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STIK’s 7-Story ‘Migrant Mural’ on Allen Street Raised $12,500 for the Tenement Museum

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:15 am

Street artist STIK’s latest mural has been on view for a month at the southeast corner of Delancey and Allen Streets. The 7-story piece was painted in conjunction with the Fat Free Art gallery and the Tenement Museum. Proceeds from the exhibition in the Allen Street showroom – totaling $12,500 – go toward the museum’s […]

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Councilwoman Margaret Chin Threatens Legal Action Over Two Bridges Supertall Towers

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

Last Friday, local politicans and community leaders held a rally outside the senior center at 80 Rutgers Street to protest the so-called “wall of glass” coming to the Two Bridges waterfront. The media stunt was an effort to push the City Planning Commission to think twice before approving the applications for these monstrous buildings when […]

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Seward Park Co-op Board Prevails Against Disgruntled Residents in Parking Garage Privatizing Lawsuit

Posted July 26, 2017 at 5:04 am

The civil war that polarized the Seward Park Co-ops for the last year finally concluded last week. The Seward Park Board of Directors essentially privatized the garage as a for-profit parking operation when it entered a ten-year lease with Icon/Quik Park in early 2016. It was a 6 to 5 vote at the time. According […]

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Danny the Steward of Orchard Street Faces Eviction, Pleads for Help

Posted July 25, 2017 at 9:44 am

While Nathan might be the mayor of upper Orchard Street, south of the Delancey divide, that title belongs to a bearded man named Danny Coffey. You’ve definitely crossed paths with him, forever patrolling the block between Grand and Broome Streets, often whistling loudly to himself. Danny is now in a tough spot and seeks community […]

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190 Bowery Scores ‘Jumbo Pop-Up’ Tenant with Totokaelo Emporium

Last modified July 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm

The Germania Bank Building on the Bowery finally scored a ground-floor retail occupant, albeit on a temporary basis. Owner Aby Rosen signed a lease with fashion emporium Totokaelo to take 8,918 square-feet. It won’t be here for long, though, with a stated expiration of March 2018, according to the New York Post. “I’m optimistic that this short-term […]

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Congee Bowery Converted to ‘Hot Pot Village’; Neighbors Worry About Unpermitted Crane

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:09 am

The twelve-year-old Congee Bowery restaurant closed back in April for a concept tune-up. Now, three months later, the establishment is nearly ready to reopen, albeit delayed and with a new identity. Congee Bowery ditched the “traditional Chinese” fare and is henceforth Hot Pot Village. Menu and relaunch are still up in the air. In the meantime, […]

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Extra Butter LES Opens Temporary Store While Renovating its Orchard Street HQ

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:06 am

Extra Butter, the four-year-old Lower East Side sneaker shop, is currently in a transition phase. Its headquarters is now under the knife for a series of store renovations. During this build-out period, though, the movie-themed streetwear brand already secured a Plan B. Last week, ownership moved into the smaller space next door at 125 Orchard […]

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New Museum Announces Return of ‘IdeasCity Festival’ in September

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:03 am

The fourth edition of the New Museum’s “IdeasCity New York” is just around the corner. As in prior years, the museum’s civic platform for conversation will set the stage, entwined with the artistc and cultural interpretation of the future of cities. Wrapping up its two-year cycle of global residencies taking place in Detroit, Athens, and […]

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Suspects Who Robbed Koneko Cat Cafe at Gunpoint Still on the Loose

Posted July 25, 2017 at 5:00 am

Cops are still after a pair of robbers who held up Koneko cat cafe at gunpoint earlier this month. On July 3, both men entered the premises. One of the men allegedly thrust his hand into a bag holding what appeared to be a gun. “You know what this is, give me the money; don’t look at […]

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