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Drunk Driver Charged with Manslaughter in Fatal Post-Christmas Crash at Manhattan Bridge

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:13 am

Prosecutors last week indicted a man on charges of manslaughter for the fatal drunk driving crash last month on the Bowery that left a teenager dead. In the early morning hours of December 26, authorities said that 22-year-old Gerald Joseph was traveling westbound across the Manhattan Bridge at 65 mph, nearly twice the legal limit […]

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Inside the Spiffed-up Delancey Street McDonald’s, Back Open After 4 Months

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:11 am

Delancey Street has its McDonald’s back after a four-month hiatus. For better or worse. The corner fast food joint returned to the fray yesterday afternoon, as expected. Corporate suits spent the day welcoming with a smile as customers queued to order from the fancy new kiosks by the entrance. Gone is the dank and dumpy […]

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Police Release Images of Men Wanted in Connection with Armed Robbery of Rivington Street Bodega

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:10 am

Police are looking for three men wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Lower East Side bodega. Two of the suspects allegedly entered the LES Mini Mart at 127 Rivington Street at 10:08pm this past Saturday, and held up the cashier at gunpoint. The armed duo made off with about $600 in cash […]

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City Approves 12-Story Provident Loan Bank Development on East Houston

Posted January 16, 2018 at 5:00 am

Any fading hope for a landmarked Provident Loan Society building on East Houston was dashed two weeks ago when the city approved plans for its redevelopment. Despite grassroots support to protect the century-old structure – and backing from Community Board 3 in December 2015 – no such designation ever transpired. Instead, its longtime owners, Elsa and […]

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Water Main Work on Tap for Lower Clinton Street

Last modified January 15, 2018 at 11:14 am

The Department of Design and Construction last week embarked on another Lower East Side infrastructure project. This time it’s another water main job. The upcoming campaign is two-fold: replacement of both the water main and sewers beneath Clinton Street from Madison to East Broadway. Known as the “Accelerated Water Main Replacement Project” (aka MEDA002), we […]

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Clayton’s Corner: At Samoa’s ‘Candy Coated Evil’ Opening [PHOTO]

Posted January 15, 2018 at 5:12 am

In a poisoned, jaded world, this show is a limitless panacea. Samoa’s vocabulary is so innately understandable by anyone with a heart that still beats. And loved by those of us who understand that art and music and performance can create change, rather than just swell our pockets or decorate our rooms. It’s art that […]

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Zarin Fabrics’ Bobby Zarin Dies of Cancer at 71

Posted January 15, 2018 at 5:04 am

Bobby Zarin, former owner of Zarin Fabrics and husband to Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin, passed away on Saturday after a years-long battle with thyroid cancer. He was 71. “With the heaviest of hearts, we are devastated to share the news that our beloved Bobby Zarin passed away peacefully [Saturday] surrounded by […]

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Masked Men Hold up Rivington Street Bodega at Gunpoint

Last modified January 14, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Three masked men reportedly robbed a Rivington Street bodega last night, police said. Two of the men allegedly entered the LES Mini Mart at 127 Rivington Street just before midnight, and held up the cashier at gunpoint. The duo removed an unknown quantity of cash from the register and cigarettes from behind the counter. The […]

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SLA Denies License to Controversial Sons of Essex Operator for Allen Street Club

Posted January 12, 2018 at 9:53 am

Controversial landlord-developer Michael Shah and his Line Group nightlife arm were dealt a major blow on Wednesday when the State Liquor Authority denied their proposal for a Mexican nightspot called Dos Cientos. In the works for nearly a year, Shah and his usual suspects had been trying to convert the three-years-vacant Preserve 24 space at the […]

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