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Uncapped: Not Your Typical POET

Posted July 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

What is up graff heads!? Welcome to this week’s installation of Uncapped, where we go beneath the paint with Poet. Don’t let the name fool you, though. He doesn’t rhyme. BOWERY BOOGIE: Ok Poet – let’s hear a poem. POET: For starters I don’t do rhymes, just not my thing … lol BB: Um, so how […]

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‘Tribeca Kitchen’ Brings ‘Superfood Ice Cream’ to Orchard Street

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:18 am

For Pablo’s Birthday, ice cream (and sorbet) is in the back room. Literally. Tribeca Kitchen – a relatively new health conscious dessert joint – just debuted behind the Orchard Street gallery (with entrance at 88 Allen). In fact, they consider themselves the “First Superfood Ice Cream Shop in New York.” Superfood meaning those natural foods […]

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Kids Claymation Explores Proposed ‘Rain Garden’ on Lower East Side Waterfront

Last modified July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

The Two Bridges Neighborhood Council just released an interesting claymation video that would make Gumby proud to live on the Lower East Side waterfront. Produced in collaboration with the community-based Hester Street Collective, its singular purpose is to message the results of a one-year microclimate study conducted by the Two Bridges Kids After-school Program to better understand […]

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‘Off Track Betty’ Short Film Captures Delancey Street in Flux, and One Woman’s Faded Sense of Belonging

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

One local filmmaker just completed a film shot completely around the Lower East Side. Specifically, the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets. Its subject matter is also of the neighborhood. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no longer recognizes, nor belongs in […]

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A Battlefield Update Regarding B&H Dairy and its Struggle to Reopen

Posted June 30, 2015 at 10:32 am

Here’s an update from the battlefield, where B&H Dairy continues its post-explosion pursuit to finally reopen at 127 Second Avenue. The dispatch comes courtesy of Andy Reynolds, East Village resident and ad-hoc advocate for B&H. June 29 B&H and City Hall update, following an email exchange between me and Susan Stetzer, District Manager, Community Board 3, […]

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It’s Time to End Sheldon Silver’s Reign of Shame, Part I [OP-ED]

Posted June 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

With his power gutted in Albany, ex-Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has returned home. He is popping up everywhere on the Lower East Side these days, from Lunar New Year celebrations to award ceremonies and ribbon cuttings. These high-profile maneuvers are a calculated effort to whitewash his recent indictment on federal corruption charges in order to […]

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Boxy 10-Story Condo Tower to Rise at 165 Chrystie Street

Posted June 30, 2015 at 5:19 am

Mum has been the word at 165 Chrystie Street ever since Master Kitchen Supplies relocated across the park to the 38 Delancey condoplex. When scaffolding arrived onsite at the end of last year, it was the first sign of certain change. In fact, a ten-story tumor is on its way to the mid-block parcel. ODA-Architecture […]

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‘The Lucky Bee’ Buzzes Broome Street with Southeast Asian Fare

Last modified July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

The low-key block of Broome Street between Orchard and Ludlow is seeing a whole lot of activity these days. Commercial stock is currently in transition, all while works on Essex Crossing Site 1 ramps up. We saw Munch Gallery depart the scene earlier this year and Kottu House take up residence. Local favorite Jin Sushi is […]

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‘Taco Recipes’ Restaurant Coming Soon to Essex Street

Posted June 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

23 Essex Street – across from Seward Park – is an address that now carries two ethnic restaurants in its base. We touched upon newcomer Sam’s Spring Roll, which began serving its namesake menu last week. And now another. Taco Recipes is coming to the dance floor; its signage was hoisted yesterday. Little is known, […]

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