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Two Hell Square Tailors Fold

Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:05 am

The war zone of endless construction and proliferating nightlife within Hell Square has taken its toll on two mom-and-pop businesses. Both being tailor shops. Express Tailor at 143 Orchard Street quietly shuttered within the last couple weeks. The shop was somewhat of a newcomer, having arrived here sometime in 2010. Almost its entire life was […]

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Municipal Lot at Ludlow and Broome Closing for ‘Soil Samples’ Ahead of Essex Crossing Development

Posted July 30, 2014 at 6:01 am

The Department of Transportation is closing the Broome Street Municipal parking lot on August 5, according to the litany of orange signs posted onsite. A representative from the city agency tells us that soil sampling must be conducted, as this parcel is presently earmarked for a shiny new Essex Crossing facility. The Davey Drill will […]

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Centre-fuge Debuts Cycle 14 Artwork on East 1st Street

Posted July 29, 2014 at 10:07 am

Participants in cycle 14 of the Centre-fuge public art project spent the last five days decorating the mid-block construction trailer. Its corrugated siding now carries the colorful aerosol artwork of Adam Kidder, Alexander Prosser, J. David McKenney, Jeromy Velasco, Master Moody Mutz, Nether, and Raquel Echanique. Our two favorites this time around are the “turtle terrarium” and […]

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Sinking Sidewalk on Orchard Street a Continual Threat; This is How the City Reacts

Posted July 29, 2014 at 9:19 am

How deep must this corner pit sink before the city starts paying attention? For months, the sidewalk at Orchard and Delancey has been gradually dipping below street level. Torrential downpours and excessive heat certainly exacerbate the situation. Our last depth measurement came in at five inches, and by all accounts, a liability waiting to collect. […]

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Three Points and Ludlow Inn Begin Renovations Down at 1 Ludlow Street

Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:10 am

Months of silence on the ground level of 1 Ludlow Street recently concluded. The incoming bar-restaurant-speakeasy concept – dubbed Three Points and Ludlow Inn respectively – is now amidst full throttle renovations. Build-out has been underway the last few weeks behind closed doors. But now it’s headed outside; as of yesterday, a new sidewalk enclosure is affixed […]

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Looks Like Little Muenster is Closing Its Grilled Cheese Spot on Stanton Street

Last modified July 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm

While one grilled cheese joint begins business on Allen Street, another is sunsetting. Little Muenster is seemingly in the twilight of its tenure at 100 Stanton Street. Melted fortune, if you will. That much is clear by Misrahi’s tombstone signage sitting above the entryway. We reached out to the Little Muenster and received the following […]

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Abe’s Antiques on Stanton Street is a Set for ABC’s ‘Forever’

Posted July 29, 2014 at 6:03 am

Don’t get your hopes up; that’s not a real antiques store at the northeast corner of Suffolk and Stanton Streets. We’re told that Abe’s Antiques is simply masquerading as a retail setting for the upcoming ABC television series Forever. Apparently the filming crews will return to number 154 later this week to capture more scenes. For […]

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The Max Fish Cigarette Makes a Comeback, But Not in the Way You Think

Posted July 29, 2014 at 5:32 am

The iconic Max Fish marquee cigarette is most certainly making a comeback, as previously reported. But probably not in the way you think. In the Orchard Street reboot, the illuminated ornament now resides on the wall beside the entrance. With some glittery accompaniment. Placing the twenty-five-year-old piece indoors makes sense, though. Max Fish owner Ulli Rimkus […]

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Lady of Grand’s Pick: 40 Years of Eileen’s Special Cheesecake [VIDEO]

Posted July 28, 2014 at 10:14 am

Eileen’s Special Cheesecake came from “very humble beginnings.”  Eileen’s mother passed away from breast cancer at age 49 and left her the recipe for this special dessert.  She then started making the dessert alone to help her through the mourning process. The very first customer was a deli in Queens.  17 Cleveland Place was no-man’s land […]

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