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Sale of Five Bowery Properties for $45M Threatens Its Rich Cultural History

Posted October 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

Yesterday afternoon, we broke the blockbuster news that five historically significant buildings on the Bowery were sold as a package deal for $45 million. While still unconfirmed, it’s rumored that the buyer is John Young of Emmut Properties. Luxury living is allegedly planned for the 75,000 square-feet of buildable real estate, whether through rentals or […]

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The Taylor Swift ‘Welcome to New York’ Clip that Should’ve Been Released [VIDEO]

Posted October 31, 2014 at 6:08 am

Love or loathe, Taylor Swift is here as our “Global Welcome Ambassador,” to help attract hordes of tourists to town. Her “Welcome to New York” clarion call is bullshit bubblegum, and is raising choruses on both sides. Indeed, nothing riles New Yorkers like a phony. Longtime Lower East Side documentarian Clayton Patterson just released his […]

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Speedy Romeo Pizza Partners with ‘Entrouage’ Star Adrian Grenier and Leah Tinari for Clinton Street Location

Posted October 31, 2014 at 5:21 am

Clinton Hill favorite Speedy Romeo is crossing the bridge to Clinton Street. However, at the expense of Fatta Cuckoo. It was no secret that Fatta Cuckoo was undergoing a massive transformation at 63 Clinton Street. We reported earlier this month that chef-owner Leah Tinari would only have weekend service for the next two months, at […]

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Five-Building Bowery Development Site Sells for $45M; Federal-Style Row Houses Will Fall

Last modified October 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm

The dominoes on the Bowery continue to fall. Word just came down the pike that the long-vacant stretch of former lighting stores comprising 134-142 Bowery sold for an astonishing price. The five contiguous buildings netted $45.25 million for the respective owners. Total buildable square-footage is approximately 75,000 square-feet. Jan Sasson, president of E Property Group represented […]

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Hernandez Houses Hosting Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive Tomorrow Night

Last modified October 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

For one day only, 189 Allen Street will be the Hernandez “Fun” Houses. The NYCHA property joined forces with the LES Dwellers and numerous local businesses to provide Halloween activities for local youth. Tomorrow evening is the first annual Halloween Costume Party and Food Drive, to be held in the Resident Association room. The “Haunted […]

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Hooters keeps the smut alive on 33rd St.

Meanwhile, Hooters Will Open at the Former Peep World Space Next Month

Posted October 30, 2014 at 9:05 am

Two years ago this past March, midtown lost one of the last vestiges of its seedy past – the porn shop and nudie booth near Penn Station called Peep World. However, selling sex will remain a central component of the newcomer at 155 West 33rd Street, albeit in a manner more socially acceptable. Original Hooters […]

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Galli Restaurant is Now Open for Service at 98 Rivington Street

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:10 am

The second location of Galli Restaurant officially opened in Hell Square Tuesday evening after a weekend of trials. 98 Rivington Street had spent the better part of a year under the knife, ever since ‘inoteca ended its decade-plus run at the address last February. Decor seemingly skews swank, and carries a less homey feel than its […]

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NYPD Seeks Witnesses of Pedestrian Death Last Month in the Intersection of Kenmare and Elizabeth

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

Authorities have not forgotten about the rental van driver who plowed through the north crosswalk at Elizabeth and Kenmare last month, killing an 82-year-old Chinese woman. Even though an arrest was not made after the September 25 incident, the investigation remains ongoing. A consortium of councilmembers also called for charges against the driver responsible for […]

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Seward Park Conservancy Forms with the Goal of Ending the Neglect

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:04 am

It was the first permanent, municipally-built playground in the United States, yet Seward Park receives little love outside the history books. What began a project by the Outdoor Recreation League (Lillian Wald and Charles Stover) to get kids off the streets was eventually snatched up by the City of New York. Rarely is this past […]

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