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Ludlow Coffee Supply (and Barbershop) Announces Itself at Former Pink Pony on Ludlow Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:17 am

Exactly three years dead and gone, the Pink Pony finally has its replacement – the Ludlow Coffee Supply. The roll-down security gate at 176 Ludlow Street is now branded as such with black-on-white paint. As previously reported, Sweet Chick owner and manager, John Seymour and Kyle Martin respectively, are transforming the iconic space into a […]

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With Cafe Bambi Dead in the Water, New ‘Elevated Gastropub’ Concept Pitched for 107 Eldridge Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:16 am

It appears that the ever-delayed Cafe Bambi concept is on ice. Jack Abramcyk (kid brother of nightlife impresario Matt) had planned a bilevel nightspot at 107 Eldridge Street despite an outpouring of opposition. Funny, considering the unopened concept even found its way onto Grub St’s top 20 openings of 2014. Until the end of last […]

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Stringer Staffer Alice Cancel Chosen as Sheldon Silver Successor in State Assembly

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:12 am

The heir to the (downtown) throne has been chosen. District leader – and Stringer staffer – Alice Cancel was picked yesterday to succeed the disgraced former Assembly Speaker, Sheldon Silver, in the 65th Assembly District. Yuh-Line Niou had been favored by comptroller Scott Stringer, but rivals revealed last week she technically doesn’t meet the State’s […]

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Writing ‘Custom Melodies’ with New Yorkers at Chinatown Soup on Orchard Street

Posted February 5, 2016 at 10:14 am

You may have heard of artist Grey Gersten and his “Custom Melodies” exhibit  – a successful interactive exercise in writing anonymous biographical songs by New Yorkers, which showcased at the Mmuseumm last year.  Well, now he’s taking those songs digitally, giving the tracks a more accessible and permanent home on the internet. We caught up with the man behind it all […]

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Kossar’s Bagels & Bialys Reopens Today with New Look and Menu

Posted February 5, 2016 at 9:31 am

​Under relatively new ownership, the updated Kossar’s Bialys is now less a warehouse bakery with retail afterthought, and more a proper New York City bagel shop. And it reopens to the public today. The bare-bones factory feel of the predecessor is gone, instead replaced with something cleaner and with vintage aesthetic. Feels like a hybrid […]

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Hanksy Hater Tags Trump Dump Mural on Orchard Street

Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:19 am

Of all Hanksy’s recent output, his Donald “Dump” Trump piece on Orchard Street certainly struck a chord. Perfect timing, really. After all, it is an election year, and anything Trump is newsworthy. The presidential hopeful and star of The Apprentice is trying to insult his way to the White House. So his head sits on […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Hit with Stop-Work Order for Worksite Safety Issues

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

While the CitizenM hotel ascends to great heights (i.e. 19 stories) at 185 Bowery, it’s the neighbors who suffer most. Day in and day out, the congestion at the corner of Delancey disrupts not only sidewalk flow and sleep, but motor traffic. Blame constant blockages and deliveries. Well, the lack of oversight we’ve noted at […]

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LPC Rejects Aby Rosen’s Modifications to Former Women’s Shelter at 348 Lafayette

Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:16 am

​You may have noticed the orange fencing atop 348 Lafayette Street (aka 11 Bond). That’s an illustrative mockup of the rooftop addition proposed by real estate magnate Aby Rosen in his bid to convert the former 43-bed women’s shelter into a luxury commercial complex. You’ll recall that Rosen purchased the 1913-vintage building last summer for […]

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Vandalized ‘David Bowery’ Sign Removed from the Bowery [UPDATED]

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:48 am

The city wasn’t too thrilled with the well-received vandalism of the Bowery street sign into a David Bowie homage. Though, you wouldn’t know it, as the stunt remained unchallenged until now. Sure took ’em long enough to react… Two weeks after the Little Italy Street Art Project orchestrated the blizzard-enabling stunt, the traffic sign was […]

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