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Streit’s Matzo Facade Becomes Art Haven with New Mural by Connor Harrington

Posted September 29, 2014 at 10:08 am

What do street artists Logan Hicks, Crash, and Conor Harrington have in common? Simple. Each boasts an eye-catching mural on a one-block stretch of Suffolk Street. And now having commissioned artwork by these luminaries on the Lower East Side (not to mention Shepard Fairey), the Little Italy Street Art Project continues the quest to curate […]

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Sign the Petition to Help Save Siempre Verde Garden from a Bulldozing Luxury Development

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:08 am

Friday morning, we reported the sad but unsurprising news that the recently-forged Siempre Verde Garden is threatened by a proposed five-story luxury residential development. Garden faithful probably expected this in the back of their minds, but more than likely hoped would not come to pass. An urgent plea to help save the “youngest” GreenThumb garden from extinction […]

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‘The Butcher Block’ Cafe Angling to Take 254 Broome Street

Last modified September 29, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Its brief tenure as both gallery showroom and pop-up haven is officially over. The westernmost store of 254 Broome Street – formerly the Mayson Gallery (which moved to 75th Street) – will soon embark on its journey as cafe. Think Home Espresso Bar (RIP) but with booze. The Butcher Block – not to be confused with […]

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New Dollar Slice Joint Set to Open at Former Stanton Street Psychic

Posted September 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

It just wasn’t in the (tarot) cards for the storefront psychic at 105 Stanton Street. The den of paranormal shuttered this past July after barely two years in business. Just as the store was cleared of its contents and leasing sign affixed, the windows were papered to prepare for the next tenant. Paperwork was filed […]

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Sixth Ward Makes Changes to Illegal Backyard; Public Will Not Hear License Renewal

Posted September 29, 2014 at 5:47 am

In response to grassroots action and negative media coverage, the Sixth Ward is seemingly on something of a defensive footing. But it’s still operating in a manner that has locals up in arms, and at all hours of the night. The quick refresher is that the seven-year-old establishment operates an allegedly illegal 90-seat rear yard. […]

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When the Bleecker Street IRT Station Had ‘Skylights’ [PHOTOS]

Posted September 26, 2014 at 9:22 am

Over a century after this photo was snapped (1905), it’s pretty crazy to think the Bleecker Street IRT station still maintains virtually the same feel. The image coulda been taken yesterday. Except for one difference. Note the presence of the subway “skylights,” which were meant to let in natural light to the underground. Yes, subterranean […]

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Cutie Room Boutique on Rivington is Closing at the End of the Month

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:09 am

The neon pink storefront sets it apart from the neighbors, but not for much longer. Cutie Room at 5 Rivington Street is closing at the end of the month. A sign on its front door relays the news, and announces the 50% off fire sale. This latest dispatch isn’t completely out of the blue, though. […]

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Elderly Female Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Van on Kenmare Street Yesterday

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

The citywide “Vision Zero” safety initiative might be a de Blasio priority, but it still has a long way to go in protecting the locals. Especially in and around dangerous Delancey Street, where traffic issues are myriad. (A “slow zone” here or there just isn’t gonna cut it) Yesterday afternoon, a fatal casualty resulted just one […]

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Help the Bowery Mission Replenish its Pantry

Posted September 26, 2014 at 6:00 am

The Bowery Mission is struggling to keep up with demand, a representative from the organization tells us. Clarion calls rang across social media this week to help the 135-year-old mission replenish its pantry stock. Apparently September has been a record month of aiding the homeless, with a feeding regimen of more than 200 souls a […]

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