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Jarmulowsky Bank Hotel Conversion Issued Full Stop-Work Order After ‘Concrete Incident’

Posted October 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

Conversion of the landmark Jarmulowsky Bank Building to shi-shi hotel hit a major roadblock this week. As we first reported, scaffolding came loose from 54 Canal Street early Monday morning. Apparently pressure from recently-poured concrete atop the 1912 Beaux Arts-style structure caused the ironwork to dislodge, endangering everyone in the immediate vicinity. An estimate five yards of […]

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Speedy Romeo Pizza Partners with ‘Entrouage’ Star Adrian Grenier and Leah Tinari for Clinton Street Location

Posted October 31, 2014 at 5:21 am

Clinton Hill favorite Speedy Romeo is crossing the bridge to Clinton Street. However, at the expense of Fatta Cuckoo. It was no secret that Fatta Cuckoo was undergoing a massive transformation at 63 Clinton Street. We reported earlier this month that chef-owner Leah Tinari would only have weekend service for the next two months, at […]

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Five-Building Bowery Development Site Sells for $45M; Federal-Style Row Houses Will Fall

Last modified October 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm

The dominoes on the Bowery continue to fall. Word just came down the pike that the long-vacant stretch of former lighting stores comprising 134-142 Bowery sold for an astonishing price. The five contiguous buildings netted $45.25 million for the respective owners. Total buildable square-footage is approximately 75,000 square-feet. Jan Sasson, president of E Property Group represented […]

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Hooters keeps the smut alive on 33rd St.

Meanwhile, Hooters Will Open at the Former Peep World Space Next Month

Posted October 30, 2014 at 9:05 am

Two years ago this past March, midtown lost one of the last vestiges of its seedy past – the porn shop and nudie booth near Penn Station called Peep World. However, selling sex will remain a central component of the newcomer at 155 West 33rd Street, albeit in a manner more socially acceptable. Original Hooters […]

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Lucky Cheng’s Might Take Over the Former Living Room Space on Ludlow

Posted October 30, 2014 at 5:21 am

It’s been a rough few months (nay, years), but looks like Lucky Cheng’s is making a solid comeback. The cabaret – popular for bachelorette parties – had relocated to Times Square from its longtime First Avenue perch back in 2012. It was never quite the same. Two years later, owner Hayne Suthon passed away of breast […]

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New Landlord of 135-137 Eldridge Street Reportedly Harassing Longtime Chinese Tenants

Posted October 29, 2014 at 5:28 am

It’s open season on the Lower East Side for corruption. Another day, another rent regulated building targeted, purchased, and (allegedly) harassed into submission. The newest instance is near the southwest corner of Eldridge and Delancey, a block that continues on its trajectory of gentrification. What’s happening at 135-137 Eldridge is a textbook case of landlord […]

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For Weezer, ‘Everything Was Alright in the End’ at the Bowery Ballroom

Last modified October 28, 2014 at 11:41 am

There seems to be 4 kinds of Weezer fans out there: Fans since the early days. Fans from the early days who dropped off after Pinkerton. Fans who may have been too young to like Weezer pre-Pinkerton and discovered them via the Internet. People who love the band’s dozen-plus hits and are shocked to hear that […]

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CitizenM Hotel on the Bowery Readies Construction; Bus Shelter Dismantled

Posted October 28, 2014 at 5:25 am

CitizenM received blessings from the Department of Buildings back in May for its 19-story skyscraper. As part of the approval, the city okayed the zoning shift from commercial (C6-1) to residential-hotel (R-1). Since then, however, the vacant land had become a parcel of overgrowth and target for street artists. Only now is there finally some […]

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Starr Restaurant Group’s Steakhouse Not Permitted at the Bowery Bunker, Neighbors Allege

Last modified October 28, 2014 at 1:17 pm

Now a year later, it seems the Starr Restaurant Group is finally making moves on the Bowery. Last October, we reported that the Green Depot at 222 Bowery (aka The Bunker) would pass the torch to Stephen Starr and Joe Carroll (Fette Sau, St. Anselm) for their new “approachable steakhouse combining classic warmth and charm […]

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AAA Ichiban Sushi on Orchard Street Closes Ahead of Ben Shaoul Development

Posted October 24, 2014 at 5:25 am

The northeast corner of Orchard and East Houston is slowly giving up the ghost. As we’ve been reporting, controversial landlord Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul purchased the L-shaped low-rise strip and is gradually booting the businesses. We lost Bereket and Philly’s Cheese Steak over the summer; Taqueria will soon move up to St. Mark’s Place and received blessings from […]

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