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Did You Know that NYC has its Own Naval Militia? [HISTORY]

Posted February 24, 2017 at 9:49 am

Ever heard of the New York Naval Militia? I hadn’t, but now that I have, why not share? From their website: The New York Naval Militia was organized as a Provisional Naval Battalion in 1889 and was formally mustered into State service as the First Battalion, Naval Reserve Artillery, on 23 June 1891. Today, the New […]

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‘Zing’s Awesome Rice’ Closes Hell Square Snack Spot

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:12 am

Zing’s Awesome Rice hasn’t been open of late. Looks like its fifteen-month reign in Hell Square just concluded. Indeed, all signs point to a permanent shutter – consecutive days of darkness, Yelp saying it’s closed, website disconnected, and no updates to social media. Most telling, however, is the disconnected phone line. Proprietor Zing Bai opened […]

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Partial Balcony Collapse in Seward Park Co-op Rains Concrete on Pathway Below

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:11 am

There was a bit of a scare at the Seward Park Co-ops on Wednesday afternoon. Apparently, a partial balcony collapse on the seventeenth floor of 212 East Broadway resulted in concrete tumbling to the pathway below. We’re told that there were no injuries and no one was displaced. One Seward Park resident named Ira sent […]

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After Departing Alphabet City, Ost Cafe Doubles Down on Grand Street

Posted February 24, 2017 at 5:06 am

Come Sunday, Ost Cafe will be down one. High rents forced the cafe to shutter its Alphabet City shop after more than eight years in business. In a snarky letter to its faithful, ownership accused the city of “forgetting” about small businesses, and “cheering from the sidelines for more, bigger, taller, and pocketing the tax […]

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Legacy Gourmet Deli Fades from Essex Street After 7 Months

Posted February 23, 2017 at 9:45 am

The nascent Legacy Gourmet Deli didn’t spend enough time on Essex Street to leave one. Operational since last July, the bodega called it quits within the last week. Black garbage bags were placed in the windows to shield the shambles. Goods are scattered around the floor, light bulbs removed from their housings, and boxes are already […]

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Russ & Daughters Taps John Zorn for ‘Music Nights’ Program at Orchard Street Cafe

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:19 am

Legendary downtown Jazz musician John Zorn is lending his talents to another Lower East Side stalwart. In January, Russ & Daughters introduced a new monthly Jazz performance series at its Orchard Street cafe, and the multi-instrumentalist curated the entirety of the 2017 schedule. Tonight’s show is with Steve Bernstein; 8pm, no cover. Zorn has been […]

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‘Muslims are People Too’ Protest Mural Appears above Canal Street

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:11 am

In a neighborhood as historically diverse as the Lower East Side, a mural like this seems appropriate. The organization People R Us emblazoned the unity statement, “Muslims are People Too,” at the corner of Canal and Essex Streets earlier this week. It’s a rally cry often heard at Trump protests. The message was painted in large […]

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How to Get Your Paws on Hanksy’s Poop Portrait of Trump and Help the Lower Eastside Girls Club at the Same Time

Posted February 23, 2017 at 5:09 am

For the past six years, the Orchard Street Runners club has organized a silent auction to benefit the Lower Eastside Girls Club. And this year is no different. The fundraiser goes down tonight at Ludlow Studios on Ludlow Street, and the highest bidder will walk away with Hanksy’s poop portrait of Fuhrer Trump (feces collected outside […]

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Rome’s ‘Trappizino’ Street Food Makes Stateside Debut on the Lower East Side

Last modified February 23, 2017 at 7:43 am

After much hype across the blogosphere and mainstream, Trappizino finally bowed on the Lower East Side yesterday afternoon. And with it, an authentic taste of Rome’s popular street food. The idea for the namesake dish – essentially a glorified pizza pocket – was invented in 2008 by Stefano Callegari. Nearly a decade later, principals Luca Vincenzini and Nick […]

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