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New Salon-Cafe Called ‘FRED.’ is Opening at 192 Orchard Street

Posted September 18, 2014 at 6:11 am

A fifth hair salon is currently gearing up to open on Orchard Street between East Houston and Delancey Streets. Indeed, the former Naked Eye Optical headquarters at number 192 underwent a transformation during the last couple months, and ultimately resulted in an upscale hair joint called “FRED.” FRED. NYC is the eponymous brainchild of stylist Fred Connors, […]

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Rumored Kardashian Complex at 63 Spring Street is Cited for LPC Violations

Posted September 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

With a new ground floor business in Ricky’s NYC, 63 Spring Street is now paying for it. The building resides in the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District, and the landlord apparently implemented several upgrades to the facade without the necessary permission from the Landmarks Preservation Commission. Owner Silvershore Properties – which acquired the property for […]

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‘Creffles’ Challenge Cronuts in New Stanton Street Cafe

Posted September 18, 2014 at 6:00 am

When owner (and Elmhurs resident) Al Tak first told us about his new cafe at 115 Stanton Street last month, it carried the moniker “Green and Brown,” named for the coffee bean havest-to-roast process. However, it’s since been renamed after its signature confectionary. The Creffle Cafe doles the standard fare alongside the namesake dessert concoction […]

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Historic Germania Bank Building on the Bowery Sells, Condos Coming Soon

Posted September 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

It finally happened. After years of rumors and suitors, photographer Jay Maisel finally unloaded his prized possession. The treasured Germania Bank Building at 190 Bowery. The New York Times has the scoop today in a broader piece about the buyer, Aby Rosen’s RFR Realty, which had been marketing the 37,000 square-foot property last month. RFR […]

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ABC’s Rom-Com ‘Manhattan Love Story’ is Back on the Bowery Today

Posted September 17, 2014 at 10:00 am

In this case, we could practically recite our last post on Manhattan Love Story verbatim. The ABC rom-com is back on the Bowery today, and will bring with it an impressive display of boxy Haddad’s trucks. So, expect the worst. Much like the plot of this program. ABC describes their new primetime fodder as a […]

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Sutra’s Ariel Palitz Divulges Her Distaste for the Local Blogs

Posted September 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

Last Wednesday evening was the swan song soiree for Sutra Lounge. The hip-hop club had operated on First Avenue for a decade. This party was both a celebration and sendoff. As for next steps, owner Ariel Palitz is still rumored as a player in the new Mars Bar juicery in the works on East First […]

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Booted from the Bowery, Miss Hoe Now Operating on Kenmare Street

Posted September 17, 2014 at 6:08 am

Openhouse Gallery downsized its holdings last year, and ditched the 11 Kenmare outpost for good. The 600 square-foot hindquarters of Champ Depot subsequently hosted a succession of pop-up retailers, culminating this past summer with the arrival of a popular Bowery refugee. Eclectic boutique Miss Hoe chose 11 Kenmare (aka 176 Bowery) as the setting for its […]

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It’ll Be a Minute Before Extell Breaks Ground on Its 68-story Tower

Posted September 17, 2014 at 6:02 am

The Extell Development Company filed additional permits for its new 68-story tower on the ruins of the Cherry Street Pathmark. Most of the new paperwork is for excavation and foundation work, yet not all has been approved by the DOB just yet. So, in the meantime, the only real updates are that perimeter lighting was […]

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Gawker Media is Moving from Its Longtime Little Italy HQ

Posted September 17, 2014 at 6:00 am

Gawker Media is moving uptown after six years in Little Italy, founder Nick Denton announced yesterday in a memo to the company. No more fun times at 210 Elizabeth Street. The online behemoth simply needs more space and just signed a lease at 114 Fifth Avenue near Union Square. Gawker will occupy two floors and […]

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