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‘Forever’ Finally Finished with Stanton Street; Yoga Teddy Bear on the Way

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:16 am

At long last, the reign of Forever on the eastern front of Stanton Street is concluded. No more filming at the Smart Clothes Gallery at 154 Stanton, which was transformed into Abe’s Antiques. The production caused numerous headaches for locals during its nine-month takeover, shooting scenes on a near-weekly basis. That iconic Louis Zuflacht ghost lettering […]

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Take a Peek Inside Spaghetti Incident, Opening on Eldridge Street in May

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:15 am

The principal behind a pair of popular West Village restaurants will soon open more of the same east of the Bowery. Emanuele Attala, the chef-owner of Malatesta and its sister restaurant Malaparte, just joined forces with Ettore Pardossi and Giovanni Gentile to open the Spaghetti Incident at 231 Eldridge Street. Build-out has been underway since November, when […]

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Sales Debut for One of the Priciest Condo Developments on the Lower East Side

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:10 am

The foundation is barely poured, and construction is at a snail’s pace. Nevertheless, sales for the “edgy/refined” Forsyth Street condo development that replaced the Nativity Mission are now live. As previously reported, the seven-story tumor at 204 Forsyth is to boast eleven two- and three-bedroom apartments. Three are now available for purchase: two half-floor 2BR’s […]

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Samy Mahfar Sells 210 Rivington Street to Ariel Soudry for $12M

Posted May 1, 2015 at 5:00 am

We broke news last week that controversial landlord Samy Mahfar had ditched one of his flashpoint Lower East Side properties – 210 Rivington. Confirmation of the sale arrived yesterday afternoon. Indeed, public records confirm our scoop that the Soudry family (Ariel and father Abraham) – under the corporate shell “210 Rivington A.S. Realty LLC” – […]

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Exhuming the Ghosts Within the Ellis Island Hospital Compound [PHOTOS]

Last modified April 30, 2015 at 1:33 pm

For 60 years the Ellis Island Hospital complex sat abandoned. The facility, upon construction, was deemed the largest health initiative the United States had ever attempted. Open between 1902 and 1930, it was meant to keep contagious diseases (tuberculosis, cholera, trachoma, diphtheria et. al.) from entering America along with the tens of thousands who departed the […]

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‘STOMP’ is Leaving the East Village Over Poor Theater Conditions

Posted April 30, 2015 at 8:39 am

STOMP is stabbing the East Village in the back. The off Broadway stalwart will soon depart its home of twenty-one years – the Orpheum Theatre – due to a lack of upkeep. It’s a sudden decision that will no doubt affect the recovery of Second Avenue in the wake of the fatal explosion last last […]

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'New York Island' by Nathan Doverspike

See if You Can Spot All the New York City References in this Illustration

Posted April 30, 2015 at 5:16 am

Pittsburgh native Nathan Doverspike has made an island of misfit pop-culture out of Manhattan. It’s simply called ‘New York Island’ but the image proves otherwise. In it, Doverspike has intricately illustrated the iconic ins and outs of the city, while tossing clever nods to Seinfeld, Ninja Turtles, Keith Haring, and others into every nook and cranny of […]

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Street Artist Kenny Scharf Does Some Touch-up Work on the Bowery

Last modified April 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

Years before local skater Billy Rohan kickstarted the “100 Gates Project,” Kenny Scharf dreamed a similar vision. Back in 2011, the iconic street artist attempted to paint one hundred store gates throughout the Lower East Side. Whether that number was actually attained is up for debate, but the results of the campaign are still visible around […]

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Angry Developer is the Reason Why Triston Eaton Mural was Erased from Allen Street Last Week

Posted April 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

Last week, the Little Italy Street Art Project teamed up with Triston Eaton for a mural above Allen Street. Right beside the long-stalled Allen Street Hotel. The short-lived collaboration was a co-branded effort with Guess that featured one of their models. Yet it barely lasted three days. The fly-by-night erasure had been a mystery to […]

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