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From Cheese to Cheeba: Former Little Muenster on Stanton Street Becomes a Head Shop

Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:20 am

One Stanton Street storefront is making the leap from cheese to cheeba. You’ll recall that local startup Little Muenster melted, having disappeared from the Lower East Side landscape last summer. The cubbyhole space at 100 Stanton Street sat behind a curtain of butcher paper for the intervening months. Until last week. Its replacement isn’t too […]

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Grey Lady Has Taken a Piece of the Lower East Side to New Aspen Location

Posted November 28, 2014 at 6:02 am

A popular Lower East Side raw bar is expanding to Aspen. Ryan Chadwick is not new to the Aspen scene. A veteran, some might say. The Maine native lived there at one point for seven years, and created a nightclub called Escobar four years ago. We now learn that a Grey Lady spinoff is underway, […]

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When Thanksgiving Tradition Included Halloween-Like Masquerading

Posted November 27, 2014 at 10:34 am

There was once a time when Thanksgiving custom more resembled Halloween masquerading than turkey and history lessons. That’s right. So get out your masks, people! Thanksgivoween is upon is. Check the history. Two key words: masking and mumming. To surmise thousands of years of he said/he said, most agree the word masking encompasses all forms […]

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And Here’s Another ‘T. Hanksgiving Day’ Greeting from Street Artist Hanksy

Posted November 27, 2014 at 9:33 am

Prolific downtown street artist Hanksy pasted a holiday greeting at his preferred spot on Orchard Street just north of Division. It’s another T. Hanksgiving Day message for the Lower East Side. Gobble gobble.

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Dimes is Expanding Operations to Include 49 Canal Street

Last modified November 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Dimes opened in 2013 and quickly outgrew its cubbyhole commercial space. On any given day, 143 Division Street is stocked with trendy foodies willing to pay top dollar for product. It’s a total scene, and the space is simply not large enough for the concept. Not to mention the illegal bus stop at its doorstep […]

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Bowery Mission Reaches Milestone 135th Year Serving Thanksgiving Meals to Those in Need

Posted November 26, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Consider it a marathon of giving. This Thursday will mark The Bowery Mission’s 135th Annual Thanksgiving dinner. Over  7,000 men, women and children throughout the Five Boroughs of New York will have a warm celebratory meal thanks to the organization and the efforts of its volunteers.  Speaking of, more than 600 volunteers will donate time at […]

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Sweetgreen is Opening Its 3rd NYC Location Imminently on Kenmare Street

Posted November 26, 2014 at 10:07 am

Upscaling continues on Kenmare Street unchecked, from the controversial Nolitan Hotel to Ken & Cook and the Butcher’s Daughter. As such, the demand for retail units along this four-block stretch hasn’t yielded in years. The newest entrant into the increasingly crowded four-block stretch is DC-based health spot, Sweetgreen. The chain-let is on a roll of […]

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The 5th Precinct Officer and Tackled Cyclist Square off in the Mosh Pit [PHOTOS]

Posted November 26, 2014 at 9:34 am

Last week, we published an article about a 5th Precinct cop stationed on Canal Street who tackled a red-light-running cyclist after exiting the Manhattan Bridge bike path. The story went totally bonkers with all points of view recorded in the comments (86 and counting). However, was the response (i.e. use of force) proportional to the […]

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Preserve 24 Space on East Houston Might Take ‘One for the Frog’

Posted November 26, 2014 at 6:10 am

Remnants of Preserve 24 still grace the premises of 177 East Houston nearly six months after its epic failure. The ambitious, albeit cockamamie concept – bringing to life a fictional explorer’s club story and its mission to retrieve glacial ice – had immediate trouble attracting the masses to fill the expansive two floors. No surprise […]

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