23 Essex Street

‘Sam’s Spring Roll’ Folds After Less than 2 Years on Essex Street

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:13 am

Word on the street is that Asian fusion joint Sam’s Spring Roll is no more. Boogie reader Lego Surfer shares word that the tiny snack shack shuttered earlier this week after less than two years at 23 Essex Street. Sam’s Spring Roll got started in June 2015. Soon after its debut, the former Judaica block became […]

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Antisemitism Strikes Taco Recipes Vestibule on Essex Street

Posted December 5, 2016 at 5:16 am

Last week, reports surfaced that antisemitic incidents are surging in the days following Trump’s election a month ago. Around here, it’s usually graffiti attacks like the spray-job at Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn. And here’s one closer to home at Essex Street. “Jew Man” is scrawled on the vestibule of Taco Recipes at number 23, […]

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Fung Brothers Hosting 2-Day Egg Waffle Pop-Up at Sam’s Spring Roll on Essex Street

Last modified February 19, 2016 at 3:12 pm

Popular YouTube duo the Fung Brothers are on the Lower East Side this weekend. Beginning this afternoon at 3pm, Andrew and David Fung will sling “exclusive flavors of the beloved Hong Kong egg waffles” as part of a pop-up experience at Sam’s Spring Roll on Essex Street. And the line is already queuing. The three […]

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After Six Month Delay, ‘Taco Recipes’ Opens on Essex Street

Posted December 16, 2015 at 9:26 am

Seward Park now has a Tex-Mex joint to its name. Taco Recipes was quick to hoist its storefront signage on Essex Street last summer. Then an elongated period of silence. The season turned, but build-out didn’t resume until late October. Now, more than six months later – launch date was initially July 15 – the […]

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‘Taco Recipes’ Restaurant Coming Soon to Essex Street

Posted June 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

23 Essex Street – across from Seward Park – is an address that now carries two ethnic restaurants in its base. We touched upon newcomer Sam’s Spring Roll, which began serving its namesake menu last week. And now another. Taco Recipes is coming to the dance floor; its signage was hoisted yesterday. Little is known, […]

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Sam’s Spring Roll Opens on Essex Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

Sam’s Spring Roll rocked the boat last December in its bid for the north store of 23 Essex Street. Nevertheless, it didn’t hinder the push to completion. In fact, the “bar” is now fully operational, having debuted last week, and already with the requisite Yelp shills. The four-table establishment is billed as more of a […]

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‘Sam’s Spring Roll’ Angling to Open on Lower Essex Street with Wine and Beer

Last modified December 4, 2014 at 8:25 am

In the nearly three years since 23 Essex Street lost its Judaica shop, occupancy has been a revolving door of concepts and store uses. Ethik Clothing briefly operated its first brick-and-mortar here before relocating to Orchard Street in the summer of 2013. Then Goody House gave it a go six months later, converting the use […]

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Ethik Clothing Co. Moving Into 160 Orchard Street for ‘Flagship’ Store

Posted July 9, 2013 at 6:24 am

Forsaking the edgy frontiers of Essex Street, Ethik Clothing Co. is currently hell square bound.

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Ethik Clothing Opening Flagship at Former 23 Essex Street Judaica Store

Posted July 23, 2012 at 6:48 am

Needless to say, efforts to preserve Israel Judaica were certainly futile. The store is now closed. In its place, however, is a familiar sight.

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Second Life for Endangered Israel Judaica Shop on Essex

Posted April 5, 2012 at 6:09 am

Now one of the last Judaica stores on the Lower East Side is gaining a second chance thanks to a capital injection from a real estate baron

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