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Fifteen Years on, ‘Bite’ Snack Shop Might Move 2 Doors Down on Lafayette Street

Posted December 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

The narrow spearhead of real estate at the triangular confluence of Bleecker, Lafayette, and Mulberry Streets is undergoing another retail shift. In the year since Pinche Taqueria ended its brief tenure at 333 Lafayette, the tiny space has remained largely dormant. Leasing signage, courtesy of Winick, did make an appearance. However, the glass was predominantly […]

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Tapeo29 Ended its 12-Year Run on Clinton Street Last Week

Posted December 6, 2016 at 5:00 am

Spanish tapas standby on Clinton Street, Tapeo29, ended its run on the block last week, capping twelve years in the area. Owner Ofir Yaloz didn’t specify a reason for the closure, noting only that the decision was “personal.” There might be plans for a new restaurant in the future, but no details beyond that nugget […]

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With Historic Federal Row Houses Destroyed, 8-Story Condo-Hotel Begins Ascent

Posted December 5, 2016 at 5:00 am

Hallowed Bowery grounds are now prepped for more unneeded luxury. Several months after the historically significant 138-142 Bowery were reduced to dust, the Department of Buildings finally issued permits for the expected eight-story condo-hotel. Site activity commenced about three months ago; it’s game on. The ground is already excavated and foundation work is well underway. As previously […]

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Reveal: Lands End II Parking Lot to Get 800-foot, Twin-Towered Beast

Last modified December 2, 2016 at 8:11 am

Three years after acquiring the two low-income buildings comprising Lands End II (265-275 Cherry Street) for $279 million, L+M Partners and the CIM Group are planning to develop the parking lots facing the water (aka 260 South Street). It’s another of the so-called “soft sites” along the Lower East Side waterfront receiving renewed attention from the industry […]

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Clinton Street is Getting a ‘Taqueria Diana,’ Here’s What to Expect

Posted December 2, 2016 at 5:00 am

Taqueria Diana is opening a new restaurant on Clinton Street come springtime. The “California-inspired Mexican restaurant” combined the storefronts of two departed businesses on the block – C&C Prosperity Dumpling and La Socia Pawn. The application materials just hit public record, so we now have more background on what to expect from this third outpost […]

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The Pickle Guys will Start a Delivery Service for its Brooklyn Customers

Posted December 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

Earlier this month, the Pickle Guys ended its seven-year tenure in Brooklyn. This decision to divest was directly connected to the new headquarters currently under construction at 357 Grand Street. With a much larger Manhattan location, a presence in Midwood apparently made less sense. Recognizing that these outer-borough customers still demand the dill, so to […]

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‘Fat Free Art’ Gallery Announced for Allen Street with Tats Cru Mural

Posted November 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

It wouldn’t be the Lower East Side without another “gritty” showroom dedicated to street art. The latest entrant in this category is Fat Free Art, a spartant space that recently signed on to 102 Allen Street, formerly Center Space Gallery. Fat Free Art will christen the 950 square-foot ground floor on December 9 with a solo […]

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Former Amato Opera House on the Bowery Gains Both Luxury Living and New Fire Escapes

Last modified November 29, 2016 at 8:05 am

The former Amato Opera House is now unrecognizable as its former self. With scaffolding dismantled – and lettering gone from the facade – the theater is reincarnated as luxury living. There are some visible additions to the 1899-era tenement, including fresh white paintjob, the new duplex penthouse, and external fire escape system currently undergoing installation. […]

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Listed: Wassail Cider Bar Might Not Last Much Longer on Orchard Street

Posted November 28, 2016 at 5:00 am

Just a short month after the second annual LES Cider Fest took over upper Orchard Street, one of its biggest proponents (and beneficiaries) might soon close. Indeed, Wassail now has brokers shopping around the space. Real estate listings are peppered about Craigslist and included in Sinvin’s online portfolio. The twenty-month-old business – occupying 2,000 square-feet on […]

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Barzinho Calls it Quits After 4 Years on Hester Street

Posted November 23, 2016 at 5:00 am

The sleepy eastern terminus of Hester Street just lost its sole nightspot. Just like that, Barzinho is gone with the wind. The four-year-old iteration of this Brazilian eatery folded within the last week; leasing signs are taped in the windows. Realtor pimping the space is none other than the bar owner himself, Leo Funderburk. While […]

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