Lower East Side

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VIDEO: One Man’s Mission to Save the Bialy

While its bialy and its name can be found in stores all over town, Marc Halprin has worked furiously to make good on the bakery’s reputation by perfecting the qualities of this simple, onion-topped roll.

Hurtling Through Manhattan: Anne Saxelby’s Guide to Where to Eat in the Lower East Side

Since Anne Saxelby first opened her eponymous stall in the Essex Street Market in 2006–essentially redefining American cheese–she’s taken strolls or bike-rides around and down all the crooked streets that define this part of Lower Manhattan, which sits in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. Consider it her way of meeting her neighbors, and soaking up the diversity, edible and otherwise, that still haunts this nabe.