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EMM Group Closes The General on the Bowery; This Time It’s For Real

Last modified October 17, 2014 at 4:44 pm

It finally happened. The General closed to the public earlier this week. This time it’s for real. A call to the EMM Group hotline reveals that the bait-and-switch restaurant at 199 Bowery is no longer taking reservations, and will remain open for private events only. A source also brings word that “a manager cleaning out […]

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CBGB Film Festival Recap: ‘Riot on the Dance Floor’ and ‘Who the Fuck Is that Guy?’

Last modified October 17, 2014 at 10:49 am

We decided to skip the CBGB concert in Times Square this past weekend, where rumor has it, the bands took a two hour break mid-day, out of respect for people attending matinees that day – not very rock n’ roll of them, but then again, you don’t want to mess with those senior blue-haired matinee-goers, […]

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Clint Mario x ME Fool Delancey Street with Fake Mentos Advert

Posted October 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Ubiquitous street artists ME and Clint Mario are back on the pavement with another comically-driven collaborative push. Remember that phonebooth hack on the Bowery back in August? Well, another series is now out there for public consumption. This faux advertisement for Mentos was slipped into the phonebooth outside the DL on Delancey just a few […]

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Bowery Whole Foods Opens ‘BBQ’ Sandwich Shop to Replace Yuji Ramen

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:10 am

Popular fast-casual food stand, Yuji Ramen, vacated the Bowery Whole Foods over the summer. Chef-owner Yuji Haraguchi pulled the plug and decided to combine the concept into his new Williamsburg restaurant Okonomi. Its departure left a vacancy on the second floor, which was just recently filled. Whole Foods vertically integrated, and installed its “latest food […]

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City Planting New Trees on Orchard Street Ahead of Revitalization

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:03 am

Orchard Street denizens south of Grand may have noticed the broken concrete along the sidewalks. Specific sections were targeted, then jackhammered into submission. So far, the rubble remains. What the eff is going on, you ask? These temporary pitfalls represent sites chosen for new trees, but the contractors didn’t follow protocol to clean up the […]

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The Old Fillmore East on 2nd Avenue to Receive Commemorative Plaque

Posted October 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

For a few short, yet culturally significant years, the Fillmore East buzzed the eardrums of rock fans. Bill Graham opened the historic theater in 1968 as the East Coast sister to San Francisco, and attracted a slew of legacy performers in their prime. Some artists who graced the stage, among others, were Pink Floyd, The […]

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Dunkin Donuts’ Noisy HVAC Units on 14th Street Driving Neighbors Crazy

Last modified October 17, 2014 at 8:59 am

7-Eleven netted mainstream coverage a couple weeks ago for the wrong reasons. Since opening the controversial Alphabet City location on Avenue A last year, neighbors have been kept awake at all hours with its overactive air conditioning and refrigeration units. The narrative quickly became the type of grassroots story that eventually made it to the […]

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When Blues Traveler Got Its Start at the Nightingale Bar on 2nd Avenue [VIDEO]

Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:37 am

Before the old Nightingale at 213 Second Avenue became a swanky lounge, it was a simple dive bar that helped spawn the careers of both Blues Traveler and the Spin Doctors. That tiny stage propelled these two jam bands into superstardom, at least for a fleeting few years in the early 1990s. The music video for “Defense […]

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Educators Launch ‘LES Young Historians’ Initiative to Teach Students Importance of Local History

Posted October 16, 2014 at 9:25 am

It’s been just about a year since 8th grade teachers Alfonso Guerriero and Christopher Piccigallo kicked off their neighborhood history curriculum at PS126, a program that fully integrates learning about the Lower East Side of yesteryear while also satisfying both New York State’s 8th grade requirements and the Common Core. And now, with that notch successfully on their […]