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No More ‘Sweet Life’ on Hester Street

Posted July 25, 2018 at 5:04 am

What an awful sight. The Sweet Life has gone sour. The neighborhood candy store, on Hester Street since 1982, recently vanished. It closed down a few weeks ago after three decades of fulfilling the area’s collective sweet tooth. The only evidence of its footprint is now is the pinstriped awning and fading gate mural. Behind […]

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‘The Sweet Life’ Candy Store is Closing After More than 35 Years on Hester Street

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

The Sweet Life, the only legit candy store south of Delancey Street, is no more. A rusty “store for rent” sign has long dangled from the exterior of 63 Hester Street (along Ludlow), and now the narrative is finally coming true. More than three decades after opening its doors on the Lower East Side, the […]

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‘BonBon’ is Bringing Swedish Candy to Allen Street

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:02 am

Last fall, street artist Rae spent a month living out of an Allen Street storefront. Life on full display. The fishbowl style stunt was broadcast live on YouTube 24/7, and garnered plenty of media attention. Since his departure, though, the former real estate office space has been vacant. Until now. A Swedish candy shop called […]

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Lady Of Grand’s Pick Of The Week: Amé Amé

Last modified October 4, 2013 at 2:22 pm

9th Street is a haven for small and sometimes eccentric boutiques, which I love rifling through. Amé Amé at 318 E. 9th St. (between 1st and 2nd Aves.)  is one of my favorites to pop into for some candy while perusing the outerwear.  I am hopelessly addicted to their chocolate covered gummy bears (pictured above) and my new […]

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