Lower East Side Partnership

LES Partnership Again Encroaches on CB3 Liquor Committee

Posted June 17, 2020 at 5:07 am

For the second time in as many years, the question is posed, though the conditions on the ground are vastly different. Should local business improvement districts possess administrative input in the liquor license process? The Lower East Side Partnership briefly appeared on the Community Board 3 docket this month regarding a proposal to assist in “OP […]

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Additional ‘Open Streets’ Considered for the Lower East Side

Last modified May 12, 2020 at 7:13 am

More “Open Streets” are coming to the Lower East Side. The city’s bold initiative to trade traffic for safe pedestrian space is well underway. The goal is to reach one hundred miles of open roadbed to promote responsible activity and social distancing. Here on the Lower East Side, the streets of Hell Square made the […]

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Open Streets: Hell Square Partially Closes to Motorists Starting Today

Last modified May 7, 2020 at 8:57 am

The streets of Hell Square are sealed to vehicular traffic starting today. This new change is part of the city’s overarching “Open Streets” initiative to free up pedestrian space during the coronavirus shutdown. Today’s changes include: Orchard Street, between Delancey and East Houston (already a pedestrian mall on Sundays) Ludlow Street, between Delancey and East […]

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Local Small Businesses Fundraising Meals for First Responders in COVID-19 Crisis

Last modified April 7, 2020 at 10:34 am

Lower East Side businesses are pooling resources to send meals to first responders during the COVID-19 crisis. For the next month, several small businesses tapped by the Lower East Side Partnership are sending meals to first responders (NYPD, FDNY, EMS) And the business improvement district is raising money to fund it. So far, Williamsburg Pizza, […]

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Delivery Man Robbed of his Bike at Knifepoint on Orchard Street

Posted December 4, 2019 at 5:01 am

A delivery man was robbed of his bike at knifepoint while making a delivery on Orchard Street, police said. Shortly after 7:00pm this past Saturday, the victim was reportedly locking his bike outside 54 Orchard Street, when he was approached by an Hispanic man wielding a knife. The delivery guy dropped the bike and backed […]

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Lower East Side Partnership is Leaving Orchard Street for Essex Crossing

Posted November 21, 2019 at 5:06 am

The Lower East Side Partnership is packing up and on the move. Headed toward the greener pastures of Essex Crossing. And now, the space it called home for the last decade-plus is again available. A leasing sign is currently pasted in the window of 54 Orchard Street. The local business improvement district signed a ten-year […]

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Hawk This: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Orchard Street Pedestrian Mall

Posted November 6, 2019 at 5:00 am

The daytime bustle of Orchard Street Sundays is dead. But the Lower East Side Partnership, the area’s business improvement district, seeks a revival. Several readers wrote us this past week regarding the removal of traffic signs denoting the weekly Sunday pedestrian mall on Orchard Street, the only closure of its kind in the Five Boroughs. […]

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Street Seat and Bike Corral Installed Outside Cafe Kaja and Dudley’s

Posted June 4, 2019 at 5:03 am

Most of the Orchard Street block between Grand and Broome is now cordoned off for pedestrian use. The familiar flexible bollards and tan pavement paint recently arrived, marking the advent of a street seat and bike corral combo. Department of Transportation and the Lower East Side Partnership proposed the curbside amenity last year in tandem […]

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Lower East Side Partnership Takes Space at Essex Crossing

Posted December 27, 2018 at 5:03 am

The Lower East Side Partnership, the area’s business improvement district, just joined the ranks of Essex Crossing tenants. The local organization recently signed a ten-year lease for 3,400 square-feet of space on the fourth floor of 175 Delancey Street (aka Site 6). Doing so is likely a play to extend the reach and boundaries of […]

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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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