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An Art Show to Benefit the Educational Alliance

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:17 am

A new art exhibit to support the Educational Alliance and its Manny Cantor Center kicks off this weekend. Drawing inspiration from the recently-deposed Hester Street Fair, “CONTINUE TO BE” is a celebratory show welcoming the warmth and hope of springtime in the city, featuring both new and old work from local photographers who have documented life […]

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Friedman’s to Open Grand Street Eatery Later this Month

Posted April 14, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another dining option is one small step from opening in Seward Park. Word on the street is that Friedman’s, the comfort food, is to open its newest location sometime within the next month. Still no word on an exact launch, though. Meanwhile, the restaurant installed its canopy signage at 357 Grand this week. In addition, […]

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Asian Woman Attacked in Grand Street Bodega After Asking Man to Wear a Mask

Posted April 8, 2021 at 5:01 am

Another anti-Asian attack to report on the Lower East Side. An Asian woman shopping in a Grand Street bodega was attacked after asking a man to wear a mask while inside, cops said yesterday. Tuesday evening, a 39-year-old shopper inside the Heng Yun Grocery at 329 Grand Street (near Orchard) asked one Carlos Mackey, 35, […]

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Penny Arcade Hosts Virtual Benefit for Henry Street Settlement Pantry

Posted March 26, 2021 at 8:26 am

A year into the pandemic, the art world continues to team up with local organizations to lend a helping hand. The ‘Arts for Living Show: Artist Feed The L.E.S.’ is a virtual fundraiser event to benefit the Henry Street Settlement Food Access Initiative, hosted by local artist and activist Penny Arcade. It’ll feature new video […]

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Pickle Guys Now Grinding Super Hot Passover Horseradish

Last modified March 15, 2021 at 2:56 pm

The time is now. The Pickle Guys are currently grinding super-hot horseradish for the Passover holiday later this month. The annual tradition returned yesterday and will continue for the next two weeks. Expect the gas-masked grinder – admittedly not so out of place in a pandemic world – and a horde of customers queueing to […]

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Doughnut Plant Heads to Saudi Arabia with Latest Expansion

Posted February 24, 2021 at 5:11 am

After surviving a three-month, pandemic-induced closure in the latter half of 2020, Doughnut Plant is pushing its business model forward. And once again, expanding overseas. The Riyadh, Saudi Arabia locale marks the eighth iteration for the Lower East Side born empire (if you count the Japan outpost), and the first for the Middle East. And […]

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‘Crab du Jour’ Hoists New Signage Above Grand Street

Posted February 24, 2021 at 5:03 am

In case you missed the small-time signage on Grand Street, Crab Du Jour is now making its presence known. The seafood chain announced its arrival on the Lower East Side in early January, but only now are the pieces really falling into place. It takes the spot left vacant by La Flaca last summer after […]

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Long-Stalled Modular Construction on Grand Street Receives $12.35M Funding

Posted February 3, 2021 at 5:01 am

A long-stalled modular development on the Lower East Side will finally move forward after a generous construction loan. Which means, no more worksite overgrowth. Parkview Financial just shelled out $12.35 million to the in-progress building at 330 Grand Street. As previously reported, the newcomer is to rise six stories and boast twelve units, ranging in […]

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‘Crab Du Jour’ Chain Claws onto the Lower East Side

Posted January 26, 2021 at 5:03 am

Crab Du Jour is headed to the southern perimeter of Essex Crossing. The fast food joint, which slings Cajun-style seafood, planted a flag at 384 Grand Street last week. Literally. Signage announces the newcomer. It takes the spot left vacant by La Flaca last summer after its ten-year tenure on the block. Crab Du Jour […]

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Friedmans Readies New Grand Street Restaurant

Posted December 11, 2020 at 5:03 am

Friedmans, the local comfort food chain, is already underway on its newest outpost. It’s headed to Grand Street, at the foot of the Seward Park Co-op. There is no longer any evidence of the preceding restaurant, Randall’s BBQ. Signage was stripped from the facade of 357 Grand Street weeks ago, and there is paper hanging […]

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