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Three Months Post-Explosion, B&H Dairy Struggling While the City Does Nothing to Help

Last modified June 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Just over three months since the tragic Second Avenue Explosion, B&H Dairy remains caught in a quagmire of bureaucratic bullshit. The longtime lunch counter – operating since the 1930s – was supposed to have reopened already. Yet, navigating the alphabet soup of city agencies keeps delaying the process, and the business is in mortal danger. […]

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Boogie Buskers: This Youngster Puts Other Street Buskers to Shame [VIDEO]

Posted June 26, 2015 at 9:23 am

Wednesday evening, Sara D. Roosevelt Park was bustling with sports activity. The basketball courts were buzzing with players for some sort of tournament; and Steve Nash’s eighth annual Showdown NYC entertained the masses at the Nike field a block south. But it was this busking youngster who stole the show. Hands down. The little dude […]

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This Self-Proclaimed ‘Former Gentrifier’ was Himself Gentrified Out and Needs a Home

Posted June 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

One self-proclaimed gentrifier in Nolita is himself being pushed out of the neighborhood. In an “urgent” plea posted to Craigslist, the anonymous resident seeks refuge in a better housing situation. The mainstream clarion call was listed under the “apts wanted” section of the classifieds. “When I arrived in New York City, the proud owner of a […]

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What Lies Beneath: The Buried Potter’s Fields of the Lower East Side

Last modified June 29, 2015 at 10:47 am

Essex Crossing is coming, but might the buried past haunt, or better yet, halt its progress? Privy holes, landfills, fortification walls, canals, and the like together comprise the foundation layers of this city. Burial grounds, too. In fact, extensive historical documentation reveals that many New York City parks once served as burial grounds. There have […]

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Revisiting the Final Ride of the V Train, 5 Years Ago Today [VIDEO]

Posted June 25, 2015 at 9:34 am

Five years ago today, the MTA forever terminated V train service. The last train left the 2nd Avenue station at 11:33pm. Budget pressures at the time forced the city agency to cut costs and merge a bunch of the routes. The V subway was one of the younger lines in the system at nine years, […]

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Rayuela on Allen Street is Finished for Sure; Available for $20K Per Month

Posted June 25, 2015 at 5:00 am

Those alleged renovations over at Rayuela aren’t happening. Doors have remained sealed at 165 Allen pretty much since the restaurant eased into life support last September. There were several promises of reopening along the way, with management evoking the same old trickery to evade tail-beteween-legs embarrassment. When sister establishment Macondo was briefly shuttered by the […]

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Hot New Season, Hot New Moves [SPONSORED]

Posted June 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

The start of a new season means everything is new again! New wardrobes, new plans (rooftop bars anyone?), and best of all, new workout routines! With summer upon us, it’s tempting to take advantage of the warm weather and run or bike outside every day. To make sure you keep your workouts fresh, the fitness […]

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Stone Rose Lounge Might Take up Residence in the Hotel Indigo on Orchard Street

Posted June 24, 2015 at 5:00 am

After twelve years headquartered in the Time Warner Center, the swanky Stone Rose Lounge is headed down to the Lower East Side. The alleged move was reported in Page Six this morning, in which owner Scott Gerber noted that “We decided it was time for something new … like the Lower East Side.” We knew […]

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Settlement Reached with Goldman Properties Over Adverse Possession; 288 Elizabeth Rumored to Sell to ‘Tom & Jerry’s’ Owner

Posted June 23, 2015 at 5:00 am

76 East Houston finally awoke from its winter hibernation. Construction on the two-story commercial building – in the works for a couple years – resumed with a purpose last week after being frozen for a good six months. The ill-timed hiatus is with good reason. Several stop-work orders and its related lawsuit regarding the property line […]

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Extell’s 250 South Street is Re-branded ‘One Manhattan Square’

Last modified June 22, 2015 at 11:13 am

A sinking Cherry Street isn’t the only news coming from camp Extell. The Extell market-rate monstrosity at 250 South Street now has a name, and with it, the goal of rebranding the waterfront neighborhood. Step aside, Two Bridges, and meet “One Manhattan Square,” a lesson in “fashion cool and urban exploration.” Whatever that bullshit means. […]

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