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Don’t Go Broke Just to Get Your Hair Cut

Don’t Go Broke Just to Get Your Hair Cut

By Atea Stefani, Contributing Writer

October 11, 2016


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

A chic and affordable haircut does not have to break the bank. Check out these local salons perfect for NYU students.

Lead found in Lower East Side building

By Michelle Huang, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2014


Filed under News

Residents in the Lower East Side could be exposed to a large amount of lead.

NYUGreen Day of Service beautifies LES

NYUGreen Day of Service beautifies LES

September 30, 2013


Filed under News

NYU student and faculty volunteers met to beautify tree beds in the Lower East Side for the NYUGreen Day of Service, led by NYU’s Sustainability Initiative on Saturday, Sept. 28. Teaming up with six other groups, including the Lower East Side Ecology Center and the New York Tree Trust, who ...

Landmarked Russian Jewish synagogue faces demolition

Landmarked Russian Jewish synagogue faces demolition

March 7, 2013


Filed under News

The oldest Russian Jewish synagogue in the United States and New York is currently seeking the right to tear itself down after standing for over 150 years. Since 1850, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol has been located at 60 Norfolk St. in the Lower East Side as a historical reminder of the first Jewish immigran...

LES bar offers innovative options for Manhattanites

LES bar offers innovative options for Manhattanites

October 30, 2012


Filed under Features

In the midst of all the Chinese restaurants, bakeries and marketplaces in the Lower East Side stands a quirky bar that serves as a restaurant and hangout place for youthful Manhattanites. Cocktail Bodega, which opened less than two months ago, offers original twists on international dishes. Owner...

Hummus Shop offers healthy vegan, vegetarian options

Hummus Shop offers healthy vegan, vegetarian options

October 23, 2012


Filed under Features

Centered on its ideology of food being fresh, healthy and tasty, The Hummus Shop in the Lower East Side offers a delicious and budget-friendly dining experience to all their customers. The Hummus Shop, which opened last month, provides a variety of top quality dishes using only fresh, organic produce...

Food truck expands to LES storefront

Food truck expands to LES storefront

October 2, 2012


Filed under Features

Yassir Z. Raouli had a dream to showcase all he can do with food; a dream that turned into a reality when he started The Bistro Truck in 2009 — when the recession created a market for all sorts of business endeavors. The Bistro Truck was very successful, serving a loyal following of gourmet street-food...

Public invited to see long-awaited Lowline

Public invited to see long-awaited Lowline

September 14, 2012


Filed under News

A duo plan to turn an unused trolley terminal into New York City’s first underground garden called the LowLine. James Ramsey and Dan Barasch, who co-founded the project last year, have been brainstorming and conducting research ever since. “The Lower East Side itself is one of our oldest and...