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Petition Surfaces to Oppose CB3 Reinstatement of Ariel Palitz

Posted April 21, 2015 at 9:22 am

The official Community Board appointments for the class of 2015 are here, and as we first reported last week, nightlife advocate Ariel Palitz is no longer a sitting member. And it seems there are those in the neighborhood who would like to keep it that way. Going to extremes, someone out there created a simple […]

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‘Yours Truly’ Coffee Shop Opening This Week at 8 Spring Street

Posted April 21, 2015 at 5:17 am

When the brown butcher paper arrived in the windows of 8 Spring Street back in January, it teased a simple handwritten message. “Something wonderful is coming.” That something is actually a miniscule coffee spot called Yours Truly. Yours Truly, in its own words, is “dedicated to coffee excellence and inspirational menu items.” The shoebox shop […]

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Ben Shaoul Paid $108M for the Bereket Development Site at Orchard and East Houston

Posted April 21, 2015 at 5:10 am

A year and a half later, Ben Shaoul finally closed on the deal to acquire the southeast corner of Orchard and East Houston. We’ve known all along that the notorious Sledgehammer was developing the corner plot, but now it’s official. The Real Deal picks up our story scraps and reports that Shaoul, along with Real […]

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Tenants and Advocates Publicly Lambast Samy Mahfar for Constant Harassment and Unsafe Living Conditions

Posted April 21, 2015 at 5:08 am

In a high-profile move, embattled residents of Samy Mahfar (SMA Equities) properties queued yesterday in the rain to announce a new round of legal action. Indeed, now a total of four buildings are suing the notorious slumlord – 102 Norfolk, 113 Stanton, 22 Spring, and 210 Rivington. Here is a quick recap of what went […]

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Notes from CB3: Chinese Tuxedo for Doyers Denied Outright, Support for Pizza Beach in Hell Square, and More

Last modified April 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

For the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, last night was one marked by surprises. It saw the Lower East Side Dwellers supporting a new liquor license and established restaurateurs coming out against new liquor licenses. And notably absent from the panel was Ariel Palitz, who is no longer part of the rank-and-file. Here are […]

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Uncapped: Beneath the Paint with AMUZE

Posted April 20, 2015 at 10:08 am

Time to check in on some local graffiti writers with our new “Uncapped” feature. Today let’s give a hearty Lower East Side welcome to Queens native, Amuze! BOWERY BOOGIE: Describe your ultimate mission. Amuze: As far as an ultimate mission…I got to be honest it’s more for personnel satisfaction…What I do is really for myself…if people […]

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Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Scores Its First Tenants

Posted April 20, 2015 at 8:35 am

It was only last month that photographer Jay Maisel moved his family out of the building they called home for decades (acquired in 1966 for $102,000). Now, the 1898 Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery – purchased by Aby Rosen last fall for a staggering $55 Million – has its first tenant. According to the Wall […]

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Mars Bar Replacement is Just another Organic Juice Bar Called ‘NatureEs’

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:18 am

Mars Bar now lives only in your memory. There will be no return, not in any form. The dream of reboot at 21 East First Street is dead. Instead, a bland wellness cafe has taken its rightful position on a now antiseptic block. When investors first lined up before Community Board 3 a year ago, […]

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Artist Tristan Eaton is Painting a Four-Story Mural on Allen Street

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:12 am

It’s not just the Bowery graffiti wall that received attention this past weekend… The Little Italy Street Art Project is again crossing the Bowery into the Lower East Side for a larger-than-life mural. This time around they’ve tapped the creative services of street artist Tristan Eaton. And what better place than the wall flanking one of […]

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