Let's face it, we're in the midst of dynamic change in the Lower East Side. Change can be exhilarating and terrifying and a mixture of both.

We're saying "Ciao" in this issue -- Ciao in greeting and Ciao in parting.

In this issue of East Broadway Magazine we're happy to greet and introduce Elena Ramos, Store Team Leader of the new Target Store on Grand Street, and we're delighted to shine a spotlight on the Henry Street Settlement's "House on Henry Street" exhibit in celebration of their 125th anniversary.

We are sorry to inform our viewers that By Robert James, the excellent menswear store has had to leave the neighborhood, shuttering its store on Orchard Street. By Robert James represents in many ways, a throw back to an earlier time when garments were crafted with care and pride in the U.S. and the maker stood by his ware with a lifetime guarantee.  Merchandise is still available online at

Prior to its move to its new exhibition and education space on Essex Street, the International Center of Photography has two exhibits, profiled in this issue that can be seen at their current museum space at 250 Bowery through late April.

And our 2 Guys reviewers share their critiques and finds of interesting theater and events from Harlem to the Abrons Arts Center and they interview the award-winning writer, director and actor K. Lorrel Manning - check it out.

We're looking forward to bringing fresh new features as well as in depth coverage of current issues in our upcoming Spring issue.