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Chelsea’s Danziger Gallery Relocates to LES, Takes Over from Christian Berst on Rivington Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 10:28 am

Barely a year after its October 2014 debut, the Christian Berst Art Brut gallery on Rivington Street is gone. It threw in the proverbial towel just before the new year. The Compass brokerage banner briefly sat in the window as tombstone. The commercial unit – 2,200 square-feet across five rooms – was officially listed at […]

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In Which an LES Dollar Store Becomes Host to ‘Bookshop’ for Badlands Unlimited

Posted February 10, 2016 at 9:23 am

The non-descript Y.P. dollar store on Rutgers Street is what you might expect. A below-grade discount shop that stocks all the usual Chinatown essentials, from toiletries to secrond-rate electronic components. And, as of last week, books from publisher Badlands Unlimited. Mr. and Mrs. Yu have operated Y.P. for years. It’s a reliable standby on the […]

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CB3 Approves Traffic Reversal on Broome Street Because Essex Crossing

Posted February 10, 2016 at 5:16 am

With the four sites of Phase I in full gear, Essex Crossing is wreaking havoc on the streets cross-crossing the development area. Traffic has markedly worsened in the area directly feeding the Williamsburg Bridge, where big rigs bottleneck the streets with deliveries on the regular. Residents aren’t too thrilled, especially with regard to constant queuing […]

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Exhuming the Fabled Essex Theatre on Grand Street [HISTORY]

Last modified February 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

​Finally, the day has come when a true photo emerges of the fabled Essex Theatre on Grand Street. We couldn’t understand how so few images of the movie house were public. Almost like it never existed. However. A Boogie reader shares the above image of the Essex Theatre in January 1985. It’s a side view […]

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Here’s Your First Look at the New ‘Spring Natural’ Opening Next Week on Kenmare Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 5:10 am

Spring Natural dropped the “street,” and is almost ready to reopen around the corner to 98 Kenmare Street. As previously reported, longtime owner-operator Rus Schoenholt was basically forced from their home of thirty-three years thanks to rent gouging. Indeed, with an expiring lease on hand, the landlord reportedly more than quintupled the monthly rent. Anyway, the year of […]

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1970s-Style Pizzeria, Scarr’s Pizza, Debuts this Weekend at 22 Orchard Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

​In just a few days’ time, lower Orchard Street will welcome its first new pizzeria. Scarr’s Pizza, whose signage has been teasing for more than six months, plans to open by next Tuesday at the latest. This, according to eponymous proprietor Scarr Pimentiel. As promised, the eatery effectively revives (and replicates) that classic 1970s pizza […]

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Dress Before Drink: The Spitzer’s Dress Store of Yore

Posted February 9, 2016 at 10:14 am

The mere mention of Spitzer these days evokes not only the disgraced former governor, but images of an oft-crowded bar in Hell Square that has a penchant for angering neighbors. More than seven years of Spitzer’s Corner at Rivington and Ludlow Streets has been marked with plenty of controversy, from employee lawsuits and Department of Health […]

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The Struggle to Reinstate Jim Power’s Iconic ‘Mosaic Trail’ in Newly Configured Astor Place

Posted February 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

With the Astor Place redesign entering its final phase of development, the famed “Mosaic Trail” is also poised for its comeback. The plans are to re-incorporate Jim Power’s ten existing light poles into the new design as decorative installations (i.e. not powered). But the preservation process carries its own complications. You’ll recall that the tiled […]

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The ‘New Bowery’ Championed in ‘Batman v. Superman’ Turkish Airlines Commercial [VIDEO]

Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:19 am

Turkish Airlines is high on the Bowery. At least according to the post-Super Bowl commercial that you probably missed. Under the comic book guise of the forthcoming Batman v. Superman movie, the merits of New York City are pimped for Turkish Airlines. And even in the fictional Gotham/Metropolis, the Bowery is nightlife gold. Indeed, the […]

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