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Centre-fuge Public Art Project Announces Cycle 15 Artists

Posted October 2, 2014 at 6:08 am

The Centre-fuge Public Art Project – co-founded by Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville – has become a beacon of street art since its inception in February 2012. An otherwise drab mid-block trailer on East First Street now attracts the gaze of both camera-wielding tourists and neighbors alike. Now it’s time to prepare for Cycle 15, […]

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Work Begins on Clinton Street Baking Company Annex

Posted October 2, 2014 at 6:02 am

After sitting vacant for some six months, renovations have reportedly begun inside 2 Clinton Street. You know, the Clinton Street Baking Company annex. And right on time, too. We reported back in June that construction would kickstart within three months, even while ownership denied. The enclosed photo shows workers busy inside the future pancake house […]

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Own a Public Hotel Penthouse on Chrystie Street for $18.75M

Posted October 2, 2014 at 6:00 am

While earth is moved and ground excavated for foundation work at 215 Chrystie Street, Ian Schrager is employing the hard sell with his first NYC location of Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel. As previously reported, there is both a hotel and condo component to this sun-eclipsing development. The 28-story tower includes eleven ultra-pricey condos atop the 370-room […]

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New Essex Crossing Permits Filed for 14-Screen Movie Theater and Essex Market Site

Last modified October 1, 2014 at 1:50 pm

A flurry of activity over in SPURA these days. Plans for another skyscraper are now with the city (i.e. Department of Buildings). Handel Architects filed preliminary permits yesterday to construct a 26-story tower at 115 Delancey Street as part of the Essex Crossing mega-development. This parcel, of course, was the southern extension of the Essex […]

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The DOT is Almost Done Repairing the Williamsburg Bridge Bike Path

Posted October 1, 2014 at 10:22 am

The dual purpose bike path and walkway spanning the Williamsburg Bridge is almost at the end of its road to rehabilitation. Maintenance work has been underway for weeks to repair the pockmarked and heavily vandalized surface. “DOT’s crews are working on the Williamsburg Bridge pedestrian path on a daily basis,” an agency spokesperson tells us. […]

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Recap: Darren Aronofsky Talks About His Movies and Love for Chinatown at New Museum Event

Posted October 1, 2014 at 9:22 am

“There were two types of Brooklynites [growing up],” Darren Aronofsky noted. “People who stay in Brooklyn and people who wanna get to the ‘big city.’” Last night, the beloved Brooklyn-born director crossed that river and participated in a candid discussion with novelist Lynne Tillman at the New Museum. The intimate affair was actually the public […]

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Reader Report: Chinatown Bus Route Includes Illicit Cigarette Drop-off

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:10 am

It’s no real secret that contraband (and violence) arrives aboard incoming Chinatown buses. Local media has widely reported the influx of weapons and criminals into the Lower East Side. Remember that it was only a year ago that authorities conducted the largest gun raid in NYC history, seizing 254 weapons that came here via these […]

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Parking Lot at 170 Suffolk is Being Converted to Gallery and Residential Duplex

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:03 am

The mysterious garage-slash-scrapyard beside 170 Suffolk Street is presently undergoing massive change. For years, green brick and security gate warned of its nature as an “active driveway.” No longer. Property owner Michele Cohen filed permits with the Department of Buildings back in June to construct a two-story mixed-use building. The new structure will house “two […]

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Hidden Os Gemeos Mural from 2009 Returns to the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted October 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Yesterday evening, the Bowery graffiti wall reverted to its circa 2009 state. Property owner Goldman Properties re-unveiled the Os Gemeos mural that has been obscured for the last five years. Scaffolding and blue tarps fell away to reveal that the color is still very much intact. The artwork of twins Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo will […]

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