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Seatless Benches Along Allen Street Mall are Missing Slats Due to Manufacturer Defect

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:10 am

When the city revamped the Allen Street Mall a couple years ago, residents welcomed the spiffy new street furniture. Late-night conversation sessions or mahjong games are a common sight around here. Not to mention homeless pitching camp for cookouts. However, the equipment is proving fairly cheap and unreliable. Those curvy benches in the medians are […]

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ABC No Rio Commissions New Mural by Dasic Fernandez

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Continuing the apparent bi-annual painting schedule, ABC No Rio this week replaced the two-year-old “hands” mural thrown up by Brian George in 2012. Its successor is more colorful and exudes somewhat of a political tone. For its latest piece, the beloved Rivington Street art collective commissioned the services of Dasic Fernandez to decorate its exterior […]

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Blue Bayer Design Studio Opening an Eclectic Jewelry Boutique on Clinton Street

Posted October 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Ever since the departure (and subsequent relocation) of Vector Gallery back in July, the south store of 40 Clinton Street has been a vacancy. The wait is over. Blue Bayer, a New York-based craftsman, is opening his jewelry boutique here in the coming days. It’s called Blue Bayer Design, and specializes in eclectic, “risky jewelry and […]

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R Bar on the Bowery Shutters Ahead of Transformation to ‘Rebelle’

Posted October 23, 2014 at 5:07 am

Word on the street is that R Bar and its stripper poles are out to pasture. Closed for good. There had been recent talk of its demise, but it finally came to fruition this week. Its disconnected phone number is further evidence. This sudden loss of R Bar makes sense, though. Florence Fabricant reports in […]

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Classic Album Art Comes to Life in Roy Kafri’s New Beatbox Video

Posted October 22, 2014 at 10:16 am

Iconic vinyl art has taken a turn for the outlandish with Israeli comedy singer Roy Kafri’s latest music video. He not only features classic album covers brought to life, but ones that are, in fact, beatboxing on the street. Bowie beatboxing. Lou Reed beatboxing. If that’s not enough to mess with your mind, it’s filmed in reverse; by the end, we […]

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Hanksy Gets All NWA with ‘Eazy-E Bola’

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:05 am

Street artist Hanksy is tapping right into global fear of an Ebola outbreak. His latest piece is self-proclaimed, “straight outta Congo.” The sticker sized placement is in eastern Chinatown and features the one and only Eazy-E Bola and his virus strain neck. Meanwhile, Hanksy continues to explore street art around the country with his new “Surplus […]

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Agent Provocateur is Opening a Third Manhattan Location on Elizabeth Street

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:03 am

Haute lifestyle boutique Condor is no longer part of the gold-coast landscape of Little Italy. The business closed its three-year-old shop at 259 Elizabeth Street at the end of August, but has been running a pop-up locale down on Kenmare Street in the interim. Now it’s again without a home. Condor flew the coop thanks […]

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Bartrendr App at It Again with ‘NYC’s Only Bar for On-Duty Pilots’ Stunt

Posted October 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

That fake bar for pregnant women isn’t the only controversial PR stunt Bartrendr has up its collective sleeve. The bar-finding mobile app is at it again with another faux-pax advert on Spring Street. The commercial unit at 59 Spring is currently masquerading as Black Box, “NYC’s only bar for on duty pilots.” Don’t be fooled, […]

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CB3 Committee Approves Phase 1 of Pier 42 Park Plan

Last modified October 22, 2014 at 9:42 am

The revitalization and beautification of Pier 42 into public parkland is slowly advancing through the bureaucracy. Indeed, Community Board 3 last night heard and approved the final design for Phase 1 of the so-called master plan. Suits from both Matthews Nielsen Landscape Architects and the Parks Department presented to the Parks and Rec subcommittee in order […]

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