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Rag & Bone Done with David Bowie Mosaic Mural
Posted on: August 7th, 2013 at 6:20 am by Elie
Not sure why Rag & Bone was in such a rush to get rid of the last mural. The David Bowie mosaic, painted in June by Erik den Breejen, easily ranks as one of the best in the boutique’s Houston/PROJECT series at 73 East Houston. Now it’s forever entombed beneath a colorful successor.
Brooklyn-based artist Henry Samelson has been busy with his own stamp on the Elizabeth Street facade these last few days. Something called “White Noise” that would certainly fit well in a Magic Eye book.
No, it’s not a sailboat…
On Wednesday, we reported that Michael Shah (Delshah Capital) picked up the Hell Square tenement at 138 Ludlow Street. With the transaction now public, it appears the controversial landlord paid $19 million for the property. Spending that kind of coin on a pre-war walkup means one thing. The requisite upscaling to luxury living. “Despite its […]
It’s no longer proverbial diamond in the rough (of Lafayette Street). Brooklyn Diamond, the upstart coffee shop, shuttered its SoHo java joint earlier this month. Brown butcher paper now hangs in the windows of 234 Lafayette, capping a brief tenure that barely lasted eight months. The original Brooklyn location also appears to be kaput. Both […]
Controversial landlord Joseph Betesh must fix the destabilized staircase inside 85 Bowery within two weeks, the city stated yesterday after dozens of tenants were evacuated from their homes. As part of the ongoing legal case between Betesh and the tenant association here, the State Supreme Court yesterday afternoon ordered a city inspection of the property. Apparently, the […]
Today in news that won’t surprise, we can report that Boss Tweed’s Saloon will not be returning to Essex Street. The City Marshals came to the long-shuttered nightclub and seized the space on behalf of the landlord. Boss Tweed’s barely survived its reboot, having spent five months in the wild before a 20-year-old Jersey girl […]
Down on the Bowery, total pandemonium right now as the authorities just evacuated the embattled tenants of 85 Bowery. Apparently the primary staircase is destabilized due to purported neglect, and a vacate order subsequently issued. This sudden liquidation follows a month after the state Department of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) determined that apartments in […]
GrandLo Cafe – the new “nosh-for-profit” coffee shop concept – is two months from debuting at Essex Crossing. By March, the Grand Street Settlement will be running the show, providing “sustainably sourced coffee” and job training to area 16- to 24-year-olds. The Lower East Side social services organization kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign back in November, […]
Sprint is making a comeback on Delancey Street. The mobile carrier is opening a new retail store in the nine-months-dormant cornershop at the base of the Blue condo building. It’s a homecoming of sorts for Sprint, which has been on and off the thoroughfare several times over the years. Most recently, a half-assed counter inside […]
Three Monkeys Eyewear no longer has its sight on Little Italy. The Chilean retailer closed its flagship stateside shop last month after a better-than-usual seven-year stint. Their Spring Street digs didn’t remain dormant for long, though, as a new bougie coffee shop is now in play. The Australian-style Bluestone Lane (not to be confused with […]
And there it goes. The last of the Delancey Street parking lots – effectively created in the aftermath of the controversial SPURA slum clearance fifty years ago – is now gated and cleared. Passenger vehicles were given notice of the closure a couple months ago. Removal from the Essex Crossing lot (Site 3) – between […]
Another Essex Street Market facility – first constructed in 1940 – is getting pulverized as we speak. For the last month and change, a demolition crew has been active in dismantling the half-block-long warehouse building at 140 Essex Street (aka Site 8). Staring beyond the black death shroud, it’s clear that most of the structure […]