Plan your Lower East Side vacation itinerary with this cool widget

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If you love traveling as much as we do, then you probably have searched for cool tools that will aid you in planning ahead. The trip planning experts from inspirock have created a widget that will help you strategize your time in New York City's Lower East Side.

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Lower East Side Gallery openings: Early March '19

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Gallery openings this week in the Lower East Sid


If you are ready to rock and stroll, here are your Lower East Side Gallery opening updates for the first week of March: There is a bunch of new exhibitions coming up in the following days. For starters, Sarah Entwistle’s first US solo exhibition is about to be unveiled. "It may prove a mere accident that we met, or it may prove a necessity" is her particular autobiographical exploration through her grandfather’s personal effects. Clive Entwistle was born and bred in Manhattan and committed all his life to architecture. In fact, the installation is inspired by an original design by Clive, and contains a wide range of objects that had been retained for decades in a storage room: drawings, prototypes, architectural models and even his personal correspondence with lovers. Despite the fact that Entwistle never met her ancestor, she has examined every single piece from this treasure to discover her grandfather’s agitated life, and now...

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The Lo-Down wants to know your #1 Small Business on the Lower East Side

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It's still time to vote, and especially in case we come to mind please don't hesitate to vote for your LES Spot #1 ;-)

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Cider Festival on Orchard Street

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Cider Festival LES

Another great Event ahead on Orchard Street!

The Lower East Side Cider Festival will take place on November 8th, 12-4PM, on Orchard Street between Delancey and Houston Streets. The finest cider makers from Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island and NYC will teach us

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Zagat's top 10 neighborhood choices

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Zagats 2016 rankings are out - meet the Lower East Side Frontrunners! The highest rated Lower East Side entry is the Russ & Daughters Cafe on Orchard Street, which is scarcely more than a year old. In the food category, the cafe scored 26 out of 30 points. The top 10 restaurants in the neighborhood for food include: Pig & Khao, Morgenstern’s Ice Cream, Fung Tu, Roasting Plant, Clinton Street Baking Company, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya, Cafe Katja, Katz’s Deli and Contra.

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It's happening! I accept the challenge!

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You know how sometimes a joking idea becomes reality? That's basically how I got signed up for the 3rd Lower East Side home pickling contest on October, 4th, happening within Orchard Street's finest Pickle Day event. After a first practice batch got raging reviews (which were still good reviews after subtracting 20% buddy buddy cheering bonus), I decided...


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Askan is the new guy

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Welcome on the block! It's been a few months now that Askan NYC opened its doors, and we see more and more of their shopping bags on the street so: Spotlight on! In the words of owner Moctar: "Askan boutique is a well-curated amalgamation of treasures for both men and women located at 151 Orchard Street. Initially an online menswear store, with the March 2015 opening of a brick and mortar location, we expanded our product variety by adding women’s...

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At first it sounded weird..."Pickle Day"?

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Don't get me wrong, I love pickles! As a matter of fact I am a proud pickler myself and my taste buds have a long history of admiration for the cuke - I feel you little man, one does not share a sour pickle. Still, a dedicated festival with ...

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