Lower East Side

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Fried Dumplings and Soup at North Dumpling on the LES

    ​North Dumpling is an old-timer in dumpling-shop years. There are nearly a dozen dumpling shops on the Lower East Side alone, not to mention those in Sunset Park and Flushing, and the vast majority now dispense four for $1. But North Dumpling is different.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    The Monster Mash, Turbotax, The Fader Fort, And, OK, A CMJ Showcase Or Two Headline Your Weekend In Nightlife

    ​Thanks to CMJ, there are hundreds of things you could do in the city this weekend. There are too many bands we love playing too many shows, acting as the "secret guest" at epic concerts that we regret not going to, and walking down the streets and hanging out in bars like us real people do. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Sunday Is Apple Day on the Lower East Side

    delphaber/Flickr​Sunday will not only bring wild foods to Manhattan, but also one of the fruit world's most mainstream members to the Lower East Side. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the neighborhood will celebrate the third-annual New York City Apple Day. The festivities will take place on Orchard St ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    American Apparel Wants You to Work for Them, Apparently

    ​For those of you who have always dreamed of a retail gig at American Apparel, the time is nigh (even as profits reportedly sink. Hey, could be your last chance!). The retailer has issued a Craigslist call for "intelligent, friendly and dedicated people to work at our Lower East Side store."

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Seats Still Available for Next Week's Outstanding in the Field Dinners

    Outstanding in the FieldAl fresco dining at its finest.​Outstanding in the Field, the self-described "roving culinary adventure" known for staging five-course, white-tablecloth dinners in the farm fields and urban gardens where the food on the table originates, will hold a series of dinners in ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 25, 2010


    The annual HOWL! Festival returns

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Cocktail Bars Cropping Up All Over Town

    Cocktails a-go-go.​The Times notes the popularity of beer gardens these days, a trend it says has coincided with the rise modern speakeasy. But suds still can't compete with spirits, it would appear, as a whole new crop of cocktail lounges tries to tempt you with its prettily mixed concoctions ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Quinoa Taco at Snack Dragon

    ​Snack Dragon taco shack recently branched out from its original East Village location to open a spot on the Lower East Side. There you will find a vegetarian taco that brings together all the various charms of crunchy hippie-Cal-Mex-drunk food.

  • Voice Choices

    July 20, 2010


    Because bar crawls are so 1995

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Lush Life Exhibit, Chapter 3: First Bird (A Few Butterflies), on Display at Invisible-Exports

    ​The third exhibit based on Richard Price's 2008 novel, Lush Life, is now open at Invisible-Exports gallery on the Lower East Side. It follows Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 of the nine-part project curated by Franklin Evans and Omar Lopez-Chahoud, in which each gallery interprets a chapter of the cr ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 29, 2010


    The Lower East Side, page by page

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    NYPD Seeking Shorty Suspects in Central Park Armed Robbery

    ​Once again, a group of "marauding youths" is terrorizing the older people of Manhattan (remember when a bunch of kids were attacking Asian women on the Lower East Side?). Not cool. This time, the crime is armed robbery in Central Park. On Saturday, June 19, a 68-year-old man was walking near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to Moutarde, Le Bistro de la Rue; Goodbye to Tavern on Dean

    Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Prospect Heights mainstay Tavern on Dean is closing at the end of the month after 10 years in business. The Atlantic Yards project may be to blame. [Eater] West Village Philippe spin-off Phili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    There Are Apparently a Ton of Mice and Rats in the Restaurants of the East Village and Lower East Side

    The face of rodent violation. It may surprise you.​Here's a Thursday morning gross-out: last year, the city issued 360 violations for mice and 86 for rats to restaurants throughout the East Village and Lower East Side.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2010

    3 Teens Arrested, Charged with "Hate Crimes" in LES Attacks on Asian Women

    Three of the five underage suspects police were looking for in connection with a series of five attacks on Asian women on the Lower East Side have been arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime. The NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force identified the suspects, a 15-year-old boy and girl and a 12-ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Have You Seen These Kids Connected to Attacks on Asian Women on the Lower East Side?

    Earlier today we mentioned that a group of "marauding youths" (how soon 'til Bloomberg utters the word "wilding" on this one?) is assaulting elderly Asian ladies in some nasty hate crime attacks on the Lower East Side. The NYPD has provided us with video of youths wanted for questioning in the fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Lost and Found, NYC: Suitcase O' Money

    ​A post from EV Grieve this morning alerted us to an Internet-savvy gentleman who's located a suitcase full of moolah ($78,383, to be exact, and my accountant says that when things are in odd numbers like that, they're usually true!) on the Lower East Side. Out of the goodness of his heart, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Our 10 Best Lower East Side Restaurants

    Cheeky Sandwiches has delightful beignets, but is it delightful enough to make our 10 best?​ The Lower East Side is home to an assortment of restaurants that provide a prismatic view of its immigrant past and more sanitized present. While the diversity and sheer number of its restaurants aren' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Lower East Side Restaurants

    David Shankbone/WikipediaMarco's mural welcomes visitors to the Lower East Side​ Last week, we ranked our 10 best East Village restaurants. Tomorrow, we'll wander a few blocks south to rank their Lower East Side counterparts. Because the geographical boundaries of the Lower East Side are open ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2010

    Empire of the Bun at Golden Steamer and Baohaus

    Steaming is a gas at two bao specialists

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Perhaps You Are a Singer-Songwriter, and Would Like to Be Part of the New Reality TV Show The Scene...L.E.S.?

