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100 Gates Project Reaches 75% Completion Milestone on the Lower East Side

Posted November 30, 2015 at 9:34 am

​The widely-lauded 100 Gates Project on the Lower East Side is nearing its namesake goal. In fact, the pace of painting is picking up. The skinny: the 100 Gates Project just crossed the 75% mark. We’re told that more than 75 roll-down gates have been sheathed in murals since the campaign began last summer. Moreover, […]

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Pinche Taqueria Quits Noho Location After 3-Year Stint

Posted November 30, 2015 at 5:18 am

​No mas. The last Pinche Taqueria – which, at its height boasted three taco stands – is through for the night. Curtains. Its final day of service at 333 Lafayette Street – the largest locale – was a couple weeks ago, thanks to a purported rent hike. Meanwhile, brokers from Winick didn’t waste any time […]

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Vic’s Pizza Closing Tonight After 45 Years on Essex Street; Luxury Living Coming Soon

Posted November 30, 2015 at 5:12 am

Vic’s Pizza follows the lead of Flowers Cafe and will serve its last slice tonight (8pm) after more four decades on the Lower East Side. That’s two mom-and-pops shoved aside yet again, all in the name of that gold rush mentality. Both closures were expected, though, with plans of demolition and replacement revealed last spring. […]

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Kapowski’s by Moscow 57 Goes Dark After Only 2 Months on Delancey Street

Posted November 30, 2015 at 5:10 am

Kapowski’s went kapow last week. 168 Delancey Street is now dormant. Owner Ellen Kaye had teamed up with Barramundi principal Tony Powe back in the summertime to reinvent the concept. They brought in chef Nikita Ponomarev to help with the “Russian and Central Asian small plate” menu. The brief reinvention owed itself to the seven […]

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Permits Filed for 12-Story Tumor Atop Provident Loan Society Building East Houston Street

Posted November 30, 2015 at 4:45 am

Here it comes. The Provident Loan Society building on East Houston Street is one step closer to sprouting a twelve-story (120-foot) tumor. Owners Elsa and Dunnie Lai together filed paperwork for the $15 million project with the Department of Buildings ten days ago. As previously reported, plans call for a 41,000 square-foot transformation of the un-protected Provident Loan […]

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Suspected rapist Paul Niles

Suspected East River Park Rapist Paul Niles Turns Himself in

Posted November 29, 2015 at 8:28 am

The man accused of raping and robbing a 26-year-old jogger in East River Park on Wednesday evening was arrested yesterday afternoon. Suspected rapist, 28-year-old Brooklyn resident Paul Niles, turned himself in  to police and faces charges of first-degree rape, second-degree robbery, and third-degree identity theft. Per the NYPD: The victim was jogging in East River Park, in […]


Suspected rapist Paul Niles

East River Park Rape Suspect Identified as Paul Niles, Police Still in Pursuit

Last modified November 28, 2015 at 10:44 am

Police identified the suspect behind the rape of a 26-year-old woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. 28-year-old Paul Niles, described as being a 5’9″ male weighing 200 pounds, remains at large with NYPD still in pursuit. His purported usage of the victim’s credit card at a nearby bodega after the crime is likely what […]



NYPD Releases Surveillance Footage of East River Park Rapist

Last modified November 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

Cops last night released surveillance footage of the man suspected of raping a 26-year-old woman in East River Park Wednesday evening. The account of the crime is as follows, per the NYPD: The victim was jogging in East River Park, in the vicinity of Cherry Street when the suspect, on a bicycle, approached her and motioned […]


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26-Year-Old Jogger Raped in East River Park Last Night, Police Searching for Suspect

Last modified November 26, 2015 at 12:48 pm

  Police are currently scouring the neighborhood for the man responsible for a rape in East River Park last night. On the eve of Thanksgiving. According to ABC News, a 26-year-old was jogging the foot-bridge to the park by Jackson Street at around 7:30 when the perp approached and attacked. The victim tried to run […]