Last week a real estate developer sent workers into the Children's Magical Garden on the Lower East Side to erect a fence protecting the portion of the parcel he owns. Shocked that the developer would destroy a swath of the garden used...Show More Summary
When Leah Cohen isn't plating dishes of crispy pata or grilling pork jowl, she's often not far from her restaurant Pig and Khao on the Lower East Side. She lives around the corner from her restaurant, after all, but if she's not eating in her own kitchen, there are endless options around the neighborhood. Here are some of her favorites.
While the Metropolitan Museum of Art canonizes punk on the Upper East Side, A Gathering of the Tribes gallery is quietly celebrating its 20th anniversary on the Lower East Side. Across the street from the Nuyorican Poet’s Café and blocks from the former CBGB, Steve Cannon’s A Gathering of the Tribes brings together artists of all disciplines and backgrounds.
The excellent Michaelangelo Matos, writing for the seemingly inescapable Red Bull Music Academy: The Aztec Lounge, on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, was a punk and goth club in the mid-’80s – not the first place you’d look for the future of dance music. Show More Summary
Max Fish might be fleeing the Lower East Side for more Brooklyn-ey pastures, but it looks like a little bit of the Times' favorite borough is headed over to Manhattan: Brooklyn-based eatery Black Tree opened an outpost on Orchard Street last week, and they're promising to bring their brand of "hyper-local" sandwiches and drinks to the 'hood. [ more › ]
Last we checked in with our favorite offensive bumper sticker enthusiast, Heshi Fried, he was explaining to us why Hurricane Sandy was God's way of punishing Sheldon Silver and the Lower East Side for supporting gay marriage. You know...Show More Summary
New York City’s Lower East Side is home to Preserve24, a beautiful new two-story art installation functioning as a 5,000 square foot restaurant, designed by San Francisco artist and part owner Brian Goggin. Created with found and recycled materials, this establishment took a year and a half to create and is fashioned after an “expedition [...]
The shadows of memory and haunting of the afterlife are entwined through three shows currently open on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. While perhaps odd choices for the warming weather that generally restores life to the streets, these exhibitions dwell more on death, offering some intelligent contemplations of how art can function as a form of remembrance.
A portion of a community garden that has served children on the Lower East Side since 1982 was destroyed this morning when a developer unexpectedly ordered workers to construct a fence on the portion of the property he owns. After aShow More Summary
Lumpy-dumpiness seems to be all the rage in the emerging scene (think curdled plaster, splotchy painting, loading palettes, pinched and unglazed ceramics), to the point where the Lower East Side can feel like one big boutique. But usually, a decent show will remind you that materials are not the problem. Show More Summary
Previously we've looked at Coney Island, the Lower East Side, and all of the boroughs during a time that you didn't even exist in, and now let's take a look back at Chinatown. Click through for scenes from the neighborhood in the late 1800s, all the way up to 1940 (which, fine, maybe you saw the area with your own eyes then, but you probably don't remember it). [ more › ]
Last year when Mission Chinese opened on the Lower East Side, its bathroom quickly became the favorite off-menu aspect of the place. Why? It was given the full Twin Peaks treatment, with a Black Lodge vibe, a portrait of Laura Palmer...Show More Summary
Preserve 24, a new dining destination on the Lower East Side, wants you to know that it's not just another restaurant. The sprawling space, which takes over three 111-year old tenement buildings, is also a multidisciplinary art installation, a social club, and a sitting room. Show More Summary
The bar is made from old pianos. Dining at Preserve24 will feel a bit like stepping inside of a Tim Burton movie. The kooky, dreamlike Lower East Side restaurant, which spans three 111-year-old tenement buildings, is also an art expedition designed by sculptor Brian Goggin. Show More Summary
In our co-working series, NYU students give us the skinny on hot spaces in NYC. Here, we take a look at the Lower East Side's Projective Space.
On Wednesday, the Lower East Side lost yet another piece of its diminishing history when Taylor Mead, an actor, poet, Andy Warhol friend and collaborator, and staple of the LES, passed away. It was not very long ago that I found myself...Show More Summary
Lance Fresh traveled to the Lower East Side in NYC to talk to one of the most exciting up and coming boutique fashion brands. Staple Design is a street wear fashion store for men that is distributed throughout the globe. One person who was enamored by their clothes is 4-time NBA MVP LeBron James. Show More Summary
Why we're sad that the Lower East Side actor, artist (and Warhol Superstar) is no longer with us read more
French import Cutlog, the latest fair to join the growing clusterfuck surrounding Frieze New York, carries a relaxed and eclectic ethos, one befitting the challenging layout of its Lower East Side venue. According to organizers, 48 galleries,...Show More Summary
Taylor Mead, a fixture in the Lower East Side as well as Andy Warhol's Factory scene back in the day, died yesterday while in Colorado. According to the Lo-Down, "the legendary Lower East Side artist and actor, died after suffering a stroke." The news spread after Mead's family alerted LES documentarian Clayton Patterson last night. Show More Summary