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Galli Restaurant is Now Open for Service at 98 Rivington Street

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:10 am

The second location of Galli Restaurant officially opened in Hell Square Tuesday evening after a weekend of trials. 98 Rivington Street had spent the better part of a year under the knife, ever since ‘inoteca ended its decade-plus run at the address last February. Decor seemingly skews swank, and carries a less homey feel than its […]

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NYPD Seeks Witnesses of Pedestrian Death Last Month in the Intersection of Kenmare and Elizabeth

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:06 am

Authorities have not forgotten about the rental van driver who plowed through the north crosswalk at Elizabeth and Kenmare last month, killing an 82-year-old Chinese woman. Even though an arrest was not made after the September 25 incident, the investigation remains ongoing. A consortium of councilmembers also called for charges against the driver responsible for […]

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Seward Park Conservancy Forms with the Goal of Ending the Neglect

Posted October 30, 2014 at 6:04 am

It was the first permanent, municipally-built playground in the United States, yet Seward Park receives little love outside the history books. What began a project by the Outdoor Recreation League (Lillian Wald and Charles Stover) to get kids off the streets was eventually snatched up by the City of New York. Rarely is this past […]

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LES Ready! is Hosting the 2nd Hurricane Sandy Anniversary Get-Together Tonight

Posted October 29, 2014 at 9:23 am

It’s been nearly two years since Mother Nature’s fury took the form of Hurricane Sandy, destroying more or less everything in her path. As a part of the “always be prepared” and “never forget” mindset, the Lower East Side Long Term Recovery Group is reinforcing awareness by hosting a “Remembering Sandy” gathering of sorts. It’s a part of the group’s […]

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‘The Sill’ Chose 84 Hester Street to Sling Upscale House Plants

Posted October 29, 2014 at 6:09 am

Mei Sin Deli & Grocery at the southwest corner of Allen and Hester Streets was a frequent target of the city. On numerous occasions throughout the years, the Chinese bodega at 84 Hester (aka 37 Allen) was shut down for various transgressions. Usually, we are told, due to illegally selling cigarettes from North Carolina. It […]

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Tifereth Israel Town and Village Synagogue on 14th Street is Designated a Landmark

Posted October 29, 2014 at 6:02 am

Local activists kept the faith and a Lower East Side icon was saved. Thanks to the grassroots efforts of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and its supporters, the 150-year-old German Romanesque-style Tifereth Israel Town and Village Synagogue at 334 East 14th Street is now officially designated a city landmark. The Landmarks Preservation Commission decreed the protective […]

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Pixie Market is Moving from Stanton Street; Owners Plan New Concept

Posted October 29, 2014 at 6:00 am

The self-described “destination for all things cute and trendy” is presently on the move. That would, of course, be the Pixie Market at 100 Stanton Street, a well-regarded boutique that offers trends on the cheap. A sign in the window advertises a deep discount on all items in the teensy store. Co-owner Gaelle Drevet confirms […]

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New Landlord of 135-137 Eldridge Street Reportedly Harassing Longtime Chinese Tenants

Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:28 am

It’s open season on the Lower East Side for corruption. Another day, another rent regulated building targeted, purchased, and (allegedly) harassed into submission. The newest instance is near the southwest corner of Eldridge and Delancey, a block that continues on its trajectory of gentrification. What’s happening at 135-137 Eldridge is a textbook case of landlord […]

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For Weezer, ‘Everything Was Alright in the End’ at the Bowery Ballroom

Last modified October 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

There seems to be 4 kinds of Weezer fans out there: Fans since the early days. Fans from the early days who dropped off after Pinkerton. Fans who may have been too young to like Weezer pre-Pinkerton and discovered them via the Internet. People who love the band’s dozen-plus hits and are shocked to hear that […]

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