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$6.5M Straus Square Traffic Safety Project is Underway

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:18 am

Looks like that “Safe Routes to Schools” capital works project is back on track. There had been a hiatus for the better part of the last six months when ground-break first commenced. As of this week, however, the Department of Design and Construction resumed work on phase one of the $6.5 million initiative. The construction […]

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5-Year-Old Struck and Pinned Beneath Minivan on Rivington Street

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:17 am

Norfolk Street right off Delancey is ostensibly an off-ramp from the Williamsburg Bridge. Just one of many. Motorists have a penchant for speeding northward. Yesterday morning, a five-year-old child was struck by a minivan that turned left onto Rivington one block north. Eyewitnesses say that the boy was momentarily pinned beneath the front wheel in the […]

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‘Compass’ Needs One Before Opening at Doomed 154 Orchard Street

Posted August 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

The post-Mission mission, as it were, has commenced at 154 Orchard Street. Although the plans have changed rather drastically since our last progress report. Tal Lavi – proprietor of Third Avenue Ale House – previously lobbied to install a Mediterranean concept (tentatively called “Shalom Tov”) in the former rat den that housed Mission Chinese Food. […]

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Jim Gaffigan Shows Lower East Side Love in his New TV Land Sitcom

Posted August 4, 2015 at 9:23 am

Battle-hardened Lower East Siders understand that, any given day, there is usually some TV show or movie filming on the corner. Living in a constant film set is oftentimes a pain in the ass. And the output isn’t usually worthy of the nuisance caused. Sometimes, however, it’s refreshing to see a local homegrown production use […]

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This Car Accident on the FDR Caused a 5-Hour Traffic Jam [PHOTOS]

Last modified August 4, 2015 at 10:25 am

During last night’s rush hour, a pickup truck in the southbound lane of the FDR collided with the exit divider at Grand Street. Near the span of the Williamsburg Bridge. No word yet on condition of either driver, but these photos are pretty gnarly. The accident happened shortly after 7pm and was cleared less than […]

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‘National Night Out Against Crime’ Takes Place in Hell Square This Afternoon

Last modified August 5, 2015 at 8:05 am

Today is the first Tuesday in August. As in the past, this means National Night Out Against Crime, an annual community awareness event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. This year’s outing transpires directly in the heart of Hell Square – Orchard and Stanton Streets. Seems like the perfect opportunity to address the crime […]

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The Butcher’s Daughter Wants to Open a West Village Locale

Posted August 4, 2015 at 5:15 am

Fresh off announcing an expansion to the Los Angeles market (i.e. Venice), the Butcher’s Daughter has another ace up its sleeve. The organic eatery at the corner of Elizabeth now has sights set on the upscale West Village market. Fitting. According to the SLA docket for Community Board 2, the Butcher’s Daughter is applying for a […]

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Report: Woman Raped in Bathroom of Happy Ending on Broome Street

Posted August 4, 2015 at 5:12 am

In case you needed affirmation that the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street is the furthest thing from an “art bar,” check its recent history. Co-owner Teddy Perweiler was arrested in early July for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Julia Fox, in the bar. He was subsequently arrested and banned from entering. Then last Tuesday night, twenty-five-year-old patron […]

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TOTAH Gallery Taking Over Former Liquor Store Space at 183 Stanton Street

Posted August 4, 2015 at 5:00 am

East Village Wine & Liquors has been up and running at its new downsized Clinton Street digs for months. As if nothing happened.  The fact of the matter is, however, that the local spirits store relocated from 183 Stanton during the Christmas holiday season after roughly a ten-year tenancy. Since the departure, the store spent […]

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