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VolaVida Gallery Relocates to Partner with Avant Garde at 319 Grand Street

Posted November 24, 2015 at 9:23 am

VolaVida Gallery was down but apparently not out. The nascent street art showroom relocated to our neck of the woods from Alphabet City after some internal drama. Specifically, to the Pink Building at the corner of Grand and Orchard Streets. We are told that VolaVida just joined forces with the Avant Garde vape gallery/lounge, to share […]

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Pedestrian Struck by M22 Bus in Madison Street Crosswalk Yesterday

Posted November 24, 2015 at 5:18 am

A week after dozens of Lower East Siders vented frustrations with MTA bus service during a town hall, one of its drivers struck a 64-year-old pedestrian yesterday morning at the intersection of Madison and Jackson Streets. The unidentified victim was reportedly crossing southward when an M22 bus struck, and pinned him for an extended period of […]

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The Lower East Side Receives Its First BitCoin ATM in Delancey Street Bodega

Posted November 24, 2015 at 5:12 am

In which the Lower East Side receives its first official BitCoin dispenser. CoinSource, a leader in BitCoin ATMs (“BTM”), unveiled the first neighborhood machine yesterday inside 61 Delancey Street. The technology sits among the grocery shelving at the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop. From a recent press release that claims the LES as New York’s “trendiest neighborhood”: […]

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Steve Croman’s Threefold Increase in Rent Forces ‘BarBossa’ from Elizabeth Street After More than a Decade in Business

Posted November 24, 2015 at 5:10 am

For BarBossa, the end is here. That’s all she wrote. The longtime Brazilian-ish restaurant terminated its Little Italy presence after dinner service Sunday evening. Thus caps a dirty dozen years at 232 Elizabeth Street. A letter to the community is taped to the front door thanks the community for its patronage: Sunday, November 22 will […]

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7-story Boutique Hotel Shows off its Yellowness on Broome Street

Posted November 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

That unneeded boutique hotel down at Allen and Broome Streets just hit the three-year mark. A milestone, to say the least. To mark the occasion and its recent capping at seven stories, the replacement building at 263 Broome now shimmers yellow. Tacky is probably the most appropriate word. These yellow spotlights were activated beneath the […]

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Alicia Keys Spotted Filming Levi’s Commercial Outside Parkside Lounge

Posted November 23, 2015 at 10:29 am

For Alicia Keys, the concrete jungle where dreams are made is apparently on the Lower East Side. The multiplatinum, Grammy-winning artist was spotted outside Parkside Lounge on Saturday evening posing for cameras. Being a current spokesperson for Levi’s, Alicia Keys was busy filming a commercial for the brand. Boogie reader FP sent along the above […]

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Gutted Fish: This 3-Block Stretch of Grand Street is Becoming the Latest Gallery District

Last modified November 23, 2015 at 2:51 pm

The easternmost section of Chinatown Grand Street, typically bounded by Allen and the Bowery, is threatened. It would appear that real estate carpetbaggers want this area to gentrify as quickly as possible. The pieces are now falling into place, with brokers pitching this as the new gallery district. A westward extension of what already happened […]

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James Murphy’s ‘Subway Symphony’ Comes to Life at the Lowline Lab on Essex Street

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:18 am

​LCD Soundsystem and the Lowline are now bedfellows. Musician James Murphy, as has been widely reported, continues his quest to bring a more welcoming set of tones to the subway entrance experience. His “Subway Symphony” invention solves that aesthetic problem by introducing “shimmering pieces of music” each time straphangers pass through the turnstiles. Even though […]

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Street Artist GILF is Now Selling ‘Gentrification in Progress’ Tape

Posted November 23, 2015 at 5:12 am

​It was only inevitable. Due to popular demand, Bushwick-based street artist GILF (aka Ann Lewis) is making one of her more high-profile creations available for purchase. Starting today, anyone with $60 in their pocket can pick up a roll of “Gentrification in Progress” tape. It’s a move that will certainly enable all the guerrilla activists […]

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