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Ricky’s Opens ‘Urgent Beauty Care’ Pop-Up at the Kardashian Complex on Spring Street

Posted September 16, 2014 at 6:08 am

Temporary Ricky’s Halloween stores are taking over downtown this autumnal season. Two have sprouted on the Lower East Side in as many weeks at 250 East Houston and 104 Delancey. Now another branded pop-up is slated for a high-profile corner property that’s been in the gossip rags recently. Stop by 63 Spring Street (at Lafayette) […]

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Mobil Gas Station on East Houston and Avenue C is Boxed Up; 9-Story Condo Development Coming Soon

Posted September 16, 2014 at 6:03 am

Thanks to Boogie reader DC, we now see that the Mobil gas station at East Houston and Avenue C is now boxed up for the next phase of its life. In due course, the 6,000 square-foot parcel will yield a nine-story condoplex. You know, exactly what Loisaida needs. We learned ten days ago via EV […]

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Reader Report: Shi Eurasia is Moving Around the Corner Due to High Rents

Posted September 16, 2014 at 6:00 am

Fans of imported eats have been flocking to Shi Eurasia on Orchard Street for the three-plus years of its existence. Its shelves are perenially stocked with bounty from Asian and European countries, including snack foods, pastries, noodles, coffee, tea, etc. But Shi is now reportedly on the move, thanks to an exorbitant rent hike. According […]

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Tom Pnini Exhibit Explores Stereoscopic Photography at the Lesley Heller Workspace

Posted September 15, 2014 at 10:05 am

Not all of the recent Fashion Week events on Orchard Street took place on runways. Lower East Side galleries had their moment, too. Among the noteworthy openings, Israeli video artist and NYC resident Tom Pnini kicked off his solo show at the Lesley Heller Workspace. A multi-channel video installation, titled “Ballade to the Double,” along […]

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Complaints Mounting Against the Makeshift Shelter of the Allen Street Mall

Last modified September 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

That nighttime cookout in the Allen Street Mall was part of a larger trend. A group of presumably destitute men and women has been camping out in the median since the early part of summer. At all hours of the day you can find evidence of the occupation, from dozers on the bench to piles of […]

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Ruby’s Cafe on Mulberry Street is Expanding Next Door

Posted September 15, 2014 at 6:02 am

The Down Under crowd should rejoice. Over a decade after its debut in Little Italy, Ruby’s Cafe on Mulberry Street is growing. The Aussie-infused casual dining spot will be expanding into the neighboring store sometime in the near future. A message written on the windows reads simply, “From little things big things grow. Coming soon.” […]

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When Those Feral Pigeons You See in the Park Are Actually Sculptures

Last modified September 15, 2014 at 9:20 am

As city denizens, we’re pretty much hard-wired to hate ferral pigeons. Perptually in the way, shitting on shoulders, and nesting in the AC units. A nuisance. Some might say they’re rats with wings and shouldn’t be encouraged (i.e. fed). But tell that to Brooklyn resident Tina Trachtenburg – also known as the “Mother Pigeon.” The […]

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Ricky’s is Opening Another Halloween Store Inside the Old Chase Bank on Delancey

Posted September 15, 2014 at 5:24 am

The defeated storefront of the old Chase Bank on Delancey worked well for the purposes of the Urs Fischer sculpture exhibit. Its armor of tags and paint was easily a textbook example of devolution. But the Gagosian-sponsored art display ended months ago; so, too, the sheath of thick graffiti coverage. Now the alt-retail specialists at […]

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In Reversal, DOE Reinstates Permits for ZogSports in Lower East Side Schoolyards

Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:07 am

At the end of August, ZogSports was dealt a blow when the Department of Education revoked their permits for kickball games at two Lower East Side schools (PS 142 on Attorney Street and Marta Valle/LES Preparatory on Stanton Street). The position was taken based on allegations that the co-ed social sports league is a for-profit business […]

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