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Judd Apatow’s ‘Trainwreck’ Returns to Grand Street Today

Posted July 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

For the second Monday in a row, Judd Apatow’s latest feature comedy – Trainwreck – will headquarter on the Lower East Side. And in the same spot, too. The requisite “no parking” signs have been placed within close proximity to the intersection of Orchard and Grand Streets. As previously reported, Trainwreck was written by foul-mouthed comedienne Amy […]

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Green Gate Cleaner Offers ‘Organic’ Dry Cleaning for Upper Orchard Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:09 am

Barely a month after Synchronicity departed 179 Orchard Street, its replacement has arrived. The anointed newcomer is an upscale, “organic” laundry/dry cleaner called Green Gate Cleaner. Opening transpired last week. Neons are aglow. The storefront – no stranger to vacancy the last few years - is pretty much a white box space with a countertop. A […]

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Army & Navy Bags Adds New Canopy on East Houston Store

Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:03 am

Eleven months ago, the Lower East Side nearly lost one of its treasures. Army & Navy Bags at East Houston almost met its doom last August after the landlord nearly tripled the rent. Luckily, cooler heads prevailed, and the forty-year-old business was able to negotiate a relatively favorable price of “just under double” the previous amount. […]

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100 Montaditos is Still Happening at the Former EarthMatters Store on Ludlow Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 6:00 am

100 Montaditos is still happening in Hell Square, but taking its sweet ass time. For the first time since June 2013, the entrance of 177 Ludlow Street is again covered by a plywood shed. The new lumber arrived last month with some new teaser signage. We also sniped a glimpse of the interior. It was […]

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Billykirk Bringing Leather Goods to Former Gargyle Space on Orchard Street

Posted July 21, 2014 at 5:46 am

In a city where scaffolding appears one day and stays for an eternity, it’s always a great feeling when the skeleton of iron is finally deposed. So, we can now rejoice at the removal of the sidewalk bridge from outside Leadbelly on Orchard Street … which had been decorated by street artist Garrett Wasserman. From […]

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New Museum Block Party is Tomorrow

Posted July 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

‘Tis the season for block parties. The New Museum is throwing their annual creative bash tomorrow, and will, once again, hold it at the most realistic spot that isn’t the Bowery –  Sara D. Roosevelt Park. There are plenty of interactive projects and live performances scheduled to juice that inner creativity, including: LES3 – Discover the […]

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Hester Street Ice Cream Social This Weekend

Last modified July 18, 2014 at 9:43 am

The Hester Street Fair is fully backing the 1984 designation by President Ronald Reagan, that July would be National Ice Cream Month, and more specifically, that the third Sunday of the month would be National Ice Cream Day. Who are we to get in the way of presidential-decreed holidays? The fair is showing their solidarity for this celebration by hosting the […]

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Bargain Electronic Liquidation Happening Now on Grand Street

Posted July 18, 2014 at 6:09 am

This store at Grand and Eldridge is hilarious. Not since the departure of the produce market two years ago has a permanent tenant come forward. In the meantime, the second temporary store is here. It’s a so-called warehouse for “Electronics Liquidation,” complete with enough handwritten hype signage to remind you of old-school New York. The […]

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Overnight Intruder at Artifact Gallery on Orchard Sought a Job

Posted July 18, 2014 at 6:05 am

Here’s a weird one for ya. Cops arrested a man last Wednesday night after he was trapped inside Artifact on Orchard Street. The gallery had an opening show for Jon Aslak Fintland, and this “attendee” decided to hide out in the bathroom for a place to stay. The owner of Artifact explained via email: He […]

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