63 Hester Street

Hair Stylist Julie Dickson Takes Former Sweet Life on Hester Street for Salon

Posted January 6, 2022 at 5:04 am

Down on Hester Street, one storefront traded candy for crops. The Sweet Life, which shuttered in July 2018 after more than three decades at 63 Hester Street, is about to be reborn a hair salon. Veteran stylist Julie Dickson (Fox & Boy, Pembley) is behind the new chop shop. The arrival of Dickson’s neighborhood salon […]

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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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No More ‘Sweet Life’ on Hester Street

Posted July 25, 2018 at 5:04 am

What an awful sight. The Sweet Life has gone sour. The neighborhood candy store, on Hester Street since 1982, recently vanished. It closed down a few weeks ago after three decades of fulfilling the area’s collective sweet tooth. The only evidence of its footprint is now is the pinstriped awning and fading gate mural. Behind […]

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‘The Sweet Life’ Candy Store is Closing After More than 35 Years on Hester Street

Posted June 12, 2018 at 5:03 am

The Sweet Life, the only legit candy store south of Delancey Street, is no more. A rusty “store for rent” sign has long dangled from the exterior of 63 Hester Street (along Ludlow), and now the narrative is finally coming true. More than three decades after opening its doors on the Lower East Side, the […]

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