Veselka Returns to Essex Crossing After Pandemic Year

Last modified June 20, 2021 at 9:46 pm

Veselka is finally coming back below the Delancey divide. The decades-old Ukrainian institution returns to Essex Crossing this Saturday, reinstating its presence in the Market Line after a year on the sideline. However, it’ll occupy a much smaller footprint in the “Mini Market” at the base of the Essex Market staircase, a pandemic era version […]

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Marking 125 Years, Third Street Music School Goes Caroling

Posted December 17, 2019 at 5:07 am

‘Tis the season to be singing. Those looking to exercise their vocal chords this month needn’t look any further than the East Village. In celebration of their 125th anniversary, the Third Street Music School is expanding its festivities for the upcoming holiday season. The annual neighborhood caroling program kicks off December 19 from 4-6:30pm at […]


Veselka, Nom Wah, and Cafe Grumpy Join Market Line Roster

Posted February 7, 2018 at 5:05 am

With Phase II of Essex Crossing well underway at this point, developer consortium Delancey Street Associates has another ace up its sleeve. Announcing the first round of vendors joining the roster at the Market Line. The purported bazaar-like marketplace spans three blocks along Broome Street and will “bring together an eclectic mix of more than […]

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The ‘East Village is Back’ for the 39th Annual Ukrainian Festival

Posted May 15, 2015 at 9:34 am

Today kicks off the 39th annual St. George Ukrainian Festival, which has been appropriately parlayed into another festival of sorts – “The East Village Is Back!” celebration. After the devastating fire that shook the community back in March, the East Village Independent Merchants Association, the Lower East Side History Month, and St. George’s Ukrainian Catholic Church […]

John McDonald to Pitch CB3 His New 1st Street Steakhouse Next Week

Last modified January 9, 2014 at 8:10 am

Veselka Bowery attempted a brand uplift in 2011 by expanding to the Avalon Bowery complex on East First Street. However, this new location, blocks from the original, never really took off. The place was usually empty, so they’d try to coax with kitsch – like free pedicab rides. Ultimately their demise arrived last April after […]

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Frightened Rabbit Discusses ‘Pedestrian Verse’ and Love of the LES [INTERVIEW]

Last modified May 25, 2018 at 7:59 pm

We’re big fans of Frightened Rabbit, and now with a strong fourth album under their belt and their US tour underway, we thought to call upon lead singer and rhythm guitarist Scott Hutchinson.

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New Lunch on the Lower East Side

Posted January 24, 2012 at 6:18 am

While eating in the neighborhood isn’t the bargain it used to be, lunching still provides a way to sample new fare on a recession-friendly budget.

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Veselka Bowery Now Serving Brunch

Posted November 22, 2011 at 6:18 am

After years – okay, months – of anticipation, the Bowery branch of Veselka quietly opened a few weeks ago, at first serving only dinner.

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Veselka Bowery to Open in March [Video]

Last modified December 13, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Over the weekend, Tom Birchard told The Feast that the new Veselka Bowery will be opening in mid-March.

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Jeff Greenspan on the Chicken-Egg Conundrum [Video]

Posted July 16, 2010 at 9:39 am

On the heels of his successful “Tourist Lane” collaboration (tourists vs New Yorkers) with Improv Everywhere, artist Jeff Greenspan is back with a new social experiment.  This time, he heads to neighborhood eateries in an attempt to crowdsource an answer to the age-old conundrum of which comes first, the chicken or the egg?