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MORUS Film Fest Brings ‘Subversion & the City’ this Weekend

Posted July 30, 2015 at 5:18 am

There’s more to anarchy than a little Project Mayhem. To prove it, this weekend the East Village Community Gardens will set the stage for a unique visual series exploring grassroots activism, how it has defined the steadfast voices of opposition on the Lower East Side, and how unconventional involvement can spark real change for the future. The spirit of Anarchy is embedded […]

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Flowers Cafe is on Vacation Until Monday; Luxury Development Looms

Last modified July 30, 2015 at 8:03 am

Flowers Cafe is currently on vacation, but it’s not permanent. At least not yet. The sign on the front door promises a resumption in service on Monday (August 3). This quirky cafe is a favorite among locals for being a no-frills recharging station. Its very existence is threatened, though. The property owner – Interboro Properties […]

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Gigi Li Withdraws Campaign for District Leader Amidst Election Fraud Controversy

Last modified July 30, 2015 at 8:04 am

Gigi Li, sitting Chair of Community Board 3, has dropped out of the hyperlocal race for Assembly District Leader from Part C of the 65th Assembly District. She had been battling incumbent Jenifer Rajkumar, who will now remain in her position. The embarrassing withdrawal comes in the aftermath of her alleged forgery of petition signatures […]

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Why there was a Subway Entrance on Avenue C Yesterday

Posted July 29, 2015 at 10:42 am

Alphabet City was Brooklyn yesterday. For a brief period, at least. This realistic subway entrance appeared yesterday morning in the abandoned Mobil gas station that will soon sprout new development. Its placement was actually a filming prop for the CBS show Blue Bloods, which often films around the Lower East Side. Naturally. Several readers spotted […]

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Historic King Glassware Building on the Bowery Receives Rooftop Additions

Posted July 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

King Glassware operated on the Bowery for some eighty-one years, ending its run this past March. The building owner purportedly ran the supply business and decided to hang it up. Since the closure, however, renovations galore. Now some news that might anger local preservationists… The Department of Buildings recently issued permits for a job to convert […]

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Uncapped: RISE and Shine with an LES Original

Last modified July 29, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Ladies and Gents, featured in this week’s Uncapped is our very own Lower East Sider, RISE. We begin with a bio from his email to your eyes… I first became aware of graffiti or subway train scribbling with vivid colors and big characters when I was kid (6 or 7 yrs old) growing up in NYC. […]

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AnimalNY Blog is Put to Sleep After 12 Years Online

Posted July 29, 2015 at 5:17 am

Notorious rabble-rouser Bucky Turco announced yesterday morning that his stint at Animal New York, the blog he founded twelve years ago, had officially concluded. Its relatively new online overlord – Woven Digital – suddenly decided to pull the plug. Turco insisted to Gawker that the cessation was at the behest of Woven and not his […]

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Aby Rosen Purchased Women’s Shelter on Lafayette Street, Seeks Flagship Retail Tenant

Posted July 29, 2015 at 5:12 am

Last fall, Aby Rosen hit the supermarket sweep, as it were, scooping up several properties across Manhattan for his RFR Realty portfolio. The spree even netted the iconic Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. Another property acquired around the same time was the active homeless women’s shelter at 348 Lafayette Street, purchased for $26 million. That […]

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Illegal Chinatown Bus ‘Great Wall’ Departs Division Street

Posted July 29, 2015 at 5:00 am

Great Wall Bus Company, a thorn in the side of many in the community, is no longer running its illegal Chinatown bus business at 143 Division Street. Announcement printouts taped to the storefront indicate that their lease was not renewed, and that they’ve since moved to 94 Madison Street. Great Wall was often cited as […]

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