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Revisiting The Strokes and the 2000s Lower East Side Music Scene [VIDEO]

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

Bose has a new integrated marketing campaign called Scene+Heard, basically a survey course in music appreciation. Its first installment spotlights the now-fabled Lower East Side rock scene in the early 2000s, but primarily focuses on the early career of The Strokes. The narrative is presented through the filter of current band the Gradients, which apparently […]

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Street Artist Marty Mar’s Subtle Anti-Gentrification Mural on Essex Street

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:04 am

It was a hyperlocal controversy the day street artist Garrett Wasserman decorated the wall outside Clayton Patterson’s residence on Essex Street. Perhaps confusion is what resulted in the erasure of Marty Mar’s mural; apparently Wasserman had been tapped to paint a different section of the masonry. Nevertheless, “Lower East Side Story” resulted and almost immediately […]

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Los Perros Locos Will Cease Slinging Hot Dogs at 201 Allen Street Tomorrow

Posted August 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

For a while there, two hot dog joints battled for supremacy at the head of Allen Street – Links and Los Perros Locos. Both ultimately met the same fate though, with the latter closing tomorrow night. Owner Alex Mitow took to Facebook to convey the departure message to fans. “Running a retail storefront in the […]

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Orchard Street Taqueria Eyes New Location as Development Looms

Last modified August 29, 2014 at 11:32 am

Get ready, folks. The northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston is about to become a construction zone for the forseeable future. Seriously, how much more fuckin’ decimation can this spot see? The writing was on the wall well before Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak ceased operations at the end of June. Rumblings of impending […]

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Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel Slapped with Stop-Work Order

Posted August 28, 2014 at 10:01 am

The project site of Ian Schrager’s first New York City location of the Public Hotel is off to quite the start. Lots of news tidbits flying around these days. Excavation and foundation work is underway; in the northeast corner of the lot is a concrete mockup to provide an example of the look and feel […]

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Sidewalk Sleeper Gets a Rude Awakening on the Bowery [PHOTOS]

Posted August 28, 2014 at 8:19 am

For the last few nights, this man moved a living room onto the sidewalk at Bowery and Delancey. Included is what looks to be a hospital bed and chair used as nightstand. A pretty comfortable setup for him, but not so much for the local authorities. Especially given the rise in violence here in recent […]

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Rustic LES Owner Alleges Steve Croman’s Harassment Tactics Led to Its Demise

Posted August 28, 2014 at 6:10 am

More information is coming to light regarding the shutter of Rustic LES a couple weeks ago. You’ll recall that owner Yassir Zraouli was forced to close his Moroccan bistro at 124 Ridge Street thanks to Vacate and Stop Work Orders issued by the Department of Buildings. The building itself is a Steve Croman property, and […]

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Ace Hotel Faux Hostel on the Bowery Now Has a Davey Drill to Its Name

Posted August 28, 2014 at 6:05 am

It was nigh on a year ago when we exclusively broke word that Ace Hotel was planning to convert 225 Bowery. At the time, the hip hotel brand categorically denied the report, but the truth came out a few months later. The Salvation Army, which owned the twelve-story building since 1972, sold the property for […]

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Local Musician Looking to Sell Eastside Sound Studio After 43 Years on the Lower East Side

Posted August 28, 2014 at 5:55 am

The long-running, and well-regarded, Eastside Sound recording studio is taking a final bow at 150 Forsyth Street. Owner Lou Holtzman – born and raised on the Lower East Side – recently put the business up for sale. Founded in 1972, this facility is considered one of the longest running studios in the city. According to […]

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