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Uncapped: For Whom it Tolls, Japan’s BELX2

Posted August 27, 2015 at 9:33 am

This lady is so dope. I barely know how to introduce her, so how about a huge Uncapped welcome to BELX2. Straight from Japan. It’s about to get a little tricky up in here. (I’ve left the Japanese lettering so friends in Japan can enjoy as well.); translation here we go… BOWERY BOOGIE: BELX2, thank you […]

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Report: Prosperity Dumpling Prepares its Food in Rat-Infested Back Alley

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:17 am

If this image is any indication, you might not want to eat at the popular Prosperity Dumpling anymore. A neighbor of the establishment shot the above photo and told Gothamist that this kitchen setup in the back alley of 46 Eldridge Street is a regular occurrence. “This appears to be a fixed table that gets […]

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DHA Capital Files Permits to Demolish the Last Parking Garage on Kenmare Street

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:14 am

The last parking garage on Kenmare Street will fall much sooner than previously thought. DHA Capital – known on the Lower East Side for acquiring 50 Clinton Street for $28.95 million last year – dropped another $50 million on 75 Kenmare this past spring. Sentry Operation Corp. was the seller. Not sitting idle, the developer […]

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Hanksy Dumps on Trump, Slight Return

Posted August 27, 2015 at 5:10 am

Street artist Hanksy is jumping into the political conversation again, targeting Donald Trump for the second time in the last month. On this go-round, the prolific pun-master employs a fecal rhyme to get his point across. Behold, here at the bottom of Orchard Street, in Hanksy’s usual spot, the Trump Dump. Basically, the message painted on this […]

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Angry Neighbors Question Profiteering Tennis Instructor Bryn Bryant Over Seward Park Tennis School

Posted August 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

One tennis teacher has his balls all over Seward Park, pissing off (on?) the neighbors. An instructor named Bryn Bryant reportedly convinced the Seward Park High School to grant one of its three in-demand tennis courts to his business during the summer months. Locals are understandably upset that a third of the public space in […]

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TBD Gallery Goes Belly Up on Allen Street

Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:17 am

TBD is now DOA. The gallery has officially terminated its tenure at 97 Allen Street. If you’re keeping score, that’s nine months at this location before the shutter. There is no indication as of yet that the showroom relocated; seems permanent. The TBD showroom debuted in November 2014. We caught one of its more popular […]

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Dimes Back on Track as ‘Deli’ for Division Street, Including Expansion Next Door

Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:12 am

Ever since Dimes debuted its big kahuna cafeteria across the way at 49 Canal Street, the OG headquarters on Division Street has been dormant. A handwritten message on the door still directs customers to the new location; the artwork in its windows is likewise faded. The initial goal here was to install Dimes Superette in […]

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Fire-Felled Black Crescent Held Hostage by DOB and Con Edison

Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:10 am

If you still miss Black Crescent on Clinton Street, blame the alphabet soup of city agencies. The seafood restaurant is itching to get back in the game seven months after a basement fire sidelined the business. Yet, it’s held hostage by the Department of Buildings and Con Edison for the sign-off on gas. In an update, […]

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Ace Hotel on the Bowery Slapped with 2 More Stop-Work Orders for its Shady Underpinning Work

Posted August 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

With 210 Bowery stopped firmly in its tracks due to structural instability, the Ace Hotel conversion across the street is similarly under close scrutiny by the city. A day after the partial collapse during excavation for an elevator shaft at 210 Bowery, the Department of Buildings paid a visit to the future Ace Hotel. Allegedly working […]

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