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2nd Avenue F Station is One of the Top 5 Worst in the Entire Subway System

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side has some shitty subway stations. Yep, Captain Obvious over here. Now officially confirmed. Last Friday, State Senator Squadron, Riders Alliance, Straphangers Campaign, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and various community leaders published the results of their “Subway Stations Study.” It’s not so pretty. The consortium surveyed exteriors and interiors systemwide for seven specific […]

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Haute Hippie on Prince Street Looks to be Donezo

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

Haute Hippie faded without the fanfare of its opening at 9 Prince Street. The store is fully clothed in brown butcher paper to mask the emptiness within; inventory is gone from the shelves. That’s right, the Manhattan-based, oxymoronous fashion line seemingly threw in the towel sometime in the last couple weeks. Emails to the brand […]

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Clinton Baking Co. expansion next door

Clinton Street Baking Company Opens New Outpost in Singapore

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Originally slated for a mid-September launch, the Clinton Street Baking Company remains behind schedule on its highly-anticipated extension at the corner of East Houston. In the interim, though, an expansion of another kind. Fluffing up its international holdings, you might say. Indeed, the popular Lower East Side export – helmed by Neil Kleinberg and Dede […]

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No Fun was busted on Friday night

‘No Fun’ Raided in Coordinated NYPD Multiagency Sting on Ludlow Street

Last modified October 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

The 7th Precinct is turning up the heat in Hell Square. For the second time in as many months, the NYPD raided a problem establishment in the area. The unlucky victim of the multiagency sting this past Friday night was No Fun, a Lower East Side bait-and-switch forever on the activist hit list. Cops showed up […]

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Hester Street Fair Plugs in with ‘Hesterfest’ Live Show Tomorrow, Featuring 9 Bands

Posted October 9, 2015 at 9:22 am

As a part of the fall lineup, the  Hester Street Fair  is bringing “Hesterfest“ to the Lower East Side. It’s the first of four such events this month, and is touted as a day filled with live musical performances, from nine different talented singer/songwriters, punk bands, hip hop acts. There will also be food vendors from around the city (Poke Ono, Red Star Sandwich […]

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Frank Franca. Photo: Lori Greenberg.

Frank Franca Discusses the #helloicp Project on the Bowery [INTERVIEW]

Posted October 9, 2015 at 5:19 am

About a week ago, we noticed a new installation in the windows of 250 Bowery, aka the future home of the International Center of Photography. The eye-catching #helloicp installation was created by photographer and long time East Village resident, Frank Franca. We decided to meet with Franca and find out more about both the project […]

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Fair Warning: ‘The John Lamb’ at the 119 Orchard Hotel Has Nightclub Written All Over it

Posted October 9, 2015 at 5:18 am

Like all the hotels in Hell Square, 119 Orchard Street sure took its time. Construction has been terribly slow in recent years, thanks in large part to constant stop-work orders. Five years after SAS Property Management (aka Shimon Avadi) tore down the tenement building, the incomplete hotel at 119 Orchard Street has finally undergone the […]

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Rumor: It’s No Deal for Rob Shamlian’s Hell Square Nightlife Empire

Last modified October 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

Looks like Rob Shamlian isn’t getting out of Hell Square that easy. Reliable sources inform us that the deal for his three marquee establishments in the area completely tanked. You’ll recall that the notorious Shamlian has been trying to ditch Spitzer’s Corner, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz since last January. (The Derby was successfully unloaded to […]

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Uncapped: DG Through the Eyes of ELO

Posted October 8, 2015 at 10:25 am

We are changing gears this week. Still graff, but from a very different perspective. Uncapped readers, welcome ELO. She has offered us her version of DG’s beginning in graff and their life together. From her heart to your eyes. Get your tissues ready. For real. BOWERY BOOGIE: ELO, thank you for joining us. As best you can, tell us […]

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