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DOH Shutters the Darkroom on Ludlow Street for 2nd Time in a Month

Posted November 24, 2014 at 5:11 am

It’s lights out for the Darkroom … yet again. For the second time in the last month, the Department of Health paid an untimely visit to 165 Ludlow Street on Friday evening and ultimately put the kibosh on the decade-old nightclub. This time around, the shutter is blamed on a violation tally of 39 points […]

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SLA Upholds Denial for The Derby’s Basement Bar on Orchard

Posted November 21, 2014 at 5:28 am

The chronicles of Rob Shamlian in Hell Square continue… A couple weeks have elapsed since we first learned that the controversial nightlife operator is selling his full interest in both Spitzer’s Corner and Los Feliz. The potential buyer is Alon Moskovitch – current owner of Mezetto around the corner on Allen Street. That sale of assets – […]

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New Traffic Median and Stop Signs Debut in the Intersection of Delancey and Pitt

Posted November 20, 2014 at 5:16 am

More Vision Zero news today… The Department of Transportation began the implementation of its four-pronged plan two weeks ago in an effort to enhance safety in the intersection of Delancey and Pitt Streets. Community Board 3 had provided its approval back in July. The most significant safety improvement was installation of the concrete median island […]

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‘Uncle Howard’ Remembers NYC Filmmaker Howard Brookner

Posted November 19, 2014 at 9:22 am

Howard Brookner’s heart and pulse was rooted in the chaotic, vibrant grid that is New York City. The filmmaker/director was a fixture on the Bowery. He called the Chelsea Hotel home. He’s regarded for his 1983 documentary on beat generation icon William S. Burrroughs, Burroughs: The Movie. The native New Yorker’s rich look at avant-garde […]

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FEIT Direct Opens Its Flagship Store on the Bowery

Posted November 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

Two months of renovations at 2 Prince Street culminated in the grand opening of FEIT Direct (pronounced “fight”) over the weekend. The upscale boutique, maker of handmade luxury footwear for men and women, is now headquartered at the corner of Bowery and Prince. This, of course, was previously home to Miss Hoe, which relocated to […]

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4 Tips on Decorating Safely this Holiday

Posted November 18, 2014 at 10:00 am

It’s a time to celebrate with your family and friends…and a time to be smart. Whether you’re celebrating with candles, stockings, or Christmas trees, an ounce of prevention can make sure your holidays don’t go from merry to scary. DECORATIONS — Use candles sparingly (if your apartment even allows them), and never leave them burning in a room that […]

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CB3 Approves David McWater’s Purchase of d.b.a., Denies Sixth Ward Renewal

Last modified November 18, 2014 at 6:14 am

With such a busy agenda of applicants this month, Community Board 3 split the SLA subcommittee meeting into two parts. Last night was part one of the saga, and presented plenty of drama to report. It was much ado about homecomings and backyards. The most notable news of the evening was the return of former […]

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Under Fire for Illegal Backyard, Sixth Ward Removes Glass Enclosure

Posted November 17, 2014 at 9:35 am

The Sixth Ward on Orchard Street remains under fire for occupancy and egress issues concerning its illegal 90-seat backyard. From all angles, too. The Department of Buildings, State Liquor Authority, and Community Board 3 are reportedly applying pressure to force compliance. And now it appears the establishment is starting to buckle. Last week, the seven-year-old […]

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Petee’s Pie Company Opening a Bakery Inside the Old Rocket Joe’s Space on Delancey

Posted November 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

For 61 Delancey Street, it’s now pie of a different sort. Two decades of Rocket Joe’s dominance at this address came crashing down five months ago when the hole-in-the-wall pizzeria served its last slice. The store remained shuttered behind the security gate painted by “Wish,” a dormant retail unit that awaited new suitors. We saw numerous […]

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Ben Shaoul Plans 10-Story Mixed-Use Building at 196 Orchard Street

Last modified November 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm

And it begins. More fuckin’ Orchard Street construction on the way… Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul and his Magnum Real Estate empire are preparing the much-anticipated development at the corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets. You’ll recall that the controversial landlord acquired the corner properties earlier this year for an undisclosed amount. Shaoul filed the permit […]

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