Archive for October, 2009

Week in Review: October 31

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:49 am

James Coviello opened a new boutique at 70 Orchard Street on Thursday [James Coviello Opening at 70 Orchard Tomorrow] The Assafa Islamic Center is building a new mosque at the vacant lot of 172 Eldridge Street [New Mosque Planned for 172 Eldridge Street] Classist graffiti appears, then disappears from the entrance to 93 Orchard Street […]

Weekend Edition: October 31

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:13 am

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Nabe News: October 30

Last modified March 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Light saber battles, Manhattan Bridge repairs, and Clayton Patterson’s front door, all in today’s neighborhood news!

Halloween Eve with Abaddon NYC

Posted October 30, 2009 at 10:18 am

Looking for a salaciously hellacious Halloween eve of frightening art and bloodwrestling?  Check out the following press release. ABADDON: A HELLACIOUSLY themed Halloween Eve @ ART.LES.STUDIOS NYC Fri. 10/30, 8pm till Midnight 202 Rivington Street (btwn Pitt and Ridge Sts.) RSVP to artlesnyc@gmail.com is mandatory Advance Tickets for Abaddon suggested @: www.abaddonnyc.com On Friday night we […]

New Mosque Planned for 172 Eldridge

Posted October 30, 2009 at 6:28 am

172 Eldridge Street has been little more than a rotting, inactive dirt pit for quite some time.  The vacant lot, located just north of Delancey, is owned by the Assafa Islamic Center.  In a move to expand above and beyond their longtime subterranean dwelling at 172 Allen, the organization is erecting a new mosque (masjid) […]

Rush Hour Juggler, Redux

Posted October 30, 2009 at 6:18 am

The Rush Hour Juggler is back!  Early yesterday morning, we spotted the street performer juggling a traffic cone and some wine bottles while standing in the median just above the intersection of Houston and Second Avenue.  After each round, the man darted into traffic to collect tips from cabbies waiting at the light; he also […]

Colossal Turnover

Posted October 30, 2009 at 6:10 am

The Colossal-operated billboard space high above the corner of Allen and Delancey is seeing more turnover these days.  Yes, indeed.  The NBA 2K10 ad mural is now gone just as quickly as it came (three weeks to be exact), and as of yesterday, the veneer was whitewashed to prepare for the next painting – Red […]

Early Edition: October 30

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Nabe News: October 29

Last modified March 18, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Protesting Cooper Square Hotel is tamed (for now), Burger Klein, and no Stuy Town water, all in today’s LES neighborhood news!

Ziontalis and Eldridge Street

Last modified November 12, 2009 at 6:42 pm

Not too long ago, we were flipping through the pages of some old photo albums (remember those?), and stumbled upon one of interest.  A picture of Judaica shop Ziontalis at its onetime headquarters at 48 Eldridge Street, between Hester and Canal.  It was shot in the fall of 1994, a few years before the company […]