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Bank of America Ditches Zarin Building on Grand Street After More than a Decade

Posted October 28, 2016 at 5:15 am

Now here’s a sight not often seen in the city. A bank branch closure. The Zarin Fabrics building at 314-320 Grand Street just lost its Bank of America. Illuminated signage was pried from the facade earlier this week. The bank floor is now gutted – gone are the teller counters and ATM lobby. Guess this […]

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Cops Hunt Guy Who Stuffed Sick Pit Bull into Suitcase and Left it for Dead

Posted October 28, 2016 at 5:14 am

The sicko who stuffed a dog into a suitcase and left it for dead has been identified. Cops are looking for Bryan Lepe, wanted for animal cruelty charges. Last Wednesday, Lepe allegedly packed an emaciated pit bull inside a suitcase, left 645 Water Street, and dumped the luggage on Gouverneur Slip East behind the Vladeck […]



Instagram Impresario (and Joke Thief) ‘Fat Jew’ is at Bowery & Vine for Wine Tasting Event Tonight

Posted October 28, 2016 at 5:12 am

Reviled social media personality, the Fat Jew (aka Josh Ostrovsky), paired up with Bowery & Vine Wines and Spirits for a wine tasting event later today. Start time is 6pm at the 269 Bowery HQ. Wine of choice is the Fat Jew’s own “White Girl Rosé.” You may recall that the pop-culture guru found himself […]

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‘Sixty LES’ Hotel Adds Spotlights for Better Hell Square Exposure

Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:18 am

When it comes to Hell Square development, the Sixty LES hotel (née Thompson LES) on Allen Street is old guard. Maintaining the spotlight after seven years, and in the face of such competition, apparently requires just that. Lights. The lodge installed tacky accent lighting on its north face to help differentiate itself from the beast […]

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‘Upstairs on Rivington’ is the Latest Nightlife Entrant at the Hotel on Rivington

Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:12 am

Upstairs on Rivington is the newly renovated lobby lounge at the Hotel on Rivington. It’s a Thursday-through-Saturday joint that joins Cafe Medi on the ground level and the upscale Jia Lounge next door. The second-floor hangout opened a couple weeks ago with a launch party featuring its “artist in residence,” Domingo Zapata. The stunt – […]

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‘Lanzhou Ramen’ Opens on East Broadway in Time for the Cold Season

Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:06 am

Ramen season is definitely upon us. And here’s another Chinatown establishment to test. Lanzhou Ramen debuted last week at 107 East Broadway, thus concluding the tenant drought here. The requisite grand opening flags dangle from the entryway. This wasn’t the original plan for the ground level of 107 East Broadway, though. Last December, a gaggle […]

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‘LES Popped’ Finds a New Home with Wendy Mink Jewelry on Orchard Street

Posted October 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

Two Lower East Side retailers are coming together at 72 Orchard Street. One, a veteran; the other, more freshman. The Wendy Mink boutique just welcomed a co-tenant after more than eight years selling jewelry on the block. Brand of choice is LES Popped, the local artisan market that briefly occupied 365 Grand Street for several […]

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Dylan Rieder, Skater and Owner of ‘The Hunt,’ Memorialized with Skateboard Tribute on Canal Street

Posted October 26, 2016 at 9:33 am

Dylan Rieder, a professional skateboarder and model out of California, died two weeks ago after a two-year battle with Leukemia. He was 28. Rieder also co-owned the eclectic oddities shop at 27 Canal Street called The Hunt with fellow skateboarders Jake Lamagno and Steven Ditchkus. Which explains the brief closure and makeshift memorial that now sits outside the gate. […]

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SantaCon 2015

SantaCon will Puke up the Neighborhood on December 10

Posted October 26, 2016 at 5:17 am

SantaCon is coming to town on December 10. Brace yourselves, Williamsburg, they’re after you. Again. Yet that doesn’t mean the Lower East Side will be spared the drunken misery. So, be sure to avoid spillover at the usual hotspots. Since the annual shitshow is basically a one-costume version of Halloween, it’s fitting that the announcement […]

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