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‘Forever’ an Invasion on the Lower East Side

Posted December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

It never ends, does it. Filming activities for the ABC show Forever constantly plague the area east of Essex Street, at an average rate of once a week. With good reason. This is where the fictional Abe’s Antiques resides (154 Stanton), eponymous place of employment for a main character in the show (Abe Morgan). The […]

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In Which Anthony Weiner Grabs Grub at Pret A Manger

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:38 am

Okay, so this is admittedly well outside our reach, but whatever. Friend of Boogie sent us this image of disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner (aka Carlos Danger) grabbing grub at a midtown Pret A Manger. There he is at a table with some random dude talking shop. Apparently this was a couple weeks ago. We […]

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The 7-Story Condo Atop the Nativity Mission on Forsyth Street is Proclaimed ‘Edgy Refinement East of SoHo’

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:35 am

The full foundation is not even poured, and already the buzzards are circling the carcass of the former Nativity Mission School on Forsyth Street. Interior renderings for the eleven-story replacement tower are presently making the rounds, uploaded this week to social media by celebrity broker Fredrik Eklund. There is also a new splash page for […]

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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 16 Artists

Last modified December 17, 2014 at 9:31 am

Herewith, a little color to brighten the day. The Centre-fuge public art project just announced its quarterly roster of artists set to decorate the mid-block trailer on East First Street. We’re now up to Cycle 16 in the ambitious endeavor, the final class of 2014. Rather than individual murals, fourteen of the twenty-two artists who […]

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The Federal-Style Row House at 35 Cooper Square was Razed for this Crappy Dorm

Posted December 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

The rich cultural history of 35 Cooper Square concludes with the reveal of its brooding gray replacement. Almost four years later, we’re now stuck with this eyesore of a dorm, courtesy of developer Arun Bhatia. The new thirteen-story building will house students from Marymount Manhattan College once completed. For almost two hundred years, a Federal-style […]

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Amato Opera House Lettering is No Longer on the Bowery

Posted December 16, 2014 at 9:28 am

The disheveled, remnant evidence of the Amato Opera House at 319 Bowery is now wiped from public view. Within the last month or so, onsite renovations ahead of luxury conversion resulted in the removal of the iconic lettering. Controversial landlord Steve Croman obtained permits from the Department of Buildings in October to transform this haunted beauty […]

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‘Hair Queen’ Replaces Dickson Hairshop on Allen Street

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:38 am

Dickson Hairshop on Allen Street ceased operations at the end of July after seven years in business, as previously disclosed. Cause of its demise was the deteriorating health of its eponymous owner Severin Dickson. We learned at the time that he was struck with the autoimmune disease called Sarcoidosis, which hindered him from operating the […]

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Russ & Daughters Cafe is Now Open on Tuesdays

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:30 am

Seven months after debuting at 127 Orchard Street, the nascent Russ & Daughters Cafe is expanding its hours. A sign on the front (royal blue) vestibule announces that the establishment is now open on Tuesdays. However, the added day of business comes at the expense of a later opening on weekdays; 10am, two hours later than […]

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88 Clinton Street is Ready for Its 4-Story Vertical Enlargement

Posted December 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

There’s just so much upscaling on Clinton Street these days, what with all the recent property sales in the multimillion-dollar range. It’s open season, for sure, and the character of this former frontier is forever changing. Both 86-88 Clinton Street are still on course for total transformation; renovations have been underway at both properties since […]

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