Essex Street

James & Karla Murray Fundraising for ‘Mom & Pop’ Installation in Seward Park

Posted May 24, 2018 at 5:11 am

Three months after first revealing their homage to the vanishing city, two prolific storefront chroniclers are raising money for its installation later this summer. Indeed, husband-wife artists James and Karla Murray just unveiled a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their Lower East Side mom-and-pop throwback. “Mom & Pops of the L.E.S.” is a bittersweet large-scale […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Kids at the Door [PHOTOS]

Posted May 18, 2018 at 5:09 am

Clayton Patterson’s front door is legendary. This portal to his home and Outlaw Art Museum at 161 Essex Street served as backdrop for thousands of shots. Locals from around the neighborhood posed (and still pose) in front of the door. Many such photos were included in his Front Door Book from 2009. This particular shot […]

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Saying Goodbye to Essex Street Market with Art

Posted April 30, 2018 at 5:08 am

The end is nigh. With no Hercules in sight, the multi-headed Hydra better known as Essex Crossing is erasing memories all over the place. In an effort to assuage the inevitable, a final string of art exhibits is about to commence in the soon-to-be-former Essex Market space before it’s demolished. In, of, and Crossing Essex […]

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Follow Anthony Bourdain Through the Lower East Side for ‘Parts Unknown’

Posted April 5, 2018 at 5:00 am

Popular chef personality Anthony Bourdain is taking his CNN road show, Parts Unknown, to the Lower East Side next fall. The man has been touring the neighborhood of late, hitting up popular hangouts and meeting with local luminaries. Mr. Kitchen Confidential recently shared his weekend journey on Instagram. Area destinations and notable personalities that will appear in […]

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Artists Sought for Summertime Residency Inside Mobile Studio at Seward Park

Posted March 30, 2018 at 5:03 am

Seward Park continues its path toward showcasing more art programming. We’ve already seen the placement of the “Constellation” seating arrangement outside the libary, and news of an artistic homage to vanishing storefronts by photographers James and Karla Murray. Add one more… The Seward Park Conservancy (park stewards) this week announced its participation in a community-engaged […]

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Essex Crossing Breaks Ground at Demolished Market Site for 8-Story Senior Housing

Posted March 14, 2018 at 5:00 am

It’s completely gone. Eradicated from Essex Street. Now, only two of the original Essex Market buildings remain. Demolition of the brick warehouse and the subsequent debris removal at 140 Essex (aka Site 8) officially completed last month. For seven decades, the one-story brick facility stood here. Now it’s just open air and the towering machines […]

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Gas Hookup Issues Sideline Essex Street Newcomer ‘Ninja Grill’

Posted March 9, 2018 at 5:09 am

Another day, another gas-related restaurant closure on the Lower East Side. This time around it’s the three-month-old Ninja Grill on Essex Street. The so-called Hibachi Express fast food joint closed down last week due its gas hookup. Signs adorning the storefront don’t provide much explanation, but Department of Buildings records point out the truth. City […]

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Boubouki Closed Down its Essex Street Market Stall this Week

Posted March 1, 2018 at 5:06 am

Boubouki spent the last seven-and-a-half years serving up Greek food to patrons of the Essex Street Market. Now, its time on the Lower East Side is history. Word began circulating earlier this month, but the news was made official last week. In the end, Boubouki closed down for good yesterday, and won’t be making the […]

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‘iLoveKickboxing’ Lights up Essex Street Gym

Posted February 6, 2018 at 5:07 am

G&S Sporting Goods may have rebooted, but its former headquarters is in new hands. Or should we say gloves? Like its predecessor, the newcomer at 43 Essex Street is of the pugilistic persuasion. A gym called iLoveKickboxing. The company, which operates 100 training sites in all 50 states, last fall signed a 15-year lease for […]

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Under New Ownership, G&S Sporting Goods Returns with Online Store

Posted February 1, 2018 at 5:00 am

G&S Sporting Goods departed the Lower East Side four years ago. Its owner, Lenny Zerling, sold the building at 43 Essex Street to notorious landlord Dean Galasso and bid adieu. Fast forward to present. The business is now in the hands of new ownership, which has streamlined the brand for a whole new generation of […]

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