LES Blog

dedegumo Features Handcrafted Watches On Orchard Street

June 13, 2011
Where does a unique, artisan watchmaking company locate its first store outside of Kyoto, Japan? For dedegumo, located at 188 Orchard, the answer is the Lower East Side! Given the Lower East Side’s history as a location for one-of-a-kind stores, the fit is perfect. dedegumo was founded by Izumo Senco, who started by making accessories and then... read more

Newcomer MARAYA Brings Premium Handmade Cigars to the Lower East Side

April 14, 2011
Open only five months, MARAYA is one of the newest boutiques to settle on Orchard Street. The shop now calls the old (and beloved) Guss’ Pickles location home. “We were not looking for a retail shop,” says Joy Florentz, co-owner of MARAYA, “but when we saw the location of the old, time-honored Guss’ Pickles, this block really spoke to... read more

Welcome from our Executive Director

March 8, 2011
pay people to write essaysp>As my inaugural blog post, I would first like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our new, improved Lower East Side BID website.  As you can see, we put a lot of thought into how we can use the site as a comprehensive resource for all the people who live or work on the Lower East Side and for the hundreds of... read more

Any Old Iron Brings the UK to the LES

February 15, 2011
Any Old Iron highlights the high-end, unique type of boutiques to be found on Orchard Street on the Lower East Side. Andrew Clancey, one of our favorite neighbors of the LES BID, is a U.K. transplant, and he brings stylish U.K. designers to the Lower East Side. The first retail store of its kind in Manhattan, Any Old Iron features many exclusive... read more

Horse+Nail Brings Old-world Artisan Work to the Lower East Side

February 3, 2011
Horse+Nail (founded in 2009), a new and emerging handbag company is located in the Lower East Side of NYC and is where designer, Lindsey Hufnagel, a graduate of Parsons School of Design, handcrafts her Collection. Lindsey decided to locate her workshop in the Lower East Side, having been tied to the area since 2000. “I have witnessed the... read more