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Block Party at The Cast on Orchard Street Broken up with Aggressive Arrest [VIDEO]

Last modified June 22, 2017 at 2:38 pm

An afternoon of music on Orchard Street was interrupted yesterday evening with two aggressive arrests. Rock-n-roll leather shop, The Cast, hosted its annual street party for “Make Music New York” that included performances by eight bands on Orchard Street, between Grand and Broome. The event began at noon, but by dusk, it was broken up, albeit temporarily, by police […]

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New 50-Foot ‘STIK’ Figure Appears on Allen Street

Posted June 22, 2017 at 6:36 am

With the COST and Dain collaboration no longer in play at Allen and Delancey Streets, another revered street artist is at bat. UK-based STIK has been on the block since Tuesday to impart a token stick figure to the west-facing exterior of 55 Delancey. The mural was apparently commissioned by Fat Free Art Gallery (not The […]

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Rivington House Co-Owner Picks up Pair of Ludlow Tenements for $15.5M

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last week, we learned that the corner tenement at 101 Stanton Street (at Ludlow) changed hands for $12.9 million. It was sold by Arwen Properties/Luthien Group to a small consortium of real estate firms. Now, it appears the company simultaneously cashed out the two adjacent properties on Ludlow Street, too. While prior rumors of sale proved […]

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Rumor: Berkli Parc Closing Down on Saturday After 7 Years at Allen and Delancey [Updated]

Last modified June 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm

Berkli Parc is reportedly ending operations this weekend after nearly seven years at the corner of Allen and Delancey Streets. We are told that the landlord bought out the remainder of the cafe’s lease, and that a fire sale is planned for Saturday. Circumstances around the closure aren’t confirmed, but we did hear unverified allegations […]

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Coleman Skatepark Gets Quick Tune-Up Just in Time for ‘Go Skateboarding Day’

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:15 am

Today is the thirteenth “Go Skateboarding Day,” an international skate event held annually to both celebrate and promote the sport. At home on the local level, meanwhile, the one and only Lower East Side skatepark got some love. Nike SB recently invested some cash to upgrade elements of the Coleman Playground (aka the “Coleman Oval”) beneath […]

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8-Story Condo at 210 Bowery is Fully Revealed

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:11 am

There it is. An unencumbered 210 Bowery, almost ready for tenants. Workers dismantled scaffolding and other construction materials from the facade of this eight-story dark horse a couple weeks ago. Official completion is probably any day now. This latest milestone marks more than two years since the demolition and redevelopment began. Indeed, the former 1930s-era […]

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Bond Street Townhouse, Home of Scrap Metal Shop, Hits the Market for $13M

Posted June 21, 2017 at 5:06 am

It’s an oasis of refuse on a block scraped clean and sanitized with upper-crust wealth. A cluttered workspace that resembles something out of high school shop class. But for how much longer? D&D Salvage – a scrap metal dealership – has heretofore survived the transformation of Bond Street into a glitzy pathway dominated by multimillion-dollar condo […]

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Beth Hamedrash Hagadol Won’t Survive, Here’s Why

Last modified June 21, 2017 at 7:58 am

The fire-ravaged Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, on the Lower East Side for 167 years, is coming down. And there isn’t much that can be salvaged. That was the determination presented to the Landmarks subcommittee of Community Board 3 last night, alongside news that the Department of Buildings already approves full demolition of the city-designated landmark. Structural […]

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Let Gotham Show You How Getting NYC Apartment Insurance is Fast, Friendly, Affordable and Easy

Posted June 20, 2017 at 10:00 am

When it comes to apartment insurance, getting it quick is good, but getting the right policy is even better when it comes time to file a claim. It all comes down to service. A steady and experienced hand knows the right questions to ask. Here are a few situations when it can make all the […]