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Uncapped: Smith Houses and the Birth of ZC One

Posted September 4, 2015 at 9:44 am

What’s up, everybody! Today on Uncapped, we have a child of the Zulu Nation (more on that below). Zulu Child aka ‘ZC One’ has come to us with the art and life of the The Dream Team (“TDT”) and growing up with graff and the greats such as Keith Haring. Let’s take it back to […]

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City Marshal Seizes Pomme Creperie on Ludlow Street

Posted September 4, 2015 at 5:18 am

The unheralded crepe wars of Hell Square were suddenly neutralized yesterday. For the last couple years, the Pomme creperie squared off against the longstanding Creperie mini-chain across Ludlow Street. We rarely saw anyone grazing in there, but business persevered nevertheless. The end came yesterday evening. Pomme’s last communication occurred via Facebook at around 4pm. Shortly thereafter, […]

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‘The Hunt’ Antique Shop Opens at New Canal Street Location Next Week

Posted September 4, 2015 at 5:16 am

Optimum Appliances relocated down the block a few years ago, leaving valuable retail real estate for the taking. Only, it didn’t actually happen that quickly. Quite the opposite; the former electronics store at 27 Canal Street remained vacant until this summer. As we first reported last month, upscale antique purveyor, The Hunt, is busy building […]

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That Essex Market ‘Street Seat’ Won’t be Happening this Year

Posted September 4, 2015 at 5:16 am

Woes at Essex Street Market continue. The 75-year-old facility is still suffering from lack of foot traffic and an overall visibility problem, thanks in large part to confusion over Essex Crossing. (Site 2 will include real estate for the new market.) Initial messaging from developers seemed to weave a narrative that the market was closed. […]

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Skate-Style Brand ‘Diamond Supply Co’ Debuts NYC Flagship on Lafayette Street

Posted September 3, 2015 at 9:27 am

Diamond Supply Co. finally installed its flagship locale at 286 Lafayette Street. Certainly took its sweet ass time. The sleek showroom is now open to the public, and stocked with requisite streetwear and skate decks. We first reported on the opening around this time last year, but wasn’t much progress to deal out until activities […]

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Empanada Mama Reopening Soon at Larger 95 Allen Street Location

Posted September 3, 2015 at 5:14 am

Empanada Mama is nearing the finish line down at 95 Allen Street. For the last five months, owner Socrates Nanas has been converting the dual storefronts previously occupied by Sorella (and Stellina). Debut was originally slated for June, so it’s now running some three months behind schedule. The two rooms are starting to come together, […]

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Baked by Melissa Just Quietly Opened a New SoHo Kiosk on Spring Street

Last modified September 3, 2015 at 8:31 am

Without much fanfare, mini-cupcake empire Baked by Melissa just re-established itself in SoHo. The new neighborhood outpost debuted Monday afternoon at 63 Spring Street (aka 234 Lafayette), an address that’s seen quite an upheaval in the last year. This kiosk takes the torch from the OG location a few blocks westward, which closed last summer due […]

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Work Resumes in Basement of Embattled 210 Bowery

Posted September 3, 2015 at 5:11 am

Work has resumed at 210 Bowery, where a collapsed cellar wall last month destabilized the entire building, prompting emergency action by the city. Well, at least a slight resumption. It appears the Department of Buildings partially rescinded the full stop-work order that was in place since August 4. According to the paperwork, contractors are only […]

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Kitty’s Canteen Nabs Adjacent Space for Takeout Counter

Posted September 3, 2015 at 5:00 am

Over at the old Pizza Junkie/Douma Pizza on Stanton Street, a replacement is finally identified. The first clue appeared a couple months ago in the form of an intriguing, pirate-inspired black flag with cartoon cat. Then last week, the metal canopy housing was pried and trashed. Let’s just say that the cat graphic is apt. […]

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