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The Daily Show Does a Bit on SantaCon, Interviews Organizer ‘Costume Jim’ [VIDEO]

Posted December 19, 2014 at 9:18 am

Last night, five whole days after SantaCon blew through New York City, the The Daily Show decided to air a quick treatment of the event. As you would imagine, the segment exposes the shitshow that happens each year. Most interesting, though, is watching the footage after learning about Costume Jim Glaser and his ties to […]

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New Grand Street Avant Garde Gallery Doubles as ‘Luxury Vape Lounge’

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:39 am

The Grenco Science pop-up vaporizer joint isn’t the only such retail action happening this weekend. Remember that gallery we told you about last month at 319 Grand Street? Well, Avant Garde by MMC, as it’s now known, itself doubles as a “luxury vape lounge.” In fact, its tagline is “where vape meets art.” The grand […]

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Artist Rad Roubeni Hosting a Month-Long Gallery Show Inside Former Chase Bank on Delancey

Posted December 19, 2014 at 5:38 am

So it looks like the old Chase bank branch at 104 Delancey Street has morphed into a pseudo gallery space, albeit a temporary one. At least until the landlord can find a suitable tenant willing to foot the bill. We saw workers cleaning up the other night for a similar event. After two years of […]

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Is this the Proper Way for Cops to Apprehend Teens? [UPDATED]

Last modified December 19, 2014 at 9:25 am

An eight-minute video surfaced online this week showing three teens being arrested by a gaggle of 7th Precinct officers on East Broadway. The boys are seen getting cuffed while pressed up against parked cars outside Seward Park. Iglesia Cristiana Primitiva church is visible in the background. What’s rather disturbing is the plainclothes cop who, for […]

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Developer Sues City for $50M Over Pathmark Pharmacy Site on Cherry Street

Posted December 18, 2014 at 10:11 am

We’re drowning in riverside drama. While Extell Development Company clanks away at its monstrous two-tower development at 250 South Street, the adjacent property on the eastern flank is going through its own growing pains. The current lessee of the city-owned parcels comprising 235-247 Cherry Street – formerly the Pathmark Pharmacy – is now suing the Housing […]

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FIGMENT NYC Board Member ‘Costume’ Jim Glaser Resigns in Light of SantaCon Connection

Last modified December 18, 2014 at 10:12 am

Jim Glaser, a board member of the arts group FIGMENT, abruptly resigned yesterday after it was revealed he is one of the primary organizers of the raucous SantaCon pub crawl in New York City. News of this conflict-of-interest and his ultimate departure broke on a FIGMENT blog post penned by Executive Producer, David Koren. In […]

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Grenco Science Opening a Vaporizer Pop-Up Joint at 101 Delancey Tonight

Posted December 18, 2014 at 5:39 am

The Lower East Side is about to unveil another vaping location, albeit temporary. Window leafing in the corner store at 101 Delancey indicates that Grenco Science is poised to open a pop-up vaporizer dispensary here. Expect to find a variety of weed friendly “pens” and accessories like chargers and flavor “tanks.” In a sign of […]

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Jack Abramcyk’s ‘Cafe Bambi’ on Eldridge Street Proceeds Despite Community Backlash

Posted December 18, 2014 at 5:34 am

Jack Abramcyk and former Beatrice Inn doorman Simonez Wolf are together proceeding with plans for the Cafe Bambi project (nee “Chinolita”) on Eldridge Street. The bi-level bar-restaurant concept on the border of Chinatown, first brought to light last spring, is planned for the space previously occupied by Fen Yang Restaurant. A sign currently affixed to the […]

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Goa-Taco Opening Its Snack Bar on Delancey Street Tonight

Posted December 18, 2014 at 5:30 am

Goa-Taco, the food stall vendor veteran of Smorgasburg Jr. in Brooklyn, is ready to begin serving the Lower East Side. We are told that the pop-up snack bar will open at 77 Delancey Street later tonight. A long table dotted with a half-dozen stools currently occupies much of the shoebox real estate. The smallish operation specializes in “fusion” […]

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