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Ticket Tackling, or How the NYPD Pulls Over Cyclists on Canal Street

Last modified November 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm

This photo illustrates the extent to which the NYPD is cracking down on cyclists as part of the Mayor’s “Vision Zero” initiative. A 5th Precinct cruiser was stationed at the mouth of the Manhattan Bridge this past Sunday to ticket as many bikers as possible coming from the span. You know, low-hanging fruit. Several cyclists fell victim […]

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Report: Grand Street CVS Infested with Rats and Roaches

Posted November 20, 2014 at 9:22 am

The mainstream news networks always seem to go apeshit over stories of chain stores and their vermin infestation problems. Periodically each year, we read news or see photos of the lone rat on a binge in these establishments. Kinda gives added meaning to the phrase “click bait.” Anyhoo, we’ll take a brief ride on the […]

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The Pink Building on Orchard Street Adds Two Galleries to its Ranks

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:08 am

For Waterbridge Capital, which shelled out $27 million for the Orchard Street Pink Building, it’s all going to plan. Boot the commercial tenants in an effort to attract more well-heeled tenants and clientele. Modern Decor and Cellini Uomo were forced from the premises over the summer, and the two spaces sat on the market for months […]

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Street Museum of Art Takes Over NYC Billboards

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:04 am

Taylor Swift may be welcoming you to NYC, but the Street Museum of Art is challenging you to rediscover the city, through one of the most prominent forms of urban self expression – street art. Their canvas is the most annoying of marketing methods: the billboard. Rare is the sight of an aesthetically pleasing advert hedging a […]

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Holiday Inn on Delancey Adds Verizon Wireless Outpost on Ground Floor

Posted November 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

In which a corporate hotel begets a corporate commercial tenant. The Holiday Inn at 150 Delancey – brought to the neighborhood by Sam Chang and starchitect Gene Kaufman – is finally filling its ground level retail space. It had been an empty storeroom ever since the lodge debuted in March 2013. This week, however, the […]

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Report: Aby Rosen is Already Trying to Flip Graffiti Covered 190 Bowery

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 4:15 pm

This past September, blockbuster news came down the Bowery that the Germania Bank Building was in contract to real estate magnate Aby Rosen. His company – RFR Realty – had been marketing the 38,000 square-foot property since August. Even though it’s still believed that RFR hasn’t closed on the 1898 landmark just yet (and rumors that […]

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Chip In: Fundraiser is Tonight for Jason ‘DG One’ Wulf’s Tombstone

Posted November 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

Graffiti superstar Jason “DG” Wulf’s tragic and untimely death is still so fresh for so many. Show your support and love by attending the fundraiser for his tombstone later tonight. The event takes place at the Powerhouse Arena in BK from 6-9pm. DG’s family and friends are setting up to make this an annual event honoring […]

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‘Uncle Howard’ Remembers NYC Filmmaker Howard Brookner

Posted November 19, 2014 at 9:22 am

Howard Brookner’s heart and pulse was rooted in the chaotic, vibrant grid that is New York City. The filmmaker/director was a fixture on the Bowery. He called the Chelsea Hotel home. He’s regarded for his 1983 documentary on beat generation icon William S. Burrroughs, Burroughs: The Movie. The native New Yorker’s rich look at avant-garde […]

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Delancey Street Crossing Times Have Increased by 7 Seconds

Last modified November 19, 2014 at 11:06 am

Pedestrians can breathe a sigh of relief. The Frogger-like dash across Delancey Street may soon conclude. Possibly. Crossing times at every Delancey intersection were just increased by a total of seven ticks. Those entering the crosswalk now have about thirty-eight seconds to make it across the dangerous traffic artery. Moreover, one of the city’s most […]