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In Reversal, DOE Reinstates Permits for ZogSports in Lower East Side Schoolyards

Posted September 12, 2014 at 10:07 am

At the end of August, ZogSports was dealt a blow when the Department of Education revoked their permits for kickball games at two Lower East Side schools (PS 142 on Attorney Street and Marta Valle/LES Preparatory on Stanton Street). The position was taken based on allegations that the co-ed social sports league is a for-profit business […]

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Galli Restaurant Opening Really Soon in the Old ‘inoteca Space

Posted September 12, 2014 at 5:51 am

The Lower East Side lost ‘inoteca back in February, a sad finale for a local standby. Co-owners Jason Denton and chef Eric Kleinman had suddenly decided to end their decade-long rule at the northwest corner of Ludlow and Rivington Streets. Their swan-song included a week-long wine bottle binge that culminated on February 10. Rather than […]

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The Need to Address Dangers of South Street Intersection in the Wake of Deadly Traffic Accident

Posted September 11, 2014 at 5:09 am

Now that the ribbon of East River Esplanade in the shadows of the Manhattan Bridge has been beautified and upgraded with new toys, the traffic situation in the immediate vicinity must be addressed. Indeed, it was only two weeks ago that a 34-year-old female driver struck three pedestrians – all older women – in the crosswalk […]

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The Rachel Uffner Gallery Controversially Closed Adjacent Community Garden for Private Party

Last modified September 10, 2014 at 3:18 pm

The Rachel Uffner Gallery on Suffolk Street celebrated its latest installation – Strauss Bourque-LaFrance’s “No Aloha” – this past Sunday evening with a private party. Pretty standard. The only problem, however, is that the showroom roped off the adjacent 2,385 square-foot public garden for private use. Boogie reader Josh Cohen was concerned with this over-reaching […]

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Celebrity Tattoo Artist Bang Bang is Opening New Studio Just Off the Bowery

Posted September 10, 2014 at 5:25 am

Another contemporary tattoo artist – an A-list one, at that – is taking his place in the annals of Bowery ink history. Tattoo artist for the stars, Bang Bang, tells us that he just signed a new lease right off the Bowery. This news comes roughly five months after the departure from 26 Clinton Street. […]

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Notes from CB3: Mission Chinese Food Approved for 171 East Broadway, Rosie Mendez Makes a Cameo

Posted September 9, 2014 at 5:05 am

September 2014 might actually go down as the shortest SLA subcommittee meeting in Community Board 3 history. There were only six items on the agenda, but the marquee applicant, as it were, was not heard until the bitter end. In short, it was a positive night for Mission Chinese Food and Taqueria. Not so much […]

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How One Woman Almost Flooded Her Apartment

Posted September 8, 2014 at 10:45 am

Sponsored By Gotham Brokerage Co., Inc. Let Gotham show you how getting NYC home insurance is fast, friendly, affordable, and easy. Created By BlankSlate   You would think people who work for insurance companies would be the most careful people in the world. But one of Gotham Brokerage’s own — who prefers to remain nameless […]

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WD-50 Development Site on Clinton Street Sells for Record Setting $28M

Posted September 8, 2014 at 5:34 am

Before 50-62 Clinton Street hit the open market two months ago, owner developer ICON Realty Management drew up plans with Issac & Stern for a new seven-story (74 feet) residential building. That proposal is very much still alive, thanks to the sale of the low-rise strip of retail. And a record one, at that. Massey […]

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Mission Chinese Returns to the Lower East Side by Taking Rosette Space on East Broadway

Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

Rosette closes after service night, much earlier than we expected. Ron Castellano’s restaurant lasted barely a year on East Broadway, a tenure likely expedited by the recent departure of head chef Nick Curtin. We reported last week that a new Chinese restaurant is planning to open here. Well, eagle-eyed Eater discovered that Danny Bowien is […]

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Your Guide to Fashion Week 2014 on the Lower East Side

Posted September 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm

The tents may be off and away uptown behind security guards and droves of photographers, but you can still experience Fashion Week 2014 Lower East Style without a backstage pass. There are some awesome events going on in our neck of the woods full of fashion, art, food, drinks, and neighbors. The Lower East Side […]

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