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‘Evolve Health + Wellness’ Clinic Takes Over Former Rivington Street Warehouse

Posted April 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

The Indochina Sino-Amercian Community Center atop 36 Rivington Street (aka 170 Forsyth) will soon welcome a new neighbor below. Formerly a corner warehouse occupied by Lucky Fish NY, the ground level will change use from a commercial operation to that of an “integrated medical facility.” One that focuses on mental and physical health. Evolve Health + […]

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Locals Ambushed and Angered by DOT Plan for ‘South Street Greenway’

Posted April 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

Call it an ambush of sorts. When the Transportation subcommittee of Community Board 3 met last night, one of the agenda items referred to the “South Street Greenway” and status of signal improvements at nearby intersections. But this was a proverbial Trojan Horse laden with other project updates not properly relayed to the community. Indeed, […]

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The Sixth Ward’s Liquor License was Terminated by the SLA Yesterday 

Last modified April 22, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Hell Square just lost one of its more notorious offenders. In a seemingly unprecedented move, the State Liquor Authority yesterday afternoon dropped the hammer on the eight-year-old Sixth Ward at 191 Orchard Street. The judgment capped legal proceedings that began in November. Shortly after 7pm last night, the Sixth Ward posted these misleading signs in the windows […]

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Rumor: Samy Mahfar Sells 210 Rivington Street to the Notorious Ariel Soudry

Posted April 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

Samy Mahfar and his SMA Equities management company already did enough damage at 210 Rivington Street. Time to move on, it seems. Word on the street is that the controversial landlord just sold off the corner property. As in last week. No cause for celebration, though. The alleged buyer, we are told, is no better […]

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Relocator Michel Pimienta Allegedly Harassing Tenants at 43 Essex Street; Stop-Work Order Issued for Illegal Gas Hookup

Posted April 21, 2015 at 10:01 am

After a generation of Zerling family ownership, it would appear 43 Essex Street is now in the wrong hands. The building that previously housed G&S Sporting Goods sold at the end of December for $6.9 million, and the new landlord is already in trouble with the Department of Buildings. Tenants are also allegedly being harassed. Story […]

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Notes from CB3: Chinese Tuxedo for Doyers Denied Outright, Support for Pizza Beach in Hell Square, and More

Last modified April 21, 2015 at 8:47 am

For the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3, last night was one marked by surprises. It saw the Lower East Side Dwellers supporting a new liquor license and established restaurateurs coming out against new liquor licenses. And notably absent from the panel was Ariel Palitz, who is no longer part of the rank-and-file. Here are […]

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Samy Mahfar Tenants File 3 More Lawsuits Alleging Harassment; Press Conference Planned Today

Posted April 20, 2015 at 5:00 am

For the embattled tenants of SMA Equities (aka Samy Mahfar) properties across the neighborhood – collectively the Mahfar Tenants’ Alliance – it’s a full court press. Word just came down the pike that residents in three other buildings are filing a lawsuit against the controversial landlord (210 Rivington, 22 Spring, 102 Norfolk). The legal action […]

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Here is the Ron English ‘All American Temper Tot’ on the Bowery Graffiti Wall

Posted April 18, 2015 at 9:01 am

That was quick. The Bowery graffiti wall is already sheathed in its new mural. In a matter of hours yesterday, artist Ron English rolled on his wheat-paste creation to the year-long-stagnating wall at the corner of East Houston. It’s called the “All American Temper Tot,” and features the hulkish green baby (i.e. the Temper Tot) […]

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Touring the Creepy Abandoned Hospital Complex on Ellis Island [PHOTOS]

Posted April 17, 2015 at 10:10 am

Creepy. Cold. Intense. Haunted. All apt adjectives to describe the unused section of Ellis Island designated as ruins. It is on the south side of this national park – straddling the state lines of New York and New Jersey – that a maze-like collection of twenty-nine buildings sits. Rotting away from the inside out. Indeed, […]

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Insomnia Cookies to Replace Snack Dragon on Orchard Street

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:00 am

It’s cookies for Hell Square. What was previously Snack Dragon Taco Shack on Orchard Street – out of commission for months – will soon serve late-night munchies of another sort. Baked desserts for those with the sweet tooth. That’s right. The requisite gut renovation and interior build-out began a couple weeks ago just as the […]

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