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Permits Approved for Ian Schrager’s Public Hotel at 215 Chrystie Street

Posted April 18, 2014 at 5:14 am

Three days ago, Ian Schrager received blessings from the Department of Bulidings to construct his sun-eclipsing hotel at 215 Chrystie Street. Various permits for excavation and superstructure work, as well as for zoning changes, were all approved. This newest (nay, unneeded) Lower East Side hotel, the first city location for the “Public” brand, will rise […]

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Report: 50 Bowery Hotel Site Turns Up Artifacts and Possible Water Cistern

Posted April 17, 2014 at 9:22 am

So it looks like preservationists do have a moment in the sun to fawn over 50 Bowery and its possible ties to the famed Bull’s Head Tavern of yore. But the exercise will most likely be short-lived. After all, the Bowery needs its hotel, and fast. Consultants from the Brooklyn-based Chrysalis Archaeology firm have been down at the project […]

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Sean MacPherson’s Ludlow Hotel to Offer ‘Rockstar’ Suite and ‘Skybox Loft’

Last modified April 16, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Now in its final lap, the BD Hotels crew is starting to drip even more details about its latest Ludlow Hotel project. The Ludlow. Most of what we knew about this place until now focused on the incoming restaurant – the latest from the Torrisi team called Dirty French, which opens this summer and will […]

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Yopparai Owners Set to Open ‘Azasu’ at 49 Clinton Street

Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:53 am

The Clerkenwell conversion at 49 Clinton Street to Kupersmith back in 2011 didn’t quite take. The restaurant struggled to find a footing in the local restaurant row, and subsequently folded after a year and a half in business. That freed up some valuable real estate, and the husband-wife team at Yopparai around the corner came a-callin. Owners […]

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Rothstein’s Hardware Finally Moves Out of 56 Clinton Street Ahead of 7-Story Development

Last modified April 15, 2014 at 9:21 am

Rothstein’s Hardware is officially gone from its longtime home at 56 Clinton Street. The mom-and-pop had been at this unique address for three decades, but forced to relocate thanks to a new seven-story development in the works. The OG store closed this weekend; henceforth, the business will sell goods from the larger footprint at 106 […]

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Report: Spitzer’s Corner Sets Up Sidewalk Cafe on Ludlow Without DCA License

Last modified April 14, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Some vocal residents in Hell Square noted yesterday that Spitzer’s Corner is now operating a sidewalk cafe outside 101 Rivington Street. Four tables were positioned at the southernmost garage-door window on Ludlow Street. Ordinarily this might not be an issue, but there is no permit currently on file with the Department of Consumer Affairs, and a […]

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Peter Poon’s 22-Story Hotel at 50 Bowery Will Look Like This

Posted April 14, 2014 at 5:01 am

Nothing like ruining a Monday morning with an image of how the Bowery skyline will soon change for the worse. Quick, grab a chair. And some antacid. In short, 50-52 Bowery was razed last year for this. A force-feeding of twenty-two stories of glass. The rendering recently stapled to perimeter plywood perfectly encapsulates the collective […]

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Fire on 5th Floor of 90 Rivington, Home of Teany

Last modified April 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Tons of firefighters are deployed at 90 Rivington Street, where a fire broke out on the fifth floor. This is the building that houses Teany on the ground level. The fire looks to be under control, but there still some smoke emanating from the roof. One eyewitness tells us a few residents were taken away […]

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Passover Macaroon Season at Economy Candy

Posted April 11, 2014 at 11:00 am

Living in New York City, it’s easy to get spoiled by easy access to foods from all over the world, acquirable right outside one’s door at any hour of the day. But sometimes it’s more exciting to have to wait for holiday foods that only come around once a year. We swung by Economy Candy […]

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Snack Dragon Taco Shack on Orchard Street is for Rent

Posted April 11, 2014 at 5:13 am

Late-night boozers in Hell Square might have one less grazing ground to soak up that stupor. It appears the Snack Dragon Taco Shack is not long for 164 Orchard Street. A tipster passes along this three-day-old real estate listing for the space, indicating the lease is for sale. News of its likely closure arrives two months […]

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