thursday, a 35-year-old male victim was struck with a sharp object outside 153 Essex Street (Two Bit’s Retro Arcade and the former Legacy Deli), causing a laceration and bleeding to the left side of his face. He […]

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With ‘Water World Amusements,’ Essex Street Gains Another Arcade

Posted June 20, 2018 at 5:02 am

Gather your spare change, the most unlikely contender for Essex Street commercial retail is now plugged in and turned on. Water World Amusements, a new arcade, just opened at 35 Essex Street (near Hester). It’s the second such game room within five blocks. However, unlike the five-year-old Two-Bits Retro Arcade up the bend, this game […]

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‘Mom & Pop’ Art Installation Underway in Seward Park

Posted June 19, 2018 at 5:03 am

Husband-wife chroniclers of New York City storefronts, James & Karla Murray, have begun construction on the new outdoor exhibit for Seward Park that pays homage to disappearing mom-and-pop shops. “Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S.” is a bittersweet large-scale public art installation that consists of an 8-foot-high-by-12-foot-wide-by-8-foot-deep rectangular wood-frame. The sculpture includes four nearly-life-size photographs of family-owned […]

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Ninja Grill Hibachi on Essex Street Reopens Tomorrow

Posted June 13, 2018 at 5:13 am

In case you’ve been going through withdrawal, the Ninja Grill hibachi restaurant on Essex Street is set to return tomorrow. Thus concluding a three-month stay on the sidelines. As previously reported, the kitschy Ninja Grill opened at 103 Essex Street back in December. It appeared well received; based on initial Yelp reviews, the fast food […]

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Revisiting Anthony Bourdain’s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted June 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

With news still fresh of Anthony Bourdain’s passing, the tributes, photos, and memories continue to fill inboxes and social media feeds. Bourdain was found dead early Friday morning of suicide while filming on location in France. His friend and chef colleague Eric Ripert found him. According to the Associated Press, Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny announced […]

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