Save the Essex Market! Community Board Meeting this Wednesday!

The word is out! Since our last email about the possible demolition and relocation of the Essex Market, there has been an outpouring of support from the community to save this Lower East Side institution. Thanks to all of you who signed the online petition, talked with your neighbors, and came by the shop to let us know you’re with us in this fight.

Even the New York Times has taken notice… Check out this article published in the NY/Metro section last Sunday!

save essex marketIf you didn’t get a chance to sign the petition to save Essex Market, please take a minute to sign and help us reach our goal of 2,000 signatures. We’re at 1,640 signatures now, and know we can reach our goal with your help!

If you already signed, please take a minute to forward this message along to friends and family who love the market! Every person counts.

There is also an important Community Board Meeting about the Essex Market this Wednesday, May 25th. We’ll be there with bells on, and encourage anyone who wants to see the Essex Market preserved to come and give the city an earful! Public comment is welcome, and much needed. Get there early to make sure your questions and comments get on the docket!

Community Board 3 Meeting: Essex Market and the SPURA Project
Wednesday, May 25th 6:30 pm
University Settlement Community Center
189 Allen Street (between Houston and Stanton)

If you’ve never been to a community board meeting, don’t fear! It’s a little slice o’ New York life that is not to be missed… Just think of it as an anthropological experience.

Thanks again to everyone for your support! Together we can save the Essex Market!


In radio-land this week, we’ll be talking the ‘State of Cheese’ in Alaska! Making cheese in the arctic is no easy task as it turns out… We’ll talk with former Alaskan cheesemakers Matt and Rhonda Shaul of Cranberry Ridge Farm, and Bob Gerlach, state veterinarian of Alaska to see what’s doing way up there in the world of dairy. Tune in to Cutting the Curd every Monday at from 4:30 to 5:00 on the Heritage Radio Network.

Cutting the Curd, a dairy-centric radio show on Heritage Radio Network

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