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‘Mission Cantina’ Goes Under After 3 Years on Orchard Street

Posted December 9, 2016 at 5:11 am

Mission Cantina – chef David Bowien’s kitchen chameleon at 172 Orchard Street – is reportedly donezo. The three-year-old restaurant has been closed of late, its Caviar page deleted, and phone line disconnected. Patrons have also shared their farewells on social media over the last week. Bowien’s luck on Orchard Street hasn’t been the best. You’ll […]

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Clayton’s Corner: Around and Around the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted December 9, 2016 at 5:10 am

I walk and a nod around the community, taking in the odd smile and moments of lamenting. First, there’s Michael Lydon, a musician player for a number of years on the street with the 9th Street Stampers; he lives on 9th Street… …And here’s the legendary Sock Man, who’s returned with a new location 99 […]

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‘Commend’ Record Shop Introduces Collaboration Effort on Forsyth Street

Posted December 9, 2016 at 5:05 am

Just a little over a year after Salvor Projects’ shuttering, a record store-meets-community space has filled the void at 172 Forsyth Street. Commend is the physical manifestation of record label RVNG, and has recently started a series of artist collaborative efforts. The latest being “COMMEND See.” COMMEND See is an endeavor that identifies artists working in different […]

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Sorry, Flight of the Conchords, Your New Zealand Consulate will be Demolished

Last modified December 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, Bret (present) and Jemaine (present), but there won’t be any more band meetings with Murray at 232 East Broadway. Yup, your (fictitious) New Zealand Consulate (in HBO’s beloved cult series “Flight of The Conchords“) will soon be razed. You’ll need to find a new location for those Flight of […]

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Hundreds Protest Councilwoman Margaret Chin’s Refusal to Save the Elizabeth Street Garden

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

Yesterday, hundreds of residents from Little Italy, SoHo, Nolita and surrounding neighborhoods protested in front of the City Council offices on Broadway, to vocalize their frustration over major real estate development decisions getting greenlit through Margaret Chin and the de Blasio administration. Of the many concerns included the lack of support on Council Member Chin’s part to […]

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David Bowie Tribute Concert to Play at Terminal 5 on Anniversary of his Death

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:05 am

Bowie may be in space, but that doesn’t mean fans can’t hear celebrated favorites of the Thin White Duke, albeit in an incarnate fashion. The tragedy of his death especially rocked the Lower East Side, and the outpouring of love and support for the late musical mastermind was unlike anything we’ve seen in recent years. […]

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Photographer Brian Rose Takes us to New York City Through the Lens of the Twin Towers [INTERVIEW]

Posted December 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Photo: Brian Rose Two years ago we connected with photographer Brian Rose about his latest publication, Metamorphosis, which depicted a 30 year then-and-now of the Meatpacking District. His latest endeavor, and third in this photobook trilogy, touches upon New York City through the eyes of the Twin Towers. The imagery is compelling and tells the story of preserved moments in time, […]

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Rally Calling Out Mayor de Blasio and ‘Racist Rezoning’ At City Hall Today

Last modified December 7, 2016 at 11:24 pm

Many in the community want to end both the alleged racist rezoning and Mayor de Blasio and his administration. Time to rally ’round the family. Helmed by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side, hundreds are expected to descend on City Hall again today, with neighboring community support from the South Bronx, East Harlem, Sunset Park, Flushing, […]

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The Metrograph Commissary Now Serving Breakfast and Lunch

Posted December 7, 2016 at 5:10 am

The Metrograph Theater’s Commissary is quickly expanding its operations. The eatery, “inspired by the studio backlot eateries from Hollywood’s golden age,” debuted this past May, and now offers a weekday breakfast and lunch menu, from 9am-4pm. The restaurant has also recently introduced The Writer’s Menu, “a collection of small plates designed so you can eat with one hand… while […]

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