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Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival – Sept 28

The Tang’s Natural NYC Dumpling Festival returns this Saturday, September 28 to Roosevelt Park in the Lower East Side. The event will run from 12 to 5pm and feature a dumpling eating contest from 1pm to 2pm. Attendees can prepare to sample dumplings from all over world, including Italy, China, Japan, Jamaica, and more. There...


Ivan Orkin to Bring ‘Ivan Ramen’ to NYC’s Lower East Side

Ivan Orkin, a New York-born chef known for opening the Japanese noodle restaurant Ivan Ramen in Tokyo, confirmed today on Twitter that Ivan Ramen will arrive in the U.S. — specifically, NYC’s Lower East Side. Located on 25 Clinton Street, Ivan Ramen could open in mid-spring. Ivan Ramen on the LES is official! Looking forward to new beginnings,...


Lower East Side Pickle Day 2012 (Canceled)

UPDATE: Lower East Side Pickle Day 2012 has officially been canceled. Here’s the announcement: Hurricane Sandy certainly soured the LES, so until we can get back up and running, we’ve decided to cancel Pickle Day. Residents and business owners need this time to focus on their individual recovery, and all of us at the LES...


HaChi Restaurant Preview and Grand Opening

This past Tuesday July 26th, HaChi Restaurant & Lounge celebrated its grand opening with a media event and preview party at their new space in the Lower East Side and we were there in attendance! HaChi, meaning the number “8” in Japanese (a lucky number), offers casual fine dining with a contemporary French-inspired Asian fusion...


A Recent Visit to Hester Street Fair

This past Saturday, I met up with a friend at Hester Street Fair to grab an early afternoon bite and catch up on life happenings. It was a rough day for public transportation. No trains here, detours there, but after a few train changes, we both made it there. Hooray! The weather was scorching hot...