Essex Street

Clayton’s Corner: A Few More at the Door [PHOTOS]

Posted January 31, 2019 at 5:04 am

After the better part of a year, local documentarian Clayton Patterson is back with his photo essay series, Clayton’s Corner. Patterson has documented thousands of locals posing at his front door on Essex Street over the last several decades. This neighborhood portal is legendary, even though you probably haven’t heard of it. Trigger Smith is a […]

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Man Mugged for his Fancy $900 Sneakers on Essex Street

Last modified January 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm

Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with a robbery near Essex and Delancey Streets Friday night. At roughly 8:00pm, three African American males approached an Asian man outside the Municipal parking garage at 107 Essex Street. The ringleader of the group reportedly pushed the victim to the sidewalk, while the two accomplices […]

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11-Story ‘Micro Unit’ Development Planned for Derilect Essex Street Property

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:00 am

Ten years after tenants were vacated from 11 Essex Street, the next chapter is finally poised to unfold. And as expected, involves demolition and a glitzy new development. As previously reported, real estate scion Sion Misrahi parted with the neglected property in August of 2017 for $11.4 million, sixteen years after his acquisition and subsequent […]

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Celebrating its 79th Birthday, Essex Street Market Move Pushed to Spring

Last modified February 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm

The Essex Street Market celebrated its 79th birthday this week. A bittersweet milestone, for sure, as its home of eight decades will soon be demolished. Though, not as fast as previously thought. In due course, as reported, all vendors in the current warehouse block will relocate across Delancey Street to the marquee building of Essex […]

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Essex Crossing Senior Housing Rises Halfway to the Top

Posted January 8, 2019 at 5:00 am

The first Essex Crossing development north of Delancey Street is headlong into its ascent. It’s more than halfway to the top. Demolition of the brick Essex Street Market warehouse and the subsequent debris removal from 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed almost a year ago already. It stood on this spot – at the […]

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‘Beer Fridge’ on Essex Street is Teetering on the Brink of Closure

Posted December 21, 2018 at 5:03 am

Beer Fridge lost its own and is making an urgent appeal to the community. The Essex Street beer shop “endured a heavy hit” earlier this month when its large refrigerator broke down. This seemingly simple loss caused “ungodly repair costs, days of closure and an unfortunate amount of inventory made unsellable.” To that end, ownership […]

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Revisit Schmulka Bernstein’s on Essex Street with this Classic 1970s Primer [VIDEO]

Posted December 21, 2018 at 5:00 am

For such an iconic restaurant, it’s quite a shame that there isn’t much publicly accessible imagery of Bernstein-on-Essex (aka Schmulka Bernstein’s). Don’t fret. Here’s one better. Stock footage company Kino Library recently uploaded a short clip (0:38) shot in the 1970s, which describes the curious cuisine of Kosher Chinese food (and the phenomenon of eating […]

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Three Years After its Demise, ‘Flowers Cafe’ Returns to Essex Street

Posted November 2, 2018 at 5:00 am

Flowers Cafe is sprouting once again on the Lower East Side. Three years after new development forced its demise. The mom-and-pop establishment will soon open around the corner from its longtime Grand Street headquarters. Teaser signage arrived in the windows of 39 Essex Street, heralding the imminent arrival of Flowers Cafe on the Go. (Grace […]

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Founded on the Lower East Side, B’nai Brith Celebrates 175 Years

Posted October 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

The oldest Jewish service organization in the world began here on the Lower East Side, and this year celebrates a major milestone. B’nai Brith International (“Sons of the Covenant”) – now in its 175th year – was founded on Essex Street in October 1843 by a dozen immigrants of German-Jewish descent. Of course, at that […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown Concludes with LES Finale Nov. 11

Posted October 19, 2018 at 5:00 am

The abbreviated final season of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown is underway. Indeed, nearly over. But you’ll need to wait another few weeks for the Lower East Side/East Village treatment. The highly-anticipated episode is the finale, airing November 11 on CNN. (It actually premieres at the Food Film Festival in New York on October 24.) It’s the […]

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