    ​That the Lower East Side is a place totally inimical to struggling artists of any kind is probably the least of the ironies of The Scene...L.E.S., the new in-the-works reality TV show from Jimmy Lloyd Productions. As per the above Craigslist ad:

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC: Escarole and Hubbard Squash Salad at 'Inoteca

    ​ If a salad seems like summer fare, check out this plate of greens, devoured at 'Inoteca last night. It might be the Platonic ideal of a salad--composed of bitter escarole, slicked with a salty, funky Gorgonzola dressing, and sweetened with roast hubbard squash and a flurry of pistachios. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Open & Closed: Say Hello to UO; Goodbye to Elvie's Turo-Turo

    The new Sigmund Pretzel Shop on the Lower East Side was opened by pastry chef Lina Kulchinsky and partner Tricia Wancko. Expect small batch, hand-twisted pretzels, plain or dressed up with spreads and dips, both sweet and savory. [Always Hungry] Sushi UO has opened on the Lower East Side with 23-ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    This Week in Dear God, Why? A Cupcake Lounge for the LES​What's the only thing less necessary than another cupcake shop? A cupcake lounge serving booze-laced cupcakes to be paired with more booze. Per Eater, that's what the Lower East Side is in for, courtesy of two of the dudes responsible for bringing the neighborhoo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Beer Happy at Bia Garden

    The view from inside Bia's walk-through beer fridge.​On a recent visit to the freshly opened Bia Garden on the Lower East Side, Fork in the Road was told by the hostess that the delivery menu neatly printed on a blackboard overheard was, in fact, "totally fake... we don't have delivery yet." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Anticipating the Purgatorial Splendor of Next Week's CB3 Meeting

    ​Reading Eater's re-cap of last night's Community Board 2 meeting puts one in a state of anticipation about a few things: the Denton brothers' use of the former Frederick's Downtown space for their newest project, cors'ino; the next incarnation of the Cub Room space; and, of course, next Monda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    Lawyer Says Bike Lock Beatdown is a Crime

    A You Tube vid of a young Lower East Side cyclist -- some have theorized he's a bike messenger -- delivering a brutal beatdown to a pedestrian outside the public restrooms on Allen and Delancey made the rounds on web sites and blogs last week: The vid shows the two travelers coming into conflic ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 8, 2009


    Drilling Company presents Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot

  • Voice Choices

    May 13, 2009


    Theater for the New City stays true to downtown arts

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    NY Crumbs At Taste of the Lower East Side

    NY Crumbs attended the 9th annual Taste of the Lower East Side event last night (held, ironically, in Nolita) and has a good roundup of who was there, what was served, and what everything tasted like. Highlights included mozzarella tomato and basil on puff pastry from Falai Panetteria; avocado mash, ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009


    Crystal Skillman’s six-character play Nobody

  • Voice Choices

    January 28, 2009


    A Yiddish film is set to jazz

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2008

    Storm Brewing for Marathon Planning Commish Meeting

    Next week on August 13, the City Planning Commission will host a marathon public hearing on three different large scale projects: the Lower East Side rezoning, Hunter's Point South and the Willets Point Redevelopment Plan. Already the meeting is drawing attention from Borough President Scott String ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    A Gated Community in The Lower East Side?

    Here's what we're reading on the web these days: Community members in the Lower East Side are furious about Masaryk Tower's plans to close off a section of Rivington Street to create a gated community. [Save The Lower East Side] The plans to rebuild Ground Zero are taking longer than its entire o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2008

    Where the 'Hipnicks' Live

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. August 13, 1958, Vol. III, No. 42 Off-Beat Survey: Hipnicks When dawn comes, where does Young Bohemia bed-down? This seemed like a reasonable question to ask. So, the paper put two operatives into the field. Our off-beat survey was intereste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Tonight: Beach House at the Bowery Ballroom

    There's maybe too much space on the new Beach House album, Devotion, which is cleaner and therefore less creepy than the band’s 2006 debut. That album was precious and woozy, full of glacial space-rock cut sharply by Victoria Legrand's sometimes-sweet voice (though just as often, she sounded like ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 13, 2007

    Let the Careerists Die

    A friend passed along this item regarding the double suicide of Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake: "I'm sure you've been reading about the suicide couple—the chick killed herself at St. Mark's, the dude walked into the waves at Far Rockaway. Pieces in The LA Times, LA Weekly, NY Observer, etc., et ... More >>

  • Art

    November 7, 2006

    Time Machine

    Viewing the Lower East Side through a slow-motion lens

  • NYC Life

    March 14, 2006
  • Theater

    February 21, 2006

    Slamming Back

    The patron saint of the uncool strikes a blow against L.E.S. gentrification

  • NYC Life

    November 1, 2005
  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    The Unacknowledged Triumphs of Fashion Week

    (And not one supermodel DJ in attendance . . .)

  • Music

    May 24, 2005


    Three-woman desert session mines metal's shifting sands

  • NYC Life

    February 3, 2004
  • NYC Life

    May 15, 2001
  • News

    August 29, 2000

    Power to the People

    Lower East Side Residents Oppose Con Ed's Expansion Plan

  • News

    April 25, 2000

    Hasid Jazz?

    Orthodox, conservative, or reformed, klezmer's back and marching

  • NYC Life

    June 1, 1999

    Grand Slam

    Photos by Sandra-Lee Phipps

  • Theater

    September 29, 1998
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