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Calexico’s LES Location is Closed for Unspecified ‘Renovations and Repair’

Posted July 6, 2015 at 10:22 am

Here’s one out of left field. Truck-to-store mini-chain Calexico suddenly shuttered its Lower East Side HQ at 153 Rivington Street last week. Reason given, as per the computer printout, is “renovations and repair” work. The closure was sudden and somewhat surprising, given that it’s a well-oiled machine and usually fairly full. We spoke to a few […]

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Report: Victim Who Fell to His Death at 38 Delancey ‘Appeared to be Drunk’

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:17 am

Early yesterday morning – roughly 2:30am – a 28-year-old man plunged to his death from a sixth-floor balcony at 38 Delancey Street. The victim had been sitting on the balcony railing, facing the building, when he fell backward. CBS New York followed up on the story (amongst many others), and gleaned info from the security […]

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B&H Dairy is One Step Closer to Reopening, Yet Frustration Mounts

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:11 am

For the 73-year-old B&H Dairy, the frustration is mounting. Three months after the deadly Second Avenue explosion at its doorstep, reopening is still well on the horizon. Yes, the gears are in motion, but it’s painfully slow. The first DOB permit was issued last week, needed for installation of the requisite $28,000 fire suppression system; […]

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New 2-Way Protected Bike Lane for Clinton Street, Plus Other Traffic Changes Coming Soon

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:10 am

Some major traffic changes are coming soon to the lower third of Clinton Street. This stretch of roadway is often considered by locals to be little more than an off-ramp from the FDR. The Department of Transportation finally recognized some of the safety concerns, and will soon embark on its overall “South Street Greenway” project. […]

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Beloved Bereket Beheaded by Ben Shaoul Ahead of 10-Story Condo Development

Posted July 6, 2015 at 5:00 am

Demolition is in full swing at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets, where the “Sledgehammer” himself, Ben Shaoul, is to deposit ten stories of luxury condo living. Victimized in this conversion from low- to high-rise were nearly a dozen stand-alone businesses, including a personal favorite. Bereket. Now, exactly one year after serving its last lentil […]

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Man Plunges to His Death Last Night After Falling from Balcony at 38 Delancey

Last modified July 5, 2015 at 10:31 am

Early this morning at about 2:30am, a 28-year-old man reportedly plunged to his death at the 38 Delancey high rise (corner of Forsyth). A reader who was partying on a nearby rooftop witnessed the horrible tragedy. From what we understand, the victim was sitting on the railing of the the sixth floor balcony, then fell headfirst […]

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Rent Hike Forces Dusty Buttons Vintage Shop to Close at the End of July

Posted July 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

Our hearts are broken over the news that Amanda Loureiro, owner of Dusty Buttons, is closing up shop after six years on East 9th street. Dusty Buttons is a favorite clothing and accessories store, featuring both vintage and new items. It was where we first discovered, among other things, the most perfect red lipstick (a life-long […]

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Sneak Peek Inside That Tiki Bar Mother of Pearl, Opening Monday on Avenue A [PHOTOS]

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:20 am

This is slightly outside our usual beat, but a tipster just sent a trove of images revealing the interior of Alphabet City newcomer Mother of Pearl. Bar owner Ravi DeRossi closed Gin Palace back in November due to structural issues that befell 95 Avenue A. Apparently the corner building at East Sixth Street was sinking, […]

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An Old Favorite Returns as Les Enfants de Bohème Opens on Henry Street

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:12 am

Rebound. Three years a refugee, Les Enfants Terribles is back with a new permanent home and modified identity. Original owner Stefan Junot (and his wife) – who first opened at Ludlow and Canal a decade ago – headed further east to the fringe in much the same way. Les Enfants de Bohème was officially coronated […]

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