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Bandits Lift Piggy Bank Tip Jar from Sugar Sweet Sunshine

Posted December 18, 2017 at 5:18 am

Bah Humbug. Two thieves stole a countertop tip jar from the beloved Sugar Sweet Sunshine Thursday night. The Rivington Street bakery announced the petty, small-time hit job on Facebook with a public shaming. The jar in question was a forty-five-year-old piggy, and staff had apparently just emptied. So there wasn’t much left for taking. “It […]

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CB2 to Consider Support of 200-Year-Old Federal House on the Bowery

Posted December 18, 2017 at 5:16 am

Preservation efforts to save 206 Bowery again kicked into high gear earlier this month. Fear is rampant among these building advocates that the Landmark Preservation Commission – charged with saving the city’s beloved architecture – will let the Federal-style row house drop from its calendar at the end of this year. Led by the Greenwich […]

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Replacement ‘Gem’ Found for Vacated Cafe Henrie on Forsyth Street

Posted December 18, 2017 at 5:09 am

Cafe Henrie failed last month after two years on Forsyth Street. It was the casual hangout founded by Le Baron principal Andre Saraiva (aka street artist Mr. A). Now a month later, a new replacement is already lined up to take over 116 Forsyth Street. The outcome of Henrie in mid-November wasn’t a complete shock, […]

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Early ’00s LES Rock History ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ will be Adapted into Docu-series

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:17 am

You may have seen this… New York’s beloved gritty indie musc scene circa 2000s is getting a second life, through a four-hour docu-series. That’s right, the resurgence is a visual retelling based on Lizzy Goodman’s 600-page oral history called Meet Me in the Bathroom: Rebirth and Rock & Roll in NYC 2001-2011. The documentary will […]

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Anti-Gun Mural Painted on Hester Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:12 am

Shots fired. Muralist Otto Schade is throwing shade at gun control with this powerful new piece on Hester Street, just east of the Bowery. It was painted last week. The liberty eagle’s wingspan runs the length of the brick wall, and is composed solely of weaponry. Machine guns and knives. And the bird is clutching […]

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‘Tang’s Noodle’ Joins the Leon Hotel on Canal Street

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:11 am

Chinatown has another noodle shop to its name. Coming soon to the four-year-old Leon Hotel is Tang’s Noodle. If the signage is to be believed, this is the first stateside restaurant for the import. Build-out of the small ten-table establishment had been underway since summertime. And it’s not to be confused with the new hotpot […]

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Construction Resumes at East Broadway Modular Development Site After Collapsed Sidewalk

Posted December 15, 2017 at 5:00 am

The modular housing construction on East Broadway reactivated in a big way last week after its second sidelining since summertime. Pile driver and backhoe are stationed onsite. The project parcel at 201 East Broadway has been relatively silent for much of the last six months. Twice in that time, progress was stymied thanks to safety […]

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City Council Passes Bill for Increased ‘Urban Renewal’ Transparency

Posted December 14, 2017 at 9:39 am

Earlier this week, City Council unanimously voted to pass legislation that would require the City to provide public access to urban renewal plans, which have been changing the real estate landscape of New York City for decades. Intro 1533-A, sponsored by Councilwoman Margaret Chin, would require the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to […]

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‘Buddy Warren’ Shuts Down Chrystie Street Gallery Shop

Last modified December 14, 2017 at 8:09 am

Buddy Warren, the eclectic Lower East Side gallery-cum-cafe, has gone dark. It closed last month after a nearly four-year stint at 169 Chrystie Street. A large leasing poster now covers much of the marquee. The last time Buddy Warren made headlines was with a January 2016 real estate listing for the space. Ownership did claim […]

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