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Rent Hike Forces Dusty Buttons Vintage Shop to Close at the End of July

Posted July 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

Our hearts are broken over the news that Amanda Loureiro, owner of Dusty Buttons, is closing up shop after six years on East 9th street. Dusty Buttons is a favorite clothing and accessories store, featuring both vintage and new items. It was where we first discovered, among other things, the most perfect red lipstick (a life-long […]

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Sneak Peek Inside That Tiki Bar Mother of Pearl, Opening Monday on Avenue A [PHOTOS]

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:20 am

This is slightly outside our usual beat, but a tipster just sent a trove of images revealing the interior of Alphabet City newcomer Mother of Pearl. Bar owner Ravi DeRossi closed Gin Palace back in November due to structural issues that befell 95 Avenue A. Apparently the corner building at East Sixth Street was sinking, […]

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An Old Favorite Returns as Les Enfants de Bohème Opens on Henry Street

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:12 am

Rebound. Three years a refugee, Les Enfants Terribles is back with a new permanent home and modified identity. Original owner Stefan Junot (and his wife) – who first opened at Ludlow and Canal a decade ago – headed further east to the fringe in much the same way. Les Enfants de Bohème was officially coronated […]

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‘SET’ Launches in Former Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:10 am

SET L.E.S. officially opens tonight on Ludlow Street removing nearly all traces of the Motor City Bar. It had been in soft-launch for the last week. That wooden door with its lug-wrench handle is the only remnant of the beloved rock bar, now two years in the grave. The Hell Square newcomer, which bears an […]

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Examining Gigi Li’s Community Board 3 Reign of Shame [OP-ED]

Posted July 2, 2015 at 5:00 am

This is the second installment of a two-part editorial written by Erin Harvey. The last-minute decision to throw Gigi Li in the race to unseat Jenifer Rajkumar as District Leader reeks of Sheldon Silver’s desperation and Councilwoman Chin’s petty vindictiveness. Should Gigi Li somehow pull off a victory for the unpaid position, it would come […]

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Uncapped: Not Your Typical POET

Posted July 1, 2015 at 9:27 am

What is up graff heads!? Welcome to this week’s installation of Uncapped, where we go beneath the paint with Poet. Don’t let the name fool you, though. He doesn’t rhyme. BOWERY BOOGIE: Ok Poet – let’s hear a poem. POET: For starters I don’t do rhymes, just not my thing … lol BB: Um, so how […]

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‘Tribeca Kitchen’ Brings ‘Superfood Ice Cream’ to Orchard Street

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:18 am

For Pablo’s Birthday, ice cream (and sorbet) is in the back room. Literally. Tribeca Kitchen – a relatively new health conscious dessert joint – just debuted behind the Orchard Street gallery (with entrance at 88 Allen). In fact, they consider themselves the “First Superfood Ice Cream Shop in New York.” Superfood meaning those natural foods […]

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Kids Claymation Explores Proposed ‘Rain Garden’ on Lower East Side Waterfront

Last modified July 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

The Two Bridges Neighborhood Council just released an interesting claymation video that would make Gumby proud to live on the Lower East Side waterfront. Produced in collaboration with the community-based Hester Street Collective, its singular purpose is to message the results of a one-year microclimate study conducted by the Two Bridges Kids After-school Program to better understand […]

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‘Off Track Betty’ Short Film Captures Delancey Street in Flux, and One Woman’s Faded Sense of Belonging

Posted July 1, 2015 at 5:09 am

One local filmmaker just completed a film shot completely around the Lower East Side. Specifically, the intersection of Delancey and Essex Streets. Its subject matter is also of the neighborhood. Shot exclusively on 16mm film, Off Track Betty is a narrative short about a longtime resident who realizes she no longer recognizes, nor belongs in […]

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