Hester Street

Game Repair Shop ‘xCubicle’ Powers Down Essex Street HQ After 10 Years

Last modified July 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Gamers, pay heed. xCubicle, the longstanding video game repair shop at Essex and Hester Streets, vacated the block last week after nearly a decade serving the community. A banner strung from the building facade over the weekend announces the departure. We spoke to co-owner Pat Chen, who revealed that the lease is up on 25 […]

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LES Favorite ‘Classic Coffee Shop’ Now Open on Weekends

Posted July 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

Lots of changes to report at the Classic Coffee Shop on Hester Street. The storefront itself is the recent recipient of a new teal makeover; egg creams are now being advertised in the immediate two blocks big time; but more importantly, ownership is trying out weekend hours. A marked departure from its usual practice. This past […]

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Macaron Parlour Saddles up Alongside Meow Parlour on Hester Street

Posted April 6, 2017 at 5:11 am

Two “Parlours” now sit side-by-side on Hester Street. The Macaron Parlour, the popular bakery founded by Simon Tung and Christina Ha, recently relocated from St. Mark’s Place to 44 Hester Street, the OG headquarters of Hood by Air. (The latter business is now located a few blocks north on Ludlow Street.) Tung and Ha decided […]

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This Was New York … in 1900 [VIDEO]

Posted March 16, 2017 at 9:41 am

Thank you to the Travel Film Archive for sharing some raw 1900 New York with the masses. Take a break from Instagram and watch our city turn street corners and a century. 20 plus minutes of “wow.” Every day was an adventure without apps and chats. As always…

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‘Front Room Gallery’ Relocates from Williamsburg to Former Barzinho Space on Hester Street

Posted March 7, 2017 at 5:03 am

Brazilian eatery, Barzinho, shuttered back in November after a four-year run at 48 Hester Street. This had been the second incarnation of the restaurant; the first was in Tribeca. A few short months (and some remodeling) later, its replacement just emerged. You guessed it – another gallery. The Front Room Gallery relocated from Williamsburg and […]

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‘ELKEL’ Opening its First Brick-and-Mortar Boutique at 48 Hester Street

Posted February 14, 2017 at 5:17 am

Men’s fashion is apparently still in at 48 Hester Street. Several months after shirt purveyor Gowan closed down, another boutique is on deck. This one focuses on “luxury men’s urban wear.” ELKEL officially announced itself last week with a few computer printouts and window neon. 48 Hester Street is the brand’s first solo brick-and-mortar. According […]

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‘O Cafe’ and ‘L’estudio’ Ceramics Workshop Open on Hester Street

Posted February 6, 2017 at 5:19 am

The brown paper curtains are finally deposed from the windows of 61 Hester Street. It’s now a bustling scene. O Cafe, based in Greenwich Village, just opened its newest eatery in the former home of Brown. Here is a look inside the cafè proper; floor configuration is similar to its predecessor. As previously reported, the shop next […]

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The Essex Street Gallery Moves to 55 Hester, Joins ‘Art Strike’ Against Trump’s Inauguration

Posted January 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

The Essex Street Gallery is returning home. For the last five years, the showroom held court on Eldridge Street, having been forced from its namesake. And it’s happening just in time for a coordinated “gallery strike” against Trump’s inauguration. Moving to 55 Hester Street, formerly home to the Tracy Williams gallery, provided a massive opportunity […]

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Former Tenants of 128 Hester Street Demand Relocation Payments from Landlord 7 Years After Demolition and Displacement

Posted December 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

Seven years a blight. The junkyard that is now 128 Hester Street remains an urban wasteland, and doubles as icon of developer greed. It’s a dangerous pit of detritus cordoned off with chain-link fencing. There has been no activity here since the building demolition displaced eight families in 2009. It began with alleged neglect by […]

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‘O Cafe’ Won’t Open on Hester Street Until the ‘Beginning of Next Year’

Posted December 6, 2016 at 5:05 am

O Cafe is off the rails, and won’t open on Hester Street for another couple months yet. Argentinian chef-slash-potter Fernando Aciar is poised to bring the Greenwich Village-based restaurant and artist workshop to the two commercial spaces comprising 61 Hester Street. Ever since the announcement earlier this fall, there has been movement inside both stores. […]

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