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The Con Artist Collective Celebrates 5 Years on Ludlow Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

Con Artist is one of the few businesses on Ludlow Street in Hell Square that still caters to creativity. Something other than nightlife. What began as an ambitious basement workshop and thrift boutique in 2010 (formerly home to The Cast), is now a fully-fledged artist collective with storefront workspace and a membership counting in the […]

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CitizenM and the Curious Case of Water Waste on the Bowery

Posted April 24, 2015 at 9:22 am

With Earth Day having just passed this week, the time seemed ripe to call attention to water waste down at the CitizenM project site on the Bowery. Ever since the towering permiter of plywood was erected at the corner of Delancey, the developers have been piping in water from the nearby fire hydrant for earth-moving efforts. […]

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The Tenement Museum is Crowdfunding to Help Preserve 97 Orchard Street

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

Apparently the Lower East Side Tenement Museum is in desperate need of care. The institution is deteriorating from the inside out, and requires a boatload of cash to keep the facility in workable shape. So, the museum is currently in crowdfund mode, soliciting funding to help preserve its prized mid-block building at 97 Orchard Street. […]

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Hester Street Fair Kicks Off 6th Season Tomorrow

Last modified April 24, 2015 at 7:23 am

Now in its sixth iteration, the Hester Street Fair is welcoming the neighborhood back, with the promise of “New food! New vendors! New look! Same awesome vibe…” Once again, the corner of Hester and Essex Streets will corral local biz into a fancy farmer’s market, but it’s not setting up shop for the whole weekend. This […]

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Report: CB3 Member Who Accused Gigi Li of ‘Racial Insensitivity’ is Booted

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

It appears Community Board 3 doesn’t want members to vocalize concerns about its controversial policies and actions. Ayo Harrington, whose whistleblowing crusade against Chair Gigi Li last year netted headlines, is no longer part of the advisory board. Appointments to Community Board 3 were announced earlier this week by Borough President Gale Brewer and her […]

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High-End Home Furnishing Showroom ‘Sire Home’ is Opening at 149 Orchard Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

It’s a real estate trend endemic of New York City these days. Landlords sit on retail vacancies for months, sometimes years, before filling the ranks. Some call it warehousing, and it’s hurting the neighborhood. Just walk down Orchard Street. One of said warehoused stores, a Misrahi-managed property, is now replaced. Any Old Iron fled 149 Orchard […]

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NBA Legend David Robinson Teams Up with Four Winds on $50M LES Acquisition

Posted April 23, 2015 at 9:17 am

Legendary NBA star David Robinson just scored a layup with a recent Lower East Side real estate acquisition. His company – the Admiral Capital Group – joined forces with Four Winds Real Estate to purchase a three-building portfolio at the corner of Ridge and Rivington. These contiguous properties had been on the market since May […]

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Tristan Eaton’s 4-Story Mural Mysteriously Vanishes from Allen Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

That four-story Tristan Eaton mural above Allen Street – a co-branded effort with Guess commissioned by the Little Italy Street Art Project – mysteriously vanished overnight Tuesday. The ad-art, dubbed “Big City of Dreams,” was still in progress when, all of a sudden, the entire facade received a fresh coat of paint. Overwritten. However, outline […]

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Gogo Gone Speciality Bike Shop Opens on Eldridge Street

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:17 am

For independent bike shops across the city, it’s a cutthroat climate, thanks in large part to the proliferation of Citi Bike. But it’s not stopping upstart companies from entering the market. Like Gogo Gone on the Lower East Side. Gogo Gone opened last week on the second landing of 138 Eldridge Street. You wouldn’t know […]

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