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KNOWLITA Illustrates Downtown Eateries with ‘Day In x Day Out’ Prints

Last modified April 24, 2014 at 11:27 am

KNOWLITA, the design company who brought us the Lower East Side in print form is rolling out a new depiction of the neighborhood. They’ve enlisted Massimo Mongiardo, a Brooklyn-based artist who has worked with the likes of Vans DQM and Momofuku, to draw our attention to food. Literally. The collection of illustrations, called Day In x […]

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Delancey Corner Stands Firm as Restaurant Supply Depot

Posted April 24, 2014 at 6:09 am

It’s been a three-year retail drought for 18 Delancey Street. After the Win Win Trading Inc. restaurant supply company relocated to 66 Allen (and the Chrystie Cats with it), the store remained an empty vessle. Its solitude has come to an end, though. It’s more of the same for 18 Delancey. Earlier this year, we began noticing […]

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See the Neighborhood Change with Google Street View ‘Time Machine’ Functionality

Posted April 24, 2014 at 6:06 am

This is sorta cool. Google Street View, which debuted back in 2007, will soon let users essentially travel back in time. Whereas the map software was previously a static panorama of city streets, certain locations are now animated for time lapse purposes. Whenever you see that little clock symbol in the top left portion of […]

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Peter Cooper Statue Boxed Up for Astor Place Reconstruction

Posted April 24, 2014 at 5:02 am

You may have noticed that the statue of Peter Cooper sitting comfortably in his eponymous park is currently encased in an enormous plywood box; or that traffic barriers now cordon off a section of the roadway. These noticeable changes pretty much kick off the broader $16 million capital works project to redesign the entire composition […]

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EMM Group Accepts $25k SLA Plea Deal; Birnbaum Says ‘The Bowery has Been a Disaster’

Last modified April 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

EMM Group got off the hook yesterday with a mere slap on the wrist for its transgressions at 199 Bowery. Spare the rod, spoil the child. A Boogie reader was in attendance and submitted the following dispatch. As predicted, the SLA yesterday accepted EMM Group’s guilty plea on all the charges brought against them at 199 […]

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Thompson LES is now "60 LES"

SIXTY Hotels Rebrands the Thompson LES on Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Thompson LES completely changed its image within the last few months. As we reported, Jason Pomeranc sold his longtime brand but kept ownership over a few hotels, including 190 Allen Street. It’s now part of the SIXTY Hotels umbrella. And with the “SIXTY LES” rebrand, a new target demographic. For this five-year-old lodge, Pomeranc […]

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Cafe Katja Klepto Returns Stolen Table

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:07 am

That Cafe Katja klepto exposed at the end of March came clean, and returned the stolen table to the popular Austrian eatery. Guess the flyer campaign around Orchard Street – and its coverage in the press – was enough to shame the thief into doing the right thing. A Boogie tipster tells us that the […]

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DNA Footwear Opening Outpost at 273 Lafayette Street

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:03 am

Argentinian luxury clothing chain Etiqueta Negra opened its New York City flagship at 273 Lafayette Street in 2008. The boutique boasted a showroom of menswear and rustic store additions like 1932 Alfa Romeo, leather trunks, and polo memorabilia. Five years later, it bit the dust. Now the space is set to become a shoe warehouse. […]

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Own a Piece of the Ludlow Residence Eyesore for $220K

Posted April 23, 2014 at 6:00 am

Has it really been two years since our last post about the Ludlow Residence dorm at 101 Ludlow? Okay, onward. If you fancy a piece of the beige penitentiary, the opportune moment has arrived. The narrow, 800 square-foot commercial unit near the dorm entrance – currently home to the Hummus Shop – is now on […]

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