Lower East Side Partnership

Holiday Lights in Place Along Orchard Street

Posted November 30, 2018 at 5:05 am

The holiday cheer is on display along Orchard Street. As in years past, the three-dimensional snowflakes are now suspended above the roadway between East Houston and Hester Streets. This is the spine designating the jurisdiction of the Lower East Side Partnership (which finances the installation each year). There are also lights at Delancey and Ludlow. […]

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Why Does CB3 Want to be in Bed with the BID?

Posted November 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

It seems rather curious. Why do the top dogs of Community Board 3 want so badly to be in bed with the Lower East Side Partnership? As previously reported, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership earlier this month that would see the business improvement district […]

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CB3 Appears Receptive to BID Involvement in Liquor Licensing, Despite Vehement Community Opposition

Last modified November 15, 2018 at 1:19 pm

Should local business improvement districts have a hand in the liquor license process? Last week, the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3 heard a proposal by the Lower East Side Partnership that would see the business improvement district insert itself into the liquor license application process. Needless to say, the appearance on the agenda caused […]

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Lower East Side Partnership Seeks More Active Role in Area Liquor Licenses

Posted November 1, 2018 at 5:03 am

It appears as though the Lower East Side Partnership is looking to influence the liquor license process on the local level. The business improvement district will present a policy proposal to Community Board 3 next week that would grant it the ability to pre-screen full liquor license applications that go before the advisory body each […]

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Straus Square Pedestrian Plaza Gains New Seating

Posted October 24, 2018 at 5:02 am

One year after the city sealed off Straus Square to vehicular traffic, the pedestrian plaza is taking shape. It’s not just the planters and sandy pavement holding court. A half-dozen concrete barriers were repurposed as seating placements for the public. Each is colored with art. In the meantime, there is still no sign of the […]

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Remember When You Could Actually Get a Pickle on Pickle Day?

Posted October 15, 2018 at 5:09 am

Seems like a no-brainer question – remember when you could actually buy a pickle at the annual Lower East Side Pickle Festival? Back when the party spanned the single block of Orchard Street between Broome and Grand, in front of Guss’ Pickles. Ever since the business improvement district turned the yearly event into a trendy […]

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Lower East Side Pickle Day Returns for 18th Season

Posted October 11, 2018 at 5:09 am

The annually celebrated Lower East Side Pickle Day is returning to Orchard Street this Sunday (October 14). As usual, the event will span the three-block pedestrian mall between Delancey and East Houston Streets. Banners advertising the forthcoming Pickle Day – the eighteenth iteration – were attached to light poles along Orchard Street last month. Once […]

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LES Awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

Last modified April 2, 2018 at 11:39 am

The Lower East Side joins the Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid, and Stonehenge by being awarded UNESCO World Heritage site status. This is the Press Release we received this morning…. UNESCO today added the Lower East Side to its list of global sites of historic significance. We issue these awards to both recognize and protect historic […]

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The Seasonal Holiday Street Lights Are Now Glowing on Orchard Street

Posted November 9, 2017 at 5:03 am

It’s that time of year again. The clocks change, the air is crisp, and the holiday lights come out on (and around) Orchard Street. As in years past, the three-dimensional snowflake orbs are now suspended above the roadway between East Houston and Hester Streets. The spine designated the jurisdiction of the Lower East Side Partnership […]

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Scenes from Yesterday’s Lower East Side Pickle Day [PHOTOS]

Last modified October 16, 2017 at 10:41 am

Yesterday afternoon, mere hours after a woman was shot nearby, the Lower East Side Pickle Day took up residence along the northern third of Orchard Street. Attracting throngs of tourists to Hell Square, as is the case each year. Even the Pickle Guys’ Grand Street location was jam-packed throughout the afternoon, handling the party overflow… The […]