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Early ’00s LES Rock History ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ will be Adapted into Docu-series

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

You may have seen this… New York’s beloved gritty indie musc scene circa 2000s is getting a second life, through a four-hour docu-series. That’s right, the resurgence is a visual retelling based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011. The documentary will […]

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Anti-Gun Mural Painted on Hester Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:12 am

Shots fired. Muralist Otto Schade is throwing shade at gun control with this powerful new piece on Hester Street, just east of the Bowery. It was painted last week. The liberty eagle’s wingspan runs the length of the brick wall, and is composed solely of weaponry. Machine guns and knives. And the bird is clutching […]

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‘Tang’s Noodle’ Joins the Leon Hotel on Canal Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

Chinatown has another noodle shop to its name. Coming soon to the four-year-old Leon Hotel is Tang’s Noodle. If the signage is to be believed, this is the first stateside restaurant for the import. Build-out of the small ten-table establishment had been underway since summertime. And it’s not to be confused with the new hotpot […]

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City Council Passes Bill for Increased ‘Urban Renewal’ Transparency

Posted December 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

Earlier this week, City Council unanimously voted to pass legislation that would require the City to provide public access to urban renewal plans, which have been changing the real estate landscape of New York City for decades. Intro 1533-A, sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to […]

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‘Buddy Warren’ Shuts Down Chrystie Street Gallery Shop

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

Buddy Warren, the eclectic Lower East Side gallery-cum-cafe, has gone dark. It closed last month after a nearly four-year stint at 169 Chrystie Street. A large leasing poster now covers much of the marquee. The last time Buddy Warren made headlines was with a January 2016 real estate listing for the space. Ownership did claim […]

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Pier 42’s Rusted-out Shed is Getting Demolished

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

The existing shed sitting atop Pier 42 is undergoing demolition. It’s the first major step, albeit years behind schedule, toward the rehabilitation and development of the waterfront park. Indeed, the capital works project has been on the boards for five years with little to show for it but “interim programming” during warmer months. Revival is […]

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Affordable Housing Lottery Launches for Essex Crossing’s 26-Story ‘Gateway’

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

This is the week of Essex Crossing updates. A torrent of news is coming out of the Lower East Side mega-project, with the latest being the launch of the affordable housing lottery inside the “Gateway” tower at Essex and Delancey Streets. There are a total of 98 affordable apartments up for grabs at 115 Delancey […]

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Streit’s Matzo Factory Condo on Rivington Street Hits 3-Story Height

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:08 am

The unleavened grounds of the former Streit’s Matzo Factory are now rising. And in a big way. After nearly a year of foundation and underpinning work, the superstructure is beginning the proverbial skyward ascent. Now well past the plywood threshold. At last observation, the building is currently sitting at a roughly three-story height. As previously […]

Celebrate Chanukah with 150 Eclectic Menorahs at the Eldridge Street Synagogue

Posted December 13, 2017 at 5:17 am

Chanukah has arrived, and with it, over one-hundred-fifty menorahs for a special holiday exhibit at the Eldridge Street Synagogue. “Let There Be Light!,” as it’s called, is a collection of quirky and one-of-a-kind menorahs on loan from the Lori and David Moore family, who have amassed the eclectic array as part of an annual family […]

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