Hester Street

Meow Parlour Returns from Pandemic Shutter with Help from Petco Prize

Posted October 27, 2021 at 5:16 am

Eighteen months suffering a pandemic purgatory, the Meow Parlour finally returns to the Lower East Side. The seven-year-old cat cafe reopened at 46 Hester Street two weeks ago, thus concluding a closure that began at the outset of the pandemic in March 2020. Meow is in soft relaunch mode, open on Saturdays and Sundays from […]

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Queens Man Arrested in Connection with Stabbing Death of Grubhub Delivery Worker on LES

Posted October 25, 2021 at 5:12 am

Police announced Friday night the arrest of the suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a Grubhub deliveryman last week. Joseph Sandoval, 23, from Jamaica, Queens, was collared Thursday and charged with one count of murder in the stabbing death of Sala Miah. As reported, Miah had taken a post-shift break in Sara D. […]

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Loved Ones Crowdfunding for Grubhub Deliveryman Stabbed to Death on the LES

Posted October 20, 2021 at 5:15 am

Loved ones have taken to online crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to help raise money for the Grubhub deliveryman stabbed to death in Sara D. Roosevelt Park last weekend. As reported, the incident transpired early Saturday morning near the Hester Playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Surveillance footage shows that the attacker sat on the bench next […]

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Police Release Chilling Video in Murder of Delivery Worker in Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Posted October 19, 2021 at 5:01 am

Police released chilling new surveillance video showing the approached the defenseless delivery worker, moments before allegedly murdering him and stealing the electronic bike on the Lower East Side. As reported, the incident transpired early Saturday morning near the Hester Playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The footage shows the attacker sitting on the bench next […]

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Woman Threatens Customers with Stool at King Dumplings on Hester Street

Posted September 17, 2021 at 5:04 am

Wednesday evening, a woman was spotted harassing customers at King Dumplings on Hester Street. Our tipster says that the belligerent demanded $10 from the group, and when she was ignored, grabbed a stool and threatened violence. Prior to that incident, the woman jumped on the hood of a livery cab. She also grabbed a person […]

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Still No Takers for Former Hester Street Candy Shop

Last modified August 19, 2021 at 9:01 pm

For a former candy store on the Lower East Side, perennial vacancy is the operative phrase.  The Sweet Life shuttered in July 2018 after spending more than three decades at 63 Hester Street. Since the closure, there have been no takers for the store, and the facade fell into the hands of taggers. Even after […]

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This Sprawling Hester Street Dining Shed has HVAC Hookup

Posted August 16, 2021 at 5:03 am

Pandemic-era dining sheds are veering from the initial purpose, now becoming fully-fledged outdoor dining rooms. Some more brazen than others, like the one at Izakaya on East Fourth Street which briefly flirted with a mezzanine level. Ambition is in the curbside air. Restaurants are now installing HVAC systems – mainly window units – in order […]

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Classic Coffee Becomes a Trendy Cafe Tailor Shop Hybrid

Last modified March 26, 2021 at 3:15 pm

On Hester Street, a beloved cafe goes from Classic to trendy. Indeed, the Classic Coffee Shop, which closed last year after decades serving the Seward Park environs, has been reborn as a fancy cafe-cum-tailor shop. Former owner Carmine Morales relinquished 56 Hester Street to clothing designer Emily Adams Bode and her partner, furniture designer Aaron […]

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Hester Street Fair Tries to Stay Alive as Supporters Rally to the Cause

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 5:45 pm

The grassroots campaign to support the continuation of Hester Street Fair is gaining momentum. As reported, the weekly flea market alleged they were booted from the eleven-year perch by their landlord, the Seward Park Co-op. The sudden decision – Hester Street Fair was to reopen on April 10 – dumbfounded both vendors and the ownership. “We […]

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Looking Back at Classic Coffee Shop on the Eve of its Closure

Posted December 24, 2020 at 5:03 am

Today marks the final day of business for the Classic Coffee Shop, a cozy luncheonette that’s kept the neighborhood fed for decades. As reported, the lease on 56 Hester Street expires this month, and owner Carmine Morales decided to retire. And insists that there is no rent hike or foul play here. The pandemic has […]

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