Hester Street Fair

Hester Street Fair Revived, Trades LES for Pier 17

Posted September 3, 2021 at 5:09 am

The Hester Street Fair is once again, alive and well, albeit in new digs. This Labor Day weekend marks the reopening of the fair; no longer on its namesake Lower East Side street, but instead holding court at the Seaport’s Pier 17. Earlier this year, the Seward Park Co-op board announced it was replacing the […]

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An Art Show to Benefit the Educational Alliance

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:17 am

A new art exhibit to support the Educational Alliance and its Manny Cantor Center kicks off this weekend. Drawing inspiration from the recently-deposed Hester Street Fair, “CONTINUE TO BE” is a celebratory show welcoming the warmth and hope of springtime in the city, featuring both new and old work from local photographers who have documented life […]

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Smorgasburg Takes Over from Hester Street Fair

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 5:43 pm

The Seward Park Co-op on Wednesday announced to its shareholders the entity to replace the Hester Street Fair. The housing complex, which owns the backside lot facing Essex Street, ultimately chose Smorgasburg as the operator. The company behind the behemoth market – Flea Industries – will impart the “Hester Flea,” beginning Saturdays later this month. […]

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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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Seward Park Co-op Breaks from Hester Street Fair in Favor of New Operator

Last modified October 28, 2021 at 11:32 pm

Hester Street Fair became a victim of its own success this spring, as its Seward Park Co-op overlord gave it the old heave-ho in favor of something new. Last year’s unique COVID-19 season was likely its last. Curbed had the scoop. The sudden decision – Hester Street Fair was to reopen on April 10 for […]

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Fridays Under $40: Cheap Sweets

Posted September 11, 2020 at 5:07 am

In our Friday column, “Fridays Under $40,” Boogie writer Sara Graham again hits the streets to find cheap eats and affordable things to do during these weird times. The end of summer always feels like a weird transition, but this month feels stranger than usual. We got news this week from Governor Cuomo that dining […]

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‘Partybus Bake Shop’ Parks itself on Essex Street

Posted September 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

A different kind of party bus is rolling into the Lower East Side this fall. One ostensibly without the drunken mess. It’s Partybus Bake Shop, an artisanal bakery opening in the former Chinese seafood wholesaler at 31 Essex Street. Upon debut next month, expect a “rotating seasonal menu [of] classics including breads, pies, and cookies […]

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9th Season of Hester Street Fair Kicks off This Weekend

Posted April 13, 2018 at 9:28 am

It’s that time of year again. With the winter thaw comes spring… and the Hester Street Fair. The fair has set up shop on Hester Street nine times, and this iteration brings some fresh programming and tasty treats to keep foodies and those who want to support local coming back for more. This year adds […]

Cyclist Hits Man on Essex Street this Afternoon

Last modified July 30, 2017 at 11:23 pm

A man was bowled over by a cyclist riding down Essex Street this afternoon at around 3:30pm. The collision happened in the intersection of Hester Street, right outside the weekly Hester Street Fair. The victim, a middle-aged Chinese man, suffered a head injury and was seemingly knocked unconscious, with blood on the pavement. Good Samaritans […]

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8th Season of Hester Street Fair is Underway

Posted April 21, 2017 at 9:43 am

The eighth outing of the Hester Street Fair is now underway. Opening weekend was last week, which is a whole month earlier than the fair’s normally started in years prior. With this new season brings a new mission statement for the enterprise – “empowering pursuits of passion” – in hopes of promoting the exhibition to “emerging creative […]

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