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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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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

Posted June 30, 2015 at 5:13 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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Captain Steven Hellman is the New CO of the 7th Precinct After Simonetti’s Transfer

Last modified June 30, 2015 at 9:20 am

Well that was quick. A year after assuming the head position in the 7th Precinct, Commanding Officer Captain Joseph Simonetti has been transferred crosstown. Rather suddenly, in fact. He’s now the CO of the 6th Precinct, which is responsible for Greenwich Village and points west. Simonetti reportedly assumed this new post on Friday afternoon. We’ve […]

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Revived from the Dead, ‘Unforgettable’ Filming on Essex Street Today

Posted June 29, 2015 at 10:09 am

The troubled police procedural Unforgettable is back in production as we speak, and will be filming scenes on the Lower East Side today. Those obligatory “no parking” signs cordon off the area surrounding East Houston and Essex Streets. Unforgettable has been rather, well, forgettable. CBS canceled the show twice during its four-year run. Cable network […]

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Silvershore Properties Snaps up 149 Rivington for $2.8M, Vertical Extension Planned

Posted June 29, 2015 at 9:22 am

With the recent sale of Streit’s Matzo factory for $30.5 million and its forthcoming departure, speculation on the block of Rivington Street between Clinton and Suffolk, will only increase. Case in point, the stout mixed-use building across the way. The one that often has some sort of storefront psychic. Silvershore Properties just scooped up 149 […]

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Meatballer Michael Chernow Opening Seamore’s Tonight on Broome Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:13 am

Meatball Shop co-founder Michael Chernow is stepping out of the box to helm Seamore’s, a new seafood restaurant in Little Italy. Well, the waiting is over. Plywood was shed, signage hoisted, and windows scrubbed. The establishment opens tonight at 390 Broome Street, exhibiting one of the quickest turnarounds from concept to completion that we’ve seen. […]

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‘Organika’ Principal Seeks to Open ‘Galeria’ Vegetarian Spot on Clinton Street

Posted June 29, 2015 at 5:10 am

Six years after its debut in the West Village, the Organika wine bar team is headed east. An expansion of sorts, albeit with an artistic bent. Last month, ownership (i.e. Jairo Barros) submitted application materials to Community Board 3 for a new concept at 43 Clinton Street (south store), previously home to urban outfitters Coat […]

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