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Tag Archives: Lower East Side (Manhattan, NY)
The Final Days of New York’s ‘Wild West’ Outdoor Dining Scene
It is a pivotal moment for the city’s restaurants — and the cobbled-together eating areas created during the pandemic.
Divine Excess on Avenue C
With the once-bold Downtown scene replaced by slickness, a democratic open call at a gallery welcomed hundreds of artists desperate for exposure and recognition.
This Manhattan Park Was Once a Gem. Now It’s a ‘No Man’s Land.’
A decades-long fight to reopen a park house, once a thriving community center in a working-class neighborhood, has taken on new urgency during the pandemic.
It’s Emma Rogue’s Downtown Now
The clothing seller is building a vibrant and eclectic community of TikTok style stars, D.I.Y. designers and vintage fanatics.
The Owner of Angel’s Share Built (and Lost) a Little Tokyo of His Own
The remarkable hidden history of Tony Yoshida, who transformed a single block in New York City, helped start the cocktail revolution — and inspired John Belushi to become a samurai.
Everything Here Is Tabboo!
Four decades into his art career, the painter Stephen Tashjian, a.k.a. Tabboo!, a downtown drag personage, has suddenly found success at an age when many are collecting Social Security.
Where Fashion Stylists Shop for Vintage
Desert Vintage came from Tucson to the Lower East Side. It’s already right at home.
Need an Engraved Tombstone? It Could Be a Long Wait.
Supply chain issues are affecting the few memorial businesses left in New York, a former hub for the ‘old-world craft.’
The Yes Men: Revenge of the Pranksters
A collective that blazed a trail with corporate hoaxes occupies an uneasy space between art and activism.
Theater 80 in New York City Could Become Another Pandemic Casualty
Battered by a coronavirus lockdown and conflict over a loan, Theater 80 could become another New York City casualty of the pandemic.
Economy Candy, a New York Sweet Shop Out of Childhood Dreams
Economy Candy, on the Lower East Side, has been satisfying the city’s sugar cravings for over 80 years.
How an Expert in Vietnamese Coffee Spends Her Sundays
When Sahra Nguyen is not teaching Americans about Robusta beans, she’s shopping and enjoying cocktails, or maybe a game of pool.
Arca Once Made Electronic Music. Now She Builds Worlds.
The artist’s latest project is “KICK,” a five-album cycle accompanied by an elaborate 3-D visual world that presses against all kinds of boundaries.
After Hurricane Sandy, a Park in Lower Manhattan at the Center of a Fight
Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, residents of Lower Manhattan are still vulnerable to rising seas. The fight over a plan to protect them reveals why progress on our most critical challenges is so hard.
How a Book- Pickle- and Tchotchke-Seller Spends Sundays
When she’s not at her whimsical secondhand shop, Leigh Altshuler plays board games and visits neighbors.
N.Y.C. Clubs Are Packed, but Many Are Still in Debt
Will the crowds be enough to recoup months of lost revenue?
Steven Mark Klein, Fashion Archivist and Gadfly, Dies at 70
His collection of fashion ephemera now fills a museum, but he also chastised the industry, all while making a name as a brand adviser to hotels and restaurants.
Dining Sheds Saved N.Y.C. Could They Destroy It?
The Lower East Side has turned into an all-night fraternity party, locals say, and small businesses are asking for help.
The Return of the Shadowman
A stealth artist from Seattle has been replicating the ’80s street art of Richard Hambleton throughout Manhattan. Is this a tribute, a marketing tool — or both?
For the (Renewed) Love of Vintage Dressing
After several years of all things simple being the height of fashion, there is a pleasure to be found in the messy eccentricities of individualistic, pre-owned items.
A TikTok Subway Artist Finds His Way to the Lower East Side
Growing up in the Bronx, Devon Rodriguez always wanted to move to Manhattan. His 20 million followers helped him get there.
Joseph I. Kramer, the ‘Country Doctor’ of Avenue D, Dies at 96
Shunning the New Jersey suburbs in 1969, he set up a pay-what-you-can practice on the blighted Lower East Side and for three decades was a hero to the poor.
How a Babka Baron Spends His Sundays
Josh Russ Tupper checks in on the family business, Russ & Daughters. Then, it’s time for drinks and games with friends.
Finally Making It to Manhattan
For those in other boroughs who dreamed of Manhattan, there was a silver lining to the pandemic: lower rents.
Tenement Museum Makes Room for Black History
Reopening after a tumultuous year, this Lower East Side institution is addressing the omissions and erasures in the neighborhood’s history — and its own.
Hearty Basque Food That Hemingway Would Have Understood
Ernesto’s, on the Lower East Side, channels San Sebastián with an unfussy menu and a generous hand.
A Texas Couple Try a Rent-to-Own Apartment on the Lower East Side
Most apartments are either for sale or for rent. The one they chose was both.
New York City Takes Another Step Toward Fully Reopening
Tens of thousands of middle school students will be able to return to classrooms later this month for at least part of the week.
At Dhamaka, Indian Village Food Comes to the City
Chintan Pandya follows up his hit Queens restaurant, Adda, with a celebration of rustic Indian cuisine on the Lower East Side.
Dancing for Many Cameras, in the Round: ‘It’s Muybridge on Steroids’
Herman Cornejo is collaborating with the “photo-scientist” Steven Sebring to create an immersive onscreen dance experience.
What Happened When Henry Yao Almost Went Bust
His customers cherished his small business — and him — more than he ever knew.
New York Has a Cameo in ‘The Crown.’ Here’s What Really Happened.
Princess Diana visited the city in 1989, a trip featured on the Netflix series and remembered fondly by the people she met.
Miguel Algarín, Force Behind Nuyorican Cafe, Dies at 79
His Lower East Side performance space has been an incubator for poets, playwrights and other artists, many of them not initially embraced by the mainstream.
Remembering Miguel Algarín, a Founder of the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
A fellow writer recalls Algarín, who once wrote that the poet was “the philosopher of the sugar cane that grows between the cracks of concrete sidewalks.”
An Out-of-the-Ordinary Grocer
Daniel Soares, who grew up in a supermarket family, has opened a curated produce pop-up on the Lower East Side.
André Gregory: Actor, Director, Artist
He’s been in the theater world for decades, but painting, he says, has taught him a new way of seeing.
‘Your Dad’s Not Feeling Well’
When he got sick with Covid-19, it opened a window for me to get to know him better.
Fahim Saleh Murder: Suspect Is Arrested in Grisly Killing
Mr. Saleh, 33, was found dismembered and decapitated inside his Manhattan apartment.
Dismemberment Killing of Tech C.E.O. ‘Looks Like Professional Job’
Fahim Saleh, 33, was followed into his luxury Manhattan condo by a man dressed all in black, the official said.
Man’s Dismembered Body Is Found in Luxury Manhattan Condo
An electric saw was found near the man’s torso, law enforcement officials said. Units in the Lower East Side building have sold for more than $2 million.
3 Long (Haired) Months: Barbershop Before-and-Afters
As salons and barbershops opened up in the city on Monday, New Yorkers relished the opportunity to freshen up.
Shattered Glass in SoHo as Looters Ransack Lower Manhattan
As the protesters moved north, fringe groups hung back, setting fires, breaking windows and grabbing goods from a string of luxury boutiques.
Frances Goldin, a Crusader for the Lower East Side, Dies at 95
A neighborhood preservationist, she had significant victories as a protester, provocateur and voice for lost causes.