Tag: Lower East Side (Manhattan, NY)

Essex Crossing Is the Anti-Hudson Yards

Even half-done, Essex Crossing, on the Lower East Side, is shaping up as one of New York’s most promising new mixed-use developments — the anti-Hudson Yards. A $1.9 billion, six-acre, for-profit mega-project occupying several blocks around Delancey Street where traffic barrels onto and off the Williamsburg Bridge, it replaces what had been a vast no-man’s […]

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At Tsismis, Filipino-American Drinking Food Worth Talking About

Tsismis is the opposite of a speakeasy. It isn’t hiding anything; its glass facade on Orchard Street wants to strike up a conversation so badly that it almost follows you home. The windows are stenciled with cartoon characters and with text-message bubbles that call out in English (“Hello! New York”), Spanish (“que rico!”), French (“bon […]

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This Street is New York’s Best-Kept Men’s Wear Secret

True story: A few weeks ago I was at Totokaelo, trying on a black Bode lace overshirt, attempting to rationalize the $500-or-so price tag. It didn’t help that in the fitting room next to me was a guy who, as his mother was picking clothes for him, was chatting to the sales clerk about how […]

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The Fashion Week Diary of Sandy Liang, Fleece Phenom

Sandy Liang hates Fashion Week. She hates the hype and the parties and the pressure, the murmurings about how so-and-so made an appearance at such-and-such. “But when my show is happening, I’m like, ‘This is all worth it,’” Ms. Liang said. Since the 28-year-old designer launched her namesake label and first collection five years ago, […]

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The Mystery of This Dusty Book, Signed by Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt

The trunk had sat in the library of a Midtown Manhattan acting school for decades. No one seems to have ever fully rifled through its contents, save for a researcher here and there, said Whit Waterbury, an archivist and librarian at the Neighborhood Playhouse, the conservatory where Robert Duvall, Jeff Goldblum and Allison Janney trained. […]

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Plan for Supertall Tower Looming Over Lower East Side Is Halted, for Now

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The constant charge of high-rise developments that have demolished, rebuilt and reshaped so many New York City neighborhoods has largely marched on unimpeded in recent years despite fierce objections from community groups and preservationists. That changed on Thursday. A […]

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A Stand-Up Example of Sit-Down Pizza

One of the ways people pretend to be sophisticated about restaurants these days is by claiming that the New York City dining scene has lost its edge. The sheer number of restaurants in the city — about 27,000, according to the health inspectors — makes the argument absurd. How many of them are slipping? All […]

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