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Kosher Cafe Chosen to Replace Shalom Chai on Grand Street, Ending Hopes of Alex Raij and Eder Montero

Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:05 am

Kosher is the comeback kid down on Grand Street. Much of the neighborhood believed that the Seward Park Co-op board had telegraphed its latest play at the former Shalom Chai pizzeria at 357 Grand. Restaurateurs Alex Raij and Eder Montero were seemingly a shoe-in to replace the longtime Kosher eatery, having secured approval from Community […]

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It’ll Cost Upwards of $800k to Live Inside the Cantilevered Condo at 100 Norfolk Street

Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:03 am

100 Norfolk Street has yet to rise above its tattered plywood perimeter, yet its housing stock is already on the open market. The cantilevered mess of condos destined for this site are solely for the upper crust. Sales of the thirty homes went live yesterday, as did the official website. The eyesore proposed for 100 […]

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Fire Engine Tire Exploded on Delancey Yesterday Injuring 3 and Shattering Store Windows

Posted September 30, 2014 at 6:02 am

Three pedestrians sustained minor injuries yesterday afternoon on Delancey Street when a fire engine blew a tire. The force from the explosion also shattered the window of Sneak Jeans near the corner of Clinton. The FDNY Ladder Company 18 truck had pulled onto the curb ahead of a building inspection when the tire exploded. All three […]

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Streit’s Matzo Facade Becomes Art Haven with New Mural by Connor Harrington

Posted September 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

What do street artists Logan Hicks, Crash, and Conor Harrington have in common? Simple. Each boasts an eye-catching mural on a one-block stretch of Suffolk Street. And now having commissioned artwork by these luminaries on the Lower East Side (not to mention Shepard Fairey), the Little Italy Street Art Project continues the quest to curate […]

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Black Hebrews Return to Delancey Street After 3-Year Hiatus

Posted September 29, 2014 at 9:22 am

For years, it was a sight for Saturdays. The robes, the preaching, the hate sermons. They usually congregated on either side of Delancey Street, videotaping the rhetoric but shunning the community invaded. Neighbors complained about these so-called Black Hebrews (reminiscent of 1980s Times Square), and then one day in 2011, they were banished. Or so […]

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Sign the Petition to Help Save Siempre Verde Garden from a Bulldozing Luxury Development

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:08 am

Friday morning, we reported the sad but unsurprising news that the recently-forged Siempre Verde Garden is threatened by a proposed five-story luxury residential development. Garden faithful probably expected this in the back of their minds, but more than likely hoped would not come to pass. An urgent plea to help save the “youngest” GreenThumb garden from extinction […]

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‘The Butcher Block’ Cafe Angling to Take 254 Broome Street

Last modified September 29, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Its brief tenure as both gallery showroom and pop-up haven is officially over. The westernmost store of 254 Broome Street – formerly the Mayson Gallery (which moved to 75th Street) – will soon embark on its journey as cafe. Think Home Espresso Bar (RIP) but with booze. The Butcher Block – not to be confused with […]

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New Dollar Slice Joint Set to Open at Former Stanton Street Psychic

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

It just wasn’t in the (tarot) cards for the storefront psychic at 105 Stanton Street. The den of paranormal shuttered this past July after barely two years in business. Just as the store was cleared of its contents and leasing sign affixed, the windows were papered to prepare for the next tenant. Paperwork was filed […]

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Sixth Ward Makes Changes to Illegal Backyard; Public Will Not Hear License Renewal

Posted September 29, 2014 at 5:47 am

In response to grassroots action and negative media coverage, the Sixth Ward is seemingly on something of a defensive footing. But it’s still operating in a manner that has locals up in arms, and at all hours of the night. The quick refresher is that the seven-year-old establishment operates an allegedly illegal 90-seat rear yard. […]

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