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Rutgers Slip is Co-named ‘Frank T. Modica Way’ for Local Advocate

Posted May 5, 2015 at 10:35 am

As of this week, Rutgers Slip between South and Cherry Street now carries a shared identity. The short waterfront block has been co-named in honor of Frank T. Modica, a staunch local advocate who passed away in September 2013 at the age of 81. “We were determined to remember him with a lasting public tribute […]

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Iconic Local Street Artist Lee Quiñones Featured at Nicole Klagsbrun Pop-Up Gallery on Grand Street

Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:19 am

Longtime gallerist Nicole Klagsbrun is stepping outside the Chelsea orbit to dip toes into the Lower East Side gallery scene. The longtime gallerist, who operates a showroom on West 26th Street, just launched a pop-up installation at 291 Grand Street. Beside the open-air Chinese markets in a corner building perennialy seeking pop-ups. Rather fittingly, the pop-up […]

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Tenement Museum Replaces Tourist Information Board on Orchard Street; It’s Quickly Vandalized

Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

The Tenement Museum has been making headlines these last couple weeks. Mainly due to the crowdfunding campaign to help preserve and restore 97 Orchard Street. And now… That Tenement Museum tourist information board at the corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets just received an upgrade. Last week, the Lower East Side institution swapped the signage […]

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Tiengarden Vegan Restaurant Closes Today After 20 Years on the LES

Last modified May 5, 2015 at 10:43 am

In which the Lower East Side loses yet another longstanding restaurant. Hell Square has no love for Tiengarden. Indeed, news came down the pike that Tiengarden, the vegan restaurant at 179 Allen Street, is closing after business today. Thus concludes two decades for the establishment in this neighborhood. An overall lack of foot traffic on […]

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Sutra on 1st Avenue Transformed to Murray Hill-Style Sports Bar Called ‘Bar Akuda’

Posted May 5, 2015 at 5:00 am

What you’re look at is the former location of nightclub Sutra, completely transformed after months of gut renovations. Stripped bare and put back together again as a full-on sports bar. The First Avenue nightspot, founded by Community Board 3 member Ariel Palitz, closed last fall after ten years on the block. The establishment was boxed […]

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Uncapped: Spinning and Painting with DJ JS (aka JERMS)

Posted May 4, 2015 at 10:16 am

For this installment of Uncapped, we caught up with DJ JS (aka JERMS) from Rock Steady Crew, FTR, OTM. BOWERY BOOGIE: How long have you been in the game? DJ JS: Overall, I’ve been deejaying and doing graff a little over 25 years. I started graff around 1987, but didn’t enter the scene with pieces I felt […]

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Aziz Ansari Filming New Netflix Series Around the Lower East Side

Posted May 4, 2015 at 9:17 am

Fresh off the starring role in Parks and Recreation, popular television comedian Aziz Ansari is starring in a new untitled series bankrolled by Netflix. The production has been filming around the city since being approved last month. A couple weeks ago, we caught him filming scenes inside Morgenstern’s ice cream shop on Rivington Street. The entire […]

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Mars Bar Replacement ‘NatureEs’ Reveals Itself, Opens May 11

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:18 am

Jupiter is done with Mars. The long-awaited Mars Bar replacement at Jupiter 21 formally announced itself to the neighborhood over the weekend. NatureEs, the bland health-conscious juicery, finally deposed the brown window paper after a six-month build out period. Signage is also in the windows of 21 East First Street, and while you can sneak […]

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In the Face of Essex Crossing, One Local Continues to Liberate the Municipal Lot on Ludlow

Posted May 4, 2015 at 5:12 am

For the second time in as many weeks, Essex Crossing has been taken to task with a simple hand tool. A wire cutter. That’s right; the Municipal lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets isn’t going down without a fight. You see, Delancey Street Associates – the consortium of developers behind the mega […]

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