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Centre-fuge Debuts Cycle 18 Artwork on East 1st Street Trailer

Posted October 13, 2015 at 10:34 am

Here it is, fresh out of the (spray) can – the new cycle of artwork at the Centre-fuge trailer on East First Street. The public art project mobilized new participants for the eighteenth installment, the painting of which transpired over the weekend. Panels were decorated by Jet, Andy Golub, Below Key, Zero Productivity, Leon Rainbow, Rez Shoalin and […]

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Essex Crossing Forward Base is Established on Norfolk Street

Posted October 13, 2015 at 5:17 am

The forward communications base for Essex Crossing is now up and running on Norfolk Street. As previously reported, the Lower East Side BID “donated” several of its parking spaces in Site 3 so that the developers could maintain offices near all the action. (This parcel is not part of Phase I development.) The new command […]

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Puck Building Finally Turns on Its Illuminated Sidewalks Again

Posted October 13, 2015 at 5:13 am

The historic Puck Building at East Houston and Lafayette Street is glowing in its new identity of luxury housing. Just look to the studded base of the building itself. Let there be light. In a surprising turn of events, that “distinctive sidewalk” (in design-speak) outside the city landmark was just illuminated for the first time in […]

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Ongoing Grand Street Water Main Work Winds Down East of Allen

Posted October 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

​The reality of Phase II has set in. Grand Street east of the Bowery is a total shitshow right now. Thanks to the ongoing work around installing a trunk water main beneath the roadway, the traffic patterns are changed, and businesses likely hurting. With the interlocking system of portable fencing and construction crew in tow, […]

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No More Horses in Hell Square; Equestrian Brigade Headed Back to the Stable

Posted October 13, 2015 at 5:00 am

No more horse shit. Seriously. If you have the displeasure of walking through Hell Square during prime party hours, seek refuge in the forthcoming change of the guard. Or, rather, removal. Almost five years trampled underfoot, and with piles of manure to boot (or step in), the 7th Precinct is finally ending the practice of late-night horse […]

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A northward view from the East River Drive

Check out These Compelling Depression-Era Photos of the Lower East Side and Little Italy [PHOTOS]

Posted October 12, 2015 at 9:33 am

In the mid-1930s, the Federal government dispatched photographers across the country to document Depression-era America. The resulting output ultimately became the “Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information collection,” currently under the auspices of the Library of Congress. Yale University took the archive and mapped it for convenience on a proprietary site called Photogrammar. The tool […]

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2nd Avenue F Station is One of the Top 5 Worst in the Entire Subway System

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:19 am

The Lower East Side has some shitty subway stations. Yep, Captain Obvious over here. Now officially confirmed. Last Friday, State Senator Squadron, Riders Alliance, Straphangers Campaign, Tri-State Transportation Campaign, and various community leaders published the results of their “Subway Stations Study.” It’s not so pretty. The consortium surveyed exteriors and interiors systemwide for seven specific […]

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Haute Hippie on Prince Street Looks to be Donezo

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:14 am

Haute Hippie faded without the fanfare of its opening at 9 Prince Street. The store is fully clothed in brown butcher paper to mask the emptiness within; inventory is gone from the shelves. That’s right, the Manhattan-based, oxymoronous fashion line seemingly threw in the towel sometime in the last couple weeks. Emails to the brand […]

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Clinton Baking Co. expansion next door

Clinton Street Baking Company Opens New Outpost in Singapore

Posted October 12, 2015 at 5:10 am

Originally slated for a mid-September launch, the Clinton Street Baking Company remains behind schedule on its highly-anticipated extension at the corner of East Houston. In the interim, though, an expansion of another kind. Fluffing up its international holdings, you might say. Indeed, the popular Lower East Side export – helmed by Neil Kleinberg and Dede […]

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