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Allo Darlin’ Has ‘Bright Eyes’ On New Single

Posted September 23, 2014 at 6:10 am

Allo Darlin’ has been kickin’ out the twee pop jams for a handful of years now. The London-based foursome’s sunny disposition is beyond lovely thanks in part to the charm of Aussie singer Elizabeth Morris (she rocks the ukulele and guitar, too!) She and her bandmates — bassist (and fellow Australian) Bill Botting, guitarist Paul […]

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Mission Chinese Food Finds Inspiration from Nine Inch Nails for Its Lower East Side Comeback

Posted September 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

Creative inspiration is sometimes borne from the most unlikely of sources. For Mission Chinese Food that spark ignited with Nine Inch Nails (the hand that feeds?) and Phillip Glass. In a new piece for Vice’s Munchies blog, Mission Chinese chef Angela Dimayuga divulges her creative influences, introduces a new salad dish, and provides a sneak […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Crosses the Bowery, Inches Toward Essex Street

Posted September 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Department of Design and Construction is ready for Phase II of its Grand Street capital works project (#MED609), which aims to install new trunk water mains between Broadway and Essex. For the last two years, most of the ear-splitting infrastructural work was relegated to Little Italy. But the front has just shifted eastward across […]

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Marilyn Louie Desperately Needs a Bigger Newsstand on the Bowery, these Photos Show Why [PHOTOS]

Posted September 23, 2014 at 5:52 am

For embattled Bowery newsstand owner Marilyn Louie, it’s a war of attrition. Her repeated attempts to secure a more spacious, less dangerous workspace are falling on deaf ears. This despite the overwhelming support from Chinatown neighbors and Community Board 3, not to mention the local press. Back in July, CB3 voted unanimously in her favor, […]

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Ricky’s Halloween Superstore on Delancey Street is Now Open

Posted September 22, 2014 at 10:03 am

Like clockwork, the temporary Halloween stores are sprouting up throughout the city, eager to exchange shitty, one-time-wearable product for dollars. The Lower East Side is obviously no exception. Ricky’s planted two dedicated “superstores” within a few blocks of each other – 250 East Houston and 104 Delancey. The latter opened for business yesterday. This address was, […]

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Zarin Fabrics’ Awning is Removed from 314 Grand Street; TD Bank Coming Soon

Posted September 22, 2014 at 9:22 am

Already with one multinational bank to its name, 314 Grand Street certainly didn’t need another; especially fifteen feet away. Anyone could tell you that. Though, such is life on the Lower East Side. Contractors erected corner-hogging scaffolding on Friday afternoon, a facade obstruction that’ll be with us for the foreseeable future. You’ll recall that Zarin Fabrics relocated […]

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Christian Berst Art Brut Gallery is Opening at 95 Rivington Street

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:10 am

Vintage boutique Dear:Rivington operated in the ground floor of 95 Rivington Street for five years before departing the 1840-era townhouse back in June. Quite a tenure considering so many of its peers barely last two in the Hell Square environs. The business relocated to the gold coast of Great Jones Street to a store more […]

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Rayuela on Allen Street is Currently Closed for Unspecified ‘Renovations’

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:04 am

Rayuela on Allen Street is the latest Lower East Side restaurant to employ ye olde unannounced shutter for “renovations” trick. The popular “freestyle Latino” joint (also known for its brunch) abruptly closed within the last couple days to change things up. Scope of the so-called renovations is unknown to the public at the moment, and […]

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‘FEIT Direct’ Footwear Brand Opening Flagship Store on the Bowery

Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

Corporate conglomerates have finally colonized the easternmost fringe of Prince Street. Where just a few years ago turnover here at the corner of Bowery was quite high, stability seems ripe. Anne et Valentin, Sandro, Helmut Lang, and Maje all maintain a presence on the block. The FEIT Direct footwear brand is now joining the fray at […]

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