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Happn is the Swipe-Right of Dating Apps

Posted February 10, 2016 at 11:10 am

You took the F train to 2nd Avenue and came across the match of your dreams. For a fleeting moment you considered saying something, but couldn’t choose the words. Later that evening, you’re kicking yourself for doing nothing. Now Happn is there to help. Rather than swiping forever on Tinder or perusing your local Craigslist […]

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1970s-Style Pizzeria, Scarr’s Pizza, Debuts this Weekend at 22 Orchard Street

Posted February 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

​In just a few days’ time, lower Orchard Street will welcome its first new pizzeria. Scarr’s Pizza, whose signage has been teasing for more than six months, plans to open by next Tuesday at the latest. This, according to eponymous proprietor Scarr Pimentiel. As promised, the eatery effectively revives (and replicates) that classic 1970s pizza […]

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The Struggle to Reinstate Jim Power’s Iconic ‘Mosaic Trail’ in Newly Configured Astor Place

Posted February 9, 2016 at 9:22 am

With the Astor Place redesign entering its final phase of development, the famed “Mosaic Trail” is also poised for its comeback. The plans are to re-incorporate Jim Power’s ten existing light poles into the new design as decorative installations (i.e. not powered). But the preservation process carries its own complications. You’ll recall that the tiled […]

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What it Looks Like to Destory 200 Years of Bowery History for an 8-Story Condo-Hotel

Posted February 9, 2016 at 5:00 am

This here is what it looks like to destroy two hundred years of local history at 138-142 Bowery. Two months after the arrival of demolition scaffolding, the row of historic structures, part of which dates back to the 1790s, is being dismantled as we speak. Despite the pair of partial stop-work orders issued last week […]

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Here’s the Menu for the New ‘LES Kitchen’ Burger Joint on Essex Street

Posted February 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

The so-called LES Kitchen is almost ready to roll. As noted, the new burger joint has been prepping 15 Essex Street in the wake of the Juicery’s departure last year. The menu sitting in the windows serves as hype material for the new establishment. Here’s what to expect when they open at the end of the […]

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Les Enfants de Bohème Seizes Adjacent Space for ‘Takeaway’ Annex

Posted February 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

Adding adjacent takeaway counters seems to be the latest trend in downtown dining. Well-tread establishments such as Dudley’s and Dimes both installed “Deli” concepts beside their main dining rooms. Each includes both takeaway meal options and opportunities to purchase dry goods. The latest to jump on this proverbial bandwagon is a familiar face. The Les Enfants […]

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Vandalized ‘David Bowery’ Sign Removed from the Bowery [UPDATED]

Last modified February 5, 2016 at 10:48 am

The city wasn’t too thrilled with the well-received vandalism of the Bowery street sign into a David Bowie homage. Though, you wouldn’t know it, as the stunt remained unchallenged until now. Sure took ’em long enough to react… Two weeks after the Little Italy Street Art Project orchestrated the blizzard-enabling stunt, the traffic sign was […]

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Delancey Street Church Courts Developers for Redevelopment Into 12-Story Structure

Posted February 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

Just the other day, we were thinking about how the time was likely nigh for the church at the southeast corner of Delancey and Norfolk Streets. The house of worship has certainly seen better days, weathering before our very eyes. Well, looks like the Templo Adventista del Septimo (Seventh Day Adventists) congregation is now courting prospective […]

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When It Comes to Pizza and Apartment Insurance, Keep It Local

Posted February 3, 2016 at 10:15 am

New York City isn’t like the rest of the country. Don’t believe us? Look at what national chains call pizza. Stuffed crusts? HOT DOG CRUSTS? Yeesh. This may pass for pizza in parts of the country that don’t know any better, but here in New York, good sauce and a perfect crust are more important […]

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Your First Look Inside the Updated Kossar’s Bialys on Grand Street

Last modified February 3, 2016 at 10:09 am

Here it is, folks. Your first glimpse of the re-branded, rehabilitated Kossar’s Bagels and Bialys (note the subtle name change). The new 80-year-old bakery resumes service at 367 Grand Street on Friday morning after spending four months on the sidelines. That $500K renovation is officially complete, and the bagel baskets are stocked with goods. An eagle-eyed […]

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